When it comes to pizza, Nicole Alicea believes anything is possible. “There’s so many different things that you can do on it. You can put a pasta on a pizza, or you can make a taco on a pizza. You could put seafood on a pizza. You could make a pizza into any meal possible.” At Enrico’s in Sturbridge, they are doing all that and more. Situated in a...

It's called Maui Pasta, but there is nothing remotely Hawaiian on the menu of this new Italian restaurant in Scottsdale. However, chef/owner Patricia Inman and her friend and general manager, Debra Lynch, exude the spirit of “Aloha. They moved to Scottsdale from Hawaii last August after the original Maui Pasta closed due to an electrical fire.   Lo...

Some people love Italian ice so much, they decide to change careers, and devote their lives to it. At least that's the case for a young family near Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood who have set up shop along a busy stretch of Western Avenue. There, they make nearly a dozen flavors a day, using only the freshest fruits they can find. Marisa Cruz and...

He has more than 10,000 Instagram followers, hangs out with chefs, photographers and podcasters and gets his tab picked up by local restaurateurs. And he’s 11 years old. The kid in question is Luca Marconi, a fifth grader who, under his Instagram handle @LucaTwoTimes, is also a big-talking food reviewer. For the last year, the cuddly Williamsburg,...

Many in the town of North Castle say they’d rather deal with parking problems than a collapsing cliff. A popular Ralph’s Italian Ices is looking to buy a plot of land next door to expand their parking lot, but those who live by fear it will cause issues. “I spent the last eight years taking care of my parents, fighting to keep them at home, safe an...

A new shop dishing out shaved ice has opened its doors in the neighborhood. The new addition to Portage Park, called Little Lulu's Italian Ice, is located at 5035 W. Montrose Ave. The shop was established by Autumn Bastyr, a mother of twins and professional photographer, who was inspired to start developing her own treats after struggling to find h...

A summer trip to Italy sounds amazing, but you know what’s even better? Saving a bunch of money by going to the 305’s version of Italy instead. There’s an Italian-themed pop-up that has fun for the whole family. We’ve discovered a portal to Italy in Brickell’s new Italian-inspired food hall, La Centrale. Just follow the trail and you’ll find yourse...

As temperatures rise, so does the demand for frozen treats, and one family in Greece has been serving them for generations. “Hot day, best place to be, right here having ice cream,” said Frank's Italian customer Carmen Mirabella said. It’s what keeps customers coming back generation, after generation, after generation. “I wish my grandfather was he...

Fruitastic-O, which offers Italian ice and “cream ice,” held a grand opening on July 1 at Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St., where it will be stationed until October. Run by owner Mike Small (second from left), of Mt. Greenwood, and his family, Fruitastic-O offers six flavors of Italian ice, including blueberry, lemon, mango and sour cherry. Th...

As the weather gets warmer, dive into a new kind of gelato: savory! That's right. After weeks of experimenting, our expert pastry chefs have created a new menu of gelati salati, taking inspiration from Italian classics ranging from cacio e pepe to caprese. In other words: you'll never have to choose between your favorite Italian dish (or drink!) an...