So. Many. New. Restaurants. Here’s another one: Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar will open on Central St. in LoHi. Marcella’s, in case you couldn’t guess by the name, is an Italian restaurant, and it’s from Ohio-based restauranteur Cameron Mitchell, who also runs Ocean Prime. (Not to mention loads of other restaurants around the country...

When Ben Gashi, co-owner of Rela Cafe, wanted to open a restaurant, Port Chester seemed like a natural choice. "Port Chester is the culinary capital of Westchester," he said. "The best cuisine is here and people value good food." Gashi's sprawling new Italian-American venture at 25 S. Regent St. marks his second restaurant in the area after Barnwoo...

Upon his research of companies, the New Jersey native noticed rave reviews online for Morano Gelato, a New England-based company started by Morgan Morano. After the company told Dayan it was looking to franchise soon, he trekked to New England for a two-day road trip, where he sampled the product and ultimately fell in love with the brand. “I was b...

Italian Cafe Gelato opened earlier this month at 21 Chestnut St. in Quincy, as previously reported, serving up cups, cones, and take-home containers of gelato; gelato sandwiches (on brioche); gelato affogatos and milkshakes; and some non-gelato items, including salads, panini, pastries, and savory croissants. There are also a variety of hot and col...

In 1989, when Andrea Mugnaini began importing open hearth wood-fired Italian ovens to the United States, food had not yet become a national obsession. There was no Food Network, and few celebrity chefs. People said Italian ovens were a risky investment. The Italian manufacturer thought a country used to simply pressing "start" on a microwave oven w...

Ben Cotto opened this week at 361 Hanover Street on the corner of Fleet Street, bringing pizza and Italian cafe entrees to the location formerly occupied by Circle Pizza for nearly 50 years. Translating to “Well Done,” the pizzeria has a wood-fired brick oven, about 40 seats and a dining counter. Both North End / Waterfront neighborhood groups supp...

il Canale, Georgetown is the only D.C. restaurant ever to receive the top culinary honor from the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce and the National Institute of Tourism. “…we are able to recognize and reward excellent purveyors of Italian food…” the Chamber said in presenting the award to Georgetown’s il Canale and a contingent of leading Italian...

La Vucciria food concept è un marchio made in Sicily composto da 500 piccoli e medi produttori agroalimentari siciliani che punta al mercato americano, giapponese ed europeo. Per questo, è stato presentato in Italia all’Avvinando Wine Fest e a breve arriverà ufficialmente negli States, al Fancy Food Show di New York (dal 25 al 27 giugno), dopo un’a...

The Italian Government’s “Made in Italy” campaign is under threat of being scrapped. Far from being a recipe for success, the initiative, which aimed to distinguish genuine Italian products from fake goods and snatch back billions of Euros in lost sales from goods masquerading as Italian products, has caused bitter division among food producers. A...

In Chef's Choice, the Naperville Sun asks local chefs to share their culinary background and experiences and talk about a featured dish found on their menu. This week, we speak with Joe Turco, 57, who co-owns Turco's Italian Deli at 1523 North Aurora Road with wife Sherry, who worked for 30 years in the newspaper industry before helping his brother...