Grape or grains? "Entrambi," as the Italians say — which means "both." Grape-based beers will soon be on tap at Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers at 2403 Champa Street, when Italian brewer and restaurateur Alex Liberati and partners open the doors later this year. So, what's oenobeer? It’s the name for grape-based beer coined by Liberati, based on the p...

Savute’s Italian Ristorante at 3303 N. Broadway will turn 75 next year. And Peter Savute, the grandson of founder John Savute, has been running it for 17 of those years. Now, Peter is about to turn 65, and he’s ready to slow down. He announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page on Thursday that he’s cutting the iconic Italian restaurant’s hours back...

At least 3,100 meatballs. 2,000 pieces of lasagna. 300 gallons of sauce. 668 pounds of dough. These are just some of the ingredients that await at the 37th annual Festa Italiana. This three-day feast of Italian food, music and camaraderie has been a tradition the first weekend in August at Mt. St. Peter Parish in New Kensington for nearly four deca...

Just when you thought Italian restaurants couldn't become any more unique, the doors to DeLuca's Restaurant opened on Staten Island's South Shore and shades of the "old country" came to life. Robert DeLuca, the owner and eponymous founder of the popular Tottenville dining spot -- that was coincidentally celebrating it's first anniversary weekend --...

Italian colazione (breakfast) is a simple daily ritual, and if not at home, had while standing at bar on the way to work: perhaps a scalding espresso, cappuccino (espresso and a dollop of foamed milk) or caffè latte (say "latte" alone and you'll get a glass of milk.) For those Italians wanting to avoid caffeine, they never order "decaf", but might...

In the past 12 months, Salumeria 104 in midtown Miami has gone through 10,532 pounds of salumi. Since opening in 2012, the restaurant has increased sales by 40 percent and expanded its dining room. Now the popular spot has expanded further with a second location, in Coral Gables. Executive chef and co-owner Angelo Masarin says, "Coral Gables is his...

YOU HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN about pesto, have you? This is a public service announcement. I made pasta with pesto for guests recently, and they loved it. As in, could not stop talking about how good it was while they ate it as fast as they could and then asked for more. The happiness-to-effort ratio was approximately 1,000,000 to 1. I felt like I tied my...

Cara Mia, a trattoria in South Beach, believes the finest things in life are the simplest. Since 2013, the restaurant has built a loyal following by serving authentic Italian cuisine built on only a few ingredients. This past February, owner Luigi Coppolino partnered with two Italian restaurateurs — Paolo Giurato and Luciano Maddii. Maddii, a self-...

In Seattle today, Starbucks opened its first standalone Princi bakery, one of 1,000 of the high-end Italian bakeries that the coffee giant plans to open throughout the U.S. The Denny Triangle bakery and cafe, located at 2118 Westlake Ave., slings a fancy, rotating array of fresh focaccia pizzas, sourdough bread, and glistening pastries. It’s the sa...

August 18 ago noon to Auguist 19 7PM MDT. 1710 29th Street, Boulder 80301. Get tickets here. Gelato Festival is coming back to America in 2018!!! Gelato Festival World Masters is the most important event dedicated to Artisan Italian Gelato. It is a challenge of Gelato Chefs that recognizes the greatest flavors through competition. During the course...