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Slice of Vegas Pizza Kitchen & Bar is celebrating its five-year anniversary with an all-new menu for guests to enjoy. Located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, the pizza kitchen and bar is rolling out a wide-variety of Italian-inspired dishes from starters and specialty pizzas to sandwiches and hand-crafted pasta, and more.  Since its opening i...

I have been longing for some additional Italian food options in the south end of the Salt Lake valley, so when I got wind that Carmine’s Italian Cuisine opened just over a month ago, I was looking forward to trying it. They took up residence in the space that was formally a Mexican restaurant I used to frequent, so I was anxious to see how they tur...

Hi, everyone, it is that time of the year again and I am simply thrilled to be back and covering for our irreplaceable dear friend, Robin Leach; whom I miss so much. I must say, my work has been taken the best of me lately, and I will definitely correct this flaw as soon as he gets back! It is with most respect and gratitude I sit here in my home o...

It all started with food. And you could also say a dream. For years, 13 to be somewhat exact, Bob Verderame had a vision about a pizzeria in Flagstaff that was more than just pizza—all while he was laying down ink on body parts at Tat-Fu Tattoo, which he opened in 2001. In July of 2014, he got his chance. With a handshake from a local property o...

For the owners of Villano’s Italian restaurant in Old Town Pocatello, it’s all about paying it forward. Or as they call it — “Pizza Forward.” Last week, Aaron and Lisa Villano launched a new campaign at their restaurant at 165 N. Main St. that allows customers to buy a $2 slice of pizza for somebody who is homeless or can’t afford a hot meal. Those...

These happy-go-lucky eating places preserve the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” lifestyle in this town, where luck and good times are where it’s at. Hoping some luck would come my way, I attended a big “Money” convention at Caesars Palace, which had recently built a $550 million High Roller observation wheel that goes 500 feet in the air...

The much-anticipated Sopra opened Wednesday on the second floor of Paravicini's Italian Bistro in Old Colorado City. "This is a place where I can play with food and have fun creating dishes that are a little different from what we serve in Paravicini's," said Franco Pisani, owner of both eateries. "It's a spot where customers can have a cocktail an...

Taking over the space formerly home to Bellino Trattoria Siciliana in the Pearl District, Nicoletta & Beppe’s is getting ready to roll out its first manicotti with a preview party on July 6, followed by dinners with limited menus each night this weekend. On July 11, the restaurant will officially throw open the doors to serve lunch and dinner Tuesd...

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...