Primo Vino, the restaurant and wine bar in Little Italy that has been around 35 years, will close its doors Friday, Aug. 11. Robert Fatica and Carmen Armenti - the only owners the restaurant has known since it opened in 1982 - have sold the property, at East 126th Street and Mayfield Road. New owners are Jim Wymer, Matthew Wymer and Dave Swindell o...

Dopo aver deliziato il palato dei leader del G7 a Taormina - rappresentando i sapori e gli odori della incommensurabile cucina siciliana con un menù a base di tortelli ripieni di basilico e pecorino siciliano in salsa di gambero rosso di Mazara, trancio di dentice con pomodorini, capperi e basilico accompagnato da un cestino di verdure e patate al...

By about 7 a.m. on Monday, Anthony De Monte put finishing touches on the display cases at De Monte's Salumeria & Pork Store in West Brighton. Finally, his family's Italian specialty shop is ready for business on its official opening day. "The response has been great. The whole community has been so welcoming," said DeMonte, pleased with the warm gr...

Mulberry Italian Restaurant is a staple of the southtowns, and they’ve been approached before to expand in Western New York, Toronto, even as far as Ohio. But a decision has been made, and it’s good news for lovers of Italian cuisine — it’s much closer than the Buckeye State. Mulberry will be opening a new location in the northtowns, at the former...

If by chance I have made your acquaintance, or maybe we have crossed paths on Facebook or somewhere else, you would know I am an Italian-American. With red sauce running through my veins and olive oil on my skin, I love my pasta as much as anyone. Through the years, as I grew my career in music, I took with me as much of the backstage "pasta and me...

Quality ingredients, time spent cooking, consistent tasting and a blend of Italian flavors make for a good marinara sauce, but one ingredient makes it great: love. That is the winning touch, according to Pedro Cipriano, executive chef at Mio Vicino Pasta and Pizzeria Cafe. The popular eatery in Saratoga just won Little Italy San Jose’s Boss of the...

Within a block of each other in the shadow of the old Florida Avenue Market — now known as Union Market — you’ll find a tale of two Italian-American food purveyors that give us a glimpse into the Washington food scene, past and present.  In a city that was derided for decades for having no culinary soul, yet is now considered at the top of the food...

Positioned on the sidewalk in front of Salumeria 2703, the A-frame sign basically serves the same function that Luther, the anger translator, did for President Barack Obama: It bluntly explains the inner workings of something opaque to many Americans. The sign clarifies — curtly, if not vociferously — that the salumeria is an “Italian deli.” Most m...

To this day, Ida Alia still remembers the moment she saw the Statue of Liberty from the New York Harbor while coming to America from Italy in 1960. Alia and her family of nine spent a total of 10 days on a boat coming to America. They came looking for better opportunities. “When I saw the Statue of Liberty from that boat I became so excited beca...

AL DENTE, the way Italians cook pasta, translates as “to the tooth.” It describes the feel of chewing on a correctly boiled noodle: somewhat stiff, cooked long enough that it kneads rather than crumbles or sticks between your teeth.  At Luca Modern Italian Kitchen, servers tell guests that the pasta is all made in-house, adding a gentle reminder th...