Walking into the Town of Rivesville, Bob Tinnell sees memories. Memories of Christmas celebrations in the 1980s when he celebrated the Feast of the Seven Fishes with his Italian immigrant grandparents. Bob’s goal now is to bring his memories to the present. He has done this in the actual house of his grandparents, which is now decorated to simulate...

Searching for an authentic Italian dinner without flying to Italy or driving to D.C.? Look no further than Tortino Mare, one of Prince William’s newest restaurants, which serves hand-cut pasta, gourmet pizza and artistic desserts almost too beautiful to eat. Located in Manassas Park, Tortino Mare is away from the hustle and bustle in a small strip...

Isabella Eatery has debuted at Tysons Galleria, and only a few more of its concepts have yet to open. The next phase is the opening of Mexican restaurant Pepita, seafood bar Requin Oysters & Champagne and Japanese restaurant Yona Friday at 11:30 a.m. The newest concepts will be serving limited menus. Other concepts already open are Graffiato, Kapno...

Squisito Franchise Enterprises, Inc. has signed on a new franchisee in the Fairfax County, VA area, Kevin Trump. Squisito Pizza & Pasta is a fast casual, authentic Italian restaurant originating in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and expanding across the Eastern Seaboard. Mr. Trump marks the 4th franchisee for the brand and his first location will be...

Winchester’s newest eatery, Comella’s, opened on Dec. 6 in Winchester Center. The Comella brothers have been eyeing the Winchester location on 529 Main St. for their pizza shop for a few years now. With the spot to the middle school and high school, the town had two key elements Comella’s look for while expanding -- family demographics and a busy c...

You can’t beat being there. There is nothing quite like the bellow of the Olimpico as the crowd roars “Tottiiii” or the last chorus of Venditti’s ‘Roma Roma’. And don’t forget the ritual groping from the local police as you make your way through those two layers of bizarre turnstile security gates. But the fact is if you’re reading this, there’s a...

A wise man of opera once said in my hearing, testifying to the enduring emotional impact of Puccini: “When I no longer cry at ‘Boheme,’ I quit.” The same should be said of “La Fanciulla del West,” from “Ch’ella mi creda” to the end – and so it is with Lillian Groag’s production that opened on Nov. 10 at the Virginia Opera in Norfolk, with performan...

Ogni anno sempre più ragazzi italiani decidono di volare negli States, con l'idea di vivere un'esperienza di basket diversa, in cui possono confrontarsi con un mondo per alcuni versi lontano anni luce dal basket italiano ed europeo e, perchè no, sognare da vicino di approdare in NBA. Negli ultimi anni l'NCAA ha riscosso un interesse sempre maggiore...

After leaving the US market in 1995 to focus on the European Market, Alfa Romeo is back and they have a brand new location in Roanoke, Va. Berglund Automotive has opened their new Berglund Fiat Alfa Romeo dealership at 3530 Franklin Road. The legend of Alfa Romeo started in 1910 when Cavalier Ugo Stella acquired the Italian plant of a French car ma...

The summer of 2018 holds great promise for six students from Hylton High School who will study in Italy for three weeks. An academic immersion program will give them first-hand experiences in the contemporary culture of Italy and enhance their understanding of the history of the language. The students are enrolled in Hylton’s Center for Internation...