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Camelia-Colombo Lodge No. 1294, Order of the Sons of Italy, will host its semi-annual fundraiser pasta feed from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Sacred Heart Parish Gymnasium, 815 High St., Klamath Falls (OR), according to a news release. The cost of the dinner is adults $15, children 5 to 12 $3.50 and children 4 and under will eat for fre...

Lunch didn't work out the way Nick and Sandra Arnerich planned. When the couple opened Renata, their close-in Southeast Portland Italian restaurant, they had hoped to roll out a casual lunch, perfect for the restaurant's sunny patio, perhaps as soon as the summer of 2015. But a barrage of early success, including our own Restaurant of the Year hono...

Unless you were looking for it, you might breeze past Nonna Urban Eatery, a matchbox-size lunch and dinner spot in Old Town Scottsdale. The restaurant is set back off Main Street, almost hidden in a courtyard on the east end of the street. If you look while walking past, you’ll spot the bright, sunshine-colored chairs on the patio. Opened by a husb...

While a few new restaurants have opened in the region recently, one stands out for being a delivery meal service specializing in lasagna. Christian Stratford and Drew Baxter plan to open their new Beradi's Italian Cucina by the end of April. “Our lasagna is pretty consistently amazing,” Stratford said. “There are a lot of really good Italian dishes...

Thanks to one Las Vegas chef, you can now dine at a sustainable Italian seafood restaurant in the middle of a desert. Costa di Mare at the Wynn Hotel boasts a seafood program in which hard-to-find breeds, seasonal specialties and wild fish not often found on American menus are flown in every other day. With sustainability in mind, Chef Mark LoRusso...

If you could dream up the ideal corner market for your neighborhood, what would it look like? Pantry staples—some good-quality olive oil, dried beans, pints of Ben & Jerry’s, that kind of stuff—are essential. Produce is a bonus. Wine and baguettes would be lovely. If we’re really allowed to dream, how about hot rotisserie chickens ($12.99 whole)...

It was all about women‚ in their myriad roles, as depicted by Italian artists from the Byzantine and Renaissance periods to the present. Tucson Museum of Art docent Chuck Tampio kept his audience fully engrossed during his March 15 lecture, “Bellissima: How Italian Artists See the Feminine.” “Italian is a very visual culture. The center of the h...

The message to Danny Falcone was simple enough, but it revealed all: “When was your father’s birth date?” He sent back a text message, “7/11/38.” Seven-eleven. A very Vegas date for a very Vegas legend. Vincent Falcone, the master Las Vegas pianist and music director for many of the giants in the entertainment industry, died late Friday night in To...

Created from a childhood passion for making pizza, owner Will McMaster has travelled from Brooklyn to Italy studying and perfecting the craft. Offering a simple menu of five wood fire oven pizzas, two salads and a seasonal side, Pizza Nono is wowing diners through their mission of serving guests undeniable quality, artisanal, traditional and fresh...

There must be something in the water. In December, Italian food cart Gabagool made the jump from a royal blue cart to a brick-and-mortar space in a repurposed auto body shop in St. Johns. It's one of a handful of businesses to leave its wheels behind and open full restaurants, joining former Mississippi Avenue neighbor Tiffin Asha and 28th Avenue t...

It’s March 20 — happy National Ravioli Day! Yes, there is a “holiday” for just about everything, but ravioli definitely deserves some love once in a while. Luckily, Northern Utah has plenty of great Italian restaurants where we can celebrate this delicious holiday — or just visit because we’re craving authentic Italian food.  According to reviewers...

Get a broader view of Italian traditions than what you've seen on TV or in movies with the 4th annual Italian Festival of Arizona at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall on March 25 and 26. The festival brings a touch of the old country and modern Italy into a city-square-like setting, with diverse forms of music, food, dance and artwork that shape Ita...