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By Heidi Knapp Rinella   Karen Ericson inquired about local Italian bakeries that sell fresh pastries, especially cannoli, and as usual, her fellow Taste of the Town readers came through. Marlene Drozd recommended Montesano's Italian Eateria at 9905 S. Eastern Ave., which she said not only sells cannoli but also fills the shells when...

by Robert Pela   My Italian is lousy, but I know a lot of the swear words, so when I spotted cazzone as one of the specials of the day at Forno 301, my new favorite restaurant, I laughed. Cazzone means "big dick," not as in "giant penis," but more like "you're an idiot." Forno 301, on the other hand, is very smart.   The menu is...

by Mike Higdon   Skipolini's Italian is remodeling the interior of the former Firkin' and Wolf Pub and Restaurant in The Summit mall parking lot at 13971 S. Virginia St. The Summit announced it will open in Spring 2016.   Skipolini's Italian features pizzas, pastas and Italian entrees in a sit-down setting. All of the restaurants have...

One part calzone, one part fry bread, panzerotti are what Hot Pockets always wished they could be: a deep-fried street food meant to be wrapped in a napkin and eaten on the go. Panzerotti are traditional to Southern Italy, especially the Puglia region, and the brand-new Bari Food Cart in the SE 52nd and Foster pod specializes in an authentic versio...

By Kevin Baird Chef Alberto Bessi, of Fanano, Italy, spent the past week in Fairbanks, and, after the eye-opening experience, he is planning to visit next year. When he was asked about his experience with cooking moose meat and eating it, the chef's eyes widened and a smile crossed his face. With only a small grasp of the English language, he...

From the Italian Artisans who cultivated The Da Vinci Machines Exhibition, comes the Las Vegas premiere of Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World, to be housed at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum as part of its traveling summer exhibit program. Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World will be available to Museum guests June 4 thro...

by Jinger Bennett- LaGuardia   On our 10th anniversary of celebrating the Italian Cultural festival, Ferragosto, our hearts are heavy. This morning we lost a pillar in the Italian community, Giovanni Maschero, former Consul of Italy for Salt Lake City. A very warm, giving man, and active member in the Italian community, Giovanni made sure t...

The Colorado Belle hosts one of its most popular events loosely based on an established September tradition in many other places across America—the Feast of San Gennaro—an Italian festival that is growing nationally.   For their Italian Festival, set for Friday-Sunday, September 27-29, the Belle has a fine recipe in place. You start with the...

The Nevada Museum of Art is bringing a taste of Florence to the Biggest Little City through its new Italian Baroque exhibit.   The exhibit doesn't open until this weekend, but the museum gave us a sneak peek with a special tour guide the man who's been collecting these paintings for decades. "This is the largest collection of Baroque pa...

By Doug Knoop   "Magnifico! Cinema Italian Style," a new series featuring Italian filmmakers, begins Thursday, Jan. 7, with "Il Grido/The Cry," Michelangelo Antonioni's 1957 drama about a sugar-refinery worker (Steve Cochran) who is rejected by his lover (Alida Valli). The series continues with "L'Avventura" (Jan. 14), "I Fidanzati/The Fianc...

It all started with a muddy patch of ground and a desire to build a place of healing and compassion for children in crisis at Providence Child Center. Dr. Don Romanaggi and his late wife, Agnes saw the possibility of a garden where families could spend time outside the hospital walls. The Romanaggi Garden was dedicated in 2006 and the Romanaggi's e...

Reno is home to many festivals that attracts thousands. One of the most highly anticipated events for food lovers is the Eldorado Great Italian Festival that celebrates the food, music and culture of Italy.   Host Mellisa Paul chatted with Gregg Carano, Eldorado Resort Casino Vice President of Food and Beverage about the event that has been...