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Many people think of gelato as just the Italian word for ice cream, when it’s actually Italian­style ice cream. The difference is significant. American­style ice cream is made with heavy cream, a little whole milk, sugar, eggs, and flavorings like vanilla or strawberries. It’s then churned during the freezing process to aerate it and prevent large...

At Loveland's Slate Italian Eatery, comfort seems to be the name of the game, as evidenced by its cozy yet still elegant interior as well as friendly and attentive service. Innovative takes on venerable favorites and an accompanying emphasis on scratch cooking with local ingredients wherever possible, make for a successful melding of the new and ol...

Katie's Pizza & Pasta in Rock Hill is an award-winning artisan Italian restaurant where there's passion behind every plate. Katie Collier said, "I got to grow up going to Italy. My mother ran the study abroad program in Florence. We'd go live with her and that's when I fell in love with regional ingredients, passing recipes along, cooking in your h...

Ciao’s Italian Restaurant opened its doors to customers Thursday just months after its new owner took over the building’s lease. The restaurant at 217 S. Duff Ave., is Italian-themed with standard Italian chicken, seafood and pasta dishes and seats about 100 customers. Owner Tony Avdiu said all the items are made from scratch and bread is baked ear...

Leprino Foods is a company you've almost certainly never heard of, but whose product you've almost certainly consumed. It makes a billion pounds of cheese each year and controls as much as 85 percent of the pizza cheese market as a supplier to Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa John’s. Chloe Sorvino of Forbes magazine’s billionaires team visited the Lepr...

Some of Louisville’s favorite restaurants have their roots in other cities. Consider Selena’s, for instance, which came up from Tampa almost a decade ago. Or Jeff Ruby’s, which added Louisville to its Cincinnati eateries. Or even Vincenzo’s, with its roots in St. Louis. Now, let’s put our hands together for ROC, an elegant eatery that owners Rocco...

Last August, Luciano Mottola’s food truck – a companion business to his popular Italian restaurant in Mulvane – was catering an event. It started to rain hard, and then, it started to flood. His food truck – and much of Mulvane – was quickly submerged. “We’ll be out of action for a while,” said a Facebook post from Aug. 20 that featured pictures of...

The minute you step into Brio Tuscan Grille, it’s like you’re transported to Tuscany.  My favorite restaurants are those that have that five star vacation ambience.  This is one such restaurant with its palatial high ceiling framed by tall rounded pillars with crown molding connected to the warm colored Tuscan textured painted beams that match the...

Red and white checkered tablecloths go together with Italian restaurants like spaghetti and meatballs. It might be a cliché, but that's quickly overlooked at Mollica's Italian Market and Deli because so much more is offered. It's a delicatessen where sandwiches are assembled fresh to order; it's a restaurant where the Italian sausage is prepared fr...

There’s a robust family atmosphere that fills Sal Vitale’s and Sons, with the same richness and flavor of their Italian food. The authentic Sicilian restaurant at 1010 Park Ave. has been a family tradition since opening in 1984, said owner Salvatore Vitale, beaming with jocularity and pride as he speaks about it. “It’s all about the quality, and...

Marco’s Pizza, recently recognized as America’s favorite pizza company, is targeting the greater Des Moines area for growth. The company has announced plans to introduce 15 locations through strategic franchise partnerships. To drive development efforts in the market, Marco’s Pizza’s leadership team is hosting a town hall at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, J...

When Geno’s announced its opening, and chose to leave the dubious name “Dago” out of the business of making Italian sandwiches, we were very happy. First, because more Italian sandwiches! And second, because something this delicious doesn’t need a potentially offensive nickname attached to its otherwise glorious existence. There’s nothing offensive...