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When Marco and Amy Stevanoni decided to open Veneto Ristorante Italiano, they wanted their fine-dining restaurant to be a true representation of the region in northern Italy where Marco was born and raised. "If we were to pick up this restaurant in Salt Lake City and drop it in Veneto, Italy, we wanted to have people love and respect it," said...

Tonight's the night when Giada De Laurentiis finds out if people will not only like her California take on Italian cuisine but pay $68 for a 28-ounce bone-in Tuscan rib-eye.   Also of concern, how patrons pronounce her pasta dishes such as Spah-geh-tee and Boo-kah-tee-nee, which she helpfully phonetically spells out for the uninformed. &nbs...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis Brown   Are you looking for a relaxing way to unwind at the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend? Come to Enzo's Caffè Italiano on Sunday at 5:00pm, order a glass of wine and listen to the soothing sounds of Pina di Rosa and her musical partner, Tim Uecker, as they present the best of traditional and contemporary...

The Italian American Club of Maui will host its annual Christmas celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Class Act Restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College.   The Italian food luncheon is open to the public. The cost is $40 per person (including children). Reservations, along with a check payable to Italian American Club of Maui, a...

The Sons of Italy Lodge used a new meatball recipe from Rome in Saturday’s annual spaghetti dinner that was served at the Cle Elum Eagles Lodge. Head chef Ron Dalle said he learned the recipe after he stumbled upon an Italian maitre d’ on Facebook who had the same family name as him.   Dalle asked the man if he had a recipe for meatballs tha...

by Tonya Russo Hamilton   "We do not remember days, we remember moments." This quote by Italian poet, Cesare Pavese embodies the passion of Alessandra Gardino Melchiori Ranghiasci, a.k.a. Ale to her friends in Portland. Alessandra creates compelling moments for her guests during her tours and events at the Ranghiasci Palace (of which she is...

Being called The Italian Stallion is an over-used English language nickname for any talented high profile sportsman representing the Azzurri but Gianmarco Tamberi would certainly be another deserving recipient of the epithet, especially considering his galloping gait approaching the high jump bar, if he were to strike gold in Portland on Saturday....

The Festa is almost upon us! Returning for it's second year, the Festa Italiana will include all things Italian. Sample Italian cuisine from authentic, local restaurants and enjoy the culture through music and activities. Try arts and crafts, or stop by the Italian beer & wine garden. The ICSL is excited to contribute to this festival and hopes...

Ingredients are like musical notes, says cookbook author Letizia Mattiacci, and cooking is like composing music. The results, when done well, are pure harmony. Recently, Seattle audiences explored the unique culinary harmonies of Umbria with Mattiacci as their guide.   Mattiacci, who owns Alla Madonna del Piatto Agriturismo and Cooking Schoo...

Life at The LINQ Promenade will be a little sweeter this summer. European gelato brand, Amorino, is bringing the magic of authentic traditional Italian ice cream to The LINQ Promenade in July, with the opening of its flagship U.S. location. Amorino is known for their unique flower shaped cone, with unlimited flavors available on each creation. Eac...

By Anne Wilson Faustina was once a pretty regular hangout of mine: The food was reliably good, the service was friendly and the ambience was comfortably cozy.   The news that it would undergo an extensive renovation and "rebranding" was better than if it had closed for good, so I looked forward to the rebirth. To be honest, my first glimpse...

The 35th Annual San Gennaro Feast will take place May 7-11, 2014, at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center. The Las Vegas re-envisioned fun, new food and music festival celebrates the spirit of San Gennaro and features more than 70 restaurant food booths, 80 amusements rides including the new 100-foot Vertigo, midway games, arts and crafts booths, and...