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If you take even a passing interest in Arizona's culinary scene, you know the name Chris Bianco, the self-made pizzaiolo and restaurateur whose handicraft and devotion to quality ingredients has singlehandedly made Phoenix, of all places, synonymous with world-class pizza.   Bianco's pizza has been lauded as one of the best in the country by...

Gabriele Bertaccini looks more like an Italian clothing model than a hardworking, über successful chef. But if you get him talking about cooking, dining, and Italian cuisine, it becomes immediately clear that he's much more than just a handsome face and an exceptionally well-tailored suit.   He waxes poetic about the beauty of sunsets, the s...

By Genesee Martin   Italian Family Pizza has moved to First Hill after four years operating downtown, opening up across from Pacific Medical Center at 1028 Madison St.   The First Hill spot is one large room, with brick along one wall and wood on the other. Large windows form the corner entrance, which lets out into the dining area. T...

Vegas is all about culinary diversity these days, but the Venetian/Palazzo complex literally has a dozen Italian restaurants. And it works, especially when you realize how many conventioneers want to hang out on a faux patio in the faux St. Mark's Square noshing on pizza and pasta.   The newest offering, Miami's Mercato Della Pescheria, sits...

Four Italian guys wailing on a litany of saxophones in a number of music styles makes for a melodic evening of music. And on April 4, that's exactly what you will get when the Community Concerts Tri-Cities organization presents the Italian Saxophone Quartet concert.   Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Faith Assembly Church, 1800 N....

The Italian American Club of Maui will be hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Flatbread Pizza in Paia.   Enjoy small or large pizzas from 5-10 pm (either dine-in or take-out) and help support the scholarship fund for the Italian American Club of Maui. Please mark your calendars and don't miss the best wood-fired pizza on Maui...

by Lynn Yarris   No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Pantheon, Trajan's Markets, the Colosseum, or the other spectacular examples of ancient Roman concrete monuments that have stood the test of time and the elements for nearly two thousand years.   A key discovery to understanding the longevity and endurance of Roman a...

Clique will open Bottiglia Ristroante and Enoteca on April 20, a restaurant focused on its herb-friendly Italian cuisine, robust wine selection, and breathtaking ambiance. The kitchen, helmed by acclaimed chef Brian Massie, will pride itself on savory and approachable cuisine, from crisp salads and antipastos, to fresh seafood and open-range meats....

"In tutti i miei incontri, dal presidente Barack Obama in giù, ho visto una grandissima attenzione verso l'Italia. In questo momento siamo considerati come un Paese portatore di idee nuove": il nuovo ambasciatore italiano a Washington, Armando Varricchio, dal dossier Libia al caso Regeni, passando per le ripercussioni in Italia della campagna elett...

A new restaurant is opening on Friday with some homegrown connections. Plantone's Italian Market off Durango Drive and Warm Springs Road is getting a lot of buzz for its fresh food and local focus.   Glenn Plantone graduated from UNLV in 1983. His career has taken him from restaurant management to real estate, but his dream was to open...

PHOENIX — David Wright hit a two-out grand slam in the fifth inning and the United States beat Italy 6-2 Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. (1-1) meets Canada (1-1) in the final game of Pool D play on Sunday with the winner advancing to the second round. Ryan Vogelsong settled down after a shaky start to get the victory. The S...

One of Pioneer Square's most prominent vacancies is about to be filled by one of the historic neighborhood's most colorful characters and boosters. Restaurateur Luigi DeNunzio is putting the finishing touches on Che Sara Sara at First Avenue South and South Main Street. That's the corner of the Grand Central Building last occupied by Megan Mary Ol...