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Celebrated chef and restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore launched his first restaurant in the Valley in 1977. Four decades later, he opened his latest venture, Tomaso’s When in Rome. The new 5,000-square-foot restaurant is on the northeast corner of Scottsdale and Pinnacle Peak roads in north Scottsdale. It's the first spinoff of Tomaso’s Italian Restauran...

Cassano’s Grocery is looking to move to a smaller location to keep its authentic feel and to move closer to what the restaurant originally was. The local grocery store has been a staple in Spokane for many years since its opening in the 1920s. It was a hub of Italian food and atmosphere for everyone in the area. Cassano’s Grocery is located at 2002...

To drill down to the secret of Tony Caputo’s success as a food purveyor extraordinaire, go back more than 30 years to a time when he was working for his old high school friend Sam Granato at Granato’s importing business. Tony was in his early 30s, raising two young sons, Matt and Peter, with his wife, Mary, while slicing salami and working the deli...

The place that's a Seattle birthday tradition is having a big one of their own this year. "This is our 95th year in business.  I have worked in this building since I was five years old. Because in the Italian family, everybody pitches in and works,” said Remo Borracchini, owner of the bakery that bears his family name. According to Borracchini - wh...

This week I went to the Strip and visited one of my favorite celebrity restaurants, Buddy V’s Ristorante located inside the Venetian Las Vegas. Buddy Valastro of TLC’s TV show “Cake Boss” has brought his Italian flair for food from New Jersey to Las Vegas. I have been a big fan of the restaurant since it opened but now that I have discovered the We...

Arizona restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore is unveiling a new concept in North Scottsdale. The new restaurant, called Tomaso's When in Rome, will open Wednesday, June 14, in a 5,000-square-foot space at 23655 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 120 at The Pinnacle of Scottsdale center. The concept, which representatives are calling the "first derivative of the ori...

Negroni Week is back. If you’re like us, you’ve been enjoying the refreshingly balanced Italian cocktail all year, but between June 5 and 11, you can savor it for a cause. Negroni Week launched in 2013 as an effort to raise money for charities around the world and has grown from about 100 participating venues to 6,000 bars, restaurants and other sp...

A new dine-in restaurant is offering items a little more fresh, “or fresco” than nearby locales. Fresco Kitchen and Grill opened April 5 next to the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Rexburg. Locals are raving about having a classy spot, which serves made-from-scratch menu items. “We have Italian in us, but we also have some American. It’s almost li...

His restaurant Arista might be closed forever, but Chef Ben Herreid cooks on. Herreid closed his downtown Puyallup restaurant in April, which followed a short closure five months earlier, but this last time was for good. Two local business owners had been looking at opening a restaurant in the former Arista space, with plans to hire Herreid as chef...

The Bootlegger Italian Bistro appears on nearly every list of top classic Italian restaurants in Las Vegas, but now in addition to timeless classics, the restaurant is serving up gluten-free, paleo-friendly (lean meats, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds) and other healthy Italian options for guests on restricted diets or those choosing a health...

Taverna Maui and Maui Brewing Company recently donated a total of $2,300 to the University of Hawaii Maui College's Culinary Arts Program. Funds generated from ticket sales for Taverna's First Anniversary Bash, held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, will provide financial aid for students in need. Chris Kaiwi, owner of the Kapalua bar and restaurant, ex...

Consistency plays a key role in Casa Mia’s success with menu items still centered around original recipes from the first restaurant’s opening in 1952. What started as a storefront restaurant in Hoquiam, Washington, turned into seven restaurants across the state; an Italian blessing was brought to the Tri-Cities in 1993 when Dave and Glenda Brazell...