Leave the sign, take the cannoli. Little Italy pastry shop owner John "Baby John" Delutro of Caffé Palermo asked Broadway's "A Bronx Tale" to remove a sign on its set that dubs another pastry joint "The Cannoli King," infringing on his trademark. The show — a coming-of-age story about an Italian kid growing up in the Bronx during the socially segre...

McDonald’s ce l’ha fatta, Burger King anche, ora ci proverà Starbucks, ma sono poche le grandi catene del food & beverage made in USA che, in Italia, sono riuscite a sfondare. Tra quelle che all’estero volano e nel nostro Paese, invece, stentano un po’ a farsi spazio c’è, ad esempio, KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken, la catena di fast food specializzat...

Created from a childhood passion for making pizza, owner Will McMaster has travelled from Brooklyn to Italy studying and perfecting the craft. Offering a simple menu of five wood fire oven pizzas, two salads and a seasonal side, Pizza Nono is wowing diners through their mission of serving guests undeniable quality, artisanal, traditional and fresh...

Sorry Minneapolis, Eataly just isn't that into you right now. Eataly, an Italian food hall concept backed by celebrity chef Mario Batali that mixes several restaurants with retail and a cooking school, had been a wish-list favorite of real estate brokers and others wondering how to fill the lower levels of the downtown Minneapolis Macy's store. Mac...

Woodstock’s newest addition to the downtown area, Mia Passione, 228 Main St., serves up what owner Michael Palmieri calls “Italian-American comfort food". The Italian eatery’s Woodstock location opened March 9. Palmieri also runs a location in River Grove, which opened in 2014. As a child, Palmieri said he spent time watching his grandfather cook w...

NJ Wine & Food Festival, the state’s premiere food event, features well-known celebrity chefs from Jersey’s culinary scene and beyond. You’ll recognize names from Top Chef as well as local chefs such as Michael Carrino, Ryan DePersio, Ariane Duarte and Francesco Palmieri. This year, there’s a new young chef to watch, Robbie Felice, who was invited...

How it started: Chef Salvatore Olivella, a transplant from Naples, Italy, has consulted for such top New York pizza spots as Marta, L’asso, Numero 28 and the Serafina Group. He also co-owns a group of Italian restaurants in Dallas. So he was the obvious choice for Charles Castelli and Gino Ramundo when they were looking for guidance on a concept fo...

The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) and Eataly New York invite students in the Italian language program to participate in the initiative “Food in Focus,” a photography contest. This year’s theme is : “Bringing People Together Through the Power of Food” IACE students are encouraged to submit photos taken with a smartphone. The image s...

There must be something in the water. In December, Italian food cart Gabagool made the jump from a royal blue cart to a brick-and-mortar space in a repurposed auto body shop in St. Johns. It's one of a handful of businesses to leave its wheels behind and open full restaurants, joining former Mississippi Avenue neighbor Tiffin Asha and 28th Avenue t...

There's been a transformation on one of the city's main streets. A former Taco Bell at 1331 Washington Road is now Vito's Italian Restaurant, owned and operated by the Conigliaro family from Sicily. Vito Conigliaro, 27, is the owner. There's no doubt the 2,700-square-foot building is no longer the home of the Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos Suprem...