Monthly Archives: December 2019

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The Italian Place Brings Taste of Europe to Old Town

When it comes to international cuisine, Old Town is no slouch. Mexican, Thai, and sushi, just to name a few, find themselves well-represented within the community. But unlike some cities in the Northeast, where bodegas and international markets dot the landscape block by city block, the realm of Italian markets has been sorely lacking in Read more…

A Taste of Naples at The Italian Place

Savor the Taste of Naples at The Italian Place this Sunday, July 14, 3-5.   Enjoy a guided wine tasting through Southern Italy; Italian delicacies from the Italian Place and seasonal flavors of gelato and sorbetto!  This complimentary tasting is open to the public and is located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria at The Read more…

Visit Alexandria: The Italian Place

The Italian Place is a gourmet Italian market and sub shop. Owned by a third generation Italian, the shop features fresh imported pasta, olive oils, meats and cheese plus authentic canned tomatoes shipped from Italy. Also in the market, fresh cookies from authentic Italian bakeries sent in from New York. The Italian Place includes a Read more…

Provisions: The Italian Place

Transplants from New Jersey and northward often find Virginia a culture shock: Where are the Italian restaurants, markets … people? Adriana Penachio-Sifakis felt the same way. An Italian from Massachusetts and a mother of three, Penachio-Sifakis wanted to do something about the lack of storefronts selling freshly filled cannoli and a dozen varieties of canned tomatoes. Read more…

Cheap Eats that Washingtonian Missed

Every year, we look forward to the Cheap Eats issue of Washingtonian magazine. We always find a new place to try! But there are so many fantastic cheap eats that are not mentioned. We surveyed our team and came up with our own recommendations of Cheap Eats that Washingtonian missed. 621 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314 Located right off Read more…

The Italian Place Gourmet Market to Open in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Italian Place, billed as a gourmet Italian market, is expected to open soon in Old Town Alexandria. Located at 621 Wythe St. (see map below), in Alexandria, the market is expected to carry gourmet items and sandwiches as well as sell beer and wine, according to posts to the market’s Facebook page Read more…