Napoli's Italian Ristorante owners prepare old-world recipes with a modern twist and were chosen by customers in 2017 as having the best Italian food. When brothers Johnny and Gony Qerimi began their Marion family-owned, fine-dining establishment at 500 Marion Blvd. seven years ago on Valentine's Day, they looked to their deep Sicilian roots when m...

“Salute!” — the clink-clink of glasses resounds like church bells throughout Italy as the late afternoon begins to dissolve towards evening. It’s aperitivo time – that glorious hour or two (or three) when the busy-ness of the day is set aside for drinks,  nibbles and elbow rubbing with friends.   But you won’t see any neon signs glowing with “2 for...

For discerning diners who turn up their noses when they hear someone talk about going out for "eye-talian" food, The Daily Meal has come up with a definitive list of the best Italian restaurants in every state. In Phoenix, Bronx native Chris Bianco brings an authentic Sicilian pizza to the menu at Pizzeria Bianco. Italy's rich cuisine culture goes...

“When in Rome ... A Feast of Italian Flavors” is the theme of the 23rd Annual Hunger Relief Dinner and Auction that this year adds a festive, interactive marketplace backdrop. Save the date of April 25 for the event that benefits the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean. The new location is The Mainland at the Holiday Inn, Route 72, Manahawkin. Also...

On its 10-year anniversary, Scarpetta — the higher-end Italian restaurant celebrity chef Scott Conant used to be involved in — has relocated to the James New York Nomad hotel. That famed spaghetti with tomato and basil will be once again available to the public at 88 Madison Ave., between 28th and 29th streets, come Wednesday, February 7. The new l...

I don't know chef Mark Graham. Not personally. But in the area restaurant scene, his name is everywhere. As a chef, restaurant consultant and private caterer, one fourth of a pop-up supper crew and operator of MDG Cuisine, he's done more rounds of the local dining circuit than a heavyweight prizefighter. It's: Mark Graham leaves the Wine Bar! Max L...

Little Italy, which has become the undisputed go-to destination for dining, will be getting its first food hall as part of a soon to debut piazza in the heart of the downtown San Diego neighborhood. Little Italy Food Hall, as it's being called, is conceived as a mini version of the foodie-friendly public markets that have mushroomed in popularity a...

Usually what makes a particular spot hot is what it has: A pool table, really cheap booze, good cheap food, hip and energetic atmosphere, or perhaps a wide variety of “hotties.” But for some folks — particularly those of a certain age — what raises a spot’s temperature is what it doesn’t have: Constantly blaring music, too many intrusive TV screens...

As someone who used to live outside a small town in central Italy (and makes an annual pilgrimage back), I don’t think we can have enough reputable Italian restaurants in Seattle. But hitting the gelato-sweet spot that good Italian hits is tougher than an over-cooked Bistecca Fiorentina. Too many places either focus on overwhelming by pure weight o...

Lights are low and white linen tablecloths beckon couples toward cozy romantic corners. On the sound system, Dean Martin is crooning about amore, but it takes more than love to run a successful restaurant for more than 60 years. Just ask Tom Bertolami, the third-generation owner of Mario’s Italian Dining, an unassuming fixture since 1956 among the...