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Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Great Food, Fun and entertainment at our annual Columbus Day dinner/dance Doors open at 6:00, Dinner at 7:30 Antipasto Buffet Beef, Chicken, Fish Desserts provided by Carmine's NYC Dondino Mark Giovi and the Tap House All Star Band Special Guests - Attend Event   Italian American...

by Lauren Saria   He's already changed the way America thinks about pizza, and now, nearly three decades after he opened his first restaurant, chef Chris Bianco will focus on something new. "My dream was always to do a little trattoria, to put as much emphasis on pasta as we did on pizza in the past," Bianco says.   That's why in...

by Katrina Valcourt   Philippe Padovani calls himself the Donald Trump of chocolate. "I shake up this town. That's my French part," he says. Outspoken, brazen and with an impressive résumé spanning 45 years in the food industry, Padovani has achieved worldwide recognition as a chef and founding member of Hawai'i Regional Cuisine.  ...

Later this month, Scottsdale residents will get a new destination for European cuisine when Sonata's Restaurant opens at 10050 North Scottsdale Road, south of the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard. The restaurant will serve dishes from Lithuanian, German, Polish, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, French, Irish, and other Euro...

You are invited to a special reception honoring Roberto Dal Bosco, artist of the Italian video installation of The Supper of Saint Gregory The Great, currently on exhibit at The Leonardo.    Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Time: 6:00 – 8:00Pm Special Guests Of Honor Include: Roberto Dal Bosco, Artist  Mauro Battocchi, Consul...

When it comes to Italian chefs in Phoenix, you can hardly ignore chef Peter DeRuvo. After all, he's been associated with some of the top Italian restaurants in town, including most recently, Davanti Enoteca, home of the most beloved focaccia di recco this town has ever known.   The restaurant closed last year after having been open for just...

by Adam H. Callaghan   Named for a monastery near Venice, Italian restaurant San Fermo opens its doors today, about half a year later than expected. The wait has produced a gorgeous blend of rusticity and modernity inside and out of the historic Pioneer Houses, which were moved to Ballard years ago from the International District.   A...

by Ted Land   There are strong indicators that a region is experiencing economic prosperity -- new construction, growing population, and higher wages. Well how about Ferraris?   "I would say the Northwest region is getting more active lately," said William Howard, regional director for the Ferrari Club of America, which held their ann...

Cannara, Italy, and Walla Walla hope to become sister cities. A friendship-pact signing ceremony will take place Tuesday 10:45 a.m. at City Hall, 15 N. Third Ave. The push for sisterhood with Cannara came from Walla Walla onion growers and Council member Jim Barrow, who recently toured Cannara. Signing for Cannara will be Antonio Baldaccini, a busi...

by Laura Latzko Public programs coordinator Randi Ringnes said the MIM works to make every Experience event, especially ones focusing on the same culture, slightly different. "We've make a conscious effort to switch it up and highlight different artists and showcase Italy in different ways," Ringnes said. "My favorite part about this is we ge...

by Robert Pela   Few are surprised that, in less than half a year, Vivo! Ristorante has established itself as one of the more refined dining spots in town. Its pedigree helps: Vivo! is the latest offering from Phoenix restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore, creator of Tomaso's and a long list of other local restaurants.   After decades of manag...

by Rob Clay   The sign says Vita D' Italia but the location is in Manhattan...View, just off 176th and 1st Avenue S. in that small shopping district on the east side of the street. For starters, it is definitely Italian. There is an old adage that the Italians taught the French how to cook. We're not sure about that but if you go you wi...