Topsfield has a new pizzeria. Osteria Peppino Pizza had its grand opening last Saturday at 414 Boston Street. The family friendly restaurant is brightly lit and has bistro seating near the kitchen to complement the dining room tables. When the Transcript stopped by around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, almost all the tables were full.  Owner Giuseppe Giugl...

Some of the highest-quality carbs in the the five boroughs can be found at Brooklyn’s family-owned bakeries and wholesale businesses. From traditional loaves of Italian bread to French classics like baguettes, seasonal varieties (Irish soda bread) to flavorful twists (cranberry-raisin with sunflower seeds), the possibilities are nearly endless for...

The new Loveria Caffe Taste of Italy is open, and a second might not be far behind. Architects and a chef from Ravenna, Italy, have brought Texas a finely crafted turn on authentic northern Italian dining and coffees, and the result is a classy yet comfortable restaurant with appeal far beyond Colleyville. As if to prove everything is homemade, at...

Since 1958, the Nigro family has been baking fresh bread, simmering red sauce and cranking out cheese steaks and other subs from a small storefront in Hollywood. You step into Sonny’s Famous Steak Hogies — hoagies is misspelled deliberately — and you feel like you’re entering a time warp, a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting. There’s a small cou...

With a turnout larger than usual, Saint Leo's Church hosted its annual Ravioli & Spaghetti Dinner March 5, serving over 1,100 sit-down meals in the school hall and close to 1,000 carry-out dinners. When usually the dinner ends at 6 pm, the last diners were seated at 7:15! In attendance once again was Governor Larry Hogan, along with the parish's fo...

“I need a Nonna,” the server at Il Chianti Italian restaurant in Henderson said. She was referring to the Carbonara della Nonna on the menu — a rich, rustic dish of linguine, pancetta and Parmesan. But the image that instantly popped up in my mind was of an older Italian lady up to her elbows in marinara. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all ha...

Hans Pauli started Sant Ambroeus, his New York pasticceria and cafe in 1983 serving, “the luxuries of Italy, in an understated, Giorgio Armani kind of way,” Amanda Hesser wrote in The New York Times in the late 90s. Partners Dimitri Pauli and Gherardo Guarducci have announced that Pauli, Dimitri’s father and the founder of Sant Ambroeus, has died....

A wine bar known for private-label wine, charcuterie and cold seafood is coming to the Biltmore Village area. Virgola wine bar started its life in a 6-foot-wide New York City alleyway. The dimly lit diminutive space inspired Zagat to call the setup "charming," while Serious Eats said Virgola "is the kind of wine bar you selfishly don't want to tell...

Fazoli's, America's largest fast casual Italian chain, announced today the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Zionsville, Indiana, marking the company's 35th location in the state. Located at 6378 Crane Drive, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with a first ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on March 6th, to be attended b...

Just inside the entrance to an Italian restaurant on a recent afternoon in the historic St. George neighbourhood on Staten Island, the smell of soy and ponzu masked that of onions and garlic. The source? A Japanese woman had taken over the kitchen to make gyoza and shrimp dumpling soup. “The dumplings are good!” said a customer at a table of seven,...