Il gelato più buono d’Italia si mangia in Liguria – un sorbetto al limone e basilico – ma per la seconda edizione della rassegna nazionale che premia i “Gelati d’Italia” sale sul podio anche la Basilicata, con il gelato al gusto di Pistacchio rigorosamente stiglianese. Dal 4 Maggio infatti la città d’arte Orvieto ha ospitato l’originale rassegna al...

Everyone understands the risk of handing a Chicagoan ketchup, so what's the right condiment to pass? That's easy. Giardiniera. (Say it with me, "jar-din-air-ah.") It's the quintessential Chicago condiment, one that's as brazen and boisterous as the city itself. This fiery mix contains some combination of pickled chiles, celery, cauliflower, carrots...

White Pie, a wood-fired Italian restaurant and pizzeria, is now open at 1702 Humboldt Street. The neighborhood eatery owned by brothers Kris and Jason Wallenta of Dos Santos is set in a space that feels inviting and modern. The bones of the old building, a place that once housed the catering operation for Strings, are honored by allowing the expose...

Until recently, an olive oil's label and the bottles' position on a grocery store's shelf guided my purchase. Those boasting "first cold press," "extra virgin," "Italian," or similar alleged indicators of quality from the top shelf were what I grabbed and happily used. So I was skeptical when I read that my $25 bottle of oil was likely a sham and l...

Michael Dene knows a thing or two about vertical integration. The Long Beach restaurateur made a lifetime of work out of selling cheap lamps (like the kind you buy for your dorm room), building atop his father’s business by taking control of the entire supply chain. Instead of just buying cheap parts from China for his lamps, he became his own sour...

Meta Osteria & Barra is bringing a new spin on Italian cuisine to Oceanside. Meta opens in the former site of Sole, with a colorful menu that seasons traditional Italian and Italian-American fare with contemporary accents. It’s under the same management as Sole, which arrived in 2000. Dennis Durdaller is the managing partner; Robert Carmosino is ch...

Cars may outnumber pedestrians on Merrick Road, but both can now stop for one of Naples’ most popular street foods. Louis Fontana and his wife, Lauren, opened Cuoppo NYC this week at one end of a Merrick strip mall, selling paper cones filled with bite-size, feather-light fried food. “I learned to cook from my family,” said chef Louis Fontana, whos...

When the Waldorf Astoria restaurant closed in March, chefs like Dominick Di Napoli picked up other cooking gigs. Di Napoli, for instance, landed at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. In the meantime, he also opened a restaurant with a friend, fellow Staten Islander Jimmy Kelmendi. "Sofra is my baby," Di Napoli enthuses. "It's fun Italian...

Join us in Little Italy San Jose for the 3rd edition of our Italian food competitions between Bay Area Italian Restaurants. In 2015 We hosted the Cannoli Tournament, 2016 was our Ravioli Tournament and this year we are pleased to present the Boss of the Sauce. $20 includes a passport to try pasta from all of our participating restaurants, live ente...

A new-to-Dallas pizzeria chain that makes its pizzas in the Neapolitan style is coming to Dallas. Midici, a chain from California, will open a branch in Dallas' West Village, next to Cru Wine Bar and across from Mi Cocina in the complex's South Alley. Midici was founded in 2015 and is a sibling to Menchie's Frozen Yogurt. It has set its sights on T...