A creative crop of pizzerias is popping up around Washington, from rectangular pan pies at Sonny’s to New York-style slices at Turu, and Wisconsin-esque rounds at Nicoletta. Now two native Italians, Antonio Matarazzo and chef Matteo Venini, are offering their spin on “neo-Neapolitan” pizzas, sandwiches, and street snacks at Stellina Pizzeria near U...

When husband-and-wife team chef Monica Fallone and Luis Mancera opened Borgo Food Station in River Oaks, they created a European-style, grab-and-go neighborhood hub for authentic Italian dishes. The patrons, though, didn’t necessarily want to take the food to-go. “Our loyal customers for three years were always requesting to enjoy their favorite me...

After nearly 30 years at the same location in the East Shore community of Dongan Hills,  Café Luna continues to be a welcomed mainstay along Hylan Boulevard’s restaurant row, and distinguishes itself as one of first dining spots on Staten Island to offer alfresco dining. The cozy eatery where regulars return time and again for authentic Sicilian cu...

Quattro Trattoria + Pizzeria is now open at the Westin St. Louis hotel at 811 Spruce Street downtown. As Off the Menu reported in March, Quattro replaces Clark Street Grill inside the hotel. Westin St. Louis executive chef Josh Wedel oversees a menu of pizza, pasta and other Italian fare. The pizzas are cooked in a 700-degree oven. Among the toppi...

A butcher shop and restaurant opening in Northeast Portland later this year may fill the hole left in the city's dining scene when Old Salt Marketplace closed in 2018. Austin Piccone, who raises hogs at Wallow & Root Farm in Sandy, is launching Piccone's Corner in the same building as Petite Provence Bakery on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. He expects...

For 25 years, it’s been a hidden gem in the southern suburb of Eagan. In fact, when Jason DeRusha posted some videos on Instagram, loyal customers begged him to keep it their secret. But the secret is out: This morning, DeRusha Eats along Highway 77 at Brianno’s Deli Italia! If Tony Larsen looks like a pro at getting pizza dough ready. It’s because...

Centro Sperimentale del Latte USA Inc., a probiotic company, plans to establish its first operations in the U.S. with a manufacturing facility in Franksville, Wisconsin. The investment is part of a multimillion-dollar project expected to create up to 31 jobs over the next four years.PROBIO RE LLC, Centro Sperimentale del Latte’s related entity, rec...

Visitors to Italy who stray from well-tread tourist paths in small villages or obscure city neighborhoods often report the discovery of charming cafes, trattorias, and ristorantes — family owned and operated, some with folksy names like “La Cucina Della Mamma,” offering delicious, reasonably-priced, house-made cuisine. Transported to Northern Italy...

Italian gastronomic magazine La Cucina Italiana continues to expand globally. In September, the Condé Nast Italia publication will be available digitally in the U.S., and become available in the U.K. in November, starting with a site and a social media presence, followed by dedicated events, the Cooking School, and lastly with the magazine. The goa...

While "Gyros" is part of the name of this popular locally owned spot, located across the street from Central High School, Lendi's is so much more. It serves some of the best fast food in town at reasonable prices. The burgers are hand-patted, and the key word is "fresh" — hard to find in chain-restaurant land. Linda Goxhufi is the proud owner, cook...