The Second Most Italian Town in the United States
Have you ever wondered where the second most Italian town in the United States is located, after Fairfield, New Jersey. No, it's not Jersey Shore.
Chances are you've never heard of it. In fact, prior to the creation of the popular TV show "Family Guy", most people had never even heard of the state it is in.
Since you'll probably never guess the town, here's a hint to help guess the state. The state's slogan is "The Ocean State". Here's another hint. It has 400 miles of coastline. One more. It's in New England.
Drum roll please...It's Rhode Island and the town that has the second most hardcore Italians is Johnston.
Located in the smallest state in the United States - you can drive across it in about an hour -Johnston is a small town adjacent to Providence, RI and Cranston, RI.
Aside from having an Italian restaurant, deli, and bakery on every block, everyones name usually ends in a vowel. Since 1974, in fact, every mayor's last name ended with a vowel - Russo, Macera, Polisena, and Perrotta. The delectable pizza strips from Depetrillo's Pizza and Bakery on Atwood Ave are so uniquely Johnston, that former residents have been known to grab a dozen to take on the plane back to wherever they live and are usually unwilling to share. Who knows when they'll be back for more!
Italian celebrity from Jersey Shore, Pauly D, is straight outta Johnston.
So what town has the number one? Fairfield, New Jersey. Just more than half of the residents claim to have Italian ancestry.
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