On March 25, Carina Lounge opened in the venue that was home to Basta’s Trattoria and Bar for the past 25 years, at 410 NW 21st Ave., and Eater photographer Dina Avila returns with photos of the new look in the gallery above. The bar area adds swagger with brown-leather bar stools and a lush leafy theme, and overall, the restaurant has been brighte...

“Rao’s Classics” (St. Martin’s Press), a recently published cookbook co-authored by Frank Pellegrino Sr. and Frank Pellegrino Jr., comes with a collection of favorite Italian recipes from the iconic New York restaurant whose history dates back to 1896. Besides its popular East Harlem location, the business has expanded to Las Vegas and Hollywood. “...

Mario Batali is coming to town. It may not seem like it, but it’s already been 10 years since the orange-haired, orange Croc-wearing celeb chef opened his first restaurants in Las Vegas, now B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca & Pizzeria at the Venetian. Appropriately, he’s ready to celebrate. A special one-night-only dinner showcasing classic dishes f...

An Italian fast-casual chain restaurant is expected to open at the TA Travel Center in Milldale this summer. Fazoli’s, which serves pizza, pasta, sandwiches and other dinners, will open its first location in the northeast at the travel center, 1875 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, the company said in a statement. “Our mission at Fazoli’s is to serve Ame...

The village of Oswego has changed so much over the past 30 years or so. Two-lane highways have grown into five-lane highways. The farm fields that once separated the village from neighboring towns have been developed for shopping centers and new subdivisions. Places like Foxy’s Burger Bar and Scotty’s Drive-In are now but distant memories as the vi...

Gaetano D’Amico e Giacinta Petrarca negli Stati Uniti furono, per lunghi anni, con il marchio “Mamma Mia” i veri “re della pasta”. I fondatori della “G. D’Amico Macaroni Company” erano entrambi nati a Castel di Sangro in provincia di L’Aquila.   Gaetano D’Amico nacque a Castel di Sangro (AQ), il 10 agosto del 1861, da Aurelio e Carolina Petrarca. S...

Shake Shack is, of course, one of the great New York City success stories. Started as a stand in Madison Square Park, it’s grown to well over 100 locations around the world, all of which promise burgers and fries with an increased focus on quality and hospitality. Sbarro, meanwhile, was once a family-run New York operation that specialized in Itali...

Joe and Cindy Tringali have cornered the market on King and Malaga streets in downtown St. Augustine with their popular pizzeria, Carmelo’s Pizzeria. What started out as a small gas station named Conner’s Shell 25 years ago has grown into a booming business comprised of a gas station, an upscale marketplace and a pizzeria. New York-style pizza is c...

Trattoria Delia brought something new to Burlington 24 years ago: Italian food, which is to say food that aspired to be as authentically Italian as possible. That included menu items that surprised Vermonters, said Tom Delia, who opened the restaurant with his wife, Lori. “People weren’t ready for squid and pasta 24 years ago,” he said. The menu al...

Anthony Bellapigna is a natural-born builder, by skill and by nature. He builds and creates award-winning pizza pies and other entrees that draw customers from miles around. He builds strong and lasting relationships with hundreds of acquaintances, friends and customers in his community, as well as hundreds overseas. And he built Ariano, the old-wo...