A local restaurant company has opened a sports bar downtown. Uccello’s Hospitality Group said this week it opened Uccello’s Ristorante & Sports Bar at 122 Monroe Center St. NW in Grand Rapids. On April 9, Uccello’s announced it was closing its high-end Italian restaurant in the space, Mazzo Cucina D’Italia, and converting the location into a sports...

A New York family searching for their shot at the American Dream believes they’ve found it right here in the Upstate. The owners of Greer’s new Mazzitelli Deli, brothers Rob and Anthony Mazzitelli, launched their hometown diner at 224 Trade St. last week. It’s tucked in a little corner of Chelsea’s Ladies Apparel, but you can’t miss it after you en...

Italian olive maker Ficacci is launching “Take Eat”, a new pack of chilled fresh olives ready to be eaten for a snack as it seeks to expand its distribution in North America. Speaking on the sidelines of the IDDBA show in New Orleans, export manager David Dottorinipresented its new offer for the US market, where educating buyers to the color and ta...

Craving freshly made pasta? A new Italian spot has you covered. Located at 2103 N.W. Second Ave., the new arrival is called Sette Osteria. It's the third location for the Washington, D.C.-based Italian joint. Sette Osteria is the joint project of chefs Nicola Sanna, Nicholas Flores, Gaetano Ascione, and pasta chef Angela Marinelli. Together they're...

Piccolo Sogno …. in Italian, it means “little dream.” It was Tony Priolo’s big dream to open his own restaurant, serve rustic Italian food and see the dream become a success. His dream came true. Plenty of foodies head to Chicago’s West Loop to taste the cuisine and enjoy some of the huge wine collection. First time visitors are in awe of the resta...

June 16  History on TapWho says drinking can’t be educational? Sip your next vino at the Cleveland History Center’s June 16 installment of History on Tap: Uncorked, which explores the Italian tradition of winemaking in Cleveland. “Italian wine is so closely tied to Italian-American history,” says Pamela Dorazio-Dean, the History Center’s Italian-Am...

Popular Midtown Italian trattoria Bice Cucina — started in Milan in 1926, brought to New York City in 1987, and now a global brand — makes its return to NYC on Wednesday. Co-owner Peter Guimaraes and his partners are relaunching the restaurant today at 62 West 55th St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, around the corner from where it originally was...

Chef and restaurateur Brian Clevenger has a fondness for Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood. It's the first place he lived when he moved to the city and is now home to his newest restaurant. Le Messe, Italian for harvest, stays true to what Clevenger does best — simple, good food. The menu features an assortment of house extruded pastas, fresh vegetab...

Saturday, June 16, 6pm - 7.30PM EDT. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. This mother-daughter research team explores how Italian American working-class women from Syracuse, New York, use food as a symbol and vehicle which carries multiple meanings. In these narratives, food represents home, loss, and longing. Food also stands in for race, clas...

About 85 years ago, Irene DeBenedittis’s Italian grandparents opened Leo’s Latticini, an iconic deli in Corona, Queens. “Corona was, at that time, country, and it was farms. It was not like it is today,” Irene said. Today, Irene co-owns the shop with her sisters Marie and Carmela. They live upstairs, just above the deli and the recently added baker...