August 9, 2014 - 12:00PM at Damian's Italian Restaurant, 3011 Smith StreetCost: $100.00 per person   Special Guest of Honor: Alyson Footer, National Correspondent for Major League Baseball.com Master of Ceremonies: Milo Hamilton Also attending: Houston Astros Players and other Sports Celebrities Join Hall of Fame...

Are you looking for a fun place to take the family, meet up with friends or just stop by and watch a game... or multiple games at the same time? Someplace that offers authentic Italian cuisine as well as a number of other excellent entrees?   Meet Me At Monelli's is not just our tag line, it's what we're here for. In 2007, we opened Monelli'...

Selland Family Restaurants is opening an Italian restaurant in East Sacramento, and a former executive chef from Ella Dining Room and Bar is involved in the project.   The local, family-operated restaurant group said it will open OBO' Italian toward the end of this year at 3145 Folsom Blvd., the former site of Andiamo Restaurant & Bar....

by Claudia Astarita   Identyclick - a new Italian startup – has launched an innovative App "Know what you eat and drink". It allows consumers and companies to check on the origin of the products they usually buy.   In recent years, Italian food associations and consortia have strongly supported the need to have a deeper control on foo...

by Don Cazentre   Traditional Italian-American meets modern "light and bright" cuisine at Strada Mia, the newest restaurant in the storied location at the corner of Geddes Street and Park Avenue in Syracuse. The restaurant at 313 N. Geddes St. has been having a "soft opening" for the past few weeks, but is now ready to show off to the g...

The wait for Eataly in Century City continues, with these latest renderings showing the popular Italian grocery and food court hovering above the upcoming Macy's department store.   Mario Batali has already confirmed a 2017 opening, which means Angelenos will have to wait nearly two years for a taste of Italy's finest. It's unclear at this p...

by Anna Momigliano   Cheese lovers of the Jewish world, rejoice: the original Parmesan cheese from Italy is now available in a kosher version. The first cheese wheel, adorned with a large Star of David and the word "kosher" written on it in Hebrew, was cut open last week at the Israeli pavilion in the Milan world's fair.   Althou...

By Melissa McCart   Lidia's Pittsburgh in the Strip District has gotten a facelift. It's not just a nip and tuck but a gutting that exceeds the construction costs of many new restaurants opening around town. Opened 15 years ago, Lidia's has retained its backlit wine wall in the renovation, but has made many other updates: A once open ki...

6-9 p.m., Kohler Signature Store, 300 Albemarle St., Baltimore (MD)(410) 752-4515, littleitalymadonnari.com, $35.   You may think that Italian food is just pizza and pasta; and, yeah, that is a lot of it. But it's the best pizza and pasta, and other incarnations of bread and tomatoes and olive oil and wine and meat and everything good in thi...

Touch of Italy Restaurant announces it has received the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of busin...