How about the Italian chef’s salad, or the meatball sandwich? “And, of course, the pizza,” Ted Ligori added, listing some of his restaurant’s headline menu items. Ligori, 73, said he has been making pizzas for 57 years. That included 28 years at Tony’s Pizza in South Ogden. He then opened Ligori’s Pizza and Pasta in Ogden in 1991. Ligori’s current...

After years that included fasting and praying, waiting and wondering, Latter-day Saint eternal marriages soon will be solemnized in the Eternal City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open its much-anticipated Rome Temple to public tours from Jan. 28 through Feb. 16. The showcase edifice, reminiscent of ancient Italian architect...

If you’re looking for a family atmosphere with plenty of quality Italian food, look no further than Rovali’s Ristorante Italianoon Ogden’s Historic 25th Street. Alex Montanez, owner of Rovali’s, wants 25th Street to be a destination for people around the globe, not just for those in Ogden or in Utah. Though he’s been a lifelong Ogden resident, his...

Chef Alfredo’s Ristorante Italiano prides itself providing a fine dining experience wherein its customers can enjoy a variety of authentic Italian dishes. The upscale restaurant was founded by Alfredo Modica, a native of Sicily, Italy, whose five decades of food preparation experience included 30 years as a chef for the Princess Cruises cruise ship...

Two special words can send longtime Murrayites salivating: pizza bender! Believe it or not, Murray’s most popular food icon has turned 50. When you reach a half century with no signs of stopping, you throw a party, which Murray’s longest-running restaurant, Italian Village, did on November 11. Originally there were four Italian Village restaurants,...

It was his first public performance in Salt Lake City, and Andrea Bocelli held nothing back. Donning a suit topped with a bright blue jacket and black bow tie, the 60-year-old Italian tenor took the stage and immediately illustrated one thing to his Utah fans: While his hair may be a dignified silver, the vocal prowess that popularized him more tha...

While many University of Utah students settling into the fall semester have found themselves complaining about Utah’s dry heat, other students are lamenting the humidity. Logan Prete has just begun his second year in pre-architectural studies at the U and describes his current learning environment as “gorgeous, but still hot and humid.” Prete is am...

In 1850, Elder Lorenzo Snow started missionary work in Italy. Now in conjunction with the dedication of the Italian Temple slated for March 2019, a history of the church from then to now is being collected to make up the “Italian Project.” “We were asked to find a copy of the Book of Mormon in Italian,” said Elder Lorenzo Henry Semadeni who serves...

The family and friends of an Ogden man gathered Monday to celebrate his 102nd birthday. "Every day I learn something new, and that's how you keep young, keep your mind going," Jim Favero told FOX 13. Favero, born October 8, 1916, served in the military during World War II, and he credits "proper eating, hard work and exercise" for his longevity. A...

The cuisine of Italy brings people together—perhaps this is why last year's Festa Italiana drew more than 20,000 attendees. That's a high bar to set, but the organizers of this year's event are expecting yet another huge turnout. In preparation for the fourth annual Festa Italiana, the Italian-American Civic League and Alfa Romeo of Salt Lake have...