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Terra Ristorante, a renowned Northern Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Greenwich opened a new restaurant Jan. 10 in Danbury. Over 25 years ago, founder and owner, Ramze Zakka, opened Terra Restaurant, the first of his eight eateries, to fulfill his dream of owning a restaurant that offers simple yet delicious food in a warm and i...

By Derek Carson Since he was 17 years old, Scott Sanfilippo wanted to open a pasta shop. Now he'll finally get that chance. Sanfilippo is the owner of DiBuono Homemade Ravioli, which, should everything go according to plan, will be opening on Main Street in mid-February, just in time for Valentine's Day. The pasta shop will sell homemade froz...

by Matt Conti   January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston's North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a faulty 50 foot high steel tank in 1918 on Commercial Street near where the bocce courts are located today at Langone Park. Twenty one people were killed and another 150 injured...

By Megan Turchi Nancy Caruso said she never leaves her home without bumping into someone she knows. "The best part of the North End is you see the same people day in and day out," Caruso said, regarding Boston's traditionally Italian neighborhood. Her family immigrated to the North End from Italy in the late 1930s, settling on Endicott Street...

By Emily Greenberg It's Sunday morning in Panton and Alessandra Rellini, owner of Agricola Farm, is running around the property directing cars to the slush-covered parking lot. The sound of grunting pigs, squawking chickens and bleating sheep emanates from the 100-year-old barn. Rellini greets new and returning guests as if she knows them each per...

By Tom Quinn The Mount Carmel Preservation Society will continue to push for the church's campus to be designated as a historic district, weeks after the Catholic Diocese of Worcester said they would be willing to delay demolition and talk about selling land to developers to raise money to save the building – promises contingent on the land not be...

by Nicholas Dello Russo A month ago I wrote a brief essay about my visit to Mario Batali's new Italian food emporium in the Prudential Center mall. That first visit was part of a press tour so we had Eataly all to ourselves and I was very impressed with the quality of the food and the overall ambiance. Molto Mario and his partners know how to cook...

by Dana Hatic The Boston Globe's Sacha Pfeiffer pays a visit to UpperWest. There, she writes, she "found [her] favorite new restaurant of the year." The North Cambridge restaurant is more of a "wine bar that serves some wonderful food," she notes. The limited menu changes frequently and includes charcuterie, cheese, tinned fish, and pasta.  ...

Piacenze is a restaurant located on Route 100 in West Dover. This is Italian food you don't take out. Sit and enjoy anyone of the many homemade pastas. I had the gnocchi with braised lamb cheeks and lamb prosciutto that I was supposed to share with my husband, but didn't. My antipasti was the white bean escarole, and with the first taste I was...

The Connecticut Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of Connecticut's most prominent and pioneering women at its eighth annual Epiphany Celebration brunch and silent auction event, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, CT.   Master of Ceremonies, U.S. Congressw...

By Elissa Miolene Two hours southeast of Rome, salve a tiny town nestles in a valley of snow-capped mountains. With a population of 300, Settefrati stretches only two miles from end to end. And despite its location almost 7,000 miles from Stamford, nearly everyone there has an intimate connection to this bustling Connecticut city. For two per...

By Sheryl Julian At Molinari's, a friendly new restaurant in Adams Village in Dorchester, don't expect small portions or those delicate Northern Italian specialties so trendy right now. Owner Jeffrey Cincotta's roots are of the red-sauce, abbondanza ("plenty") variety. Plates here are heaping, as if you were at Nonna's table.   That's where...