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Celeste Ristorante took the scenic route on its way to opening in an otherwise unremarkable strip mall in Murray, Utah. Tuscan-born chef Paolo Celeste originally moved to Salt Lake City in 1995, from the town of Versilia near the northwestern Italian city of Pisa. Upon his arrival, he immediately opened a restaurant in Sugar House with a childhood...

When Jason Prefontaine was growing up in Canada, he and his brothers would help their father fill orders for the family business, which supplied instant coffee, tea, and soups to offices in Alberta's financial and oil center, Calgary. Later, with a degree in computer programming and a flair for photography, he turned to a very different venture: se...

Despite losing it most famous figurehead, Eataly is still officially confirmed for the remodeled Monte Carlo resort late next year, confident it will survive without its biggest star and most energetic promoter. A partner in the U.S. chain of elaborate Italian marketplaces, Mario Batali has stepped away from the day-to-day operations of all of his...

The Capitol Hill Italian restaurant Spinasse has been named one of the top 100 best restaurants in the U.S. in 2017, according to the restaurant reservation service OpenTable. Spinasse, which serves handmade pasta and Northern Italian dishes, is the only restaurant from Washington on the list.  OpenTable creates its annual 100-best list by analyzin...

Join Scuola Italiana di Portland and Cerulean Wine Bar (1439 NW Marshall Street, Portland, OR) for a FREE discussion on Italian Art by Jesse Locker, Ph.D. entitled Artemisia Gentileschi: Art and Gender in Baroque Italy on January 6, 2018 at 2:00pm. Enjoy delicious local wine while learning about Italian culture from an expert in the field of Italia...

Zoppé An Italian Family Circus Since 1842. Wed Dec 27, - Sun Dec 31. 2017. Tue Jan 02 - Sun Jan 07, 2018. Times Vary. Ticket Pricing $15 - $40. West Lawn, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ The circus is coming to town! The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into the intimate 500 seat tent for a one-ring circus th...

When you think of great pastries, what comes to mind? Maybe you envision some laborious, beloved union of flour and sugar, something like a cannoli or almond-filled croissant. When you think of great Italian desserts, I bet your mind zips to sweet staples like gelato or tiramisu, or maybe something more obscure like semifreddo or zabaglione. Today,...

Not that the gondolas aren't authentic and everything, but Vegas could use a little more...Italian, Italian. Homemade sauce, prosciutto heaped atop pizza. The word "taverna." Something like North Italia, legit Italian fare from the people behind gastropub Culinary Dropout. It opens on the 13th. Sure, it's in a strip mall, but, just completely ignor...

Giada De Laurentiis has transcended beyond a TV personality to a seat at the table with the boys on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Nestled between the acclaimed Bacchanal Buffet and MR CHOW, will be Pronto by Giada. But how did this happen? The celebrated chef brought something more to television cuisine than her grander than life personality. De Laur...

One of the best restaurants in Denver, Colorado, Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar, located opposite Union Station in Downtown Denver, brings an elegant and welcoming setting for diners to relax and enjoy true flavors of Italy.  With exciting ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, the Chef’s Table is an opportunity to learn and be inspired as...

On November 9, Disaronno, the world’s favorite Italian liqueur, celebrated the West Coast launch of its "Disaronno Wears Missoni" bottle at the exclusive Mansion at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Fans in attendance were treated to custom Disaronno cocktails, such as the new Special Angela 20, which was created to toast the collaboration and Angela Misso...

The Sicilian Butcher, a new restaurant helmed by Joey Maggiore, opens at 3 p.m. today. The place totes out meat-and-cheese boards that are 5 feet long. Bruschetta comes on rotating circular platters. Maggiore, who until now was the chef at Hash Kitchen, is the mind behind the gravity-defying Bloody Marys you have probably seen plastered on Instagra...