America’s artisan-pizza movement might not have happened if it weren’t for Chris Bianco. In the beginning, he was just a kid from an Italian-American family in New York. He started crafting his thin-crust wonders in a Phoenix grocery store in 1988. Eventually, his Pizzeria Bianco became a pie mecca, and in 2003, he won a James Beard Award for Best...

Cured meat and olive salad were celebrated in Old Metairie today for the city's first ever Muffaletta Festival, which honored the popular sandwich.   The muffaletta was born in New Orleans in the early 1900's.  Many believe Central Grocery in the French Quarter started it.  The muffaletta definitely brings the Italian culture to our city. Richard L...

Little Italy is proud to be a part of the Arkansas State Archives event: Arkansas's Italian Foodways. The event is schedule for Saturday, September 16. The symposium's theme, Fruit of the Vine: Arkansas's Italian Communities and Foodways, will feature presentations by Chris Dorer, Dr. Rebecca Howard, Regina Moyer and State Archives staff member Ter...

The first time Marcellino Verzino cooked at the James Beard House in New York City was in 1998, long before he and his wife moved to Arizona to open a fine-dining Italian restaurant. Nearly two decades later, he is preparing for his second appearance at the prestigious brownstone once owned by culinary legend James Beard. Verzino, owner of Marcelli...

If you're anything like us, you travel to eat and drink your way through the cultures of the world, shamelessly plugging five meals a day into your itineraries in the name of research, gluttony, and personal glory. There's nothing more gratifying than finally eating that Bistecca alla Fiorentina we read about months ago or feeling ultra-cool when w...

When: Monday, October 30 at 6pm - Where: Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, 4035 S El Capitan Way, Las Vegas, NV 89147 - Please note that filming for social media will be taking place. Limited seating. Payment in advance is required. Price: $5 for CILV members, $10 for non CILV members. Enroll Il Salotto di Casa Italiana di Vegas proudly announces guest s...

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas has several new menu offerings at the award-winning Pulehu, an Italian Grill. To kick off the new menu, the restaurant is offering 50 percent off food for kama'aina on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of September. Drawing inspiration from his Italian upbringing, the restaurant's chef de cuisine, J...

Meta replaces Sole, bringing a sunny taste of Italian cooking to the neighborhood. It’s Long Island’s latest mangia magnet. In full, this is Meta Osteria & Barra. In Italy, an osteria refers to a spot less formal than either a ristorante or a trattoria, with modest prices. Meta comes close. It’s a stylish, warm newcomer run by the former Sole team...

It’s only one dish, but the Sicilian cannoli pizza at Raffaele’s is as good as any to describe the new upstart Waltham eatery along Restaurant Row. For starters, it’s undoubtedly Italian, using an eclectic blend of ingredients from the Mediterranean nation. But it’s also the brainchild of Lory D’Agostino, the owner and operator of the restaurant. T...

Caputo Brothers Creamery earned top honors for excellence in artisan cheesemaking with a first place win at the 34th annual American Cheese Society Competition (ACS) held this year in Denver, Colorado on July 28. In the first year of submitting an aged cheese to the Competition, Caputo Brothers Creamery’s Ricotta Salata Vecchio won first place in t...