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Starbucks’ latest outpost of high-end Italian bakery Princi is opening this summer in Denny Triangle, at 2118 Westlake Ave, just south of Whole Foods. The first U.S. outpost of Princi debuted last November inside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill, at which point the coffee giant suggested standalone versions of the Mil...

This summer, take a romantic tour of Italy at the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The Italian-inspired seasonal display at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens incorporates hanging lanterns, manicured gardens, Venetian chandeliers, cypress trees, lemons topiaries and enormous tiered fountains. Created by designer ...

Portland’s incoming Italian place is pretty different from others that opened this season: It has no dining room, no cart, no pasta or amaro, not even a garlic knot. Nella Panzanella is all about Italy’s bread-based salad, only available for delivery. The company, a brainchild of husband-wife team Jasper Smith (Bar Casa Vale) and Ella McCallion, wi...

It's called Maui Pasta, but there is nothing remotely Hawaiian on the menu of this new Italian restaurant in Scottsdale. However, chef/owner Patricia Inman and her friend and general manager, Debra Lynch, exude the spirit of “Aloha. They moved to Scottsdale from Hawaii last August after the original Maui Pasta closed due to an electrical fire.   Lo...

Today on Fresh Living Marco Stevanoni, Executive Chef and Sommelier of his own restaurant VENETO Ristorante Italiano, joined the hosts to share his story. Marco Stevanoni is an Italian citizen, born and raised in Verona, Italy, who came to Utah on a cross-country ski scholarship with the University of Utah. Today, his focus is on sharing his Italia...

Arizona American Italian Club - 7509 N 12th St, Phoenix (Arizona) 85020. Our first FAMILY STYLE SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL FUNDRAISER for our SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, Sunday, July 15th, from 5PM to 7PM. All the spaghetti you can eat, served in one of those large huge bowls Nonna had everywhere, along with 2 meatballs, salad also served family style, and roll...

Mamma mia! Utah can’t seem to get enough of the Mirenda family and their Sicilian cooking. Francesco and Giuseppe, the father-son duo behind the popular eateries Sicilia Mia and Antica Sicilia, have opened a third in Sugar House, called Dolce Sicilia (with a fourth planned for downtown Salt Lake City later this year). The name of the newest spot...

Italy's Mauro Nespoli sealed his maiden individual Archery World Cup victory as he won the men's recurve event in Salt Lake City. Nespoli, the 12th seed, beat Dutchman Steve Wijler 6-2 at the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center to ensure he topped the podium at a World Cup for the first time. The triumph for the Italian also guaranteed his place at the...

Westside Italian Cultural group has been invited to join Amici Italian at their annual family picnic. Details: Mary S. Young Park, located at 19900 Willamette Drive in West Linn, OR. Includes the famous Bocce-on-the-Turf tournament on Saturday, July 21. The picnic begins at 11am, lunch is served at noon and bocce begins at 1:30pm. The club will pro...

There are legendary musicians still performing their craft after all these years, and then there is Frankie Valli. The ageless front man for the Four Seasons, born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio to an Italian-American family in Newark, New Jersey, is still belting out songs some 65 years after he began doing it professionally in the early 1950s. Th...

On March 19, Casa Italiana di Las Vegas in collaboration with the West Charleston Library presented “Ciao Marcello!”, a wonderful black and white silent short film which is a tribute to Federico Fellini and his favorite actor, Marcello Mastroianni. Francesco Mazzini, who plays the lead role, introduced the movie which tells the story of a semi-reti...

The Bellagio Conservatory’s newest display brings summer to life. The “That’s Amoré” design brings Italy to Las Vegas by way of flowers, intricately designed mosaics and bright yellow lemons. Two large animatronic swans, crafted with real feathers, move and sway in one of the garden’s ponds. Adjacent to the pond, a picnic display features dishes an...