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A Montgomery County Italian restaurant long-beloved by the community is getting even more acclaim, thanks to a star customer -- Alex Ovechkin. Ovie has been singing praises for Mama Lucia and their Chicken Parmigiana. He has eaten their Chicken Parm -- with pasta, Italian bread and four sauces before every home game since his rookie year on the tea...

Half a year after the closure of European transplant Carluccio’s, there’s a new bustle of activity down on the 100 block of King Street. The smells of Italian food waft through the door anew, thanks in large part to the showpiece pizza oven now taking up residence near the restaurant’s entrance, adjacent to a eat-in counter where several patrons ar...

Med Lahlou, the owner of Lupo Verde on 14th Street NW, recently followed up on a plea from his children — “When are you going to open in our neighborhood?” — by rolling out Lupo Verde Osteria in the Palisades. Residents are tickled to have another option in a stretch of the city where restaurants are surprisingly few. I’m pleased to see that the fr...

A Basking Ridge local is bringing Italy to the downtown area of Westfield. Tuscany native Francesco Colbertaldo and Annette Colbertaldo of Basking Ridge are planning on opening Farinolio during the first week of June, the restaurant announced on Facebook Wednesday. Farinolio will offer an authentic experience and the simplicity of a Tuscan menu fil...

Tavola offers an Italian dining experience through a local lens in Charlottesville, Va. Chefs Dylan Allwood and Michael Keaveny source ingredients from nearby farms and purveyors, listed on the menu. Dishes include house-made pasta with a Bolognese sauce of local beef and pork, and pan-roasted sea scallops with beet-leek risotto. Wine director Pris...

Pianta, one of Tastemakers Food Hall’s original tenants, is branching out of Brookland. Come July 1, the vegan, Italian-style sandwich shop will begin running the kitchen at New Deal Caféin Greenbelt. The owners will happily continue to operate their stall at Tastemakers. “We’re excited about the growth,” said Leah Curran Moon, who owns the busines...

Fante’s Kitchen Shop, located in Philadelphia, PA, will host cookbook author Elisa Costantini on May 19. Costantini will be signing her latest cookbook, “Italian Moms: Spreading Their Art to Every Table and Italian Moms: Something Old, Something New.” According to Fante’s, in her new book, Costantini includes 150 Italian-themed recipes inspired by...

Little about Tortino calls attention to itself. Save for some red umbrellas outside, the facade is not one you’d remember. The chef’s name isn’t attached to a cookbook, a dining empire or a Top 10 list. The short menu reads like those at dozens of other Italian restaurants. Raise your hand if you’ve seen beef carpaccio and fettuccine alla Bolognese...

Garlic knots fresh out of the oven are served with a side of homemade marinara sauce. Bruschetta follows, also complimentary, made with a thin slice of mozzarella between toasted bread and garlic- and olive oil-seasoned tomatoes. This is how Salvatore’s Pizzeria & Italian Ristorante welcomes diners. It was a weekday during the slow hours between lu...

Power couple Fabio and Maria Trabocchi, the restaurateurs behind Michelin-starred Fiola, seafood-centric Fiola Mare, and Spanish-style Del Mar, plan to open a second Sfoglina in Rosslyn later this year, reports the Washington Business Journal. The 4,500-square-foot Italian restaurant, destined for the base of the 1100 Wilson Boulevard office tower,...

Nino Pino wants you to know that after three years of being slightly off the beaten path on the outskirts of the Village at Shirlington, his Osteria da Nino is doing very well. “People are finding us, people have welcomed us to the neighborhood,” he said. The location at 2900 S. Quincy Street is in the office building behind the Post Office and nea...

“When in Rome ... A Feast of Italian Flavors” raised approximately $100,000 for food banks in Southern Ocean County. The estimated net proceeds from the April 25 themed gourmet dinner and auction have been announced by The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean, presenter of the event. The amount raised by the 23rd annual dinner/auction adds to the pr...