The inaugural U.S. edition of the Italian Food Awards will be presented by Gruppo Food's Italianfood.net in collaboration with Universal Marketing and the Specialty Food Association at the upcoming Summer Fancy Food Show, on June 25, in New York City. The awards program, which has taken place twice previously in Europe, is open to products that are...

Balsamic vinegar is one of those pantry items we don't really question — like olive oil and garlic, you can find it in most home cooks' kitchens if you poke around. You're also almost guaranteed to find it in any supermarket, with prices that range from under $10 all the way up to hundreds of dollars at specialty stores.That's a relatively new phen...

Little Italy is excited to have 8 iconic Italian Restaurants compete for bragging rights at our Boss of the Sauce event and to raise money for our Italian Cultural Center & Museum project.  Please make sure to support these Italian restaurants with your business throughout the year.   The Event is $20 per person (Tax Deductible) Follow this link to...

Pop-up restaurants, temporary eateries that chefs open to test out trendy concepts in a lower-risk environment, are at one end of the dining-out continuum. One could say Mamma Francesca in New Rochelle, owned by the charming and loquacious Nick Di Costanzo, is at the other end. The traditional Italian restaurant, with a bank of rear dining room win...

A new restaurant called Cafe Amore has opened in Fredericksburg’s College Heights neighborhood just off U.S. 1. Owners Tom and Rico Roscigno, a father-son team, opened the eatery in June at 1230 Jefferson Davis Hwy., which was previously Merryman’s Florist. The family hails from Salerno, Italy, and Tom Roscigno described Cafe Amore’s menu, which se...

This July, Aglio 614, an authentic Italian restaurant, will be moving into the same Downtown building that housed Piatto 614 and Pink Salt. The building’s new owner, Chef Andrew Clark, is a St. Joseph native, who studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. “I lived, worked and went to school in lower Manhattan,” he said. “It culmi...

At Loveland's Slate Italian Eatery, comfort seems to be the name of the game, as evidenced by its cozy yet still elegant interior as well as friendly and attentive service. Innovative takes on venerable favorites and an accompanying emphasis on scratch cooking with local ingredients wherever possible, make for a successful melding of the new and ol...

A muffuletta is fresh bread, cold cuts, olives, cheese and Italian heritage all wrapped in one white paper package. Unlike the other quintessential New Orleans sandwich — the po-boy — the muffuletta is not subject to refinements. The sandwich is as it was when it was created in 1906: layers of salami, ham, mortadella, pepperoni, capicola, provolone...

Celebrated chef and restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore launched his first restaurant in the Valley in 1977. Four decades later, he opened his latest venture, Tomaso’s When in Rome. The new 5,000-square-foot restaurant is on the northeast corner of Scottsdale and Pinnacle Peak roads in north Scottsdale. It's the first spinoff of Tomaso’s Italian Restauran...

The Castellucci family has been in the restaurant business for 100 years now. Federico “Mr. C” Castellucci II, the patriarch of Castellucci Hospitality Group (Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, Sugo and the Iberian Pig), descends from an Italian father and a Greek mother whose families both immigrated to America. The picture above was taken in Rhode Is...