I thought I’d move past all the new year hoopla by visiting someplace old that brazenly flaunts an old-school bent, too: Enrico’s Pizza & Restaurant. Here’s how old-school Enrico’s is: The only beer offered on tap is Bud Light, and it’s $8.50 a pitcher. Tucked away in the inevitable suburban strip mall, Enrico’s — which has been in the homemade pas...

NYC just gained one more authentic vegan eatery, La Vellutata. The original restaurant, located in Venice, Italy, opened 20 years ago by the Mazzucato family. After success in Italy, the owner, Elisa Mazzucato, decided to open a location stateside in early November. Unlike many Italian restaurants, La Vellutata has a unique twist. “Here, I see many...

Italian is back in Uptown Dallas with the debut of Sallio Itallio, a restaurant newly opened at 3232 McKinney Ave., in the space next-door to Del Frisco's Grille most recently occupied by Patrizio. A spin-off of Sallio Bistro, the Mediterranean restaurant at Preston Road and Forest Lane, Sallio Itallio comes from Larry and Karen Williams, who own A...

Unless you’ve been to Italy, you may very well have never experienced anything quite like the Damariscotta restaurant Osteria Bucci. The little gem is tucked away off a small alleyway, and the sign hanging beside the door is as small and unpretentious as the interior is. In fact, unless you happen to get a whiff of whatever is cooking inside on any...

Il 92% delle produzioni tipiche nazionali nasce nei comuni italiani con meno di cinquemila abitanti. E’ quanto emerge  dallo studio Coldiretti/Symbola su “Piccoli comuni e tipicità” presentato dalla Coldiretti e dalla Fondazione Symbola a Roma, a Palazzo Rospigliosi, in occasione dell’apertura dell’anno nazionale del cibo italiano nel mondo. Il rap...

Pizzas made from scratch, special breakfast dishes, homemade pastas and meatballs, not to mention sangria, are a few of the menu options at Albertino’s Brick Oven Eatery on 131st Street. The new restaurant and bar opened its doors on Dec. 28 and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Albertino’s was born from the experience of making homemade pizzas...

Italian shoppers give priority to local suppliers when buying fresh produce, according to Nielsen's Global Brand-Origin Survey. About one in two Italians (54%) say they are willing to buy fresh fruit and vegetables from a small retail store in their city, or directly from a local producer.

We’d tried to visit Lucca’s once before but could not find parking space in the lot or street. The restaurant has been very busy since its recent opening, so the story wasn’t much different on our second try, although we arrived before 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. Let this be a warning: no reservations and it’s crowded. Lucca’s opened at the beginning o...

Valbona, the Veneto-based company specialized in the art of preserving vegetables, is investing in a new innovative range of pickles that use colors and flavors to offer balanced and healthy recipes to global body-conscious consumers. Named Colors of Nature, the new range was unveiled last October at the international Anugafood show in Cologne, Ger...

Turin was declared capital city of Italian chocolate right after the Cateau-Cambrésis peace treaty was signed in 1559: Duke Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, who had served as governor of the Habsburg Netherlands until that year, returned from Spain with some cocoa seeds – one of the American novelties Hernán Cortés had introduced in Europe after conque...