More than 17 million Americans can claim Italian descent. The majority of them have origins in southern Italy, and they settled mostly in the Northeast, California, Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, and Illinois. It would be hard to find a corner of America, though, where you wouldn’t encounter locals with Italian names — or, more to the point, be able to...

Fortina‘s new special begins with a server spilling food right on top of your table, without a dish in sight. A massive pot of steaming, cheesy polenta is dumped straight onto one of the Italian restaurant’s long seating areas. Next comes the wood-fired asparagus and broccolini, slow-roasted pork, meatballs and entire femurs full of goopy bone marr...

E' stata la chef Lidia Bastianich la madrina d’eccezione del I° Meeting internazionale sulla Dieta Mediterranea promosso dalla presidenza della Regione, in collaborazione con il Comune di Nicotera, l’Accademia Internazionale della Dieta Mediterranea Italiana di riferimento, l’Unione regionale Cuochi, giornalisti e testate del settore gastronomico,...

Caffe Classico celebrated its grand opening in Yonkers on Wednesday. The Italian restaurant at 887 Midland Ave. sits next to the Sons of Italy building and it serves traditional Italian dishes. Salads range from $8 for a mixed salad of endive, radicchio arugula dressed in vinaigrette to $12 for a mix of arugula, pear and gorgonzola cheese. Pizzas r...

Remember the good ole days of shopping? We leisurely browsed the merchandise of a quaint corner shop, maybe running into the owner, before checking out. At check out, we chatted with the clerk, someone we had gotten to know well. Shopping today certainly has gotten much more convenient. We can order our groceries online or zip through self-checkout...

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding has found the perfect venue with the announcement that the production is opening in Buca di Beppo inside Bally's - Las Vegas starting Friday, 15 June. This joining together of two renowned brands means the production will continue to bring lighthearted entertainment to Las Vegas, and this time the wedding will be catered with...

Tuscan Kitchen’s newest location in Seaport is debuting brunch this weekend - Alla Cucina Toscana! Starting this Sunday, June 10, guests can enjoy ricotta and buttermilk pancakes, frittata bianca, uova benedicto, due uove fatte a moda tuo (two eggs your way), a variety of hand stretched pizzas, raw bar, paninis and plenty more artisan Italian speci...

Bill Miner has put quite a few miles on his car lately. The chef/owner of Il Porcellino Salumi at 4334 West 41st Street has been driving to Basalt every week for the past three months to get his wholesale business off the ground. In January, he signed on to take over the commercial sausage kitchen formerly operated by Avalanche Cheese Company in Ba...

I happily dug into a twirl of spaghetti draped in a velvety egg sauce with Parmesan and chased it with a long tangle of tagliatelle slick with pesto. Even more happily, I devoured the puffy clouds of potato gnocchi in a clingy marinara. I’ve got a new favorite find for pasta, pizza and other Italian classics. Give it a few weeks, but get yourself t...

My new book, Authentic Italian: The Real Story of Italy’s Food and Its People, debunks myths about Italian food in the United States. One of those myths is that returning GIs from World War II brought pizza back from Italy to America and that’s how pizza became popular in America. DEBUNKED. Pizza was already here–brought by the Italian immigrants o...