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Here's your first look inside Buddy V's, the first Italian-American restaurant from Cake Boss Buddy Valastro that plans to open Oct. 7 at the Palazzo. Über couple and Valastro partners Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla of Honey Salt fame have been busy working on the final touches inside the 11,000-square-foot space inside the former home of Firs...

We are lucky. As Italians, we've surely had our chance to be spoiled when it comes to food. Lucky and cursed at the same time, since our standards are so high!   This is particularly true as the holidays approach. We often find ourselves fighting at the stove to recreate that particular dish, hunting for a rare ingredient, digging into mom's...

by Sara Jones   Beautiful news, Delancey fans: chef/owner Brandon Pettit (also of next door Essex) is opening a new Italian spot called Dino's Tomato Pie, this time on Capitol Hill. Distinct from Delancey, Dino's will be "more bar than restaurant," reports Seattle Met, and will serve square, thick-crust pizza baked in pans.   (This st...

"I will always be proud of what he accomplished and only wish I can someday be remembered in the same light as he is today" — East Fork Fire District Chief Tod F. Carlini   When asked about his role model during a 2004 interview with The Record-Courier, Tod Carlini never hesitated in his answer. It was his father, the late Tod V. Carlini, wh...

Thirty-eight years. That's how long DeNicola's Italian Restaurant has been a part of Portland, and every inch of the place glows with a comfortable, heartwarming authenticity that New Portland can't hope to equal. That same trusty charm carries over in their Pizza Week pie: While the DeNicola family experimented with more exotic concoctions for Piz...

EVERYTHING ABOUT Fillmore Trattoria is decidedly Old Portland: the menu isn't pretentious; the electric guitars on the wall were hung by the ponytailed chef/owner; and the glass of decent Italian red is just $7. Except this is a San Francisco import.   What a difference a few years makes for this former home to Noisette and then to Le Vieux,...

Hundreds have died in the mountain villages and towns of central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 24. The quake was so strong that it was felt in Rome, 93 miles away. At the epicenter was the tiny hamlet of Amatrice, which has been turned to rubble after continuing aftershocks.   But members of the Buffalo Niagara Italian-A...

by Mauro Battocchi   Giorgia Efficace, one of the great officers of the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, has been in Portand yesterday and today and will be in Seattle until Sunday to issue electronic passports. As you know, this process generally requires nationals to travel to San Francisco and present themselves at the Consulat...

By Alan Snel The former owner of the Light Group is launching a new group of restaurants called Clique Hospitality, and is building its first restaurant at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in western Las Vegas.   Andy Masi, with partners Brian Massie and Shane Monaco, is working with international chef Luciano Sautto on the new Italian res...

Today the world has lost one of its great minds. Paolo Soleri, architect, builder, artist, writer, theorist, husband, father, born on Summer Solstice, June 21, 1919, has died at age 93. Paolo Soleri spent a lifetime investigating how architecture, specifically the architecture of the city, could support the countless possibilities of human aspirat...

by Samantha Bakall   For the past three months, a small Southeast Portland pop-up called Project Grace has quietly produced some of the most intriguing new Italian food in Portland. Now, that pop-up is gearing up for the next step. By early fall, Project Grace will transform into Renata, a 110 seat, 3,000-square-foot Italian restaurant...

There is very important breaking news, that I'm the lucky one who our president, Angelo Cassaro, chose to deliver the message. Our Annual Memorial Day BBQ. Sunday, May 25th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. $15.00 for members and their guests ($5.00 for children under 12). No host bar.   This is going to be great! After a year's (plus) hiatus, the BBQ's...