Four years ago, Robert Sbirssa saw the Italian community around Birmingham losing touch with its roots. It was then that he decided to create a festival that was about more than just the food.    "We wanted to build an event for the parish which really would find a common thread with a lot of our parishioners," said Sbrissa, the Feast o...

The Curious Grape, the wine bar and shop in Shirlington, closed Saturday night, but a new restaurant will be taking its place shortly. Coming in to the location on 2900 S. Quincy Street will be Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana & Bar, an Italian restaurant that plans to start its soft opening on Thursday, its owners told ARLnow.com today. &...

By Melissa McCart  Regional Italian restaurants have been opening in Pittsburgh at a fast clip, from Senti in Lawrenceville with a menu inspired by the Abruzzo region, to Taglio in East Liberty, serving Roman-style tray pizzas. It would be great if being Italian or dining Italian lent a thorough understanding of a region. Instead a resta...

The US Pizza Team will head to Parma, Italy, this May to take part in the World Pizza Championships.   The World Pizza Championships attracts hundreds of pizzaiolos from more than 30 countries every year. Competitors take part in a range of events. They include: classic pizza, pizza-in-the-pan, pizza-on-the-peel, Neapolitan, gluten-free, piz...

Ristorante Mabianni Main Street Station has opened at 106 Public Square in the heart of downtown Adairsville. Gabriel Murguia is the owner of the family-operated business.   Murguia, who has lived in the Adairsville area for about five years, said, while attending the Great Locomotive Chase Festival in Adairsville last October, he fell...

by Linda S. Morris   Fazoli's, which announced in March it was coming back to Middle Georgia, has picked two sites for the fast-casual restaurant. C&P Restaurant Co., a franchise group owned by Allen Peake and Mike Chumbley, had signed a six-unit development agreement for Fazoli's in Georgia. Fazoli's is an Italian-American restaura...

by Pamela Silvestri   Donned in a black chef coat, Jeremy Pappalardo ducked into the kitchen at Molo, his brand new restaurant venture at 987 Bay St. in Rosebank with pal Joe Guastavino. About 10 minutes later, he stepped through the double doors into a wood-lined dining room with a pair of dishes.   The first one, shrimp cocktai...

Create TV®, the premier lifestyle channel featuring the best of public television's how-to programming, celebrates Columbus Day with a marathon of Cooking With Nick Stellino. The charming, charismatic and fashion-forward Stellino hosts the marathon, sharing personal stories behind his favorite Italian dishes, from Nonna Maria's famous meatballs to...

Joe Auciello, who attended culinary school at Newbury College, previously ran Francesca's Kitchen in Arlington and has worked at other restaurants in the area.   In December 2015, he opened Wood + Fire in Melrose, featuring a more streamlined menu and dishes that use flour and sauces imported from Naples, plus fresh ingredients like mozzarel...

Italian food dominates the menu this week for local restaurant openings. One locale is expanding, while two new restaurants will offer pizza, pasta and other Italian favorites.   In Summerlin, however, patrons will say adios to an upscale Mexican restaurant for the second time. Take a look at some of the valley's recent openings and closin...