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Where to eat now in N.J.: The 10 hottest restaurants for January by NJ.com

VIAGGIO RISTORANTE: Viaggio is the brainchild of father/son duo Joe Felice (Gourmet Cafe, Casa di Amici, and Good Food Cafe), and executive chef Robbie Felice. The Wayne-based Italian restaurant specializes in “pared down dishes” with a farm-to-table mantra. Viaggio receives their ingredients from farms throughout the area including Stillwell and Fossil Farms. The menu here is…

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North Jersey com 17 people to watch in New Jersey in 2017

From the Bridgegate trial, to the Garden State’s role in the presidential election, to the ongoing scourge of addiction, 2016 was a turbulent year for New Jersey. We saw familiar faces and issues taking center stage and dominating the headlines. But as a new year begins, it’s time to look ahead at those who could help shape our future. Some…

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Best 11 North Jersey restaurants of 2016 by NorthJersey.com

Need proof that 2016 was a good year? Go eat out. In the mood for a delectable stuffed pizza tonight, or would you rather dine on a tender piece of filet mignon enveloped in a blue cheese Béarnaise?  Oh, you’re craving a buttery lobster roll. No problem. You can find those dishes and many more — buttermilk-marinated…

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NorthJersey.com Restaurant review: Viaggio in Wayne

Drop everything, head to Wayne’s new Italian spot, Viaggio, and order the chicken. Yes, the chicken. Yes, this is a rare and ringing endorsement of what is the most notoriously boring dish in most restaurants. And no, it’s not Parmigiana or Francese. Those Italian-American favorites happen to be banned from the premises of Viaggio, a…

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Why chefs are curing their own meat

Paper-thin slices of prosciutto, stiff red slices of zesty chorizo, dried Italian salami. There’s some excellent charcuterie being made by American artisans – not to mention the wide variety imported from Europe. So why are a growing number of local chefs choosing to cure their own meat? “If you go to Italy and you go…

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Now Open: Viaggio Ristorante in Wayne

How it started: Viaggio’s executive chef, Robbie Felice, spent his childhood in Sussex, hanging out in his father’s restaurants. As a teenager, he worked in the family businesses and other local eateries, starting out as a dishwasher. Felice then decided to become a chef and enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America, and landed an…

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Chef Pays Homage To Italian Heritage, Experience At New Wayne Restaurant

WAYNE, N.J.– The name of Robbie Felice’s soon-to-be opened Wayne eatery, Viaggio Ristorante, is a nod to both his Italian heritage and his experience. “Viaggio” translates to travel or journey. “I feel like what makes you who you are as a chef is all your experiences,” said Felice, 25, who worked at restaurants across the…

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