I praise the recent European Union's decision to grant piadina Protected Geographic Indication status (IGP in Italian or PGI in English) to safeguard it from poor quality imitations and fakes.   I am a native of Emilia-Romagna and therefore I may be a bit biased, but I think piadina is one of the most delectable dishes (yes, not just a snack...

by Greg Cox   Gocciolina – Italian for "droplet," the word is undeniably a quirky name for a restaurant. Ask owner/chef Aaron Benjamin if it refers to the restaurant's small but excellent selection of Italian wines, and he responds, "You could say that, but mainly I just like the sound of the word."   It does have a catchy musical sou...

In the beginning, Brigantessa was going to be all about pizza. Of course. What new moneymaking restaurant ambition in Philly these days does not begin with a wood-fired oven and a peel-ful of molten mozzarella dreams?   And given chef Joe Cicala's stellar track record at Le Virtù, it's worth paying attention to what emerges from the flaming...

by Kelly-Jane Cotter   Back in the day, you couldn't drive two blocks in any town in New Jersey without hitting a decent Italian place. Not just pizzerias, but actual Italian restaurants. Family-owned, unpretentious Jersey-Italian restaurants that took pride in recipes handed down from Nonna and Pop.   And, yeah, they still exist...

Il Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali e quello dello Sviluppo Economico hanno lanciato un marchio unitario che certifica i prodotti agroalimentari italiani di qualità distribuiti all'estero. Il logo riporta le parole "The Extraordinary Italian Taste" sullo sfondo di un tricolore italiano con tre onde che richiamano il concett...

by Greyceli Marin   Doral isn't the first place that comes to mind when picturing a cutting-edge dining scene, but the area's newest restaurant La Ruota seeks to change that by providing a modern ambiance in a neighborhood setting.   La Ruota's menu offers a variety of authentic Italian dishes, special dining rooms for groups and a la...

by Emily Frost   A new Italian restaurant from a Brooklyn restaurateur that features wood-fired pizza has arrived at the corner of West 106th Street and Broadway. North Brooklyn restaurateur Daddo Bogich first shared his plans to open the restaurant, Macchina, last year, but didn't officially open its doors until this week.   Bog...

by Allen Jones   Maggiano's Little Italy opened in the newly expanded Baybrook Mall at 700 Baybrook Mall Drive in Friendswood. The Brinker International Inc. owned and operated restaurant opened Nov. 9. It is the second location the company has opened in the greater Houston area offering a made-from-scratch Italian-American menu.  ...

An Italian favorite makes a comeback opening its doors in a not so familiar location. John Piancone Sr. first had the idea of opening an Italian Specialty Store and Bakery in 1955 in Bradley Beach, New Jersey.   His vision expanded nearly 40 years later when his son Rick Piancone opened a family restaurant with his wife called La Nonna Pianc...

With its branded product line, a national market, and a few breakthroughs for export sales, BelGioioso Cheese is a model for the future of Wisconsin's cheese and dairy industry. That statement was made by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association executive director John Umhoefer to attendees of the "Cows to Curds to Consumers" field day.   The ev...