By Andrew Z. Galarneau A restaurant's people are as important as its products. The face that greets you when you come in out of the cold and the hands that prepare your meal shape your experience more powerfully than its physical manifestations: the walls, the furniture, the plates. Over decades of steady performance, furniture and plates bec...

by Mike Riccetti Ristorante Cavour, the restaurant in the Hotel Granduca in Uptown Park and one of handful of fine dining Italian restaurants in the city, quietly added a new executive chef in November, Enrico Glaudo, who comes from the Los Angeles area where he cooked for over two decades. This included at his own restaurant, Frascati, which was...

Here in our home, one of our Christmas traditions is making gingerbread cookies and one gingerbread house each year. (CLICK to see what we built last year.) I often wondered if there is something similar in Italy and in fact, I discovered something very similar to gingerbread in Calabria... the Mostaccioli, a shaped, honey and spiced, unleavened ha...

Join the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana (IHSI) as they embark on an educational culinary adventure of a lifetime with Executive Chef Tony Hanslits of The Chefs Academy, exploring, celebrating and sharing a Tour of Italy throughout the month of May. IHSI is excited to offer this opportunity to all persons who love to learn, cook, and most impor...

Now, I know for most of you -- and us -- Nicolitalia's, at 2295 N. University Parkway, isn't exactly new on the block, know what I mean? Still, they're worth a mention for their good ol' classic, Boston-style pizza.   We started off with some breaded raviolis -- with housemade marinara sauce -- that were surprisingly good; crunchy and season...

The Leopard at des Artistes, though under fairly new ownership, is no new kid on the block. The restaurant, originally designed as a kitchen for tenants of the New York City's largest "studio" building, the famous Hotel Des Artistes, to use as their apartments came with no or minimal cooking facilities, became "The Café de Artistes" in 1975 when Ge...

By Joe Crea Though the weekend-long Feast of the Assumption festivities are just warming up in Cleveland's Little Italy, planning is already underway for another major event in the neighborhood.   The 16th annual Taste of Little Italy is set for 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The day-long outdoor event will be held in the church yard at Holy Ro...

By Jason Koestenblatt Piattino is located in the Kings shopping center in Mendham. Can you smell the aroma? The scent of new age Italian cuisine is coming to Mendham, offering everything from Neapolitan pizzas to prosciutto-wrapped meatballs and every pasta in between.   Piattino, located in the Kings shopping plaza on Main Street, wi...

Locanda Veneta, a fabulous Italian Restaurant, located in the 3rd Street, Los Angeles has a romantic setting with amazing food and services with a 'celebrity setting' or two, is one of the city's little gems. The restaurant aims at transforming the diners to Venice, Italy; the chefs here deceptively combine basic recipe and simplest ingredients to...

There's a new moon rising in Birmingham's Lakeview District. Mia Luna, an Italian-themed restaurant whose menu features house-made pastrami and linguini with Bolognese sauce, opens for lunch and dinner starting today in the former Rags' Italian Bistro location next to Lou's Pub & Package Store on 29th Street South.   "Mia Luna" is Itali...