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At the beginning of February, Queen’s Grant Latin teacher Ben Henkel undertook an unexpected lesson with his Latin students: they made fresh pasta together. If asked what they might eat in modern day Rome, most people would probably imagine a huge bowl of pasta with marinara sauce.   The ancient Romans did eat pasta as well as many of the staples o...

Nearly everyone has a pizza-and-pasta restaurant nearby, and now that includes Tuscany Italian. The new restaurant moved in off Boat Club Road near Lake Worth High School, serving the usual wide choice of pizzas but also adding a few surprises. Tuscany is the first Tarrant County outpost for a restaurant family with locations from Duncanville to Ro...

“Italian food is very traditional, very classic, it's also something that requires a lot of hands on attention,” said Matt Gallaher, owner of Emilia Italian. Whether it's romance, family gatherings, or celebration, Emilia courts customers with handmade Italian. “Anytime we get guests in for their first visit, we try to steer them near pasta,” Galla...

Chef Vinny Esposito’s passion for Italian cuisine runs deep. Esposito, 67, opened Vinny’s Italian Kitchen at 5337 Gulf Drive, Suite 500, one week ago. He still remembers the tastes from his childhood and the flavors that came out of his grandmother Maria’s kitchen in Naples, Italy. It’s those tastes, and those from his Italian-American family in Ne...

After the dough has risen and the sauce has been made, Giuseppe Scotto builds a pizza, sometimes adding pepperoni and other toppings, always adding whole-milk mozzarella cheese. The owner of Napoli’s Pizza with three locations across Hall County eats a slice or two every day, and it’s because of the way he grew up that he’s been able to keep his bu...

For the third year in a row, in conjunction with UNC Charlotte, the search for the next recipient of the Italian Language Scholarship will soon begin! Applicants must be UNC Charlotte students who are currently enrolled in (or have successfully completed) Italian 1201. Majors in business, engineering, or architecture are preferred, as are Italian m...

For those that love their wine with a side of incredible Italian food, head over to Famiglia Italian American Cuisine located at 740 West Firetower Road in Winterville. They serve fresh Italian-American cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. “Famiglia” means family in Italian and that family flavor comes through from beginning to end with every...

Massimo Tundo didn’t feel like going out that night in November 2003. A friend had to push hard to get him to join a dinner party at a restaurant in Piacenza, Italy. Massimo sat across from a woman with short red hair, warm eyes and something about her that kept them talking all night. Elisabetta Callegaro, who was working as a chef on a sailboat,...

The beloved Fino's restaurant will return to Memphis in April. Kelly English and the Iris Restaurant Group (Restaurant Iris, The Second Line, Magnolia House, Iris Etc.) have purchased the Fino’s brand from former owners. Fino’s will open back up and operate at the original location on the ground level of the Gilmore apartments (corner of McLean and...

The event is aimed to celebrate the best of Italian design and is intended to be a prestigious display for Italian brands and high-end Made in Italy products. Miami Design District – the luxury and design hub of the city – will be the location of the 2 day-event that will take place on May 15-16, 2019. The event is addressed to Italian design compa...

The waiting is finally over, the much-anticipated brick and mortar Catullo’s Italian Restaurant is here, and I have to tell you if it is even possible the food is better than ever. I was invited to the friends and family night pre-opening, so I was giddy with anticipation, it had been way too long since I have eaten their food so to say I was ready...

Melillo’s on East Market Street may have closed at the end of 2008, but Bill Silvio Melillo was determined to bring his family’s Italian cooking back to the city. Seven years later in 2015, he opened Silvio’s on Fairfax Avenue in St. Matthews, promising Louisvillians delicious authentic Italian-American cuisine. My first interaction with anyone fro...