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Located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, Sarto’s has sleek modern lines with elegant grey and white marble tables, as well as two bars — one traditional and one called a Cicchetti bar. The menu is divided into whimsical sections, such as first fittings (appetizers), textures (soup and salad), seamless pasta, tailored entrees, accessories, and al...

A new Italian restaurant has made its debut in the Elliot Park Hotel. Located at 823 Fifth Ave. in downtown Minneapolis, the newcomer is called Tavola Italian Kitchen + Bar. The restaurant offers Tuscan-inspired cuisine and farm-to-table specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Morning offerings include the Maialino Breakfast pizza with cochini...

This month, the team behind newly minted Wine Spectator Grand Award winner Barolo Grill in Denver opened a casual pasta spot downtown. The new Chow Morso Osteria is replacing Chow Morso, a fixture of North Denver's Avanti Food and Beverage food hall for the past two years; the team will be closing that location in October. Owner and wine director R...

Pasquale Presa says his restaurant, Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria, is a labor of love and an expression of his passion for Italian cuisine, his family and Rochester. Presa, who opened the restaurant in 2016 at the corner of First Avenue and Fifth Street Southwest, explains that it represents all that has been and is important to him. “I was born...

Another Italian restaurant? Well, not exactly. Restaurateur Jennifer Linzinmeir and her husband and business partner, Jake Linzinmeir, have something just a little different in mind. That's why they're calling their new eatery Jovanina's Broken Italian, slated to open next week at 1520 Blake Street. "The name gives people direction, but it won't be...

Elliot Strathmann has always been a curious person. After studying physics and the liberal arts and sciences in college, he dabbled in finance and considered law school. He worked in restaurants and married a chef. “I don’t satisfy easily,” he said. “But when I dig in, I dig deep.” These days, Strathmann is digging in on amaro. And that’s proven to...

Diana Griffis, a former manager at Genova Italian Restaurant in Newton, will bring experienced savor to McPherson’s Main street with her own Italian eatery, Ristorante Italiano di Famiglia. Griffis said she has had plans of starting her own restaurant ever since coming to Kansas nearly three years ago, a dream that will come true on Oct. 12. She sa...

A new mobile food experience has joined the Grand Island market. Leslie Collins of Grand Island is the owner of Sugo Italian Kitchen at 222 W. Stolley Park Road. Collins started Sugo in March. Her mobile kitchen was located at various spots in town, and she has catered different events. Earlier this month she opened her West Stolley Park location. ...

When you walk into J. Devoti Trattoria, don't be surprised to see seven-year-old Luca Devoti diving across the floor, action figures in hand, as he pretends the dining-room tables are a fortress to guard against malevolent invaders. Granted, he only gets away with this early on in the evening's service, and even then, Bonnie Devoti is never far beh...

An Italian restaurant that closed in October 2016 is making a comeback almost two years later. It will be serving its most popular dishes in a new location at 6611 University Avenue Windsor Heights. Blue Tomato Kitchen, formerly located at 860 1st St., West Des Moines, is being given new life in the 50-seat space that once housed Saison Kitchen + B...

Talayan’s Italian Restaurant has an upcoming anniversary celebrating 36 years in business. Current owners of Talayna’s is Mehi and Susan Rouhani.  They have owned and managed the restaurant for 36 years.  As a husband and wife team, one of them, if not both of them are at the restaurant on a daily basis training and working with staff, visiting wit...

Thursday October 4, from 18:30 to 20:00 CDT. Cotroneo Wine & Spirits, 2148 3rd St, White Bear Lake 55110, MN. Get tickets here www.theitalianculturalcenter.org. Sample wines of Alto Adige, Veneto and Piemonte from the esteemed Leonardo LoCascio Selections Portfolio. Registration is limited to 20 so sign-up today. Lead by Instructor and member of Th...