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Pop-up restaurants, temporary eateries that chefs open to test out trendy concepts in a lower-risk environment, are at one end of the dining-out continuum. One could say Mamma Francesca in New Rochelle, owned by the charming and loquacious Nick Di Costanzo, is at the other end. The traditional Italian restaurant, with a bank of rear dining room win...

This July, Aglio 614, an authentic Italian restaurant, will be moving into the same Downtown building that housed Piatto 614 and Pink Salt. The building’s new owner, Chef Andrew Clark, is a St. Joseph native, who studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. “I lived, worked and went to school in lower Manhattan,” he said. “It culmi...

When Ben Gashi, co-owner of Rela Cafe, wanted to open a restaurant, Port Chester seemed like a natural choice. "Port Chester is the culinary capital of Westchester," he said. "The best cuisine is here and people value good food." Gashi's sprawling new Italian-American venture at 25 S. Regent St. marks his second restaurant in the area after Barnwoo...

La Vucciria food concept è un marchio made in Sicily composto da 500 piccoli e medi produttori agroalimentari siciliani che punta al mercato americano, giapponese ed europeo. Per questo, è stato presentato in Italia all’Avvinando Wine Fest e a breve arriverà ufficialmente negli States, al Fancy Food Show di New York (dal 25 al 27 giugno), dopo un’a...

Ilio DiPaolo's is a family restaurant in the fullest sense of the term. Run by a family to feed families, its menu goes past the usual catalog of Italian-American appetizers, pastas and seafood to consider the needs of your entire extended clan. Here, the kids menu is not a perfunctory exercise in chicken fingers and fries, but an array of classic...

In America, when one thinks of Italy, one thinks of food, and Lidia Bastianich’s food is Italian cuisine par excellence. On a cold and rainy afternoon in New York, we had the pleasure of meeting chef and TV personality, Lidia Bastianich, at her three star restaurant, Felidia. Our objective was to understand the role that sustainability and Made in...

This high-end Italian restaurant group, based in London, which has branches in Barcelona, Berlin, Istanbul, Miami and West Hollywood, has planted its flag in Brooklyn. Nick Jones, the founder of Soho House, which owns the restaurant group, decided on Brooklyn because he wanted a location with outdoor seating and great views. “Brooklyn has all that...

If you want to enjoy the taste of Italian cuisine in your home, you are in the right place because we created a list of 15 recreational Italian cooking classes in NYC to help you learn something entirely new. The reasons and the benefits that result from learning how to cook are endless. First of all, what every young person wants to show is indepe...

Things to know about Fabio's Antica Cucina, which opened in downtown Syracuse on Wednesday. The pizza oven - and all the flour used in it - comes from Italy. All the pasta, bread and gnocchi are handmade. The "priestchoker" pasta, a dough enriched with ricotta and herbs, gets its name from Fabio Santalucia's home village in Italy, where once upon a...

John Gambino is the constant gardener of Il Giardino, which has sprouted where Petulant Wino once poured. You’ll quickly identify the vintage house by the wine barrels outside. They’ve been turned into signage that spells “bistro.” Before Petulant Wino uncorked here, this was the address of the short-lived Comtesse Thérèse Bistro. Gambino, formerly...

Castello del Poggio, five year consecutive Hot Brand Award Winner, is proud to announce the launch of its expanded product portfolio of sweet wines. The winery’s flagship wine, Moscato IGT has enjoyed great success on the U.S. market, as the #1 selling Italian Moscato in national retail chains. The wine’s success inspired the winery to introduce a...

The Manzella's sign will change to Fanara's in a few weeks, but don’t expect a dramatic shift inside the Tonawanda Italian restaurant. The restaurant at 3347 Delaware Ave. is updating its name after owner Joseph Fanara bought out a partner, Michelle Fanara said. "It's changing into Fanara's in the next couple weeks," she said. Chef Richard Balsano...