Please join us for the 2nd edition of the Italian Street Food Fest on October 1st in Alameda! You may find more details about the event on Facebook. Where: 677 West Ranger Avenue, Alameda, California 94501. When: Sunday October 1st, 11am-3pm. What: Great food (Gnocco FRITTO by Gnocco BELLA and Gelato by Almare), wine and cocktails, live music, kids...

Queens isn’t known for its gardens but Lidia Bastianich has maintained her own in the borough — Douglaston, to be specific, her residence of 30-plus years. It’s here that she’s planted an heirloom garden, shaped by her growing up in Istria, formerly Italian, now Croatian, across the water from Italy-at-large. While what she’s growing may not be ser...

On narrow, ancient streets downtown you’ll find one of the most vibrant places in Manhattan: Little Italy. Childhood home of director Martin Scorsese and inspiration for The Godfather, Little Italy remains a vital destination for visitors to NYC. It’s also a fantastic place to get a meal at a classic restaurant. For decades now, bold-face names and...

One of the five entrepreneurs who failed to win a vacant year-round liquor license the city put up for grabs in May has gained a seasonal license to launch a new West End downtown restaurant. Simon Prudenzi and his Roman I LLC of Gloucester won the approval of the city's Licensing Board this week to sell alcoholic beverages at a proposed restaurant...

Johnny and Sandra Caracci have been serving customers their Italian dishes using family recipes for 25 years. This week they opened their Johnny C’s Deli & Pasta in the Town Pavilion, 1111 Main St., Suite 115. Plowboys Barbeque formerly operated in the space but relocated to a larger spot on the south corner of the Town Pavilion. Johnny C’s serves...

Every year, when fall begins, food establishments nationwide brace themselves for the hit they'll take when all of their customers flock to coffee shops and bakeries for that coveted pumpkin spice treat. Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, is jumping on the bandwagon and demanding its piece of the pie—with t...

WHEN I TOLD PEOPLE I WAS GOING TO CALABRIA, I was usually met with blank looks. I would staunch the awkwardness with five words: “The toe of the boot.” It’s the easiest way to explain where I was going—the southwestern-most slice of Italy—but explaining why is harder. In my case, I was headed to speak at NanoGagliato, a nanomedical conference in th...

The owners behind Cafe Mezzanotte in Severna Park will be opening up a new Italian restaurant at the Magothy Gateway Center. In a release, the restaurant said “Capiche Street Food Italiano” is anticipated to open next month about three miles away from their current restaurant. The 2,400-square-foot restaurant will focus on “quick-service fast-casua...

The Brooklyn Eagle first interviewed the colorful and multi-talented Dino Angelo Luciano, who was born in Brooklyn, at the end of June. He was just beginning his journey as a contestant on season eight of “MasterChef,” Fox’s popular weekly television cooking competition hosted by Chef Gordon Ramsay with judges Christina Tosi and Chef Aaron Sanchez....

The love for pizza runs strong at Jerry’s Nugget as a revamped restaurant specializing in gourmet pizzas makes its way to North Las Vegas. Replacing the closed Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint, Contento Pizzeria and Bar offers pizzas and pastas made in the authentic Italian style.  Led by two pizza specialists from Florence, Italy, Carmine “Giuseppe” Con...