Donato's Italian Restaurant transports guests to New York City's Little Italy, delivering the sights, sounds and savory tastes of a cuisine that emigrated from the motherland and evolved in the New World.   Brothers and co-owners Dennis and David Valentino recreated their childhood in Port Charlotte's Murdock Carousel Plaza 18 years ago, imp...

There's a new kid in town in Fort Point, now that the Italian cafe Trattoria Buco has opened its doors inside the Artist Building at 300 Summer St. after nearly a year of preparations. The latest culinary project from Reno Hoxhallari, of Basta Pasta in Cambridge and Basta Pasta Enoteca in Quincy, features fresh Italian food served from 7 a.m....

When first generation Italian John Camuglia bought the original Tully's meat market in the city's Highland district he took the first step from humble beginnings toward creating an iconic Albuquerque institution. That was in 1970. Today, under the careful, hands-on management of son, Johnny Camuglia, Tully's continues to grow and thrive by bringing...

By Barbara Revsine   "The Rustic Italian Bakery," a new book by Italian author Veronica Lavenia, dovetails with both the increasing interest in lowering sugar consumption and the focus on exploring flours made with grains other than wheat. In the introduction to the book, Lavenia writes, "Italian homemade cakes are very simple but rich in ta...

Close your eyes and imagine this: A juicy hot dog with everything on it, Hot Italian beef with peppers, a decadent chocolate shake - and not having to go all the way to River North to get it! That's right, Portillo's is planning to open a second Chicago location in the South Loop.   Mark your calendars: According to the Chicago Tribune,...

by Jason Henry   Two fires Monday caused $5,000 in damage to an Italian restaurant on North Rosemead Boulevard, officials said. The 12:30 p.m. fires at Bella Italia in East San Gabriel appeared to be related, owner Franco Mele said. The cause remains under investigation. No one was injured.   Mele discovered the fires when he cam...

Hoosiers looking for baked pasta, pizza and other Italian classics could soon have a few more options with the potential opening of up to 15 new Fazoli's restaurants in Central Indiana.   One restaurant is under construction in Franklin and should open this year. The company is working with franchise groups to open nine to 14 other units in...

On weekends, the small gravel parking lot in front of Stephano's Ristorante can barely accommodate the dozens of vehicles that converge on this Wappingers Falls favorite. The modest place fills up quickly, creating a rubbernecking bottleneck of would-be diners speculating on the next available table as they stand in the foyer.   Ambience is...

In recent years, pizza has gotten plenty of au courant twists, with offbeat toppings, local ingredients and deep-fried modernizations dominating the scene, but calzones have largely been neglected in the pie case.   Now, a few ballsy pizzerias—including Roberta's, Motorino and Brooklyn Central—are defying the tired cheese-sauce-dough norm, s...

by Lisa Johnson   It's difficult to find a restaurant upon which the whole family can agree. Usually, when I give my sons a choice, they list off the big chains. In an effort to broaden their horizons, I took them to "work" as I checked out Casa-Di-Pizza.   A.J., Billy and I entered the restaurant with a bit of confusion. While I had...