Renato’s Pizza is often called “the best kept secret in Niles,” and after one bite of this restaurant’s Chicago style pizza I immediately understood why. With pizza this perfect, how had I never heard of this place? “We don’t do a lot of advertising,” said Laura Cupillari, who owns Renato’s along with her husband, Mauro Cupillari. “Most people lear...

Figs with prosciutto crudo is certainly a winning combination! This is a special dish to serve for a starter or aperitif, combining the sweetness of figs and the intense flavor of prosciutto. In no time you can impress your guests.

The first documents that speak of horticulture in the Lusia area are several handwritten notebooks dated 1930. The term “insalata” is used, which at that time still meant either lettuce or endive. But, in 1933, the words “latuga” or “salata” appear meaning "Cappuccia lettuce”. The post-war period, characterized by destruction and famine, provided a...

The chef Roberto Aita took a trip to his childhood home in Calabria in August with a mission: learn everything he could about the simple-but-delicious pizza his “nonna” used to make, baked in a deep pan with chili and freshly squeezed tomatoes, surrounded by olive oil so it tastes almost fried. What he learned after going back is that the pizza has...

Helena’s historic Last Chance Gulch, where four miners struck gold in 1864, has yet another gem for all to savor with the opening of Ristorante Bella Roma. Located in what is currently the Helena Hotel adjacent to Broadway Street, Bella Roma is a dream come true for owner Davide Giuliani. Davide grew up in Rome watching his mother and grandmothe...

Rome is having a moment nationwide and in New York in particular, with the opening of Danny Meyer spots — Marta, Martina, which opened last month, and Caffe Marchio, the Roman-style cafe that opened today. Yet there’s more from Rome that’s edging into the market, particularly the pinsa, a flatbread made with a combination spelt-rice-wheat dough and...

One of the oldest restaurants in the Valley, Antonio’s was old-school before old-school was cool, though it might surprise even some regulars to learn that it opened its doors under the name Miceli’s. Buoyed by the success of their Italian joint on Las Palmas in Hollywood, which had opened in 1949, brothers Antonio and Carmen Miceli — plus Carmen’s...

Celebrate Italian food, music and culture during Festa Italiana, a street festival at The Gateway in Salt Lake City. Hosted by the Italian-American Civic League and Alfa Romeo Salt Lake City, the festival runs from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. Admission is free, but bring your wallet to enjoy Italia...

Dal Molise che non esiste riemerge, dopo i tempi bui del fallimento di soli sette anni fa, un’industria che oggi fa concorrenza ai colossi italiani della pasta, come ci racconta l’amministratore delegato Giuseppe Ferro, che allora guidava il mulino di famiglia a Campobasso e nel 2011 rilevò il pastificio portandolo ai livelli attuali: «La Molisana...

Nel 2016 l’Italia ha confermato la seconda posizione tra i maggiori esportatori mondiali di prodotti biologici (1,91 miliardi di euro) alle spalle degli Stati Uniti (2,4 miliardi) ma davanti ad Olanda (928 milioni), Vietnam(817 milioni) e Spagna (778 milioni). A crescere è stata anche l’attenzione delle PMI del Belpaese verso i prodotti bio: nel 20...