Mia's Italian Kitchen is now open at 100 King Street in Alexandria. The restaurant opened its doors Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at the former Carluccio's location, offering Italian specialties such as house-made pasta, sandwiches and pizza by the slice. A project of Alexandria Restaurant Partners, Mia's Italian Kitchen is run by Corporate Execut...

The pride and joy of Biagio Scire Jr.’s new restaurant is a 6,000-pound, tiled oven imported from Naples, Italy, bearing the name Andiamo. Meaning “let’s go” in Italian, Andiamo is the realization of a dream for the 29-year-old who opened the Neopolitan-style pizzeria in the Great Bridge Marketplace on South Battlefield Boulevard in mid-March. Born...

Assaggi Osteria announced Thursday it has opened a pizzeria serving Neapolitan pizza and other Italian classics. Assaggi Osteria Pizzeria is now open at 6641 Old Dominion Drive in McLean. The restaurant's Neapolitan pizza is certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. Some highlights are the traditional Margherita D.O.P with fresh tomato...

The 14 companies of the Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence network - Molini Riggi, Bruno Ribadi Brewery, Made Fruit, Marullo srl, Tonnino Winery, Gustibus Alimentari, Miscela D'Oro, Asaro, Pannitteri, Valle del Dittaino, Olive di Sicilia, Sabadì, Caffo Distillery, Chioccilia - from Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th April will have the opportunity to meet 8...

When Vinicio Fabbrizi arrived in Virginia from his native Italy, he could fix pipes, but whether he could fix a pizza was unknown.More than three decades later, Fabbrizi’s Andrea’s Pizzeria is one of Chesapeake’s most enduring mom and pop businesses. However, the link with Chesapeake is about to be severed as Fabbrizi, 71, and his son, Vinicio “Vin...

Sal’s Pizza may be new to Smithfield, but it’s been around awhile. This Neapolitan-style pizza eatery originated in 1990 in New Hampshire. The magic, however, started in the 1940s on Boston’s North Shore where Sal’s grandparents sold pizzas. Today you can find Sal’s Pizza in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, California, Arizona and now, Smithfield. The...

Malcolm Brogdon, Devon Hall and De’Andre Hunter are a few of the players who gone from redshirt to stand out under Tony Bennett at Virginia. Could Francesco Baddocchi, aka Frankie, be next on that list. His high school coach sincerely believes so. Baddocchi, a native of Milan, Italy, who attended high school in the Kansas City area, was an under-th...

Sometimes, all it takes to infuse an Alexandria institution with new energy is just a little TLC. At least, that was the case for La Trattoria, the new butterfly emerging from the cocoon of the venerable Trattoria da Franco, one of Old Town’s most historic and beloved Italian eateries. Blending modernization with the Trattoria’s existing old-world...

Where once there were gadgets, there will now be bras. Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi is opening a new store at the Pentagon City mall, in the former Brookstone space. Intimissimi, which boasts nearly four times as many stores worldwide as top U.S. lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret, announced plans to expand to the U.S. in 2015. Since then it ha...

Gianluigi Dellaccio, 43, is chef and president at Dolci Gelati, with locations in Shaw, Old Town Alexandria and Takoma Park. The gelato is also for sale at Nationals Park and in local Whole Foods Markets. He lives in Brightwood. You’ve just been appointed gelato ambassador to the United States. Mr. Ambassador, what are the biggest issues in gelato-...