The Uptown eatery Amici Ristorante & Bar (3218 Magazine St., 504-300-1250) has reopened following a change in ownership and a round of renovations. First opened in 2013, Amici was developed by the Rizzuto family through their Rizzuto Management Group. In July, however, the restaurant was purchased by Felix’s Restaurant Group, the company behind the...

Italy is synonymous with food, and yet Italian food abroad is often lumped together as homogenous pizza and pasta dishes. Did you know, however, that Italian cuisine is extraordinarily regional? While the Neapolitans may be eating pizza, the Romans will be eating pasta carbonara, the Milanese risotto, and the Florentines bean soup… the variations a...

It's 8 a.m. on a Thursday in the empty dining room of Sessanta, an Italian restaurant in the New York City hotel Sixty SoHo, and Chris Bianco, the Arizona chef widely regarded as the father of the modern artisanal pizza movement, is running on adrenaline and just a few hours of sleep. "Oh my goodness, it was a cavalcade of who's who," Bianco says,...

In the summer of 1905, a Sicilian immigrant named Angelo Brocato Sr. opened his first ice-cream parlor on Decatur Street, just off Ursulines, in the part of the Vieux Carre known at the time as Little Palermo. Brocato, who had started his career as a 12-year-old apprentice in an elegant ice-cream parlor in the real Palermo, turned out such then-exo...

Sugo Rossa opened earlier this summer in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center in the space formerly occupied by Atlanta Bread Company. The Italian restaurant is the latest venture from the proprietors of Cotton & Rye, which has been a huge hit since opening at the corner of Habersham and 34th streets in 2015. I’ve been to Sugo Rossa twice — probably fewer t...

A deli debacle has given way to a pizza and pasta revival in Boca Raton. Veteran restaurateur Burt Rapoport says he is bringing back Prezzo, his popular Italian restaurant from the 1990s, to the site where two New York-style delicatessens flopped this year. Rappy’s, a modern twist on the classic Jewish deli named in tribute to Rapoport’s father, sh...

Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona and his father, former Tribe player Tito Francona, have developed a new pasta sauce, Tito Francona & Son Pasta Sauce, which launches today. The sauce celebrates Tito and Terry’s love of Italian food and Northeast Ohio; a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the new sauce will go to Cleveland Indians Char...

A legendary merchant in Belmont was immortalized with a street naming near the store he ran for decades. Mario Borgatti, proprietor of Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles on East 187th Street and a fixture in Belmont’s business and philanthropic efforts for decades, was posthumously honored with a street co-naming near his iconic business on Sunday, J...

Among the new wave of food vendors in Liberty Public Market is Roma Express, which launches today with Italian sodas, cannoli and savory fried risotto balls called arancini. The cannoli and arancini are two best-selling products at Roma Market, an Italian specialty store that has deep roots in Pasadena and another location in Escondido which is cur...

We’ve been craving Italian sandwiches lately. Maybe it’s the run of picnic-perfect weather, or the vine-ripe tomatoes we’re spotting around town. Or, most likely, because it’s just a very good sandwich. The makings of a true Italian sub — or hero or grinder or spuckie or hoagie, depending on where you’re from — are most often salami, mortadella, ca...