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Chef Tiffani Faison has already created a food empire in the Fenway with three wildly different concepts: barbecue-driven Sweet Cheeks, Southeast Asian-inspired Tiger Mama, and snack bar Fool’s Errand. This summer, she’ll tap into Italian cuisine with Orfano, scheduled to open in the Pierce Boston building at the corner of Boylston Street and Brook...

A new shop in town looks to offer customers a friendly atmosphere to enjoy coffee. On Dec. 17, Caffe Nero opened its doors to Darien residents. The new shop is located in the heart of downtown Darien on Post Road. Store manager Scott Sergiano said Caffe Nero is a place residents can come to relax and enjoy great coffee. The store is the first in Co...

Three years ago, Rusit Cecunjanin and Valon Advimetaj opened Café Fiore in Branford after 18 years in the restaurant business. Conveniently located on East Main Street in Branford, Connecticut, Café Fiore offers a sophisticated yet relaxed ambience–just the right setting to enjoy their exquisite Italian dishes with your favorite wines and cocktails...

If you like Italian food, you're going to love this news out of Portsmouth. According to their Facebook page, Tuscan Market will be moving to the former 'Breaking New Grounds' site at 14 Market Square come springtime. Joe Faro is the owner of Tuscan Brands and describes himself as Chief Food Taster posted on Facebook that the new home for their Por...

For many, a ski trip to Italy might not be within reach this winter. But Eataly, the popular Italian marketplace located in the Prudential Center in Boston, is hoping to give visitors the next best thing. The return of the “Après Ski Festival," modeled after “indulgent post-skiing festivities” in Italy, invites guests to visit Eataly for an atmosph...

There's certainly no shortage of Italian restaurants here in Western Massachusetts; only Chinese eateries are seemingly more numerous. Noteworthy Italian dining experiences, however, are less common, a probable explanation for why Casa di Lisa in the Feeding Hills section of Agawam is such a popular destination. The restaurant's interior is a study...

Forcella quietly opened in the North End on Thursday, bringing old-world Italian food to the former Carmen space just days before Christmas. Nino Trotta — who owns Forcella alongside his girlfriend, general manager Shannon MacGowan, and his brother, wine director Christian Trotta — said that the cozy, candlelit vibe of the restaurant sets Forcella...

Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette made a much-celebrated stop at the James Pharmacy building in Old Saybrook in 1824. Picture his surprise if he were to wander in today and see the chic Italian coffee house now situated in it. The building’s latest incarnation as Caffe Marche (and its sister business, the James Pharmacy Bed & Breakfast) a...

Rosalina’s Kitchen on Hamilton Street has as many quiet corners for private conversations as it does long open tables for gregarious groups. The wait staff is frank and fearless, so you might as well tell them exactly what you’re looking for in your experience because they will do their best to deliver. Accommodations are modest, marked by banquet...

There's no doubt food can keep memories alive. How many smell the aroma of bread baking and harken back to childhood days when mom baked every Saturday morning or smell the aroma of tomato sauce simmering and think about long-ago Sunday dinners? Many of Lauren Scibelli Mullin's food memories come from her family's famous restaurant, Ciro's, which s...

Two months after putting it up for sale, Tesoro Pizzeria & Restaurant owners Fortunata and Rocco Agrusa have sold their business to a pair with extensive experience in the local restaurant scene. Johanna Harvey and Mark Greenleaf, both of Bangor, purchased Tesoro from the Agrusas last month, and have been busy over the past few weeks renovating the...

“Great atmosphere. Great prices. Great food. Great staff. A jewel in Woonsocket” is the way one Facebook poster describes Pomodoro, located just across the border in Rhode Island. Now in its second-generation ownership, previously operated under the name Savini’s, the restaurant first appeared as the Sons of Italy in 1934. Owned by Roger and Mitch...