Hotly anticipated new Italian restaurant San Morello is preparing to debut on Tuesday, December 18 at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Grand River in Detroit. The restaurant is the first spot from New York-based hitmakers NoHo Hospitality Group in Detroit and anchor to the soon-to-open Shinola Hotel. NoHo Hospitality’s team includes James Beard Aw...

Growing up in Italy, the Laragione family spent many Christmas Eve’s enjoying a traditional Italian meal. Unlike American traditions of ham and turkey on Christmas Eve, in Southern Italy where the Laragione’s are from, Christmas Eve meal consists of seafood with no meat served during the celebration. This year, Franco Laragione is bringing that tra...

The stars didn’t quite align for Astoria pizzeria VIA VAI, but it got pretty darn close. On Monday, premier restaurant guide Michelin — which dispenses its iconic stars to top bistros around the world — announced VIA VAI as a “recommended dining destination” in its 2019 guide. “From their wine list to the menu, it’s all about Italy here,” Michelin...

You might want to drink your glass (or two!) of Moscati d’Asti unadorned, with nothing but your stemware and a smile as accompaniment. In that case, drink on! Enjoyment is the name of the game, and there’s no wrong way to savor your favorite sip. But sometimes, you want to make that Moscati d’Asti really sing. Why not pair it with La Tur, a cloud-l...

On Dec. 27, at 5 p.m., Las Vegas lands its very first Eataly, which not only plans to let customers taste 50 wines before they purchase one, but intends to stay open for 24 hours. Granted, the marketplace opening at the front of the Park MGM with two full-service restaurants, numerous quick-service restaurants, and several bars won’t entirely be op...

It took a village to make the Bella Italia Market a huge success — nearly 50 members of the community volunteered hundreds of hours of their time toward organizing and assisting at the event, held to benefit future heritage, educational and cultural programs sponsored by the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center, Inc. From an idea initiated and execut...

Being the son and grandson of two excellent home and professional bakers, my mother and grandmother, I probably have a unique perspective on the Christmas season. As I've shared many times before, beginning in the first week of December those two wonderful cooks started their holiday baking, an expression of their philosophy that you could never ha...

Aldo’s Pizza, an Italian pizzeria and restaurant in Ozone Park, will celebrate its first year under new management on New Year’s Eve, according to manager Santino Livreri. The restaurant was originally established in 1964, but changed hands in January 2018, according to Livreri, the cousin of new owners Anthony Livreri and Joe Livreri, who reside i...

If you love fresh, creamy mozzarella on a Neapolitan pie or a fresh plate of burrata, visit the mozzarella experts in New York City at Obicà. This Italian chain, with locations worldwide, has two New York outposts in Midtown East and Flatiron. Whether you’re looking for a glass of fine wine to take the edge off or a hearty brunch meal, Obicà serves...

Italian biscuit-maker Barilla is taking on the might of Ferraro’s Nutella with its own ‘healthier’ and more 'ethical’ chocolate and hazelnut spread. It's a daunting challenge in Italy where Nutella has 88 percent of the market. The new Pan di Stelle chocolate and hazelnut spread is named after Barilla's highly popular chocolate biscuits, which are...