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If I could introduce one aspect of the Italian dining experience to America, it wouldn't be the tomatoes so sweet I eat them like apples or the rich extra virgin olive oil or prosciutto as lean as an Italian model. It would be Federico.   Federico is a waiter at 72 Ore, my favorite pizzeria in Rome. It's not because he serves a pizza in whic...

Francesco Anile got to make his Metropolitan Opera debut in a T-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers. With 5 minutes notice.   The 54-year-old Italian tenor was in the green room during the last act of Saturday's performance of Verdi's "Otello," which was being broadcast on radio throughout the world, when he was told by a stage director that Latv...

At 12 p.m., a fresh batch of caramel gelato is being prepared in the backroom of Golosi Gelato Café while a couple orders Italian coffee in the dining area. By 1 p.m., the chef receives a phone call for a bulk order of gelato for a same-day party while another pair of customers orders in store.   "My customers know me, and they trust me," co...

The late Patsy Guadnola, a beloved music teacher for many decades in Glenwood Springs who died this past March at age 92, has been inducted into the Colorado Italian American Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2016.   She joins 111 other Italian Americans who made their mark in Colorado history and have been selected to the Hall of Fame ov...

If you don't have plans for a luxurious Italian vacation anytime soon, this hypnotizing GoPro video of Italy from above is the next best thing. Take in the incredible range of vistas, from snowy mountains to blue-green lakes to ancient castles by the sea. It's like a visual heir to Charles Dickens' book reflecting on his travels in Italy.  ...

When Chef Todd Macdonald announced he'd be joining Luke Shimp's Red Cow empire after Parella closed suddenly last winter, it was a bit perplexing, to say the least.   Now the duo have revealed their master plan to Mpls./St. Paul Magazine's Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, and it's a beauty: An Italian and pizza joint in a former auto body shop in th...

When Marco Pietro Griffero Jr. worked the front of the house at Pietro's Restaurant, he wore a suit and tie and his trademark wingtip shoes. He called the busboys laddie or laddie boy — they turned over too frequently for him to remember their names. He loved to dim the dining room's lights.   Was it too dark? "Well," he would say to a compl...

LE CELLULE staminali sono una grande promessa della medicina rigenerativa e per le malattie neurodegenerative. Il merito è tutto della loro capacità di riserva, meglio della loro capacità di dare origine, dividendosi, sia a cellule identiche a se stesse - e quindi, di nuovo staminali - che di differenziarsi, ovvero di produrre cellule con funzione...

In the season of funnel cakes, fried bacon and elephant ears, you'll find us lining up for a more Italian fried snack. Panzerotti come from Puglia, the country's Southeastern heel, and are commonly described as mini, deep-fried calzones. Think of them as crescent-shaped Pizza Rolls, only better.   The city's first proper taste of panzerotti...

According to data for the first half of 2016, released by Gate-away.com, the real estate website dedicated to foreigners who wish to buy a property in Italy, the demand for real estate from abroad grew by 52.4% compared at the same time past year.   In detail, the average price of properties required stood at 435,000 euro, more than 67% rela...

by Kathaleen Roberts   The Gavones are an Italian family just trying to get through a funeral between embezzling, fighting and eating. "I would hesitate to call them dysfunctional because within their psychosis, they're functioning quite well," said James Cady,director of "The Gavones of Philadelphia," opening at the Adobe Theater on Fr...

By Meghan Giannotta There's more to Little Italy's San Gennaro festival than cannolis — like sausage and peppers, meatballs and zeppoles, too. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the 11-day feast that brings more than one million tourists and locals downtown, donning red, green and white. The festival is historic for Italian immigrants a...