Francesco's Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria looks like just another local Italian spot from the outside, but it's a surprising work of Italian art inside. Francesco LoPiccolo, owner of the popular Lorenzo's in Fountain Hill, last year transformed the former Pantry Diner building on Susquehanna Street into a beautifully designed restaurant that takes...

There's more to the eye than the many pizza pies at Tony's Cafe Italian Eatery in Buffalo Township. Tony's offers the New York style, mouth-watering display on the front counter of finished pizzas, such as crab meat pizza, chicken-broccoli-alfredo-sauce pizza and taco pizza. They are like baubles in a jewelry store case, but these goodies don't han...

Carol Field, an authority on Italian cuisine whose classic cookbook “The Italian Baker,” published in 1985, introduced Americans to regional breads like ciabatta and focaccia, as well as to desserts, died on Friday in San Francisco. She was 76. The cause was complications of a stroke, her family said. Ms. Field fell in love with Italy and its food...

Florence, Italy favorite 'O Munaciello has officially set up shop here in the Magic City at 6425 Biscayne Blvd. Marking the first outpost for the Neapolitan-style pizzeria, it features a variety of Italian dishes mainly cooked in the handmade brick oven, which of course, is also imported from Italy. At the helm of ‘O Munaciello Miami's kitchen is p...

Green and gold T-shirts bearing, “Kiss me, I’m Irish,” fill store windows around town, waiting to be snatched up by revelers who prepare for St. Patrick’s Day, a festival now celebrated around the world. But in a country not far from Ireland, there’s a lesser-known saint with his own set of followers. Every March 19, St. Joseph’s statue is paraded...

Baking cookies is a labor of love for many of those devoted to St. Joseph. This time of year, volunteers spend hundreds of hours making Italian cookies for area St. Joseph altars built to honor the saint. It takes time and organization to produce the many cookies that visitors expect to taste and see when they visit an altar. The bakers gladly acce...

UNTIL RECENTLY, Sacramento was shockingly underserved in the Italian-restaurant department. For that, perhaps, we should blame Biba Caggiano. After all, she set the bar awfully high when she opened Biba on Capitol Avenue 30 years ago. But Italian restaurants are finally starting to appear around town. There’s OBO’, the Sellands’ fast-casual Italian...

Napoli Pizza & Pasta is as real as it gets. Homemade, authentic Neopolitan pizza and all your favorite pasta dishes bring the crowds in to take out, or to stay in and eat in the characteristic “downstairs” kitchen and dining room. This nostalgic family restaurant is exactly what everyone needs right now, in these chaotic times. Come on down and get...

Nick Stefanelli is the chef/owner of one of Washington, D.C.’s hottest restaurants, Masseria. Located steps from Union Market, the restaurant is a hub of hipster activity, but it also happens to be a temple to those pilgrims in search of the city’s best food. Masseria recently earned a star in the prestigious Michelin dining guide, along with th...

Restaurateur Tony Dushaj is back. Again. The Melville restaurant that has been La Fontana since 2012 has now been rechristened Ristorante Santa Lucia. The name change is accompanied by a management change: Tony Dushaj, who first opened Tre Scalini at this location in 2009 is back as chef-owner. In fact, this is Dushaj’s third restaurant at 672 Walt...