His pace is frenetic. He holds no hostages. He says what you are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. The bottom line is this: Wear adult diapers if you are going to see Vic DiBitetto perform live. The popular comedian returns to The Newton Theatre for shows on Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th - both nights at 8:00pm. Vic has cre...

The word teglia means “roasting pan” in Italian. That’s the meaning behind the name of Teglia Pizza Bar, a new spot in Montclair serving rectangle-shaped pizza. They promise you’ll enjoy fresh, scratch Italian cooking and a crust that’s crisp and chewy, yet light in texture. The 500-square-foot Teglia Pizza Bar comes with a strong pedigree. Co-owne...

Fiona Lenzo, a graduate of Hillsborough High School now attending the College of New Jersey has been selected as Miss UNICO Hillsborough for 2020-21. She is pursuing a degree in Education at TCNJ and has studied the Italian language for seven years, receiving the Seal of Bi-literacy. She is an active member of the Hillsborough community, having bee...

A new restaurant in Montclair is getting praise for its "simple, authentic" Italian cuisine. On Friday, the Montclair Center BID gave a social media shoutout to Palato Caffe & Cucina at 377 Bloomfield Avenue. Learn more about this local business here. According to the Montclair Center BID, co-owners Massimo Apicella Owner (originally from Puglia, n...

Although it’s been a tough year, Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City is thrilled to announce the return of La Festa Italiana for its 117th year. A community tradition like no other, La Festa will rock Jersey City’s Historic Downtown with five nights of live bands, yummy eats, and rides and games for the whole family.  Starting Wednesday, Aug. 11, and...

The UNICO National President, Executive Officers and convention attendees attended a wreath laying ceremony to honor Christopher Columbus in Parsippany. That same day, UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in the USA, held its 98th Annual national convention at the Sheraton Parsippany.  The wreath laying ceremony was hel...

Laura Vitale dishes it out as the host of “Laura in the Kitchen” — the YouTube cooking channel boasting more than 3.8 million subscribers. Born and raised in Naples, Italy, this New Jersey chef is all about sharing recipes inspired by her culture for the masses to enjoy. “People really know me for pasta and I think they know I’ve never shied away f...

Basilico is the newest Italian restaurant in the area and they are generating rave reviews from local foodies. Hillsborough couple Joe Trani and Kari LaSpisa opened Basilico at 46 W Somerset St. in Raritan on June 1. The restaurant serves authentic, made-from-scratch Italian cuisine straight from Trani's hometown of Ischia - an island off the coast...

Ideato dall’Associazione Oll Muvi, conosciuta nel mondo come I Love Molfetta, in collaborazione con la Società della Madonna dei Martiri di Hoboken, con il supporto dell’ufficio Pugliesi nel Mondo della Regione Puglia, ha visto la promozione della stessa Regione Puglia nelle scuole americane, nei ristoranti italiani in America e un album fotografic...

A familiar eatery known for its Italian fare is planning to reopen inside the Freehold Raceway Mall, a representative told Patch. Full-service restaurant Brio Italian Grille is hiring for nearly a dozen positions at a not-yet-open location at 3710 Route 9 South, according to its website. Positions include prep cook, bartender, server, cook, host, d...