The long-anticipated opening of the Tuscan Kitchen will become a reality March 1 when the doors open for dinner at 581 Lafayette Road. This week, the restaurant was bustling with employees completing their fourth week of training, with chefs and cooks in the open kitchen and others serving artistically plated rustic Italian cuisine to staff.  This...

The 15th annual March Mandolin Festival presents two concerts with a lineup of virtuoso mandolinists, whose musicianship showcases the range and expressive qualities of the mandolin. The concerts will take place on Friday, March 3 at the Stone Church in Newmarket and on Saturday, March 4 at the Concord Community Music School in Concord. These perfo...

by Jennifer Martin   This past month the Meetup Group called "Passion for Everything Italian" that I host visited Fulchino Vineyards, a local winery of Italian origin. Located in Hollis, New Hampshire (about one hour from Boston), the winery is situated in a residential neighborhood.   As you venture off the highway, you'd never...

Owners of 24 Lamborghinis paid an eye-popping visit to Mount Washington on Monday as part of the Lamborghini Giro, an annual tour taken on some of the most scenic roads in America. After driving to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast, the owners of the cars — mainly 10 HP V10 Huracans and the 700 HP V12 Aventadors — enjoyed lunch a...

In Italian, the word "piccolo" means small, but there is nothing small about the variety of delicacies available at the new delicatessen, Piccolo Market, on Rte. 25 in Moultonborough.   Chef/owner Bill Bennett opened his deli with a small café in late December and has been adding delicious items to his menu ever since. Bennett, originally fr...

By Rachel Forrest   Longtime Newmarket main drag Italian spot, Panzanella's, has moved to larger digs nearby. There's more parking, a bigger bar, and a bit of a separation between that bar and the dining area, which makes one section more family friendly, one more for the Happy Hour crowd and sports fans. Another benefit of the move is thei...

When Tuscan Kitchen hosted their third annual Italian Car Show over the weekend, it wasn't surprising that hundreds of locals showed up despite the rain. Spectators were in awe as they walked around and admired Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, McLaurens and Maseratis. This year's event featured more European luxury cars than years past, according...

By Jeff McMenemy A group created to preserve, celebrate and share members' Italian heritage is holding its second annual membership drive Sunday, April 6, at the Portsmouth Public Library.   The Italian American Heritage Association of Greater Portsmouth will hold the membership drive from 2 to 4 p.m. in an effort to reach out to potential...

By Grace Ryan Elvio DeCilla has been a part of the restaurant industry since he was 12 years old, working in a little Italian restaurant owned by his parents in New York City. Maybe that's why at Elvio's Pizzeria & Restaurant there's a sign touting his pizza to be the "best north of the Bronx"!   His mother's family came from...

Civitanova Marche ospiterà il 24 e 25 aprile l'"Italy Soccer Tour", il tour italiano del Keene State College – New Hampshire Usa, grazie ad una iniziativa organizzata da a.s.d. United Civitanova con il patrocinio del Comune. Una delegazione di diciannove ragazzi arriverà da Boston per disputare incontri di calcio con le squadre locali, con la poss...