Modern Italian restaurant Mazzo Cucina D'Italia has closed less than a year after debuting in downtown Grand Rapids. The eatery, at 122 Monroe Center NW, closed April 7. Uccello's Hospitality Group, which owns the prime downtown real estate, plans to bring in its popular Uccello's Ristorante brand, which has several locations in West Michigan and a...

There’s a new Italian restaurant on the scene in downtown Rochester. Restaurateurs Mark Mendola and Michael Thomas Jr. hosted a grand opening of their new restaurant, D’Marcos Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar. D’Marcos is at 401 S. Main St., Rochester, in the former Rojo Mexican Bistro location. Mendola is a business executive, who graduated from Oakl...

Restaurateurs needn’t be revolutionaries. Familiar formulas may not set hearts ablaze, but there’s something to be said for a spot that draws customers, even if it doesn’t draw accolades. There is nothing at all ignoble about an approachable, crowd-pleasing menu made with care and served by a chummy cast of characters in a boisterous, marketing-fri...

Don’t trust me? That’s fair. I get it, dear readers: You don’t even know my real name, so go ahead and trust your peers. One skim through the interwebs, while searching for Crispino’s critiques, will lead to rarely a negative comment. Also “best pizza in Wilmington” comes up quite a lot, for that matter. Quite the accolade for a newbie. Seems like...

There are many ways to promote and make known the typical Sicilian cuisine and companies of the agri-food excellence, but the Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence - the new business network created to bring to the United States the Sicilian SMEs characterized by typicality, authenticity, link with the territory, DOP and IGP principals, history and trad...

Morristown, New Jersey-based multibrand restaurant operator and franchisor, Villa Restaurant Group, has gotten into online ordering for catering at its Villa Italian Kitchen and Green Leaf's Beyond Great Salads holdings. As of last month, both brands can now take orders for groups ranging in size from 10 to more than 500 with just the tap of a key...

Breakfast service is in full swing at Maialino, the jewel of restaurateur Danny Meyer's Italian eateries, when Jenni Guizio arrives. But Guizio has already been "on the clock" for hours, tackling her inbox on her commute from Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Her days spent at the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winner in Manha...

New Brunswick feels the knead. The knead….for pizza. For a city with what seems like a pizza shop on every corner, located smack dab in the middle of a state known for its pizza, New Brunswick is lacking some truly great ‘za. Of course you have college staples like PJ’s, RU Grill, and Giovanelli’s, which will always satisfy your drunken cravings, b...

Prosciutto di Modena PDO closed 2017 with a production rate of 70,000 hams, for a production value of 7 million euros and a consumption value of about 13 million. The pre-sliced cold cuts segment is still an important channel that absorbs approximately 15% of total production: a solution that is highly appreciated by consumers thanks to its practic...

Pizza lovers and nostalgia buffs alike are welcoming Stefanos to the Turkey Creek dining scene; the full service restaurant, 11683 Parkside Drive, follows in the footsteps of the Cumberland Avenue Stefanos, open since 1977. Owner and Tennessee native Randy Burleson was a Catholic High School and UT graduate; since then he has built a successful res...