When it comes to pizza, there are really only two great cities: Naples and New York. This weekend, the two pizza capitals are going head-to-head at the first annual New York Pizza Festival in the Bronx’s Little Italy. There, pizzaioli from six Naples restaurants will serve slices alongside 12 New York City pros — and 11 well-intentioned pizza chefs...

The long-empty, castle-like restaurant at 13851 S. Tamiami Trail in south Fort Myers will soon have a new tenant. Leopardi’s Italian Restaurant has taken over the former Dwyer's and Tilted Kilt space, with plans to open in November. Owner Anthony Leopardi is no stranger to the area. He is the founder and owner of Cornerstone Builders of Southwest F...

Pork roll or Taylor ham. Sub or hoagie. Sprinkles or jimmies. These are the food fights we love to have, because everyone has a opinion. And everyone is sure their opinion is the right one. But here in New Jersey, another debate simmers with no end in sight: sauce versus gravy. Italian-Americans will defend – with gusto – their position, citing gra...

A new mobile food experience has joined the Grand Island market. Leslie Collins of Grand Island is the owner of Sugo Italian Kitchen at 222 W. Stolley Park Road. Collins started Sugo in March. Her mobile kitchen was located at various spots in town, and she has catered different events. Earlier this month she opened her West Stolley Park location. ...

When one restaurant closes, another one opens. At least that's what you can say about downtown Royal Oak, where a number of longtime restaurants began to turn over this summer. July saw the high-profile closure of the two-decade-old Andiamo Trattoria; barely two months later a new Italian restaurant is angling to fill the void. Howell restaurateur...

For the past century, Brooklyn was known as a mecca of red-sauce eateries, a home of old-school Italian-American cuisine. Then farm-to-table happened, with a newfound appreciation of Italian food that is both informal and refined, looking directly to its ancestral home rather than to Italian-American culinary traditions. Now we can sample the full...

The only reminder that remains of L.A.’s once-thriving Little Italy is the restored historic Italian Hall, built in 1908 overlooking Olvera Street and the plaza. To keep that memory alive, the 10th annual Taste of Italy will take place adjacent to the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles there on Saturday, Oct. 13. The food and wine event celebra...

Tim Bando, who closed his Grove Hill restaurant in Chagrin Falls in June, isn't going far for his next gig: He has been named executive chef of M Italian. The restaurant features classic Italian dishes and pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven. It is owned by Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group, which also owns Burntwood Tavern. M Italian is at 22 W. Oran...

On a national scale, Pittsburgh is known for pierogis, pickles, and Primantis. Its pizza scene, not so much. The city can’t contend with the traditional frontrunners such as New York, Chicago, and Detroit. To level with these pizza pros, Pittsburghers had to get creative. Pizzerias took bits and pieces of tradition and invented new, Pittsburgh-uniq...

Fazoli’s, America’s only elevated QSR Italian chain, announced today the signing of two multi-unit development agreements for eight new locations to further expand the brand throughout the states of Georgia and Arkansas, capitalizing on recent momentum and record-breaking performances of grand openings across the country. Furthermore, the company h...