If I never cross Naples, Italy, off my bucket list, at least I’ve had the pleasure of tasting a Neapolitan-style pizza at a new, homey restaurant in Isle of Wight County. Chef and owner Massimo “Max” Errico opened Napoli é Ristorante Italiano about four months ago in Carrollton. He and his wife moved from their native Italy to the U.S. in 2003. “Na...

Acoustic music lovers will have the opportunity to hear Italian guitarist, composer and singer-songwriter Luca Burgalassi in an evening performance Wednesday (June 20) as part of the Hampton History Museum’s music series. Burgalassi, who only moved to the United States with his family two years ago, has made a name for himself in the local music sc...

The newly acquired back room at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame on West Third Street in Jamestown serves as the organization’s board room. The large space has recently been painted, new carpeting has been installed and some furniture has been moved in, but the walls have nothing hanging on them as of yet. As Jack Munella Sr. and Mike Giunta took...

Bristol is a long way from the Mediterranean Sea, and such nations as Italy and Greece that are along its shores. But eight years ago, Mo Elfredo decided to help bridge the gap, as least when it comes to cuisine, by opening his Alfredo’s Mediterranean and Italian Family Restaurant at 812 Commonwealth Ave. in Bristol, Virginia. There, diners can fin...

Sam and Louie's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria celebrated their second anniversary in downtown Sterling this spring. The popular eatery became the first Sam and Louie's in Colorado, opening on May 16, 2016 thanks to the hard work of owners Mike and Denise Schaefer. The couple first heard about the pizza franchise through the Logan County Economic De...

IN JULY, the Italian Navy tall ship Amerigo Vespucci — a three-mast, 331-foot school ship built in 1931 — left Italy and ventured on the long journey to the United States and Canada. A year later, the Italian Navy FREMM-class frigate Alpino, built by Fincantieri with state-of-the-art technologies, is engaged in a U.S. campaign tour and is moored in...

Today, the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio, visited the Italian Navy’s class FREMM frigate in Norfolk, on the occasion of her first US campaign. Norfolk, where the US Naval Station and the Allied Command Transformation (ACT) of NATO are headquartered, is the first stop of her US itinerary and will be followed by Baltimo...

Half a year after the closure of European transplant Carluccio’s, there’s a new bustle of activity down on the 100 block of King Street. The smells of Italian food waft through the door anew, thanks in large part to the showpiece pizza oven now taking up residence near the restaurant’s entrance, adjacent to a eat-in counter where several patrons ar...

Tavola offers an Italian dining experience through a local lens in Charlottesville, Va. Chefs Dylan Allwood and Michael Keaveny source ingredients from nearby farms and purveyors, listed on the menu. Dishes include house-made pasta with a Bolognese sauce of local beef and pork, and pan-roasted sea scallops with beet-leek risotto. Wine director Pris...

Garlic knots fresh out of the oven are served with a side of homemade marinara sauce. Bruschetta follows, also complimentary, made with a thin slice of mozzarella between toasted bread and garlic- and olive oil-seasoned tomatoes. This is how Salvatore’s Pizzeria & Italian Ristorante welcomes diners. It was a weekday during the slow hours between lu...