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The Portland Opera hosted the opening night of Giuseppe Verdi’s 1851 opera Rigoletto at Keller Auditorium on Friday, May 4, which brought the house to its feet and left the audience wanting more. The plot of Rigoletto revolves around the womanizing Duke of Mantua and his court jester Rigoletto who cruelly mocks the victims of the Duke’s escapades w...

With Italian roots and childhood memories of his grandfather and family making wine in their basement, Giorgio Furioso purchased Juliard Vineyard in 2014 to start what he thought would be a small venture. This month Furioso Vineyards is releasing its first pinot noir, an event coupled with the opening of a new lounge-style wine tasting room on Ward...

With Pizzeria Monzú, Giovanni Mauro is returning to his roots — and at the same time bringing Las Vegas a less-familiar aspect of Italian culinary tradition. Mauro is one of three sons of the family that operated Nora’s Italian Cuisine at 6025 W. Flamingo Road for nearly 30 years. He operated Nora’s Winebar and Osteria in Rampart Commons a few year...

I’ve always loved Accanto. It’s one of my brunch besties—a place that takes reservations, but you can probably snag a table if you’re being impulsive. It’s also always punched up a few levels, serving great Italian at fairly reasonable prices. Meant to be a sister to the fancier Genoa restaurant, it’s Accanto that’s survived—and thrived. As Chris F...

Looking for your next great Italian meal in Seattle? These new spots will satisfy your cravings for pasta, pizza and more. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food. Pasta Casalinga, 93 Pike St., Suite 201 (at First Avenue), Pike Place Market - Pasta Casalinga is a destination for handcrafted pasta wi...

During a time in my life when I worked on a mountain farm near Bologna, I ate all kinds of off-the-map food. The farmer was a professional cellist who raised crops and made wine. Dinner consisted of rustic fare like minestrone, squash risotto, and rabbit grilled over an open fire. The wildest thing I ate that summer was a plant: agretti. The farmer...

The Salt River Valley is a country, an ocean, and a sea away from Italy. The arid climate feels so different from mountains and coasts, which run down the length of the Mediterranean's boot-shaped country. But the pungent aromas of basil and garlic float in the air here, too. Some of metro Phoenix's choice Italian restaurants collapse that distance...

Since Mother's Day is this week, I decided to invite my mom to visit Italian Village (5370 S. 900 East, 801-266-4182) with me for this article. I thought we'd order up some pasta, critique the place together and have a few laughs—which we did, of course. However, when I booked this pre-Mother's Day get together, I was unaware that this very same It...

Despite a Venetian gondola painting at the entrance and Italian music playing throughout, the new owners of Radicci Italian Bistro are low-key about their restaurant's Italian origin. "I'm only a little bit Italian," explains Danny Morey, who opened the restaurant in the former Daanen's Delicatessen location with wife Jennifer earlier this year. Ra...

Locally owned Babbo Italian Eatery has announced that it raised $43,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital during its grand opening Day of Giving event on Thursday, April 19. The all day celebration was in honor of its eighth restaurant opening at Scottsdale at Talking Stick, according to a press release. During the grand opening Babbo donated 100 per...

The closure of Tucson’s only dealership for Italian motorcycles in late 2016 left enthusiasts without local dealer service for several months last year. Now, the Old Pueblo has not only regained its dealership for Ducati and other Italian brands, but it has gained a new, full-service motorcycle showroom and repair shop. On Any Moto, mainly a servic...

REVEL is teaming up with the crew from Fiamme Pizza to bring a delicious wine and pizza pairing dinner from 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Fiamme Pizza is making a selection of their unique Neapolitan pizzas to be paired with a hand-picked selection of REVEL’s Italian wines. When it comes to the pizza, it’s a 13-inch pie and you can have it topp...