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If you’re familiar with Wrentham’s Luciano’s and Attleboro’s Pizzeria Canova, but crave a little Italian closer to home, hold onto your seat. Chef Luciano Canova is opening his third Attleboro area restaurant at 651 South Washington St. this summer. Pizzeria Romana will feature pizza takeout but will double as an eat-in restaurant for sandwiches, p...

Italian Cafe Gelato opened earlier this month at 21 Chestnut St. in Quincy, as previously reported, serving up cups, cones, and take-home containers of gelato; gelato sandwiches (on brioche); gelato affogatos and milkshakes; and some non-gelato items, including salads, panini, pastries, and savory croissants. There are also a variety of hot and col...

Ben Cotto opened this week at 361 Hanover Street on the corner of Fleet Street, bringing pizza and Italian cafe entrees to the location formerly occupied by Circle Pizza for nearly 50 years. Translating to “Well Done,” the pizzeria has a wood-fired brick oven, about 40 seats and a dining counter. Both North End / Waterfront neighborhood groups supp...

Beer is muscling in on wine’s traditional territory at the dinner table — even in Italy, vino’s spiritual homeland. You’ll find proof at Terra, the new full-service restaurant on the third floor of Eataly, the sprawling and deliciously decorated Italian marketplace that celebrity chef Mario Batali and partners opened amid great fanfare late last ye...

It finally feels like summer in Boston, which means it’s the perfect time for a picturesque picnic in the park. But instead of going through the hassle of packing an outdoor meal yourself, let Davio’s do the work for you. The popular Back Bay Italian steakhouse is launching its picnic basket program on June 21 so hungry locals can enjoy a bit of fi...

The founders and majority owners of Mario’s Italian Restaurant are leaving the company, but the restaurant that has been a fixture in Lexington for decades will remain the same. Mark, James and Nikiforis Miminos, the longtime owners of the American Food Holding Corporation, the holding company that controls six restaurants in Massachusetts includin...

Chef Michael Pagliarini is at his most comfortable at a long wooden table, rolling and cutting fresh pasta for another busy dinner service at Benedetto, his highly acclaimed new restaurant at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. “Benedetto is a regional Italian restaurant. We’re inspired by all the great traditions and history of Italian regional c...

A new Ciro's restaurant will open next week in the city's South End, stirring memories of an identically named dining spot in that Italian-American neighborhood. "The name is historic," general manger David A. Vecchiarelli said. "It's a recognition of old time Springfield." The 904 Main St.restaurant is owned by attorney Gerald Glasser of the Sprin...

Italian Cafe Gelato will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, June 2 at 21 Chestnut St. in Quincy. The new cafe and gelato shop will join Fuji and KKatie’s Burger Bar at the West of Chestnut development, as previously reported, and will serve a variety of gelato as well as pastries, sandwiches, salads, and a range of coffee and tea beverages. Two...

David Levi doesn’t care how you pronounce the name of his new Portland trattoria, as long as you’re talking about it. For the record, he chose the name to honor his grandmother, a flamboyant character who, along with her husband, fled Milan to escape Mussolini’s fascist regime in 1938. Her name was Fanny (rhymes with “La KNEE”). “She was a brillian...

Your new favorite Italian restaurant just opened in Darien. The popular Cos Cob restaurant has just opened its second location, at 10 Center Street, former home to Darien Social. Louie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar first opened in Cos Cob in 2008 and quickly became known as a casual neighborhood restaurant, serving classic Italian cuisine in a comfort...

Sit down to enjoy a meal in the diner-like front room space at Rinaldi's (there's also a second "back room" dining area), and you'll experience that establishment's connection to the community. A cross section of Longmeadow residents move in and out of the restaurant, exchanging greetings with to the staff behind the counter.  Others arrive to pick...