If you ask Pizzantica owner and manager Tony Mari what is unique about his restaurant, located at 780 Leonard Ave., Albemarle, he is quick to let you know that the faire served there is authentic Italian. “Our family is true Italian, right off the boat,” said Mari. “I’m second generation, and came to the USA about 20 years ago. My two partners at P...

Just show up before 9 am Saturday, November 11 in the School Hall on Stiles Street to help make the 5,000 meatballs for the Sunday, November 12th Ravioli & Spaghetti Dinner. No experience necessary! It's FUN and volunteers are fed a complimentary pasta lunch afterwards. Free parking on Stratford University parking lot at east end of Stiles Street....

The World Week of Italian Cuisine reaches its second edition with the aim of promoting Italian culinary traditions and food-and-wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture. In the USA the second edition will take place from November 13 to November 19, 2017 under the sign of quality, sustainability, culture, food secu...

The owners of Larkins Restaurant Group opened a brand new restaurant in downtown Greenville, specializing in Italian food! It’s in the same location where the Irish pub “The Playwright” used to be, but with a lighter and fresher feel. Dishes are made from recipes of the owner’s and COO’s Italian grandmothers. Jennifer Martin shows us what’s on the...

Yes, this is actually a list of rules for how and when to eat bread in Italy. You would think it would be straightforward, but eating bread in Italy is a topic that is almost as fraught as the whole ‘when to drink cappuccino’ thing. Last week, during our Week in Umbria tour, this seemed to be the most perplexing topic for our guests: When, how and...

Barilla is more than just dry pasta served in a blue box. That’s the idea behind a string of restaurants launched by the global pasta maker, known more for its boxed pasta and ready-to-eat sauces found in dozens of grocery stores around the country. The company, founded in Italy 1877, is opening its first two fast-casual Italian eateries in Souther...

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 From 6:30 pm To 9:00 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW , Washington, DC 20008 - Organized by : Regione Sicilia, Embassy of Italy, IIC Washington - Entrance: Free On the occasion of the Second Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, join us for a virtual culinary tour of Italy as we present Disco...

Basking in the success of its first California store, the Italian food market chain Eataly is preparing to open a huge food theme park next week. Eataly World, in Bologna, Italy, is making final preparations for Wednesday’s opening. The 20-acre park has 40 restaurants and a 97,000-square-foot market. Admission is free, but you do have to pay to eat...

Downtown Excelsior quietly lost an Italian restaurant at the end of October. At the same time, it gained promise of a new one — albeit a more casual, approachable version. Red Sauce Rebellion (205 Water St., Excelsior), a new concept from the folks behind Coalition, will debut on the footprint of the former Victor’s on Water — an Italian restaurant...

If you’re a fan of pistachio ice cream and gelato, then you may know from reading ingredients labels that many are secretly loaded with almonds. Large producers often balk at spending what they should on the pricey green nut. They advertise pistachio, and they often deliver mostly almond. Sacrificing flavor, seeing dollar signs, they try to buffalo...