Now, she’s bringing a flavor of her family’s beloved foodstuff to Parsippany at Lo Sfizio Italian Avenue Foods.
Spinosa lives in Montclair with her husband, Sergio Capdevielle, and their 1-calendar year-previous, Leonardo.
The pair released Lo Sfizio in April with the final objective (or instead, a considerably-welcomed favor) of bringing a flavor of vintage Italian cuisine to the space.
Spinosa was raised in Naples right up until she was 8 and beloved mastering about Neapolitan delicacies from her mom, Anna, and grandmother, Giuseppa.
“Cooking has always been a significant section of my family members,” she tells Everyday Voice. It is one particular of the means we appear jointly at the dinner desk and get pleasure from every single other’s enterprise, and of system, a wonderful food.”
Spinosa moved to Pennsylvania with her spouse and children even though continuing to immerse herself in reliable Italian cuisine and mastering all she could from her grandmother each individual stage of the way.
“I was inspired by the way she applied to convert uncomplicated substances into incredible dishes,” Spinosa says. “I was only nine years old when I determined to produce down her recipes in a small crimson notebook, which right now has grow to be the staple to many of the Neapolitan specialties I enjoy planning.”
In the meantime, Spinosa’s mother, Anna, brought the relatives jointly by means of vacation foods and other culinary situations.
“Seeing her cooking for the holidays and Sunday dinners for the whole family members has made me realize that food stuff can carry people with each other,” says Spinosa. “She has inspired me to understand and use my creativeness in the kitchen area.”
In simple fact, Lo Sfizio’s Pizzetta montenara, which Spinosa describes as a decadent Neapolitan Street foodstuff created of fried pizza dough topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil, was just one of the initially dishes to be place on the restaurant’s menu, and Anna’s primary recipe. It’s also Spinosa’s private beloved.
“We made the decision to open [Lo Sfizio] to transportation men and women back to the streets of Italy,” Spinosa states. “Every thing we make is genuine and from scratch.”
“Parsippany is a thriving community with a strong economic system, numerous inhabitants, and loads of features for inhabitants and holidaymakers,” says Spinosa. “Being surrounded by a vivid meals scene and a supportive community gave me the confidence to flip my passion into a company.”
Continue to can’t very determine what to get? Some of Spinosa’s other leading solutions include the Sicilian arancini, Frittatine di pasta, prosciutto and refreshing mozzarella focaccia sandwiches, potato croquettes, and rooster cutlet sandwiches. She’s also added some pasta dishes to the menu upon purchaser request. For dessert, a heat and toasty Nutella croissant is all set and ready.
“Opening Lo Sfizio in Parsippany felt like the appropriate future move for me,” Spinosa suggests. “I want to provide my enjoy and enthusiasm for Italian food stuff, as nicely as my family’s traditions, to this warm and welcoming local community.”
Lo Sfizio Italian Avenue Food, 77 New Rd., Parsippany, NJ 07054
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