The cozy Lakewood restaurant offers pizzas, pastas and house-made gelato. You don’t need to be a master of the English language to understand how Americans like to eat.  For Gonzalo Egozcue, the Uruguay-born owner of Molto Bene in Lakewood, all it takes is an appreciation for good food, good people and a good attitude. “I have to think in Spanish a...

We’ve all been there: that first glance at a new dish that promises something delicious; that first bite that sends waves of pleasure rippling through our taste buds. It’s the kind of dish friends recommend to each other, “You have to try X on your next visit, it’s fantastic.” A dish we pine for during moments apart and make plans to visit again.

Aperitivo, an Italian-style happy hour of snacks, wine and cocktails, will pop up at Phoenix Cocktail Club downtown on Mondays starting Feb. 5.  Sprezzatura, which last year organized Italian dinner pop-ups, will take over Phoenix, 785 N. Jefferson St., from 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays to operate Aperitivo.

One of the many Italian restaurants in Boston’s North End may soon have a new sibling nearby. The owners of Pellino’s Ristorante (2 Prince St., Boston) have purchased the property that previously housed a Pinkberry frozen yogurt shop (283 Hanover St., Boston) and are seeking permission to change the use of the space to allow for seating and a beer,...

For decades, regional Italian markets have been filling a niche in their communities by serving a variety of Italian products, from meats and cheeses to hoagies. Catalano Importing Co. in Scranton and Sabatelle’s Market in Pittston are among the surviving small Italian speciality markets in Northeast Pennsylvania. Paul Catalano, owner of Catalano I...

Tradizione, arte, artigianato, il Mediterraneo con i suoi colori e soprattutto la Sicilia rappresentata in maniera totalizzante da Palermo. La Vucciria, il concept store itinerante ideato da siciliani, sbarca oltreoceano. Il 7 gennaio partirà un container per gli Stati Uniti d’America, a New York dove sarà scelta una location e poi a Londra, in Can...

The man who brought Italian gelato and famous Chicago-style pizza to the Houston Heights is about to open up a proper Italian grocery store in the neighborhood. Louie Comella is opening Italian American Grocery on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., next door to his Gelazzi gelato and pizza shop located at 3601 White Oak. The shop will have roughly the sam...

Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen today proudly opens its new location in the Arrowhead area of Glendale. The Arizona-based restaurant brand has been serving their signature Italian inspired, healthy fare since 2002. The newest location, at 8280 W Union Hills Dr., Glendale, AZ 85308, has officially opened. Proudly offering a robust menu comprised o...

IN THE KITCHEN Paul Katsarikas has been cooking Italian dishes and making his own pasta for 40 years, the last 29 at Bella Costa Ristorante in Framingham. The restaurant is known as a cozy place for date nights, get-togethers, and rustic Italian meals. Katsarikas brought in a rotating series of pianists a few years ago, because he wanted to hear mu...

It’s nice to see a big-name, Chicago-based Italian eatery finally open in central Illinois. No, not that one. We’re talking about Rosati’s Pizza, which recently debuted in North Pekin without any debate or fanfare. Lots of flavor, hold the controversy: We prefer our food that way. Rosati’s takes over a strip-mall slot formerly occupied by Mickie’s...