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By Heidi Knapp Rinella   Tips come in from many different places, and in this case it was a regular reader and dedicated fan of a restaurant who just wouldn't give up. But, I told him, I'd looked at the menu on the restaurant's website and didn't think it was much different from any other Italian restaurant in the valley. Ah, but he tol...

by Italian Club of Salt Lake   The Italian Club of Salt Lake is an expanding organization, dedicated to promoting and celebrating the Italian culture here in Utah. As a result of our club's growth, we are looking to fill an Events Coordinator position.   This position would involve planning and executing club events, collaborating wit...

For many families in Europe, viagra attending the circus around Christmastime is an annual tradition. Arizona families can share in the custom thanks to the Zoppe Family Circus show in Chandler. During its "Ricominciare" themed circus show from Dec. 27 to Jan. 8 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, the sixth-generation family circus will give...

The 1st Annual Italian Street Festival is about to get underway in downtown Salt Lake City. Festa Italiana will celebrate the culture, entertainment and culinary diversity of Italy. There will be food vendors from some of the most popular authentic Italian restaurants in the Salt Lake Valley. Some of the items that can be found include Gnocchi...

Among its many bragging rights in the art world, Italy boasts being the birthplace of opera. With deep roots in Venice and Florence, the oldest known opera dates back to the end of the 16th century. It didn't take long before the art took off, and Italians have been in love with it ever since.   In Italy, majestic halls and theaters are stil...

by Mattie John Bamman   Figlia Americana, the new Italian-American cafe serving breakfast and lunch, opens Friday, December 23, at 1100 SE Grand Ave. (inside the Rejuvenation lighting and hardware store). Figlia is the follow-up to Renata (The Oregonian's 2015 Restaurant of the Year), and owners Sandra and Nick Arnerich say they hadn't plann...

If you have walked down Ballard Avenue in the past few months, you've probably noticed that the pea-green freestanding house that didn't really fit in with the slick new restaurants and boutiques has been getting a paint job—among other things. "The Pioneer Houses"—in fact, two houses connected—were brought from the International District years ago...

It's always nice when customers leave a restaurant happy and even say thanks for a great meal. But what happened Friday night at Pietro's Pizza Kauai went beyond the usual show of appreciation for a pie done well. Maria Lopez, a professional opera singer on her honeymoon on Kauai, stood up after finishing dinner.   "I haven't had p...

Italian restaurant La Locanda Italiano will host a grand opening Dec. 27 in Old Town Scottsdale. La Locanda Ristorante Italiano offers an authentic Italian dining experience using the best local ingredients, shop served with flourish. The menu is simple, order with fresh original recipes from the northern regions of Italy. Pasta is fres...

Amanda Knox, the American student accused of murdering her British roommate in Italy in 2007, said on Friday that "common sense" told her not to return to Italy for a retrial due to begin on September 30."It's not a possibility," Knox said in an interview on NBC television's "Today" show. It is the first time she has said she will not go back to It...

by Nikki Artale   The San Gennaro Feast took place on Sept. 9-14, 2014 at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center to celebrate its 35th Annual Feast. It featured 80 Amusement rides, over 70 food booths that included pasta, calamari, calzones, clams, pizza, stuffed artichokes, Italian sausage, corn on the cob and lots more that I can't remember to l...

Molly Wizenberg is co-owner of the Delancey and Essex restaurants in Seattle, founder of the popular Orangette blog, author of A Homemade Life and Delancey, and host of the "Spilled Milk" podcast.   She took an afternoon out of her busy schedule to eat a rather unique 16-course lunch, hang with Italy's coolest and most famous chef, and repor...