Our Story

Greetings Friends

We are so happy to be living “La Vita” in Sparta and look forward to serving our community the best food we know how to create.

We are both graduates of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York with a combined 50 years+ of restaurant and food service experience. We specialize in Italian cuisine and products and have been a part of a combined 16 restaurant openings.

Most recently we opened and oversaw the operations of Rosemary’s West Village, Roey’s and Rosemary’s Tokyo, and spent 8 years with Casa Nela Hospitality developing concepts and operating successful businesses.

Before meeting, while running Eataly Flatiron in NYC, we gained our perspective and experience cooking and overseeing Sassi (Scottsdale,AZ), Eataly Flatiron, Del Posto, Lupa, Babbo, Minetta Tavern, and others in New York City.

Alexandra grew up in Sparta, where her parents still reside. Our dream for many years has been to relocate to the Sparta area, and with the birth of our son Vaughan Henry in 2018, the time was right to make the move to enjoy La Vita here in Sussex County.

Your destination for authentic classics and modern
selections of Italian salumi, cheeses, focaccia,
prepared and packaged foods.

Make Today La Vita Day!