Boston restaurateurs Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano are teaming up to operate an Italian restaurant in the new Encore Boston Harbor casino being built in Everett. The 135-seat, 5,200-square-foot Italian restaurant, to be called "Fratelli," which means "brothers" in Italian, is expected to bring the nearby North End into the $2.5 billion, 3 millio...

Eating at Tony’s Baltimore Grill in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is like that one scene in every cheesy Italian-American movie where all of the characters sit down to have a family dinner. It’s full of big groups of loud people, and the matriarch is always reaching over everyone, plopping a meatball onto her son’s plate. When I think of Tony’s, I thi...

It’s no easy thing to find paper-thin prosciutto sliced to order in this town. Alimentari, a new deli set to open later this summer on the east side, wants to change that. “Everything’s going to be cut fresh to order, so if you get prosciutto, mortadella, capacolla, it’ll be sliced to order for you in whatever size you want,” said Dan Bonanno, the...

You're at dinner, seated across from someone you like sharing dinners with—the two of you savoring a couple of Saffron Vespers.  Nice shirt, by the way. Your date rattles off a few things they'd like: oven-fried garlic knots smothered in everything bagel seasoning. Avocado bruschetta. Another round, this time of Macchina martinis, with herbs and ol...

Napoletano di sangue e di cuore, chef per passione e vocazione, Raffaele Ronca fa il bis dopo il successo del suo “Rafele” ristorante con anima e corpo nel Sud Italia inaugurato nel 2012 nel West Village. Sarà a Rye, nel Westchester, e porterà avanti la formula di successo che lo chef napoletano ha già collaudato nella Grande Mela: una cucina vera,...

If you've got Italian fare on the brain, you're in luck: we've found the freshest New York City eateries to quell your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food. Fluem Pasta (241 Pearl St., Financial District): Fluem Pasta is a fast-casual Italian spot that offers house-made al dente pasta t...

If you love it so much why don't you marry it? Or maybe just get married with it?  Pizza lovers, this one is for you. A pizza company has launched what it thinks might be the newest trend in wedding fashion: The coordinating pizza bouquet and boutonniere. Yes, this is real life.  Villa Italian Kitchen, a quick-serve pizza joint often found in malls...

Around the first half of the 19th century, during the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Lent days were called giorni di scammaro and people had to eat quite frugally, avoiding meat and rich foods. It is in this period that a peculiar frittata, the frittata scammaro was created, mixing together pasta with olives, sultanas, pine nuts and anchovies.  The t...

The Italians who arrived in America during the period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and then also those who came after the Second World War, had some very precise characteristics. They were poor. They were used to a lot of work. They were able to do extraordinary things with their hands. They were willing to live off what they...

Sun, June 24, 2018. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT. Little Italy San Jose - 323 West Saint John Street - San Jose, CA 95110. Last years Boss of the Sauce event was such a success, we decided this is going to be a yearly event. $25 includes a passport to try pasta from all of our participating restaurants and a tasting from gourmet Italian vendors .Beer, Wi...