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Bucatini tossed with house-cured jowl bacon, Pomodoro and parmesan cheese, Vermont lamb neck ragu with orange, black olive, shaved pecorino and fried breadcrumbs over potato Paccheri, black orrchiette with pan-fried rock shrimp, Calabrian salami and chili: these are the sorts of dishes that jump off the dinner menu at the Arcadian in Middlebury. Ch...

Piccolo’s executive chef, Damian Sansonetti, is chuckling in the background. Despite his efforts, I can hear him over the speakerphone. I’ve just asked his wife, pastry chef Ilma Lopez, what inspired her to put smoked walnuts on a dark chocolate budino ($12) – an addition that pitch-shifts the tones of the custard-like dessert from bittersweet to t...

Pasta made by hand, pizza from a wood-fired oven, and a passion for authentic Italian cuisine on every plate. That’s what’s on the menu at Corfinio. Located in Easton, Corfinio is simply one of the best Italian restaurants south of Boston thanks in large part to not one, but two great chefs. Maximillian Calise is the Chef de Cuisine, “I come from a...

The downtown site of the former Factory Bar & Grill appears to be preparing to roll out another restaurant. A sign in the front window of 261 Main St. advertises the “coming soon” of Clark + Main. The posting does not give more details about the planned establishment, but the recent painting-over of Factory’s signage on the brick building’s front e...

A new pizzeria specializing in wood-fired pies has opened on Route 1 North. On Feb. 1 Rodrigo Souza launched Famiglia Fornaciari Pizzaria at 1268 Broadway. He took over the pizza shop that was previously called Royal Taste and introduced a new menu. Famiglia Fornaciari offers a wide selection of pizza baked in a wood-fired oven that Souza had insta...

Looking less vacant by the week, Ridgefield's downtown is preparing to welcome a new restaurant. Brick House Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen & Bar has announced it is will be opening this spring at 632 Danbury Road, the former Subway storefront on Route 7. The announcement came by way of the Facebook page of Brick House's sister establishment, Tivoli Pizz...

Let’s get some initial questions about Tesoro, the newly revamped Italian eatery on Harlow Street in Bangor that reopened under new ownership this week after three months closed, out of the way first. Yes, it still offers pizza, pasta and carafes of wine. Yes, there’s still classic diner-style seating in the front room. And yes, nearly 25 years aft...

It was revealed via twitter that Caffe Zia Gianna- the popular Italian cafe on Dot. Ave has been issued a beer, wine, and cordials license. Currently serving up breakfast, lunch and special dinner events, Caffe Zia Gianna can now serve up a mimosa with your breakfast sandwich or maybe a beer while you eat the Tramontana – a specialty sandwich made...

Villa Napoletana is an East Longmeadow eatery that habitually earns a place on the region's "best of" restaurant lists. Housed in a diminutive shopping plaza just across the Springfield city line, Villa Napoletana's handsome dining space is characterized by a high concept, subtly theatrical decor. Tables and chairs are the sole seating option. The...

At Fox & the Knife, a 75-seat Italian restaurant in South Boston, you’ll find a bread dish on the menu called tigelle. Also know as crescentina modenese, the disc-shaped appetizer is native to the Italian town of Modena, where chef and owner Karen Akunowicz lived and worked for a year over a decade ago.  “It’s an old kind of recipe specifically fro...

The team behind Worcester’s Lock 50 is opening a new restaurant in the Canal District. The new eatery — called Russo — will feature homemade Italian-American fare with classics like chicken marsala, pasta bolognese and gnocchi. It will be located in the space formerly occupied by the Canal Restaurant at 65 Water St. “If you walk into the space, it...

Bestselling cookbook author, award-winning television personality, and successful restaurateur Lidia Bastianich comes to The Music Hall as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series on Tuesday, March 12. She will discuss her new memoir, MY AMERICAN DREAM: A Life of Love, Family, and Food, which recounts her journey from idyllic childhood to...