The Arizona Wildcats’ recruiting is back among the nation’s elite. The nation’s top 2019 point guard, Phoenix Pinnacle’s Nico Mannion, announced he will play for the Wildcats in 2019-20, giving Arizona its first five-star commit since its projected powerhouse 2018 class was severely compromised by a federal investigation into college basketball. Th...

The greatest cake in the world might be cassata. Shelled in marzipan, decked with candied fruit, and filled with cannoli cream, cassata is the old, festival spirit of the Italian South in pastry form. Candied fruit is the best part. With sweetened ricotta and marzipan's nuttiness, the potent candied fruit drops you into a world of spice routes and...

A gourmet meal led to a food-for-thought opportunity for a handful of Arizona State University students this summer. As a result of discussions sparked at Dinner 2040 — a meal-tasting-turned-panel-talk in Phoenix — between a local organic farmer, an ASU professor and a former project coordinator in the School of Sustainability, five students added...

Depending on where you live in the Valley, a visit to Osteria might feel like something of an odyssey. To get there, drive past the fraying orange groves on McKellips Road, past the sun-blanched hangars of Falcon Field, until you reach the northeastern edges of Mesa. Drive any farther east and you’ll hit the Superstition Mountains. Until recently,...

Arizona American Italian Club - 7509 N 12th St, Phoenix (Arizona) 85020. Our first FAMILY STYLE SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL FUNDRAISER for our SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, Sunday, July 15th, from 5PM to 7PM. All the spaghetti you can eat, served in one of those large huge bowls Nonna had everywhere, along with 2 meatballs, salad also served family style, and roll...

The Salt River Valley is a country, an ocean, and a sea away from Italy. The arid climate feels so different from mountains and coasts, which run down the length of the Mediterranean's boot-shaped country. But the pungent aromas of basil and garlic float in the air here, too. Some of metro Phoenix's choice Italian restaurants collapse that distance...

Restaurateurs needn’t be revolutionaries. Familiar formulas may not set hearts ablaze, but there’s something to be said for a spot that draws customers, even if it doesn’t draw accolades. There is nothing at all ignoble about an approachable, crowd-pleasing menu made with care and served by a chummy cast of characters in a boisterous, marketing-fri...

Metro Phoenix is home to an impressive concentration of talented Italian restaurateurs, chefs, and pizzaioli, and the roster of noteworthy Italian restaurants in the Valley only seems to be swelling. For proof, take a look at the Italian restaurant scene taking shape in the northwest Valley. Two new stand-out Italian restaurants have opened in the...

Anche quest’anno, nell’ambito delle iniziative volte ad agevolare l’accesso dei concittadini ai servizi offerti dell’Ufficio Passaporti, questo Consolato Generale sta organizzando – in collaborazione con il locale Corrispondente Consolare Massimo Paollilo – un incontro in Phoenix, AZ per la raccolta in loco delle impronte digitali finalizzate al ri...

The restaurant situation on Seventh Street has been in flux lately. The most recent change to the cluster of eateries is a new Italian restaurant serving mostly old-school dishes. Pubblico Italian Eatery bakes pizza and crafts pasta in-house. The menu, too, will feature new-age dishes like cauliflower steak over polenta, and includes many gluten-fr...