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Former Mario Batali restaurant sous chef to open Italian restaurant in Wayne

A former sous chef for the acclaimed restaurant group of Mario Batali and Lidia and Joe Bastianich will open a regional Italian restaurant in Wayne this summer.

Robbie Felice, who held the position at B&B Ristorante in Las Vegas, is planning an August opening for Viaggio at 1055 Hamburg Turnpike, in the former site of Novu. Felice will be partners in Viaggio with his father, Joe Felice, who has owned restaurants such as Gourmet Cafe in Parsippany and Casa de Amici in Denville.

Robbie Felice said the menu would reflect not Italian-American cuisine but dishes found in Italy: two he plans to serve are linguine with clams and bucatini amatriciana.

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