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Although Gambino’s is approaching its 10th anniversary in September, the staff is just as excited to serve the Palouse as they were on the restaurant’s opening day. Destiny Alvarez, a University of Idaho graduate, has worked at Gambino’s for two-and-a-half years. She said Gambino’s is the best place to relax for the price, location and good food. “...

When you think of Italian food, images of pasta and red sauce immediately come to mind whether or not you’re aware of the multitude of styles and vast diversity contained within this revered cuisine. The newest Italian restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, Osteria Costa at The Mirage, focuses on the food of the Amalfi Coast, a stretch popular with int...

A downtown pop-up dinner this month was both a collaboration between two local chefs and a return to the spotlight for one of them — Gina Marinelli. About 50 people attended the recent dinner, “One Night, Two Chefs, Three Courses, Fo(u)r a Good Cause,” which paired Marinelli with Justin Kingsley Hall, executive chef at The Kitchen at Atomic and was...

Augusto Beato, CEO of Portland SEO, invited Belmont residents to sample the town's best espresso and sandwiches at the Kind Coffee Cart at the 42nd block of Southeast Belmont. To learn more about Kind Coffee's, click here. “From the cannoli to the breakfast sandwiches to the coffee to the always friendly staff, this place is simply great,” Beato ex...

When Il Solito chef and pasta enthusiast Matt Sigler was a kid, his father would skip spaghetti night. In the morning, he would wake up, take the leftovers, and fry them with a touch of garlic powder and some dried parsley. Food was important in his Nebraska home; his cattle ranching family would gather around the table for his father’s lasagna, wh...

The bi-annual San Gennaro Feast has had its license pulled and its event planned for May has been canceled after a Las Vegas Metro Police undercover investigation revealed a vendor at the festival sold alcohol to minors. This will mark the first time in nearly four decades that the event featuring thrill rides and Italian food has been canceled. Fe...

The grand opening of Babbo Italian Eatery at the Scottsdale at Talking Stick location is Thursday, April 19. This will be the eighth Babbo in metro Phoenix and, to celebrate, all Arizona locations are donating 100 percent of profits that day to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, according to a release. “We are extremely excited to bring this location to...

Castellano Custom Furniture is known to be synonymous with family, craftsmanship and community. Located on busy thoroughfare Northeast Halsey Street in the Gateway District, the family business is run by three generations of Castellano men and women. They are dedicated to keeping family traditions strong, building a superior product and staying act...

Restaurateurs needn’t be revolutionaries. Familiar formulas may not set hearts ablaze, but there’s something to be said for a spot that draws customers, even if it doesn’t draw accolades. There is nothing at all ignoble about an approachable, crowd-pleasing menu made with care and served by a chummy cast of characters in a boisterous, marketing-fri...

Organizers of the twice-yearly San Gennaro Feast announced they are canceling next month’s event because of licensing issues. The festival was scheduled for May 9-13. The Clark County Department of Business License suspended the business license of the San Gennaro Feast and the liquor license of its caterer, the Las Vegas Horse Expo, said Anthony P...

“Viva San Giuseppe” shouted the patrons in the hall at St. Philip Neri Parish in Southeast Portland after a table honoring the feast day of St. Joseph was blessed by Father Nazario Atukunda, pastor of the parish.“Viva San Giuseppe” is an Italian phrase to celebrate St. Joseph. It’s a saying repeated during the long-celebrated Sicilian parties honor...

Pasta and pizza are elemental, basically flour and eggs in the former, with yeast and olive oil added for the latter. That simplicity is deceptive, with success or failure resting on the skill of execution and deftness of embellishment — and there North Italia excels. The restaurant boasts that all of its pasta is made in-house and that’s an import...