An address known for Italian fare now has a new name and a new owner, as Capisce Trattoria & Pizzeria has opened in Parsippany's Powder Mill Plaza Shopping Center. Mayor James Barberio gave chef and owner Mario Ferra an official welcomewith a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Feb. 3. Ferra owned and operated Pavinci Italian Grill in Hopatcong for more...

New restaurants pop up in Montclair all the time + new eateries are great for a dynamic food scene. But there’s also something special about Italian food spots with old-school vibes that make Montclair the vibrant city we all love. When a craving for a hot Italian sandwich, cannoli, or a classic butter cookie strikes, there are plenty of traditiona...

Reading their menu is the first temptation. When you think of pizza, you think of either red or white, but at Porta’s in Montclair you can have pizza named “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Rita & Mack,” “The Lost Daughter,” or “Love & Mercy,” all as unique as their names. Culinary Director Fredrica del Valle said “Lars and the Real Girl” was named after...

Two independently-owned New Jersey sub-shops have both been included on the list of the 15 t sub-shops with the best Italian sub in America. You can add subs to the list of foods New Jersey does exceptionally well, right there next to pizza and diners. We are the birthplace of Jersey Mike's after all.  A major website has just announced its choices...

NJFO Fully Staged Opera Production "Lucia Di Lammermoor" by Donizetti . Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 7:00 PM. Renaissance Church, 639 Mountain Ave, Springfield, NJ, 07081. More info here. Brigadoon meets Macbeth in New Jersey Festival Orchestra's February 17th production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti's spellbinding tale of marriage, madness a...

New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito captured the hearts of the NFL with his story that included his living at home with his parents, his enjoyment of his mother's chicken cutlets, and, of course, his Cinderella-like rise to fame in the NFL as the Giants' third-string quarterback who led the team to three straight wins mid-year that resulted in...

ALMA The School of Italian Culinary Arts took the stage for the first time at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New Jersey, the temple of U.S. culinary education, with an in-depth class for students of the Culinary Course on the history and gastronomic culture of our country. The General Manager oh the School Andrea Sinigaglia, together wi...

Italy is making its long-awaited tour of the USA in March, and tickets are now on sale for the two games the Euro 2020 winners are playing. As the side begins its quest to defend that title, Gli Azzurri is playing a pair of South American opponents. Originally, Italy scheduled contests against Peru and Ecuador. However, a scheduling conflict for th...

Dining, gaming and entertainment venue Pinstripes is finally opening its first New Jersey location. The new 31,221-square-foot entertainment concept will be unveiled at the Westfield Garden State Plaza on Feb. 16. “We’re excited to welcome our first guests in New Jersey to experience a modern twist on dining, entertainment and events,” Pinstripes f...

On the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Valley Road in Montclair sits an adorable cafe lined with beautiful pastries and sweet treats. But a cute Italian bakery wasn’t always so easy to find in Montclair. That is until Mattarello Bakery + Café opened its doors in 2020 at 254 Bellevue Avenue. Since its inception, the heart, soul, and passion poured int...