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So the editor calls me into her office the other day. I assume it’s the usual (slamming her fist on the desk and demanding “pictures of Spider-Man”). Instead, she asks me to drive out to Lincoln, R.I., to Trattoria Romana. Some days when life seems crummy, I try to remember that once in a while my boss tells me to go eat pasta for an afternoon. Yes...

Spring is upon us, which has us reaching toward light, fresh flavors. Aromatic and delicate, pesto is perfect for the season. While often considered to be green, the sauce goes far beyond basil. The word comes from the Italian verb pestare, or "to grind." Using a mortar and pestle, pesto is traditionally made by grinding fresh ingredients with oliv...

A brother and sister who say they have strong and fond childhood food memories tied to West Haven are trying to recreate part of that with the opening of their new Italian-American restaurant and bar. Their chef and his recipes are from their old favorite restaurant — the former Lucibello’s Restaurant & Catering. Even their mom, a longtime waitress...

IN THE KITCHEN Pasquale Celone takes a personal approach to cooking at the restaurant in Londonderry, N.H., that bears his name. His approach to food is simple: “If I don’t like it, you don’t like it.” Celone was born in Torre Annunziata just outside Naples, where his family grew San Marzano tomatoes and other veggies. He says his passion for cooki...

Fri, April 20, 2018. 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM EDT. LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts - 41 Hampshire Street - Cambridge, MA 02139. Welcome to the Duello ai fornelli - Pasta Cacio e Pepe Challenge. Register here The four Italian Students Societies (BU, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern) of the Great Boston Area, with the precious help of the Emma...

Located in a small restaurant space on Springfield Street in Feeding Hills, Lineage Italian Bistro opened in October of last year, making it one of the region's newer dining options. Perhaps it's more accurate to describe Lineage's arrival on the scene as an "evolution" rather than an opening, since the establishment's two principals, Jennifer and...

Four years ago, Richard and Michael Ray opened Faro Italian Grille, transforming the former Weirs Beach Lobster Pound into an eatery reminiscent of those they grew up with in the North End of Boston. They are now poised to repeat the trick, having signed a lease for the building at 1135 Union Avenue, which for decades was home to a Pizza Hut. The n...

At its octogenarian milestone, Carbone’s, one of Hartford’s most noteworthy landmark restaurants, shows no sign of slowing. The Franklin Avenue establishment remains a destination for fine Italian fare, a time-honored choice for birthdays, anniversaries and other special nights out. It’s attracted celebrities, politicians and generations of familie...

If there were any lingering doubts whether the stretch of Route 3 near Exit 23 in Rocky Hill is undergoing a real transformation of late, the dramatically lit façade and overflowing parking lot of Carbone's Prime would be evidence enough. Carbone's Prime is the most recent addition to the family-managed group that includes Carbone's Kitchen in Bloo...

Italian food – real Italian food – is all about simplicity. Take great ingredients, cook them simply, and let the natural flavors shine. That is the way Chef Taylor Naples approaches his cuisine at Terra, a beautifully understated, rustic Italian restaurant in Plymouth. “We try to take the best of ingredients that are available to us locally and ju...

Not in time for Wilton’s annual spring restaurant week, Zio Italian Kitchen Pizzeria & Bar is preparing to open at 1 Danbury Road in space that was previously a John’s Best Pizza restaurant and lounge that closed in February. The new restaurant takes its name for the Italian word for “uncle” in reference to Frank Sandolo, who has ran the John’s Bes...

Whether you are looking for classic red-sauce Italian, a sleek environment for cocktails or a brunch destination with mimosas and fried chicken and waffles, Manchester’s Trattoria Toscana offers it all. In June, Michael Beers and his aunt and uncle, Joseph and Laurie Citino, opened their restaurant in the Hartford Road space most recently occupied...