Many people love Italian food. Be it pizza, lasagna or pasta of any type, Italian food is a favorite amongst many. Rarely does anyone state that he does not prefer the savory meats that are used in the cooking of Italian. Therefore, it is no wonder that Italian catering in Houston is a major business, with the caterers providing for lunches as well...

Open since December 2, Eataly, the larger-than-life castle of consumption, has become the buzz not only in Chicago but the entire Midwest. No one, even Eataly bigwigs Mario Batali, Joe and Lidia Bastianich, or Adam and Alex Saper, could have predicted the amount of popularity this Italian emporium has garnered thus far.   Due to 120,000 visi...

If you build it, they might not necessarily come. But if you build it in a place virtually devoid of competitors, the odds are a lot better. In November 2012, Luciano's began serving handmade Italian food in a rather secluded spot on the Boise Bench, off Orchard near Fred Meyer — in an area where restaurants are few and far between.   Read...

Glen Ellyn village board trustees discussed options for food trucks in its downtown during a recent meeting, according to media reports.   The owner of an Italian ice cart recently requested a spot downtown and the discussion among trustees has centered around how Glen Ellyn should handle such requests and if food carts "affect brick-and-mor...

Where to MAST' Restaurant and Drinkery, a new Italian spot in Downtown Crossing. What for Serious culinary aspirations in a loud after-work setting. That oddly capitalized and punctuated name is an abbreviation of "o'mast," a bit of Neapolitan dialect that refers to the master of a craft. (As for "drinkery," it's what a really drunk person calls a...

Tristan International and the US division of Italy's Panapesca have agreed a strategic alignment designed with the common goal of marketing Tristan's ULT (ultra low temperature) tuna products.   ULT, or 'super-frozen', is a process in which the tuna is harvested and immediately frozen at -76 F. to lock in the freshness and sashimi quality....

by Michael bauer   My dinner last week at Ciccio made me realize that Polly Lappetito is one of the most underappreciated chefs in the Bay Area. At least that's the case until you taste what comes out of the open kitchen at this Yountville restaurant. Once you have her food you realize how special she is. Lappetito was the chef at Greystone...

by Brandon Gates   A new restaurant is now open in Augusta and it's looking to serve up Italian food with a twist. Cucina 503 is off Fury's Ferry Road and serves authentic Italian cuisine.   The owner formed the menu from Italian cookbooks, visiting Italian restaurants, and his own culinary arts studies. The chef and cooks make a...

by Susan Stapleton   The worlds of Buca di Beppo and buffets collide when Buca Café Italiano debuts at Bally's Las Vegas today. All day long, from breakfast to dinner, pick up the traditional Italian dishes Buca is known for along with different buffets all day long.   Robert Earl, chairman and CEO of Planet Hollywood International is...

By Valerie Sweeten   It's been a labor of love for the D'Amico family as they've served the greater Houston scene for 40 years. What began in 1975 in Huntsville when Nash D'Amicoand his cousins Tony and Damian Mandola launched their first family restaurant, Damian's Fine Italian Food, turned from the humble beginnings of pizza and sandw...