It seems its name has very ancient origins, probably rooted in the Latin word mortarium, indicating the mortar used to ground pork meat. Originally, its production area went from Lazio to modern Romagna, where acorn-rich woods provided a perfect living environment for free roaming, wild pigs.  Mortadella is cited in cooking books of the 14th centur...

If Wayzata is the elegant Twin Cities getaway, the food scene matches the esteem in its delicious breadth of flavors: steakhouses, pub eats, French cuisine and intricate sushi. However, James Beard Award-nominated chef Lenny Russo saw there was something missing from the scene. It needed to tell Wayzata’s story, he said, the story of Lake Minnetonk...

Most food lovers in Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia are familiar with the Aldo Lamberti family of restaurants located throughout the area. Ranging from casual fare to fine dining, the establishments are diverse in size, ambiance and menu selection, yet all serve up classic and modern Italian specialties, including homemade pizza, pastas, seafo...

The pride and joy of Biagio Scire Jr.’s new restaurant is a 6,000-pound, tiled oven imported from Naples, Italy, bearing the name Andiamo. Meaning “let’s go” in Italian, Andiamo is the realization of a dream for the 29-year-old who opened the Neopolitan-style pizzeria in the Great Bridge Marketplace on South Battlefield Boulevard in mid-March. Born...

Fazoli's, America's largest elevated QSR Italian chain, today announced 12 franchise sales records at its franchise-owned restaurants during the first quarter of 2018. Additionally, Fazoli's experienced its most successful grand opening of a new restaurant in Hazard, Kentucky, breaking the $100,000 weekly sales barrier and setting a new record for...

A long-time chain Italian eatery has rebranded. Johnny Carino's, 1652 S. Padre Island Drive, will have a grand re-opening as Johnny's Italian American Tavern by Carino's, on April 18. The first 100 guests in line at 4 p.m. will receive a free small classic pizza each week for a year, according to a news release. Limit one per household, and you mus...

Brookside's Bella Napoli started as a deli, grocery and coffee shop back in 2001. But it became so popular, owner Jake Imperiale soon expanded, taking over the former Breadsmith space for an Italian restaurant. Now he plans to shut down the coffee shop on Sunday, April 15, and expand his market, deli and small-vineyard wine program into the space a...

Assaggi Osteria announced Thursday it has opened a pizzeria serving Neapolitan pizza and other Italian classics. Assaggi Osteria Pizzeria is now open at 6641 Old Dominion Drive in McLean. The restaurant's Neapolitan pizza is certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. Some highlights are the traditional Margherita D.O.P with fresh tomato...

Every year, 800 Italian food companies are entering foreign markets for the first time. In 2017, Italian Food & Beverage exports increased by around 7% on 2016, with an expected turnover at the end of the year of about 32 billion euros. The most important destination of Italian food products are Europe and, increasingly, the United States. Accordin...

When Andrea Matteucci and Stefania Bertozzi decided to open their restaurant, Colleyville’s Loveria Caffe, they left their tight-knit hometown and crossed an ocean. The husband-and-wife business partners were already working together as architects in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy when they decided they wanted to open an Italian restaurant in t...