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James Beard Award-nominated chef Cathy Whims has introduced Enoteca Nostrana, a new wine bar alongside her famed Italian concept Nostrana in Portland, Oregon. Milanese design practice Memphis Group served as the inspiration for the design, which is characterized by gold geometry and an array of patterns. Home to up to 3,000 bottles, a custom, two-s...

Gondolas don't last long, which is why vintage ones are scarce. Travelers can see one of the world's oldest and intact Venetian gondolas in Las Vegas, not Italy. Through the summer season, the gondola, believed to have been built around 1850, is displayed in the waterfall atrium at sister properties The Venetian and The Palazzo. The vessel, w...

One of Jim Siri’s first memories was as a 5-year-old, riding a plow horse as his father worked the field on the family farm. Now at 65, Siri is still working the farm, along with his own sons. The Siri family is part of a continuous story of Italian family farmers, produce wholesalers and retailers that have fed Oregonians and supported their Catho...

It’s not uncommon to see red and green in Carefree in December for Christmas, but the colors of the Italian flag were in abundance on Saturday and Sunday April 14 and 15 as the Italian Festival came to Carefree. Carefree has the most Italian restaurants per capita than anywhere else in Arizona so an Italian Festival was a perfect fit for the town....

Although Gambino’s is approaching its 10th anniversary in September, the staff is just as excited to serve the Palouse as they were on the restaurant’s opening day. Destiny Alvarez, a University of Idaho graduate, has worked at Gambino’s for two-and-a-half years. She said Gambino’s is the best place to relax for the price, location and good food. “...

When you think of Italian food, images of pasta and red sauce immediately come to mind whether or not you’re aware of the multitude of styles and vast diversity contained within this revered cuisine. The newest Italian restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, Osteria Costa at The Mirage, focuses on the food of the Amalfi Coast, a stretch popular with int...

A downtown pop-up dinner this month was both a collaboration between two local chefs and a return to the spotlight for one of them — Gina Marinelli. About 50 people attended the recent dinner, “One Night, Two Chefs, Three Courses, Fo(u)r a Good Cause,” which paired Marinelli with Justin Kingsley Hall, executive chef at The Kitchen at Atomic and was...

Augusto Beato, CEO of Portland SEO, invited Belmont residents to sample the town's best espresso and sandwiches at the Kind Coffee Cart at the 42nd block of Southeast Belmont. To learn more about Kind Coffee's, click here. “From the cannoli to the breakfast sandwiches to the coffee to the always friendly staff, this place is simply great,” Beato ex...

When Il Solito chef and pasta enthusiast Matt Sigler was a kid, his father would skip spaghetti night. In the morning, he would wake up, take the leftovers, and fry them with a touch of garlic powder and some dried parsley. Food was important in his Nebraska home; his cattle ranching family would gather around the table for his father’s lasagna, wh...

The bi-annual San Gennaro Feast has had its license pulled and its event planned for May has been canceled after a Las Vegas Metro Police undercover investigation revealed a vendor at the festival sold alcohol to minors. This will mark the first time in nearly four decades that the event featuring thrill rides and Italian food has been canceled. Fe...

The grand opening of Babbo Italian Eatery at the Scottsdale at Talking Stick location is Thursday, April 19. This will be the eighth Babbo in metro Phoenix and, to celebrate, all Arizona locations are donating 100 percent of profits that day to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, according to a release. “We are extremely excited to bring this location to...

Castellano Custom Furniture is known to be synonymous with family, craftsmanship and community. Located on busy thoroughfare Northeast Halsey Street in the Gateway District, the family business is run by three generations of Castellano men and women. They are dedicated to keeping family traditions strong, building a superior product and staying act...