Chef Vinny Esposito’s passion for Italian cuisine runs deep. Esposito, 67, opened Vinny’s Italian Kitchen at 5337 Gulf Drive, Suite 500, one week ago. He still remembers the tastes from his childhood and the flavors that came out of his grandmother Maria’s kitchen in Naples, Italy. It’s those tastes, and those from his Italian-American family in Ne...

On a recent afternoon before the lunch rush at Marianna's, John Sancimino rolled his cutter through crunchy crusts of a salad pie and a saucy-striped Sicilian. The proprietor and his crew pulled pizzas hot from the oven and slid them onto metal trays with a "whoosh" of yeasty air. Despite all the deliciousness on display, it might be John's vodka p...

After the dough has risen and the sauce has been made, Giuseppe Scotto builds a pizza, sometimes adding pepperoni and other toppings, always adding whole-milk mozzarella cheese. The owner of Napoli’s Pizza with three locations across Hall County eats a slice or two every day, and it’s because of the way he grew up that he’s been able to keep his bu...

Style: A bustling, 120-seat Italian trattoria. Tables are well spaced, service is warm and knowledgeable. Portions are quite generous. The Scoop: An offshoot of a venerable and beloved bakery in Brooklyn, this location opened nearly a year ago. Aunt Butchie is the mother of a co-owner, and she still does some of the baking. The Menu: Robust Italian...

If you’re looking for an Italian spot that’ll knock your socks off without knocking all the dollars out of your pocket, look no further than Two Guys From Italy. The dimly lit gem, located on Dallas’ Webb Chapel Road, has been around since 1979. Although the décor has yet to be updated, luckily the same seems to hold true for their menu prices. Wit...

Chef Cristino Griego is returning to Stapleton. In May 2014, Griego was the opening chef at The Bistro at Stapleton at 2955 Ulster Street, although he moved on before the eatery eventually shuttered in 2017. But the location remained a draw for the chef, and now he's opening his own restaurant, Della Radice, in the space. Griego came to Denver four...

The spirit of #Insieme200 (“#Together200”) is present everywhere in our daily lives, even in the neighborhood gelateria. One of the first known American recipes for a gelato-like dessert was scrawled out by none other than Thomas Jefferson. One can imagine that he got the idea for this from his good friend Filippo Mazzei, who perhaps brought over t...

St. Joseph’s Day is just one sign of spring that captures our attention with the universal language of food. Special pastries, a delightful pasta and very specific foods to the day -- this year celebrated on Tuesday, March 19 -- make it unique Italian tradition. This fantastical version of Pasta Con Sarde, pasta cooked with sardines, raisins, fenne...

For those that love their wine with a side of incredible Italian food, head over to Famiglia Italian American Cuisine located at 740 West Firetower Road in Winterville. They serve fresh Italian-American cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. “Famiglia” means family in Italian and that family flavor comes through from beginning to end with every...

Massimo Tundo didn’t feel like going out that night in November 2003. A friend had to push hard to get him to join a dinner party at a restaurant in Piacenza, Italy. Massimo sat across from a woman with short red hair, warm eyes and something about her that kept them talking all night. Elisabetta Callegaro, who was working as a chef on a sailboat,...