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Cucina by Wolfgang Puck has been one of the city’s most consistently excellent Italian restaurants since it opened eight years ago, but because of its location in the luxury Shops at Crystals mall on the Strip, it’s been operating under the radar to varying degrees for both locals and Vegas tourists. Today there’s another great reason to visit Cuci...

Since opening in 2016, Tratto, Chris Bianco's trattoria, has helped set the pace for Italian fare in Phoenix. But among the five-star restaurant's Arizona-flecked creations, one of the simplest — a classic pillar of Roman cuisine — has proven to be a popular favorite. This shouldn't come as a surprise. The cacio e pepe at Tratto is a killer dish. C...

The jewel in the crown will finally be shown to the public Wednesday. Manzo, the intimate, 70-seat restaurant that completes the sometimes raucous Eataly complex anchoring the reimagined Park MGM on the Strip, is at least outwardly a stunning contrast to its 40,000-square-foot parent, a serene spot amid the hubbub. That they share an Italian soul i...

Portland has a tenuous relationship with Italian food. Aside from notable exceptions like Nostrana, Renata and Ava Gene's, it's not exactly a cuisine most associate with fine dining. But that hasn't stopped luminary chef Vitaly Paley from giving it a go with his fourth venture, Rosa Rosa, which promises an upscale take on classic, "New York-style...

Osso buco. Just the name is enough to inspire dreams of the impossibly tender and incredibly flavorful dish. The Italian favorite, which in paradoxically unappetizing fashion translates to “bone with a hole,” is typically made with a veal shank that is braised so that the meat is practically falling off the bone. In some cases, a chef may deviate f...

The rumors are true: Portillo's is bringing its hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches to the West Valley. The Chicago-based company confirmed Tuesday its plans to open a location in Avondale, its fourth location in the Phoenix-metro, in 2019. It will be part of the Park 10 development's second phase, off McDowell Road between 99th and 107th avenues....

James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Carsberg opened his Pioneer Square restaurantBisato earlier this month. Carsberg previously operated Bisato, an Italian small plates restaurant, in Belltown, but he closed that down in 2012. Now the celebrated chef is back at it, this time at 84 Yesler Way, the former home of Trattoria Mitchelli. Fans of the ori...

How about the Italian chef’s salad, or the meatball sandwich? “And, of course, the pizza,” Ted Ligori added, listing some of his restaurant’s headline menu items. Ligori, 73, said he has been making pizzas for 57 years. That included 28 years at Tony’s Pizza in South Ogden. He then opened Ligori’s Pizza and Pasta in Ogden in 1991. Ligori’s current...

One of the most relaxing restaurants in Vegas has to be Veranda at Four Seasons. It’s laidback and approachable, yet still elegant, much like the dishes. Chef Joel Ott, a veteran of some of the most revered restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip, conveys a passion for his craft in the Italian menu served here—and you may even detect a hint of his Midwe...

The first sign the new Eataly Las Vegas is different than the Italian food hall's outlets in New York, Chicago and other cities? A dancing bull mosaic etched into the floor at the casino end of the sprawling food and drink extravaganza at Park MGM hotel. Visitors who head straight for Eataly's bustling salami and cheese station or pizza, pasta and...

Papa's Soul Food Kitchen is dead. Long live Bari Trattoria! OK, it might be a stretch to compare the comings and goings of local restaurants to the reigns of monarchs. But it's tempting in the case of Papa's, which started out as a food cart and ultimately closed in late 2017 after 15 years in business — the final 11 of those in the 90-year-old hou...

James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Carsberg has reopened his acclaimed restaurant Bisato at 84 Yesler Way in Pioneer Square. The celebrated veteran of the Seattle food scene has been called a "chef-genius" by the Seattle Times. On the menu, you can expect options such as chilled pea and mint soup, mussels with pasta rounds and polenta with meat r...