Food lovers, get your passports ready. Jet-setting foodies in search of Japan’s tastiest yakitori and the best bowl of bolognese in Italy will devour this latest news. The travel experts at TripAdvisor just released a list of the world’s best cities for foodies, according to travelers who use the site. Unsurprisingly, three Italian cities snagged p...

1.300 nuovi prodotti alimentari si affacciano sul mercato e saranno presentati a Cibus2018 (Parma, dal 7 al 10 maggio). Tra i filoni della produzione alimentare italiana in maggior crescita, i prodotti ispirati a salute e benessere e i piatti già pronti.  Nei padiglioni che ospitano tutte le merceologie (dai salumi ai formaggi, dalla pasta all’olio...

As planning moves forward on the new CompassPoint development in downtown Des Plaines, Via Roma restaurant owners plan to move into the former Maine Insurance building at 464 Northwest Hwy. “We’re not going far,” said restaurant owner Lisa Leslie. The new location is only about a mile from where the Italian restaurant has operated for the past nine...

Dall’Italia all’America, l’ode al Cannolo non conosce confini: ricotta di pecora freschissima, zucchero a velo, gocce di cioccolato e granella di pistacchio, tutto racchiuso in una fragrante cialda. Il Cannolo Siciliano è uno dei dolci più noti tra le specialità italiane e verrà celebrato sabato 28 aprile anche a New York. L’iniziativa è’ di Philip...

Mani in Pasta is the name. Translation: “hands in the dough,” and that is exactly where Giuseppe Manco’s mitts have been most of his 31 years. Manco is the pizzaiolo-chef and co-owner of this five-month-old East Village pizza restaurant, and his dough-making credentials are pretty impressive. The Neapolitan expat got started early at the family-run...

Could you eat a meter’s worth of pizza? Americans quantify pizza by the number of slices; Italians are more likely to assess the pie’s length, ordering pizza “al metro,” or “by the meter.” At the newly opened Il Vecchio Forno in Huntington, customers can order pizzas that measure a meter (39 inches) in length, a half meter or a traditional 12-inch...

An Illinois pizza place that started more than six decades ago has grown to include two Northwest Indiana locations. Family has remained the focus at Capri’s Pizza, which opened in 2011 in Schererville. “We’ve always had a good following because of our South Chicago store,” said Benedetto Ciannamea, who is partners in Capri’s Pizza with his father,...

As Sunday’s 4th Annual East Passyunk Red Gravy Cook-off commenced at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, attendees heard the pleasant strains of Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore.” It was a fitting tune considering that a love for pasta’s pal – red gravy – had brought a crowd of 200 guests together.  The cook-off began with guests sampling 15 gravies, and e...

In 1958, 11-year-old Lidia Matticchio and her family arrived in America as Italian refugees, penniless and speaking no English. Social workers supplied them with lodging, used clothes and boxes of unfamiliar food, including a thick, canned, white substance that baffled her mother. “The red, white and blue label featured a slice of cherry pie and th...

A new location of Grazia Italian Kitchen is now open in Katy, giving residents a taste of owner and culinary director Adrian Hembree’s Italy-meets-Texas brand of cooking. The restaurant opened April 19 in Villagio Town Center, 22764 Westheimer Parkway and retains the rustic elegance of the existing Pearland and Clearlake locations. A central wood-f...