by Marianne A. Trussell   On Saturday, at 5:30 p.m., the Capital Italian American Organization (CIAO!) will be hosting its annual gelato contest and potluck social at Staybridge Suites located in the Summit East Complex at 1600 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, just east of Interstate 10 on U.S. 90 (Mahan Drive).   This is CIAO's versio...

di Matilde Cannavò   Casa Basso, a Westhampton, non è semplicemente un ristorante, ma un pezzo di storia con una ripetitività quasi ciclica. Aperto nel 1928 da una coppia di genovesi, Luigi e Angelina Basso, nel 1957 il ristorante viene venduto dagli stessi proprietari, ormai in età di pensionamento, a Valerio Mondini di Villanova, provincia...

Andréa Di Meglio believes that the ambience of his restaurant should be as enticing as its food. Which is why, no matter where I sat at Luca's Ristorante in Somerset, I got an eyeful.   One time, I was fascinated by the gigantic pots and vases that line the entrance and split the dining area in two. On another visit, tile murals of famous Ne...

by Kelly Bastone   It's not that Winter Park hasn't offered tasty grub before. But its resort and downtown dining options have always skewed toward the casual end of the spectrum, forcing those hankering for fancy cheffery to drive 12 miles north to the upscale Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa in Tabernash.   So last summer, the Dev...

It is hard to imagine a need or niche that is left for another new Italian restaurant in South Philadelphia. But that didn't deter Luke Palladino, who picked up one of his prosciutto-wrapped, truffle-buttered bread sticks and waved that magic wand over a forlorn corner of East Passyunk Avenue.   On that sharply angled parcel just east o...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   If you ask any average American what is the one product that characterizes the Italians more than any other, the first answer will inevitably be "Pasta" in addition to underline that we, the Italians, eat only pastasciutta in a...

by Liz Biro   How do you say no to meatballs and cannoli for breakfast? You don't. Why would you? My summons for this morning meal came from the Holy Rosary kitchen. Each year, the church hosts the huge Italian Street Festival. Hit the event 5 to 11 p.m. June 12 and 13 at the church on 520 Stevens St.   Yes, there will be an...

by Lindsay Deutsch   Sixty chefs just joined the mile-pizza club. Italian pizza makers spent all night at Milan's world fair, Expo 2015, Saturday, creating a cheesy, sauce-y, record-breaking pizza, according to the Associated Press. The occasion: The margherita pizza's 126th birthday. (How did you celebrate, eh?)   Using 1.5...

By Kim Wade Restaurant: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar. Chef: Dusty Grove. Cuisine Type: Coastal Italian. Restaurant Bio: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar is a convivial neighborhood eatery nestled inside The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel, near Washington Square.   Specializing in coastal Italian cuisine, Pacci has an extensive bar program,...

To celebrate the end of summer, Good Catch is bringing the spirit of Italy to the Lowcountry with a delicious, sustainable and truly Italian evening at local treasure Pane e Vino. The restaurant will host the next South Carolina Aquarium Good Catch dinner on Monday, Aug.31 starting at 7 p.m.   The evening will include a four-course dinner us...