Authentic Italian food served in a family friendly atmosphere has been the daily task of Marco Santeufemia for nearly 45 years. DiCicco’s Italian Restaurant, 516 S. I Street, is in one of Madera’s first shopping center, Bethard Square at Olive Avenue and North I Street. The center is presently undergoing some much needed renovations, including the...

White Horse brings a taste of the Old World to the county with a menu anchored by family tradition and an eye toward creating community. Fresh off a soft open in late March, the Italian-American restaurant, in Manquin, has a veteran owner intent on creating a family-friendly dining experience based on a family tradition of restaurant service. "What...

Fazoli's, a Kentucky-based fast casual Italian chain, said Wednesday it is partnering with the TA Restaurant Group to open a new eatery in the Milldale section of Southington late this summer. The Southington restaurant would be the first of four restaurants across the country to debut with the two partners. Two others are planned Oklahoma and Texa...

Andrea Lepore, co-founder of the Hot Italian pizzerias in Sacramento, Davis and Emeryville, wants to turn a deserted 35,000-square-foot former truck terminal in Sacramento into Food Factory — a sustainable and advanced shared commercial kitchen to nurture new food industry entrepreneurs. The space would give aspiring founders of new ventures a plac...

There’s certainly no shortage of lunch options downtown, and there are more than a few places where you can find a great sandwich. But there are perhaps none better and more buzz-worthy than Casetta Kitchen and Counter, the new Italian-American deli on West Washington Avenue. The restaurant opened in February in the space formerly home to Bluephies...

Americans write books about pizza. I’m not sure how much that irritates Italians. But Italians writing a hamburger book? Oh, dear, the world turned upside down. Please, remain calm. Do not get upset. Instead, rise, get the car keys or head to your computer because you want this book. If you love burgers, you are going to worship this one. My favori...

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was named culinary “Ambassador” for representing the cuisine of his home region at the Basilicata Food & Wine Festival in Matera, Italy. Chef Luigi Diotaiuti, owner of Washington, DC's Al Tiramisu and Aperto was honored with the title of being an Ambassador of Basilicata’s Cuisine in the World. The honor was presented by the Pr...

The certificate stating Pietro’s Pizza Kauai is a member of the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association is just that, a piece of paper, said Peppe Miele. Which might be a strange description, since Miele is VPN’s president of Canada and U.S. operations. But he explained. A piece of paper doesn’t make pizza. It doesn’t make friends. “This guy right here...

Delray Beach father-and-son restaurateurs Steven Pellegrino, Sr. and his son, Steven Pellegrino, Jr., founders and owners of Il Bacio restaurant and nightclub, and Prime Delray, a steakhouse and supper club, have opened Baciami (Kiss Me) in Boynton Beach's Las Ventanas. The duo, originally from Rhode Island, set its sights on the city hoping to cre...

Italian cuisine is coming to the village center — Gianni Fig’s Ristorante Italian Cuisine is expected to open in about a month at the former Sienna Market. “It’s the full experience. I’m not joking around,” said Italian Chef and Owner Gianni Calabrese Monday, standing in on the steps of 6 Elm St. beneath a sign announcing his cuisine is “coming soo...