By Giuseppe Esposito In the heart of San Francisco's storied Little Italy is Tony's Pizza Napoletana, home of eleven-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani.   When the restaurant opened five years ago, it brought a sense of renewed vibrancy to the Stockton block of North Beach, which at the time had many empty store fronts.   Read...

The sub sandwich, probably the most iconic of the Italian-American sandwiches has long spread across the country from the northeast and a sub shop – usually in the form of a Subway – seems to be on or near every busy corner from coast to coast.   The version at the three locations of the local Maine-ly Sandwiches are called Italian Sandwiche...

by Jeff Toohey Johnson   Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that consists of layering pork belly with herbs and spices and pork loin, rolling it up, then roasting it in the oven. Jeff Toohey calls his version of this classic dish "Kansas City-fied." He merges Italian culture with Kansas City style by adding a barbecue spice rub and...

By Isabel A. Rodriguez   From creamy fettuccine Alfredo to bowls of warm minestrone vegetable soup, Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant is the perfect Las Cruces destination to satisfy any Italian food cravings. Located at 1753 E. University Ave., across from the New Mexico State University campus, Lorenzo's is a locally owned restaurant that...

Pastosa Ravioli, the third generation, family-owned and operated Italian specialty food company widely recognized as the source of New York's finest ravioli, fresh pasta and Italian specialties will mark its first year anniversary in Cranford with a two-month community celebration.   Located at 200 South Ave. East in Cranford, this is the 10...

By Scott Koperski   A new restaurant is aiming to bring a taste of Italy to Beatrice. Florio's Italian Grille has been operating in the Indian Creek Mall for around a week following a soft opening. Featuring a wide variety of pizza and stromboli varieties, owner Tony Berisha said the restaurant has something for everyone and has be...

by Chiara Assi   The end of summer can be sort of bittersweet and the arrival of the cooler months may not always be welcome.   Yet, fall has a lot to offer, especially when traveling through Italy: October and November are two months filled with gastronomy festivals that celebrate the seasonal flavors and invite everyone to slow down...

Last year was a special dining occasion for me; 2016 marked a decade of writing about Las Vegas restaurants. After eating so much fantastic food in so many electric environments on and off the Strip, the years start to blur together, but the restaurants don't. Certain dishes and flavors will forever stand out in my mind.   One of my most mem...

by Ted Gammon   In general I'm a real sucker for a great deal, so when I pursued a day in San Diego's Little Italy I was drawn like a moth to a ... and to see that open parking slot right in front of Bencotto on W. Fir St, well it just seemed preordained to me.   Bencotto http://www.lovebencotto.com/, located at 750 W. Fir St. beckone...

By Rafael Alvarez   How many ravioli do you think Lucy Palmere Pompa has made—by hand—in almost 95 years of life in Baltimore? Her nephew Willie Matricciani, 54, who calls on her every time he has to remember exactly how to season ricotta for the filling, is overwhelmed by the question:   "I don't think a million is an unrealisti...