The Sopranos, a New Jersey-based television show that aired from 1999 to 2007, is considered one of the most iconic dramas of all time. The Garden State takes great pride in being the home of this award-winning series, as it has left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape and forever changed the television industry. The majority of the show’s scenes were shot in North Jersey, so we’ve created the ultimate Sopranos tour of NJ, allowing you to relive the hit drama more than 20 years later.
Holstens | 1063 Broadway, Bloomfield
A perfect ending for your tour of North Jersey, Holstens is an ice cream parlor in Bloomfield where the show’s final scene was filmed. This famous spot has been in business since 1939, serving delicious homemade ice cream. Be sure to check out The Sopranos merchandise for sale, enjoy the old-school ice cream parlor vibes, or take some ice cream to-go and binge-watch The Sopranos at home.
St. Patrick’s | 492 Bramhall Avenue, Jersey City
This historic church on Grand Street, Ocean, and Bramhall Avenues in Jersey City appeared in several episodes of the show, most notably in season 4, where Tony took his son, AJ, for a ride to the church and told him about their family’s role in building it.
The Soprano House | 14 Aspen Drive, North Caldwell
If you’re going to drive by anything in North Jersey, make it the home where Tony Soprano and his family lived for the duration of the show. This North Caldwell mansion was used for countless exterior shots, including the famous opening credits. In 2019, the house hit the market for $3.4M.
Father Phil’s Church | 818 Valley Road, Clifton
The Sopranos used St. George’s Orthodox Church in Clifton, New Jersey, as the family’s Catholic church in a few episodes in season 4, even though it is not a Catholic Church.
Skyway Diner | 280 Central Avenue, Kearny
During the second season of The Sopranos, Christopher Moltisanti was shot in front of this diner, which is now closed. The eatery served classic diner fare, including breakfast, dinner entrees, homemade desserts, and more, and was popular among the trucking clientele in the area.
Pizza Land | 260 Belleville Turnpike, North Arlington
Pizza Land is a historical landmark in North Jersey and was featured in the show’s opening sequence. This family-friendly spot has been serving authentic Italian food and old-style pizza since the 1960s. When James Gandolfini, the actor who played Tony Soprano, passed away in 2013, fans paid tribute to him at Pizza Land.
Satriale’s: Pork Store | 101 Kearny Avenue, Kearny
Satriale’s was a fictional pork store and a regular hangout for the DiMeo crime family in the show. The abandoned building that used to be Satriale’s was demolished in 2007, and the owner sold bricks from the exterior as collectibles. The initial plans for the space included condos named “The Soprano,” but they never came to fruition, and the area is now a municipal parking lot.
Joe’s Bake Shop | 601 Ridge Road, North Arlington
Joe’s Bake Shop in North Arlington is known for the scene where Christopher Moltisanti shoots a bakeshop employee in the foot. The building still stands but has since converted to a seafood store called “World Seafood.”
Cleveland Auto Body | 5 Cleveland Avenue, Harrison
Cleveland Auto Body Repair, a family-owned and operated car repair shop, was featured in several episodes of The Sopranos. Although it no longer bears the same name, the building is still operating as an auto body shop. The Spanish Pavilion Tapas Bar, a favorite of the show’s cast and crew, is conveniently located around the corner.
Wilson’s Carpet Guy | 220 Broadway, Jersey City
Underneath the Pulaski Skyway, you’ll find the giant carpet-holding Muffler Man, which was featured in the show’s opening theme. This stop on the tour provides a great photo opportunity. If you also have any flooring, carpet, or furniture needs, Wilson’s Carpet and Furniture is a great local spot to check out.
Satin Dolls | 230 NJ 17, Lodi
Satin Dolls, located on Route 17, is a gentleman’s club known as the Bada Bing Club in the show. It has been in business since 1988 and has been featured in several TV shows and movies, in addition to The Sopranos. The club’s exterior, which was shown in the show, still looks the same today and is a popular spot for fans to take photos. Stop here to take a photo with the signage and easily imagine Tony Soprano walking in for a drink.
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