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Tucked away in the corner of South York Plaza is 700 gallons of merlot, Montepulciano and Syrah. The wine isn't hidden beneath century-old catacombs that are part of some long-forgotten slice of York County history. Rather, hundred-liter tanks and carboys sit in plain sight behind the bar of Wood Fire Italian Grill.  Vito Serradella, co-owner of th...

For local cheesemaker Gail Hobbs-Page, the hills will be alive with the sound of cowbells and milking pails as she embarks on a dream excursion to the Italian Alps this month. She’ll be communing with Italian cheese makers who are making their product the old-fashioned way: by hand. Hobbs-Page, who owns Caromont Farm south of Charlottesville, has b...

On Friday, October 26, Gallucio's Italian Restaurant, which has been named Delaware's Best Italian Eatery & "Irish-Style" Pub, will be hosting an all-day customer appreciation event. "This will be the first of many to come," said Greg Dorak, General Manager of Gallucio's. The customer appreciation day will include drink specials all day -- $3 for e...

To hear Marcello DeFeo, the owner and operator of Valente’s Italian Specialties tell it, meal time when growing up in a tight-knit Italian-American household was hardly a private affair. “We had an open-table policy in our kitchen where we constantly had our friends from school, or my dad’s clients. My nonna or my mom would invite them to come sit...

On a national scale, Pittsburgh is known for pierogis, pickles, and Primantis. Its pizza scene, not so much. The city can’t contend with the traditional frontrunners such as New York, Chicago, and Detroit. To level with these pizza pros, Pittsburghers had to get creative. Pizzerias took bits and pieces of tradition and invented new, Pittsburgh-uniq...

Even with the abundance of Italian food in Jersey, gems still fly under the radar. Among them is ’nduja, a spreadable, spicy, utterly seductive Calabrian pork salumi. Lucky for North Jersey, or anyone hungry enough to travel, ’nduja is a specialty at Rosario’s Butcher Shop in Montclair. “It’s pronounced ‘en-DOO-ya,’” Michele Barbalace patiently ins...

Naples native Aldo Lamberti brings the influences of his Italian childhood to Cherry Hill, N.J., with Caffe Aldo Lamberti. The chef-owner grew up in the seaside town of Monte di Procida and had his first restaurant job at 13, when his family moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., and opened a pizzeria. At 27, Lamberti returned to Italy to hone his culinary skill...

When Angelo Locicero and John Marcano opened Angelo’s Italian Market in Little Silver, they faced quite a few challenges in making a name for themselves and re-establishing a level of trust with customers at that location on Oceanport Avenue. “When we first got here, this place had sort of a bad reputation to it,” Locicero said. “A few businesses h...

Looking for a yummy Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Pittsburgh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Fiori's Pizzaria Topping the list is locally owned and operated Fiori's Pizza...

Over the years, people looking for a traditional, heartfelt Italian meal have headed to downtown DuBois, where the walls are filled with customers’ smiling faces and the owner stops by every table just to say “hello.” Luigi’s Ristorante & Catering, located on North Brady Street, is celebrating 20 years of service this month. Owner Eddie Tate said h...

The Gloria Foundation announces its fifth annual “Taste of Italy” to be held on Sept. 26 at Design Consign. This wonderful evening will feature delicious Italian food catered by local Italian restaurants and wine poured by some of Italy's finest distributors. There will be an excellent band, a fun photo booth, a wine pull, silent auction and a raff...

The fourth annual Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music festival returns to Delmarva this fall season with new event additions to help raise money for local charities. This year's SoDel fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Independence Clubhouse in Millsboro. Additional pre-festival events are included in this year's lineup, including a spe...