The grand opening of Babbo Italian Eatery at the Scottsdale at Talking Stick location is Thursday, April 19. This will be the eighth Babbo in metro Phoenix and, to celebrate, all Arizona locations are donating 100 percent of profits that day to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, according to a release. “We are extremely excited to bring this location to...

Restaurateurs needn’t be revolutionaries. Familiar formulas may not set hearts ablaze, but there’s something to be said for a spot that draws customers, even if it doesn’t draw accolades. There is nothing at all ignoble about an approachable, crowd-pleasing menu made with care and served by a chummy cast of characters in a boisterous, marketing-fri...

Arcosanti is an architectural UFO born of the imagination of Italian architect Paolo Soleri, who brought his ambitious vision of the ideal city to life, in the middle of the Arizona desert in the 1970s. With an amphitheater, a café, roofless buildings left open to the sky and greenhouses heated with solar energy, the unfinished city today welcomes...

Show you care and volunteer with the Carefree & Cave Creek Italian American Club in downtown Carefree next weekend. Volunteers are needed for the Carefree Italian Festival on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at 100 Easy Street. Entry is a $3 donation and children under 12 are free. Each volunteer will receive two fr...

Metro Phoenix is home to an impressive concentration of talented Italian restaurateurs, chefs, and pizzaioli, and the roster of noteworthy Italian restaurants in the Valley only seems to be swelling. For proof, take a look at the Italian restaurant scene taking shape in the northwest Valley. Two new stand-out Italian restaurants have opened in the...

Anche quest’anno, nell’ambito delle iniziative volte ad agevolare l’accesso dei concittadini ai servizi offerti dell’Ufficio Passaporti, questo Consolato Generale sta organizzando – in collaborazione con il locale Corrispondente Consolare Massimo Paollilo – un incontro in Phoenix, AZ per la raccolta in loco delle impronte digitali finalizzate al ri...

Pizza joints on every corner. Can that be part of America too? Last year we said goodbye to Cup it Up's unique brand of politically-charged fast food in a cup. The restaurant's original location was tucked into the Trader Joe's shopping center on Speedway and Wilmot. And now sitting in its place, we've got a concept that's a little easier to swall...

For the fifth year, Scottsdale will feel more like Italy as the Italian Festival of Arizona gets underway at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Guests will enjoy authentic live music directly from Italy, traditional Italian cuisine, dancing and more as they celebrate the Italian heritage. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, and children 1...

The restaurant situation on Seventh Street has been in flux lately. The most recent change to the cluster of eateries is a new Italian restaurant serving mostly old-school dishes. Pubblico Italian Eatery bakes pizza and crafts pasta in-house. The menu, too, will feature new-age dishes like cauliflower steak over polenta, and includes many gluten-fr...

When Stefano Fabbri left Italy for the Valley, he wanted to open an eatery. He narrowed things down to a pizzeria or gelateria, then got stuck. Choosing rankled him. Fabbri grew up in his family's gelateria and cafeteria in Emilia-Romagna. He had gone through a program at the University of Gelato in Bologna. But Fabbri chose to make pizza and today...