Take a delicious Italian café, add in a stylishly cool bar, top it off with one extremely outgoing owner, and you have the recipe for LaRosa’s. Located in Andover Mass, LaRosa’s is like two restaurants in one. Since 2009, it has been a friendly cafe where people come for awesome sandwiches and salads. A few months ago, when the spot next door becam...

In the 1990s, Tuscan cuisine blazed across the culinary firmament like a comet. Helped along by Frances Mayes’ book-turned-movie, Under the Tuscan Sun, Americans were besotted with the region’s simple and elegant cooking. We savored pungent pecorino and rustic salami as a first course, just-made pastas lightly sauced as a second, and third courses...

Given the original Rao’s is over a century old in New York City and the Caesars Palace outpost just turned 10, the brand has become an American institution. You can even buy their famed pasta sauce across the country at most grocers. But there is always something about walking through the doors of Rao’s. And while the New York original may be the h...

Little Italy in Lower Manhattan has long been associated with pizza parlors and gelato bars. But with gentrification, the neighborhood has shrunk and many residents have relocated to other boroughs and suburbs. One of the most noteworthy is the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue, where another, more authentic Little Italy proves harder to get to for tourists bu...

If love is in the air and you also want the smell of a good meal in the air, you’ll love this list of 5 couples Italian cooking classes in NYC. I may not be the best cook, but I do love cooking and I especially love eating Italian food. While I love eating it, I don’t really know how to make many Italian recipes other than an Alfredo sauce from scr...

Despite forecasted temperatures in the 40s and 50s all week, Little Italy's famous frozen lemonade spot is now open for the summer season. Mario's Italian Lemonade, 1068 W. Taylor St., opened quietly last week amid weekend temperatures in the 40s, one employee at the stand said Tuesday. Mario's typically opens for the season every May 1 and closes...

Pausing for a moment Tuesday inside Trevioli Italian Kitchen on Blackmon Road, Trevor Morris summed up his emotions on the new restaurant that he and partner Sanjay Choudhury will open to hungry guests on Thursday afternoon. “I feel like it’s a rebirth here,” said the former owner of Trevioli Artisan Pasta Company, a small restaurant launched in a...

Yes, please leave the smoked tomato broth.” That’s how we found ourselves answering our server at Nick’s Italian Café in McMinnville on a recent dining excursion. The broth, a wonderful, light ruby liquid with a lovely kick of garlic at the end, accompanied the steamed mussels. They sat in an irregular jumble in a shallow white bowl, surrounded by...

I wanted to come out with a sub that’s as powerful as anything in town, but at the same time have other elements as well,” owner Glenn Plantone tells me of the vision behind his recently opened Plantone’s Italian Market on Warm Springs just west of Durango. Let’s start with the initial goal in that statement. Plantone does indeed make the best Ital...

Nonostante l'aceto balsamico sia un prodotto noto a livello internazionale sin dall'XI secolo, c'è ancora confusione su DOP e IGT. Gli americani sono tra i maggiori estimatori e tra gli ambasciatori di questa eccellenza made in Italy ci sono importatori e ristoratori Non solo qualità ed eccellenza dell’Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale DOP. Dietro l’oro...