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To the American ear, an Italian accent adds a suave, breezy air and a devil-may-care attitude. But Alex Liberati, founder of Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers at 2403 Champa Street, doesn't adhere to the stereotype. He's meticulous, erudite, almost nerdy (in a good-humored way) — especially when it comes to food and drink. Get the restaurateur started o...

Barilla, the 140-year-old Italian family-owned food company, celebrated expansion of its pasta plant and integrated durum mill located in Ames, Iowa. The company installed two additional processing and packaging lines, a rail-yard expansion and six new silos to store wheat. This expansion brings the facility's production capacity to 200,000 metric...

An extensive renovation and rebrand of the property formerly known as the Hotel Minneapolis, the Emery fully reopens today (Wednesday, April 3). In conjunction with the hotel’s launch, today is also the opening date for Giulia, a restaurant located in the former Restaurant Max space. Another new addition is tucked into a corner of the lobby: Spyhou...

Tucked away in Mulvane, KS is an Italian gem, Luciano’s Restaurant. Chef Luciano of Luciano’s Restaurant joined Jillian for the What’s Cooking Segment today at the Metro Appliances and More demonstration kitchen. Chef Luciano kicked things up a notch by showing two ways to prepare the Italian favorite: spaghetti and sauce. Chef Luciano, a native of...

When husband-and-wife team chef Monica Fallone and Luis Mancera opened Borgo Food Station in River Oaks, they created a European-style, grab-and-go neighborhood hub for authentic Italian dishes. The patrons, though, didn’t necessarily want to take the food to-go. “Our loyal customers for three years were always requesting to enjoy their favorite me...

Quattro Trattoria + Pizzeria is now open at the Westin St. Louis hotel at 811 Spruce Street downtown. As Off the Menu reported in March, Quattro replaces Clark Street Grill inside the hotel. Westin St. Louis executive chef Josh Wedel oversees a menu of pizza, pasta and other Italian fare. The pizzas are cooked in a 700-degree oven. Among the toppi...

For 25 years, it’s been a hidden gem in the southern suburb of Eagan. In fact, when Jason DeRusha posted some videos on Instagram, loyal customers begged him to keep it their secret. But the secret is out: This morning, DeRusha Eats along Highway 77 at Brianno’s Deli Italia! If Tony Larsen looks like a pro at getting pizza dough ready. It’s because...

While "Gyros" is part of the name of this popular locally owned spot, located across the street from Central High School, Lendi's is so much more. It serves some of the best fast food in town at reasonable prices. The burgers are hand-patted, and the key word is "fresh" — hard to find in chain-restaurant land. Linda Goxhufi is the proud owner, cook...

Pepe Kehm likes to say that he has the restaurant business in his DNA, a trait he traces back to his great-grandmother who immigrated to St. Louis from the Italian region of Calabria in the early 1900s. All ten of her children ended up in either entertainment or the restaurant business, so Kehm believes he was destined for such a life. However, it...

This bustling Italian cafe in the LoHi Neighborhood of Denver is owned by The Cameron Mitchell group (Columbus, Ohio), which is also the group behind Ocean Prime. Marcella’s serves all of your traditional dishes like lasagna, pasta, antipasto, risotto, and pizza. The food is authentic Italian – simple and uncomplicated. You’ll also find great wines...

Buon cibo is “good food” in Italian. To Italians, it can also mean so much more. While Italy feels so far away from us here in the Roaring Fork Valley, we are still deeply connected. Northern Italians were among the first wave of migrants who tamed this land. There were no highways, and railroads were considered state-of-the-art travel, but these s...

Charles Thee III got his first job at Auntie Pasto’s restaurant in Bellaire in 1997 after moving to Houston from Bermuda to study hotel and restaurant management at the University of Houston. Twenty-one years later, he opened an extension of the restaurant in Pearland where he lives with his wife, Kimberly, and his children. “It was a good fit for...