At the root of Western philosophy, there is a dinner party. Whether fictional or real, the Ancient Athenian supper that Plato recounts in his “Symposium” has all the familiar outlines of our own modern gatherings: drunkenness, attempts at moderation, cures for hiccups, a “no shoes” policy, surprise drop-in guests, flirtations — not to mention some...

The chef behind Boulder’s Sforno Trattoria Romana and Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar opened his latest Italian concept earlier this month in southwest Longmont. Caprese Trattoria replaced the fast-casual Mediterranean favorite Basil Flats at 1067 S. Hover Road. Fans of Sforno, Bacco, or Monnanni’s Parma Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar in Louisville wi...

Many people think of gelato as just the Italian word for ice cream, when it’s actually Italian­style ice cream. The difference is significant. American­style ice cream is made with heavy cream, a little whole milk, sugar, eggs, and flavorings like vanilla or strawberries. It’s then churned during the freezing process to aerate it and prevent large...

Cutaia’s Meat Market has been a neighborhood institution in Rochester’s 19th Ward for decades. The place opened at 574 Chili Ave., near Thurston Road, in 1974 and has been a mainstay on the city's southwest side since. It’s been a year since the death of the founder, Charles Cutaia — but one of his sons, Joe, is carrying on the family tradition. Ch...

You might say every Sunday is Father’s Day for Charlie Augello, the owner of E. 48th Street Market. Father’s Day will find the family of Charlie and Anita Augello spending the day as they usually do. Children and grandchildren will convene at the couple’s Sandy Springs home to enjoy Sunday dinner the couple cook. The day we visited there were 15 fo...

It’s only fitting that the first few conversations Roman couple Silvia Rapone and Umberto Naro had about opening their own Italian bakery in Florida took place at a table in their favorite restaurant. As they discussed the idea of owning an Italian cafe and bar that would serve pastries and offer wine and espresso, they divvied up the responsibilit...

If you are hungry for pizza and Italian food, there are two new restaurants in northern Hillsborough County to satisfy your cravings. Two existing Italian restaurants have made changes and expanded to give their customers more of what they want. One year ago, Lutz's Nabruzzi Trattoria, opened a second location in Westchase, and last month, signific...

If you’re familiar with Wrentham’s Luciano’s and Attleboro’s Pizzeria Canova, but crave a little Italian closer to home, hold onto your seat. Chef Luciano Canova is opening his third Attleboro area restaurant at 651 South Washington St. this summer. Pizzeria Romana will feature pizza takeout but will double as an eat-in restaurant for sandwiches, p...

Among Italians and foreigners alike, Autogrill has become a proprietary eponym synonymous with all Italian highway rest stops. The Autogrill brand accounts for 65 percent of rest stops in Italy, while its closest competitors Chef Express and Sarni rank at distant second and third place with around 6 percent of the market each. Autogrills are belove...

Food in the Bronx is reflective of the characteristics that make this borough unique: it’s got one foot rooted in “the old country” and one foot in the new, bridging the gap with a passion for tradition. Many cultures are represented throughout the Bronx, but Arthur Avenue continues to be predominantly Italian American just as it was during the ear...