For discerning diners who turn up their noses when they hear someone talk about going out for "eye-talian" food, The Daily Meal has come up with a definitive list of the best Italian restaurants in every state. In Phoenix, Bronx native Chris Bianco brings an authentic Sicilian pizza to the menu at Pizzeria Bianco. Italy's rich cuisine culture goes...

The Arizona Science Center is shaking things up. Literally. In conjunction with "Pompeii: The Exhibition," a volcanic eruption will be staged on the rooftop at the venue for one night only on Jan. 25. Visitors will be immersed in an experience featuring real jets of fire, smoke and lava in this recreation of Mount Vesuvius's eruption in 79 A.D., wh...

My thoughts on eating meatballs outside one's home are well-documented, and they are not mild. The spirit of my last meatball-focused story together with my meatball-eating philosophy would seem to predict utter failure for all future meatball spots to come. This one, though, promises to be different. The Sicilian Butcher is the latest restaurant...

CAT scans are revealing more information about life in Pompeii, an ancient Italian city buried under the volcanic ash of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The findings are the focus of a new exhibit at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. Sari Custer is the Vice President of Curiosity. She says the scans reveal fascinating facts about the people and envi...

The Calamari Sisters, Delphine and Carmela, return in The Calamari Sisters’ Clam Bake from Dec. 21 through Jan. 21. at the Herberger Theater, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. Returning to the Valley after the previous show’s successful run, cooking with the Calamari Sisters is a comedic musical based on Italian dishes, according to a press release.

Quartiere has opened in the Tempe space once home to neighborhood standby Riazzi's Italian Garden. The new restaurant has been simmering Bolognese and cutting fresh pasta since last Tuesday.  Owner Erick Geryol says that Quartiere aims to update the old breed of Italian that Riazzi’s was cooking. Geryol has a hand in three other Valley restaurants....

When you think of great pastries, what comes to mind? Maybe you envision some laborious, beloved union of flour and sugar, something like a cannoli or almond-filled croissant. When you think of great Italian desserts, I bet your mind zips to sweet staples like gelato or tiramisu, or maybe something more obscure like semifreddo or zabaglione. Today,...

The Sicilian Butcher, a new restaurant helmed by Joey Maggiore, opens at 3 p.m. today. The place totes out meat-and-cheese boards that are 5 feet long. Bruschetta comes on rotating circular platters. Maggiore, who until now was the chef at Hash Kitchen, is the mind behind the gravity-defying Bloody Marys you have probably seen plastered on Instagra...

Trento, Italy–based Aquafil, a producer of polyamide (nylon 6), announced the opening of its first carpet recycling facility in the United States. Aquafil Carpet Recycling ACR #1 will invest $10 million in a leased 116,890-square-foot building in Phoenix, AZ, to set up its technology to recycle nylon 6 waste from carpets back into raw material, fur...

Italian cars have always had a certain—to borrow from the French — je ne sais quoi, an intangible yet undeniable appeal that transcends practicality in favor of eliciting a purely emotional response. Any auto enthusiast who wants to go from zero to the status of celebrated collector can do so in 11 cars flat, as long as they bid furiously at the RM...