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After eight European tours, the festival — which is dedicated to artisanal Italian gelato — travels back to Tucson. Gelato Festival America is making its final stop in the U.S. and setting up shop at La Encantada from noon – 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. The festival gives everyone the opportunity to learn the secrets of hi...

The view of Mount Etna from Taormina, Italy on the east coast of Sicily has a striking resemblance to the view of Mauna Kea from Waimea, so Chef Gino Cipriano felt right at home when he moved to the Big Island. “When we first visited for my job interview, we drove around and it was very surprising. It looked like my town, my island, almost the same...

If a customer walks into Casanova Bros. Pizza expecting to find a typical pizza parlor, he or she could be in for a surprise from the moment the door swings open. Employees greet customers at the front desk and ask if it is their first time visiting the restaurant. For first-time customers, a fresh batch of garlic knots with marinara sauce is deliv...

When in Tucson, do as the Tucsonans do, which is currently for many, a late breakfast with bottomless mimosas. The brunch trend is alive and well from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Bottega Michelangelo, and it’s brunch menu is just one of the latest additions to the historic restaurant’s re-imagined menu. There’s plenty of choices to be made during brunch...

Marco Bianco watches dough like a surfer watches a wave. “I like to think of dough rising as a wave. If I wait too long, and the wave rises too high, I won’t be able to surf it,” second generation, Italian-American Bianco said. “If the dough is above or below the correct temperature, or it rose for too long, I just missed its perfect peak time.” Bi...

One of Carson’s newest downtown restaurants officially opened its doors last evening following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Mangia Tutto – translated to “eat everything,” is located at 200 N. Stewart. Officiating the ribbon cutting was Mayor Robert Crowell and Chamber Chair Bob Fredlund. Mangia Tutto's menu consists of Italian cuisine found in Pizz...

October 17 is National Pasta Day. Although most people believe that the Italians invented pasta, it can actually be traced back to Asia thousands of years ago. Regardless of where it comes from, it is a favorite food for many people all over the world. Here's a list of some local pasta deals: Buca di Beppo is celebrating World Pasta Month with a va...

Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, but is there a difference between the two? According to kitchen.com, gelato begins with a custard base, as does ice cream, "but has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all). It is churned at a much slower rate, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato den...

The Sicilian Butcher will soon be slicing up its popular Italian eats in the Southeast Valley. Scottsdale-based the Maggiore Group plans to open a second location of its north Phoenix concept in Chandler at the Viridian PrimeGate development. It will occupy a 4,600-square-foot space at 3151 W. Frye Road and is slated to open in December. The Sicili...

Tickets are now on sale for the Taste of Italy Gala to be held on Friday, Oct. 5, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lincoln City The annual benefit dinner will start at 5 pm with a no-host wine bar, appetizers, live music and a silent auction. Guests will be served an Italian dinner, including salad, a lasagna, breadsticks and tiramisu. Gluten-fr...

Seattleites love their ice cream and their coffee, so it's only natural to combine the two. Affogato, the classic Italian dessert with espresso poured over gelato or ice cream, is the answer. Bonus: since it pairs cold scoops with steaming espresso, it's also an ideal vehicle for ice cream on these transitional days between summer and fall (not to...

When The Factory Kitchen opens at The Venetian in December, it’ll be with a Las Vegas veteran at the helm. The executive chef will be Eduardo Perez, formerly of several local Wolfgang Puck restaurants including Mandalay Bay’s Trattoria del Lupo, where he was executive chef from 2007-2014 before decamping for Smith & Wollensky in Miami Beach. “We’re...