A longtime Boston chef will revisit his roots during a six-month residency in Boston’s South End. Chef Tony Susi, most recently of Capo, will bring his Italian food prowess to Wink & Nod (3 Appleton St., Boston) with Ripasso, an “Italian pub,” taking his place as the South End bar’s next culinary incubatee. Susi takes the reins from Louis DiBiccari...

The word biscotti in Italy refers to what Americans know as “cookies.”  Many Italo-Americans use the word biscotti when they refer to a specific type of cookie, that is, those finger long cookies with almonds. These are known as Cantuccini or Cantucci in Florence and Tozzetti in Rome. Some may say the recipe is different for both, but for argument’...

Benito’s Cafe in Novi plans to add gelato, sorbet, Italian beer and espresso to its menu after a bricks and mortar expansion this fall. “It’s pretty exciting and it’s been in the works for a while. If you go to an Italian cafe in Italy, they have liquor, espresso and you can get gelato, too. That’s what we’ve always tried to strive for with this co...

In November, James Beard Award-winning chef Marc Vetri plans to open his Vetri Cucina in the former Alizé space at the top of the Palms. Now diners who want to get to know the chef’s style of Italian cooking can find out exactly what he has on the menu when he holds a pop-up event at Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria at Red Rock Resort. The Oct. 10 dinn...

WHAT could more typical of an Italian holiday than sitting in a sun-soaked piazza or the on steps of a grand cathedral, and tucking into a gelato, panino or pizza? Well, if you’re in Florence, you can forget that — or be prepared to pay for it. The Renaissance city is cracking down on visitors who eat on footpaths, doorsteps or driveways at lunch a...

Sometimes, and often when it's least expected, you  stumble across a restaurant that just seems to radiate joy. There's that  frisson of buoyant anticipation as you walk in and an enveloping  happiness that accompanies you to whatever table happens to be open. It  doesn't matter which one, they all seem to be equally great. That  democratically dis...

Thanks to a 10.5% increase in retail sales in 2018, organic food is the real star of the cart in Italy with an uninterrupted growth in demand for over a decade. This is what Coldiretti says on the basis of Nielsen data at the opening of Sana 2018, the international exhibition of organic and natural products (from today to September 10 at BolognaFie...

Over the past two decades, Neapolitan-style pizza — a disc of naturally fermented dough that’s topped with tomato sauce and cheese, and then baked — has gone from trend to popular mainstay on menus in pizzerias and casual restaurants throughout the U.S. And aside from the obvious factors (the simple deliciousness of a margherita pizza), there’s at...

Parks and Recreation's Ben Wyatt (played by the eternally awkward Adam Scott) is a man of niche tastes. He loves civil service. He's in love with show protagonist Leslie Knope. And, perhaps most notably, he has an undying adoration for calzones that steadily became one of the show's longest running jokes. The fact that Wyatt vehemently prefers calz...

CALLING ITSELF the first of its kind, Savannah has its very own legitimate New York deli, Rocky’s New York Deli & Italian Catering. By “legitimate,” I refer to specific things— in-house curing of meats, Nonna’s recipes, and a chef and owner that are actually from New York. The owner of the brand new deli located in Sandfly, Bill Vissicchio, decided...