About This Episode:
Robbie Felice’s journey started in high school when he was accepted into the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. For his externship, Robbie accepted a position with Mario Batali at his flagship restaurant Babbo in New York City. During his time at Babbo, he learned and worked under Chef Frank Langello, who became a culinary mentor.

In 2015, Robbie embarked on a trip to Europe to expand his culinary knowledge. Staring in Holland, Robbie staged with Sergio Herman at his one Michelin star restaurant, Pure C—an experience that put the culinary industry into a whole new perspective for him. Robbie then received an offer to go to Antwerp, Belgium and stage at Herman’s newest restaurant, The Jane, where he had the life-changing experience of working directly under Chef Sergio Herman and Chef Nick Bril.

Robbie landed back New York City in 2015 joining the two Michelin star restaurant, The Modern. He spent the next four months learning and drawing inspiration from Chef Tom Allen and Chef Abram Bissell.

In 2016, Robbie and his father, Joe Felice decided to open their own restaurant, birthing Viaggio Ristorante in Wayne, New Jersey. In his pursuit of authenticity, Robbie unveiled a restaurant true to his cooking philosophy— locally sourced ingredients used to create traditional Italian fare with a modern touch. In 2019, Robbie and Joe introduced Osteria Crescendo in downtown Westwood, New Jersey.

Find out more about Robbie at:

Men’s Journal
Viaggio Ristorante
Osteria Crescendo
The 30 Best Restaurants in New Jersey 2019

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