When the craving for homemade gnocchi creeps, it pounces. For the fortunate who live nearRedwood Drive, a plate of it isn’t far away.  For the rest of us, a hop over the 101 overpass, through a few traffic lights and around Reading Cinemas leads to Art’s Place, a slice of Italy right in our backyard.  Just like mom used to make, Art’s Place has all...

I have been coming to Guido's Chicago Meats and Deli since I was in high school. The Italian sub is to die for, but there are so many more options at Guido's. You name it, they have it-- and it's likely made from scratch right there at the deli! Guido's Chicago Meats and Deli has been on Scottsdale Road and Shea since 1983. Owner Joe Guido was trai...

The owners of Luca Italian Cuisine in the Flats are planning to open Luca West in Westlake this summer. The restaurant will be located at 24600 Detroit Road, in the space of the former Viva Barcelona restaurant. It's just south of interstate 90 and near the Columbia Road exit. It's about 12 miles from Luca in downtown Cleveland. Luca opened in July...

The menu at King, which was opened last fall on the western edge of SoHo, by three enterprising young women, reads like a lusty love letter to Italian simplicity—something like what Meryl Streep’s Italian-Iowan housewife in “The Bridges of Madison County” would cook for Clint Eastwood’s lonely photographer, to show him the lost art of food as pleas...

Downtown Baltimore's newest coffee shop Filicori Zecchini is set to open April 24 on the bottom floor of the PNC building at 1 E. Pratt St. The nearly 100-year-old Italian coffee company is taking over about 1,700 square feet previously occupied by Nature's Table, a soup, salad, wrap and smoothie restaurant that closed in 2015 after less than three...

Crowds of fans lined up to shake not just the hand of NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino, but also that of his business partner, restaurateur Anthony Bruno at the grand opening of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza at Garden City on Thursday. The Florida pizzeria has moved north, meeting snow birds in their summer habitat. So while Miami Dolphins fans offered th...

New student housing projects are popping up all over Clemson University these days, but one real estate firm is looking to combine that need with a restaurant expected to serve the city of Clemson, the university as well as all those visitors coming to see the national champion Clemson Tigers this fall. Stonemont Financial Group, a real estate inve...

Who has the best meatballs in Houston? You'll find out on April 23 when Damian's Cucina Italiana revives its meatball competition with 2017 Meatball Brawl where 10 local restaurants will try to out-ball each other for a good cause. Damian's owners Johnny Mandola and Bubba Butera will play host (and competitor) for the event which will benefit the T...

For travelers to Bologna, it’s understandable to confuse mortadella with its counterpart in the United States: bologna. It’s not clear how the mortadella that was eaten by Italian-American immigrants turned into American bologna. Obviously, there’s the connection that mortadella was from the city of Bologna. What’s not clear is what bologna became...

The Daily Meal, the same food blog behind "The 101 Best Pizzas in America" — or the closest thing on the internet to a definitive, annual critic's ranking of the nation's best pizza joints — is drumming up some more controversy this month with an offshoot list that names "The Best Pizza in Every State." "There are plenty of states with pizzerias th...