Vito's Italian Ristorante owners Vito and Giusy Serradella hopped around Europe before finally settling in Camp Hill. In Germany, France and Scotland, Vito apprenticed at four-star restaurants where he expanded his culinary skills. Then, a close friend who is the owner of Gambino's Hair salon in Camp Hill, told the couple the former Papa Joe's rest...

Liberty Station is alive. Finally. Sometimes promise takes a while to manifest. The concept—to turn a 361-acre 1920s naval base into a mixed-use retail center and aortic gathering place for San Diegans—was greeted with a shrug and a sigh when it opened in 2007. Sure, the wide-open grassy promenades were perfect for kids’ birthdays and jumpy houses....

The Italian sub, laden with provolone, cold cuts such as Genoa salami and mortadella, shredded lettuce, tomato, hot peppers, and vinaigrette, is a wonderful thing—if you live in New York City or Providence or any other city with a thriving Italian-American community. In Washington, you have to work a little harder to find one. If you do, it might c...

Italian food lovers have a new restaurant where they can indulge themselves with homemade pasta and seafood dishes. Ciao Italia Bistro, which is located at 985 Highway 98 E, opened its doors last week and will offers northern Italian homemade cuisine specialties. “We make everything from scratch with high quality ingredients and we also purchase ou...

An Italian restaurant that focuses heavily on pizza opened its doors yesterday in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Levante, located at 26-21 Jackson Avenue, serves pizza cooked at high temperatures in a wood burning oven as well as pasta and typical Italian fare. The restaurant is located inside an old brick building–owned by Rockrose–...

The U.S. Pizza Team (USPT), sponsored by PMQ Pizza Magazine, has begun its search for the best pizzaioli in the country, who will vie for a chance to compete alongside the U.S. Pizza Team in the 2018 World Pizza Championship in Parma, Italy. The search will start off with the West Coast Pizza Trials at the beautiful Oceanside Harbor. Hosted by Domi...

In 1967, Anthony and Grace LoSchiavo opened Antonio's Pizza at Chevrolet Boulevard and Stumph Road. The General Motors plant was running three shifts, and business was good. A large pepperoni pizza was only $3.40, and a meatball sandwich was $1.95. A plate of rigatoni and meatballs was $2.00, and spaghetti and meatballs was only $1.75. Anthony and...

If you’re heading off to Italy this year, the one thing you’ll find out pretty quickly is that the Italians take their food very seriously. The richness of Italian cuisine lies in the simplicity of its ingredients and in its diversity – just about every town and village in all of its 20 regions, from Piedmont down to Sicily, offers unique local spe...

Members of the American Society of Italian Heritage (ASIH) enjoyed Chinese and Japanese cuisine at a "Cooks Day Off" luncheon at the Super Panda in Mandeville on July 12. 'Ciao' and 'Chow'  were the buzzwords at the spirited gathering. The luncheon was among the events scheduled throughout the year by ASIH, such as the Festa di San Guiseppe, or the...

While I’m not set to endorse Bella Pasta Ristorante’s motto of “A piece of Italy in Pawtucket,” I’m happy to attest to their solid menu of Italian-American food. I had a long day at the office and then a disappointing visit in search of my next hidden treasure when I remembered Bella Pasta. They had recently left their tiny space and moved into new...