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“I need a Nonna,” the server at Il Chianti Italian restaurant in Henderson said. She was referring to the Carbonara della Nonna on the menu — a rich, rustic dish of linguine, pancetta and Parmesan. But the image that instantly popped up in my mind was of an older Italian lady up to her elbows in marinara. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all ha...

Italian immigrant Alessio Carraro dreamed of building a resort hotel as the centerpiece of his high-end subdivision, Carrarro Heights. He and his son constructed the hotel over just fourteen months, between 1928 and 1930. The building was a thing of beauty, based on Italian architecture and tiered like a wedding cake. However, perhaps because of th...

Locals have hyped Buddy’s Italian Restaurant for years and for good reason. Owner Steve Piper says the restaurant prides itself on quality service and consistently great tasting food. “We make our own spaghetti sauces, pizza sauces, pizza dough and sausage — everything is homemade here,” Piper says. Buddy’s has been going strong since February 1961...

MCC Hospitality Group’s d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, along with sister restaurant Market City Caffe in Burbank, welcomes spring with the return of its eighth annual “Artichoke Festival” from March 14 through April 14 (Pictured: Artichoke and bacon arancini – Photo credit: Jerry Bacon).  MCC Hospitality Group has pa...

We’re hiring a part-time Program Coordinator.  Italian language skills are helpful, but not required to apply for this position.  To apply, please email resume and references to info@scuola.us. PURPOSE:  This position supervises administrative staff and oversees management of daily school operations.  Works closely with administrative staff, teache...

Expect the same taste of Italy at Fulio’s, along with a little more of the Mediterranean. Longtime proprietor Peter Roscoe recently transferred the restaurant to Allan LaPlante, who with new chef Sean Whittaker is planning an expanded menu beyond the Italian peninsula to the more than 20 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Whittaker, made fa...

Jon Morosi’s first taste of the World Baseball Classic came on March 7, 2013, when he watched from the press box as Italy scored two ninth-inning runs to beat Mexico 6-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The game had some personal relevance for Morosi, then a Fox Sports writer—he is Italian-American, his wife his Mexican-American, and that was the first ever...

Luigi De Nunzio died Monday at the age of 63. The Pioneer Square restaurateur and icon had been a fixture in the neighborhood since the 1970s. He suffered a heart attack December 30. The community continued offering their condolences and appreciation to De Nunzio Tuesday. “He was very much one of a kind. Yes, and he will be terribly missed,” said J...

Scottsdale residents will have the chance to impress their friends and family with a homemade authentic Italian meal after learning from an expert at this four-course cooking demo. Join co-owner of Casa Mia Hera Ambrosio at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 13, for the demo at family-owned Italian restaurant, Casa Mia. During the class, Ambrosio will show yo...

Ivano Centemeri, the new executive chef of the Eldorado Resort Casino, doesn’t mind seeing red (it would be hard, after all, for an Italian chef to avoid tomatoes). But white? He doesn’t want to see white. As in a white chef’s coat. The Word Against White came the other morning in La Strada, the property’s flagship Italian restaurant, as Centemeri...

The Italian Association of Arizona will host its 4th Annual Italian Festival in Scottsdale, Ariz., this month on Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m,, and on Sunday, March 26, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This two-day celebration will include vendors, entertainment, live music, wine tastings and authentic Italian cuisine. A portion of proceeds from the e...

Researchers in Nevada and Italy will start working together to solve problems that both areas face, like ways to mitigate urban flooding and better ways to find geothermal energy. Kristopher Sanchez, director of international trade for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, signed a five-year agreement Thursday with Francesco La Camera, dir...