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We might be 6,000 miles from Italy, but with Roma Imports around the corner, the distance doesn’t feel as far. What originally started as a wholesale marketplace has blossomed into a grocery store, catering business, deli, and restaurant.  Owner Lilian Spieth was born in Calcutta and moved to Israel as a teenager. While on vacation in Scotland,...

There is something downright restorative and celebratory about a pizza dinner. It's casual, comforting, and feels like a break from workday routines. Add to that feeling the near euphoria of a well-made cannoli, and you've got yourself a humble, but oh-so-indulgent feast. The family-owned Defalco's Italian Deli makes pizza in a stone-fire oven for...

Luciano’s Italian Restaurant, 11 N. Orchard St., Boise, is set to open a second location later this year. Luciano Caffe is under construction along the Garden City side of the Greenbelt where it meets the footbridge from Esther Simplot Park. The location is a stone’s throw from the developing Waterhouse Row townhouse project and the J.A. and Kathry...

Roughly 700 keen Vespa and scooter enthusiasts gathered in beautiful Seattle, Washington, USA this year at the start of July for Amerivespa 2017, the US counterpart to Vespa World Days.  Not only was Amerivespa celebrated but also the 25th anniversary of the VCOA (Vespa Club of America). Amerivespa is the largest Vespa scooter rally in the USA with...

Looking for help to start an Italian cultural organization in the Phoenix Valley. Not interested in competing with existing organizations that are commercial oriented, it will be a STRICTLY CULTURAL organization. As you know, Italy is home to half the world's great art treasures. Overall, the nation has an estimated 100,000 monuments of any sort (c...

Three miles from the finish line at Snowbird Resort, Italian Bardiani-CSF rider Giulio Ciccone made his move, positioning himself ahead of the Tour of Utah’s top four overall leaders. The gap continued to grow as he hung onto his lead while climbing up the Snowbird Summit, resulting in him finishing first in Saturday’s Stage 6, also known as the Qu...

Located at 614 SW Park Ave. inside of the brand-new Dossier Hotel, Omerta is now accepting reservations and officially opens on August 8, but you can get a sneak peek inside of this dimly lit Italian cave of a restaurant right now, in the photo gallery above. The Omerta team — a partnership called Microwave Hospitality between ChefStable’s Kurt Huf...

Perhaps one of the hippest restaurant openings of late, Pizza Nono (Italian for ninth), has taken up residence in Salt Lake City's 9th and 9th neighborhood and quickly found a home among residents. Pizza Nono's menu and concept are designed for speed and self-sufficiency — perfect for the bustling area filled with shoppers and diners. The focal poi...

Maria Coassin is passionate about gelato. Not just its creamy texture, distinctive flavorings or even the specialty ingredients she imports from around the world: Madagascar vanilla, Sicilian pistachios, couverture chocolate from Tanzania.   Coassin loves the science of it. As the founder of Gelatiamo, Seattle’s first gelateria, Coassin revels in t...

Celebrity chef Mario Batali gave Mark Barrett one of the greatest gifts a young chef can receive: a connection. This was after culinary school, after working his way up to sous chef at flagship Greenwich Village restaurant Babbo, where Batali had a standing offer -- stay for a year, and he would set you up with the family he lived with and trained...

Slice of Vegas Pizza Kitchen & Bar is celebrating its five-year anniversary with an all-new menu for guests to enjoy. Located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, the pizza kitchen and bar is rolling out a wide-variety of Italian-inspired dishes from starters and specialty pizzas to sandwiches and hand-crafted pasta, and more.  Since its opening i...

I have been longing for some additional Italian food options in the south end of the Salt Lake valley, so when I got wind that Carmine’s Italian Cuisine opened just over a month ago, I was looking forward to trying it. They took up residence in the space that was formally a Mexican restaurant I used to frequent, so I was anxious to see how they tur...