Food & Drink

Morano Gelato in Downtown Westfield Celebrates Grand Opening

Morano Gelato Westfield Owner Maurice Dayan and Founder Morgan Morano cut the ribbon with Mayor Andy Skibitsky, the DWC and the GWACC. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Morano Gelato
Morano Gelato
Morano Gelato's grand opening featured performances by a mime and an accordion player, and children took home fidget spinners. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Morano Gelato
The Reissman family enjoys a taste of gelato. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Morano Gelato's grand opening featured performances by a mime and an accordion player, and children took home fidget spinners. Credits: Rebecca Reissman

WESTFIELD, NJ — Morano Gelato held a grand-opening celebration Thursday night at its newest location, 116 Elm St. in Downtown Westfield. The event kicked off with a ribbon cutting with Mayor Andy Skibitsky, the Downtown Westfield Corporation and the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

Morano Gelato, which has been called “the Best Gelato in America” by Forbes, serves authentic Sicilian-style gelato in a variety of flavors, made each morning from Italian and local ingredients that are fresh and in-season, along with a variety of other Italian treats and beverages, including Illy espresso.

The company's Westfield shop is its first franchise, joining the flagship shop in Hanover, NH, and the company-owned shop in Chestnut Hill, MA. It’s owned and operated by Maurice Dayan, who spoke at a recent Westfield Town Council meeting:

Sign Up for E-News

“We are thrilled by, and grateful for, the wonderful reception so far received from Westfield,” Dayan said. “We could not have chosen a friendlier town in which to open.”

Learn more at

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Westfield Gets $15K Grant for Inclusive Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities

March 16, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains will receive a $25,470 grant, while Fanwood will get a $15,000 award from the “Level the Playing Field” grant program from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday.

The program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with ...

The Day After

Some years ago, the United Nations held the International Summit on Sustainable Development, here in Johannesburg. The Summit was a great success. One wonders, though, whether all the wonderful decisions and resolutions that were adopted were ever implemented. In other words, were they themselves sustainable?

Good ideas and worthwhile projects are suggested regularly. The question is, do they ...

Why I Have Joined Sandy Hook Promise

March 2, 2018

Dear Editor:

Since the day I was sworn-in as Mayor, I have made the safety of Scotch Plains residents, especially our children, my highest priority.

Working with the Township Council, Police Chief Conley and his dedicated Police department, we have added two new police officers and various promotions to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our Police force. School safety is always at ...

How to Stay Connected to Your Partner After a Newborn

March 11, 2018

Life changes instantly once we have a newborn.  It is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences a couple can have. It brings joy and a newfound commitment to the relationship and now to a family of three. Grandparents, family and friends are eager to get involved with helping and visiting. Responsibilities increase, expenses increase and privacy decreases. Our routine ...

Mobile Meals of Westfield Celebrates 50th Anniversary

March 17, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ -- This year, ​Mobile Meals of Westfield is celebrating 50 years of serving our community.

Fifty years of providing hot nutritious meals and a daily check-in to homebound residents that cannot shop or cook for themselves on a temporary or permanent basis due age, illness or disability.

Please join this momentous celebration by attending Brunch and ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, March 17, 5:00 PM

Mountainside Elks Lodge No. 1585, Mountainside

Mountainside Elks Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Food & Drink


Sun, March 18, 10:00 AM


Camp Riverbend Open House


Sun, March 18, 2:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Maple Sugar Sunday