Since the Real Italian Deli opened just under a year ago in Palm Desert, the deli-store combination has dished out traditional Italian sandwiches and desserts, and kept the shelves stocked with house-cured and imported deli meats, olive oils, fresh and frozen pastas and vinegars that could rival any New York City deli.   "I want to bring the...

By Jessica Wohl   Mariano's has a new partnership with the Italian Trade Agency to bring products from southern Italy to its stores, a move it could replicate with other countries as the growing grocer hopes such specialty fare will help it stand out from rivals. Bob Mariano, the chairman and CEO of Roundy's who started the Mariano's chain,...

River Highway, Troutdale; 503-667-2480; dipompello.com) is a delightful Italian family restaurant in picturesque Troutdale under the direction of Saul and Ruby Pompeyo.   Classic pasta dishes such as ravioli marinara, garlicky fettuccini alfredo and layered lasagna are delicious dinner options or choose from chicken basil tortellini, gnocchi...

Napa’s newest eatery isn’t really a newcomer; Foodshed Pizza & Pasta has just moved from a location in the industrial park near the Napa County Airport to a prime location for its takeaway food in north Napa at Trancas Street and Old California Way near Bel Aire Plaza. It opened Jan. 27.   In addition to being more convenient for potenti...

There's always poker and slots talk at the Isle Casino and Racing, but now the Italian restaurant is speaking a new language: seafood, including lobster francaise. The restaurant, called Bragozzo Osteria and Wine Bar, has revamped with a more sophisticated menu, says Mark Sicilia, Isle's senior director of hospitality.    Checks sh...

by Jennifer Hetrick   People are known to drive from afar just to sit down and enjoy entrees at Alfredo's Ristorante & Pizzeria Inc. in Bally. Antonio Nuzzolese is the chef, who moved to the U.S. with his family from Naples, Italy in 1987 at the age of 6. His father, Alfredo, opened the restaurant just five years later.   Ant...

The dine-around bunch and I had spent the day car-shopping with the Retiree in Greeneville, and a thoroughly pooped and over-heated bunch we were. The Retiree was looking for a hybrid vehicle of some sort. Her mentioning this to the sales force of several dealerships was greeted in each case with the same enthusiasm Jaws had for the opening of Long...

Arezzo Ristorante & Bar on Riverside Avenue in Westport has begun marketing its own culinary fare, including pasta sauces, specialty items and the restaurant's award-winning caponata.   Juan Ceballos, owner of the restaurant founded in NYC in 2000, said in a statement about the food line that customers have been asking him to package his...

By Caitlyn Belcher   Henderson residents can now experience Italy without packing a single bag or purchasing an expensive airline ticket. Opened May 28, Bravo! Cucina Italiana was part of the Galleria at Sunset mall's $7 million upgrade that brought six new restaurants and a 12,000-square-foot outdoor events plaza.   The renovati...

by Kenneth Hilario   Philadelphia's oldest Italian restaurant will be franchising for the first time in its 115-year-old history. Ralph's Italian Restaurant will be franchising its brand, led by Ryan Rubino, the great-great-grandson of Francesco and Catherine Dispigno, who first opened the restaurant in South Philadelphia.   The...