Say the word “Italian” and the word “food” almost always immediately comes to mind. The Italians know how to cook and they know how to eat. This isn’t news to author Andrew Cotto, whose new novel, Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure follows an American who travels to Italy and falls in love with just about everything there, including, of course, th...

Italy’s most successful modern entrepreneur made his fortune by staying in touch with his inner child and living as a real-life Willy Wonka. Michele Ferrero, creator of the global brand Nutella, was a shy, humble man who died never having given a newspaper interview. His estimated net worth was $26.5 billion and he ranked 22nd on a recent Forbes li...

Church bells toll at the corner of Selden and Cass on an unseasonably warm October evening in Detroit while the square aquarium of a restaurant across the alley buzzes with tony Italian energy. It’s 9 o’clock — prime dinner time in Rome, and apparently in Detroit, too, even on an otherwise unremarkable Tuesday evening. Matthew Stafford and his back...

After years of Ristorante Bartolotta holding the crown, a new king of pasta has been crowned. It isn't exactly new, though, as winner Tenuta's Italian Restaurant has been a Bay View staple since 2003. If you want authentic Italian in a quaint neighborhood setting, this is your place. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and staff and service are s...

Creole-Italian restaurants blessedly still thrive in New Orleans, with their red gravies and Gulf seafood, but they’re no longer, as they were just a decade ago, the only games in town. Paladar 511 is the most recent perfect expression of the alternative that’s emerged. I call the cooking Italian because a sizable percentage of it takes the form of...

What’s your favorite Italian restaurant? Since I fell into the world of food writing, that’s probably been the most common question I have received from readers and new acquaintances. Like burritos and burgers, Italian food is universal in our region, both in restaurants and homes, and lord knows everyone has an opinion on their favorite Italian pl...

A new Italian restaurant has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Called Il Pallino, the fresh addition is located at 4916 Arthur Kill Road on Staten Island's South Shore. The restaurant has indoor bocce courts, a full bar and a 75-seat dining room.The menu features classic Italian dishes, such as octopus Bolognese di nero with squid ink linguine,...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – 6:00pm-9pm. Great Lakes Culinary Center – 24101 W Nine Mile, Southfield, MI 48033. Ticket price include cooking demo, dinner, and wine. Dante Alighieri Society Members $55.00 – Non Members $60.00. Limited space, reservation is required in advance! “The Extraordinary Italian Taste, III Settimana della Cucina Italiana ne...

For a taste of tried and true Italian cuisine and hospitality, you don’t need to head across the Atlantic to the shores of Sicily; one needs only to head on over to Il Vizio of Massapequa to experience a real taste of the old country, right in the heart of Long Island. In a day in age when there are almost more restaurant options out there than the...

Quando Quintiliano nel riportare il giudizio di Asinio Pollione su Tito Livio e le sue virtù oratorie parla di quendam Patavinitas si riferisce probabilmente a un certo provincialismo che rende tipico l’eloquio dello storico; ed è proprio sulle caratteristiche del territorio, sulle qualità iper-local che fa leva Patavini, il nuovo ristorante incast...