Openings: Fatto Americano Soon Coming to New Brunswick

More places for pizza, baked goods and wine!

The oven is the key to a place that promises pizza, and so the fact that the folks behind Fatto Americano earlier this week posted a video on Facebook offering a look at the installation of an oven gives credence to the claim that it “won’t be long now.”

Meaning, Fatto Americano, the new project in the old Dillinger Room space at 338 George Street in New Brunswick, is soon to open.

Fatto Americano will be a neo-Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant from Jimmy Cronk and Sean Hosty, the fellows behind Destination Dogs (in New Brunswick and Philadelphia), and Jackie Mazza, the talented baker who founded Knead Baked Goods and supplies area restaurants that include The Frog and the Peach in New Brunswick and The Dinky in Princeton.

And Destination Dogs.

What can we look forward to?

Pizza, yes, and also meatballs, sandwiches, wine and brews. Given the team’s ability to gauge the tastes of a wide swath of the population, Fatto Americano is destined to be cheek-to-jowl crowded from opening bell.

We’ll keep you posted.


A fourth Choc-O-Pain French Bakery and Cafe in North Jersey has opened, this one at the Hudson Tea Building, 1500 Hudson Street in Hoboken. The bakery, which also serves some savory fare, is open daily. 201-683-3300;


Speaking of expansions: Gary Fisch has opened the fifth Gary’s Wine and Marketplace—and the official grand opening is today through Saturday, March 17.

Gary’s of Closter is located at 67 VerValen Street in Closter, at the Closter Plaza Shopping Center. Open daily, the store offers wine, beers, spirits, cheeses, deli and specialty food products. (201) 297-5000;

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