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What do fine art, storytelling, cooking, profanities and a $10,000 hamburger have in common? They’re all passions, qualities or experiences of Rob Chirico of Greenfield. In Chirico’s world, all of the above are grist for his mill as a self-described raconteur and foodie; author of cookbooks, mystery novels, non-fiction books about cocktails and swe...

When life gave them lemons, the Pallini family didn't make lemonade — they made limoncello! Try the classic Italian liqueur and more at our pop-up 'Cello Bar from July 16 to 29 in La Piazza. Since 1875, the Pallini family has been producing Limoncello, a natural liqueur traditionally made with prized organic Sfusato Amalfitano lemons and pure alcoh...

Woburn-based Italian restaurant TreMonte has opened an outpost in the heart of Boston’s Italian dining neighborhood. The new North End restaurant at 76 Salem St. took the place of Limoncello 2 and kicked off business earlier this month serving a full menu of antipasti, pasta, parmigiana, and more. Owner and chef Antony Contarino operates the origin...

The North End Waterfront’s seafood restaurant, il Molo, has reinvigorated its offerings for the summer by adding some of the most nostalgic summer dishes from New England and Italy to the menu, which are enhanced by Executive Chef Pino Maffeo’s unique flair. The menu showcases exceptional, locally sourced ingredients – including Cape Cod clams and...

When it comes to pizza, Nicole Alicea believes anything is possible. “There’s so many different things that you can do on it. You can put a pasta on a pizza, or you can make a taco on a pizza. You could put seafood on a pizza. You could make a pizza into any meal possible.” At Enrico’s in Sturbridge, they are doing all that and more. Situated in a...

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is siding with North End residents and businesses, telling Starbucks they should withdraw plans to open in the historic neighborhood. The brouhaha has been percolating for months. Residents and business owners teamed up against the plan to open a Starbucks on the corner of historic Hanover Street. "After hearing the concern...

Fiorella’s Express, a fast casual Italian eatery with a super sexy web address (https://www.fiorellasexpress.com/), is slated to open this fall at 575 Washington St., in Wellesley at Church Square. This space previously served as home to Susu Bakery Boutique, which closed last summer. Fiorella’s, which serves pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches and mo...

Brick oven pizza rotating by an open flame; Bolognese simmered slow and served over fresh pasta; and some of the best tiramisu this side of the North End. For Italian and more on the North Shore there is no place like The Barry Tavern. Located in Danvers, The Berry Tavern is a welcoming spot perfect for any night out, whether it’s a family dinner,...

Nestled beside the Ink Block apartments in the South End, coastal Italian restaurant Bar Mezzana is the kind of neighborhood restaurant everyone wishes they lived close enough to walk to. “This area we’re in all used to be under water, so our menu really invokes the ocean and the coast,” said Heather Lynch, who owns Bar Mezzana along with her husba...

Every so often I get a little extra excited about a new restaurant or market, for one reason or another. Like in this case, when I imagine I am jumping up and down, clapping my hands like a little girl and totally embarrassing myself. That’s because soon I may be driving by Monte’s Fine Foods every day, a project that longtime Portland chef Steve Q...

MGM Springfield has unveiled more food options for its August 24 debut. A restaurant called "Cal Mare" will call Springfield home in nearly two months. It'll have a Coastal Italian menu featuring fresh New England seafood with flavors of Italy's coast. Cal Mare's menu will focus on premium ingredients and simple preparations, ranging from rustic ha...

A little slice of heaven is returning once again this year to City Hall Plaza. Next weekend, the Boston Pizza Festival will be satiating nearly 20,000 hungry appetites as attendees sink their teeth into some of Boston and Italy’s best pizza. (That’s right – they will be flying in pizza chefs from Italy to showcase their talent). Next Saturday and S...