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Looking for a fine Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Denver, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when you'd like a memorable night out. 1. Panzano. Topping the list is Panzano. Located at 909 17th St. downtown, it is the hi...

Spirit Valley Days brings throngs of vendors to West Duluth, from all over the Northland. Yet only one brings the whole family, and the family’s food. “The sausage also is a family recipe for the sausage,” said club member Bob Sisto. “Made by, well it’s an old recipe made by my uncle. And now my uncle died and his son kind of takes over, his name i...

Most of us take for granted that we know who our parents are and where they come from. But that's not the case for children of adoption, especially when they weren't even born in the U.S. However, an area man's search for his roots have finally paid off. Dr. Kerry Sachetta came to the United States from Rome, Italy, just a few months after he was b...

Joe and Ada DeRienzo opened the original DeRienzo's Pizza and Pub (1267 Jungermann Road, 636-317-1034) on Virginia Avenue in south city in 1961. Now their son Tim and his wife, Amy, have brought the family pizza joint back, with a restaurant in St. Peters that honors its traditional recipes. Back in the day, DeRienzo's was one of a few St. Louis-st...

There are not a lot of good Italian restaurants in Montrose. This observation will surprise absolutely nobody who has either traveled through there or lives around here. But just to make the point about the paucity, pizza places — Colorado Boy, Pahgre’s, Little Caesar’s, Domino’s, Papa Murphy’s and Pizza Hut — dominate the “Italian” category on rev...

Mai come prima la comunità italiana di St. Louis si trova unita, sabato scorso, 11 agosto, a celebrare questa tradizionale festività italiana con la Grande Festa di Ferragosto. Tra i circa centocinquanta presenti, infatti, troviamo soci, aderenti e simpatizzanti delle varie associazioni e club italo-americani della zona: dalla Sicilian Cultural Ass...

Giovanni Zoppé believes Snowmass Village is an "extra special" destination to recreate his family's 176-year-old traveling circus because its small mountain town setting is how he imagines the show's early days overseas. "It's like a little European village," Giovanni, a sixth-generation Zoppé performer who stars as Nino the Clown in today's show,...

Jeff Marchio has resurrected Italian recipes and the family business. His new Fort Collins food cart, called Marchio’s Grill, carries on the legacy of his grandfather Louis, who emigrated from Italy and ran Marchio’s Italian Cafe in Omaha, Nebraska, for multiple decades.  “In the Marchio family, all of the men do the cooking,” Marchio said. “It is...

Mary Rose Del Pietro works the dining room at the Richmond Heights restaurant that bears her last name like a queen holding court, breezing past table after table, sometimes with just a wink and a smile, other times with a casual, "How are you enjoying the ravioli?" If she gives you that question, keep in mind that she is not asking for a response....

Grape or grains? "Entrambi," as the Italians say — which means "both." Grape-based beers will soon be on tap at Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers at 2403 Champa Street, when Italian brewer and restaurateur Alex Liberati and partners open the doors later this year. So, what's oenobeer? It’s the name for grape-based beer coined by Liberati, based on the p...

Savute’s Italian Ristorante at 3303 N. Broadway will turn 75 next year. And Peter Savute, the grandson of founder John Savute, has been running it for 17 of those years. Now, Peter is about to turn 65, and he’s ready to slow down. He announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page on Thursday that he’s cutting the iconic Italian restaurant’s hours back...

August 18 ago noon to Auguist 19 7PM MDT. 1710 29th Street, Boulder 80301. Get tickets here. Gelato Festival is coming back to America in 2018!!! Gelato Festival World Masters is the most important event dedicated to Artisan Italian Gelato. It is a challenge of Gelato Chefs that recognizes the greatest flavors through competition. During the course...