The family that owns the recently opened Villa Italia Cafe has a long restaurant tradition. Just as important, the family is patient. They wanted to make sure that everything was just right — from the lasagna to the pizza to the linguini pescatore, as well as the restaurant setup and the staff training — before broadcasting the restaurant was open....

Richard Sardella has been toying with the idea of opening a pizzeria for quite some time now, so when JF3 Salon relocated from the building next to his original restaurant, he knew it was time to take the leap. Earlier this week he opened Imbriglio’s Pizzeria Resto Bar Napoletana, a tribute to his grandfather Ricardo Imbriglio, at 32 Memorial Blvd....

For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of vacationing on the beautiful island of Capri just off the coast of Italy; the gorgeous beaches, the rugged landscape, and of course the Italian cuisine all scream vacation to me.  I’m probably a few years (probably more like 20) from making this dream a reality, so in the meantime I can visit Capri righ...

There was no Little Italy near the small suburb of Dallas where I grew up. Instead, there was Buca di Beppo. Among my classmates, Buca di Beppo was the go-to destination for birthday parties. The atmosphere was always raucous, the platters of food were so massive that they demanded sharing, and ogling at the sundry black-and-white photos of Italian...

Mimmo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant is a family business in more ways than one. Owner Dominic “Mimmo” Spano has brought several family members into the business, including his youngest brother, Carlo, who manages the restaurant here in St. Albans. Two brothers also operate the Mimmo’s in Essex. Mimmo’s brother-in-law met his wife while both worked at t...

The lemon probably arrived in Italy from India at a time before 539 B.C., the year in which the Jews re-entered Babylon in Palestine. Jewish culture testifies that citron was present in Israel as early the sixth century B.C., and it had a ritual and ornamental value. It is therefore certain that the citrus plant existed in Italy from the early impe...

These are moist, super healthy, sinfully delicious brownies that have no sugar, no eggs, no flour and no added fat. Is this possible? Yes it is! Try my tasty, easy and fast recipe, and you will find out. No fuss, no mess and in no time you have nutritious and tasty brownies that you can enjoy for a snack or dessert.  This recipe combines several nu...

Nel 1964 entrava in commercio il primo vasetto di Nutella, la celebre crema spalmabile di Ferrero. Il primo barattolo uscì dalla fabbrica di Alba il 20 aprile e il prodotto riscosse un successo istantaneo. In questi 55 anni è stata celebrata in tantissimi modi, dagli omaggi nel cinema e nella musica ai francobolli personalizzati, a testimonianza de...

After six years of planning and three years of construction, Ciao Ristorante Italiano in Vista is finally finished with its vast expansion project. Since 2016, the popular family-owned restaurant at 2015 E. Vista Way has been undergoing a gradual expansion that has quadrupled its size from 3,000 to 12,000 square feet. Along the way, the original r...

CHRIS COSENTINO, A RENOWNED CELEBRITY CHEF who is known for appearances on Top Chef Masters and The Next Iron Chef, is opening an Italian restaurant in Houston. At a press conference Thursday at The Hay Merchant in Montrose, chef Chris Shepherd announced that Cosentino, who won season four of Top Chef Masters in 2016, and is co-owner at Cockscomb i...