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THERE WERE ONLY TWO FEMALE restaurateurs—Border Grill's Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger—on the Las Vegas Strip when Giada de Laurentiis opened her eponymous eatery, Giada, at The Cromwell a year ago. The unqualified success of her namesake restaurant has gained the 44-year-old Food Network star of Giada at Home access to the very exclusive club...

by Rita Cipalla   For more than 45 years, Frank Isernio's life has revolved around sausage. As with many Italian families, food played a central role in the day-to-day life of this Seattle native. His mother Angetina prepared delicious meals with fresh ingredients from her garden. His father, Frank Sr., was one of the first produce vend...

by Ashley Ludwig When Murrieta residents think of family style Italian dining, Bella's Pizza Villa, off Los Alamos and the 215, is a sure bet. Winners of the West Coast Pizza Championship and finaling in an international pizza competition, Bella's Pizza Villa can satisfy any appetite for Italian food from Chicago Style pizza to homemade decadent p...

One of the few times Chris Bianco, arguably the nation's most revered pizzaiolo, has been at a loss for words was about 15 years ago, when a friend asked him to visit a priest known as Father Joe in hospice care. "I just kind of froze," said Mr. Bianco, a normally garrulous chef who ultimately mustered the strength to speak to the dying priest...

With construction chugging along, Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis reveals some vital menu details for her debut restaurant in Las Vegas: Giada will be serving an "Italian dim sum brunch" on carts.   De Laurentiis tells Food & Wine's Kate Krader that for brunch "servers roll custom-made carts around the dining room" and that brunch...

Alex Zanardi has mastered his latest big challenge. On Saturday, the former IndyCar and F1 star turned BMW works GT driver successfully contested his first long-distance triathlon in Hawaii. The 47-year-old Italian completed the overall distance of 140.5 miles in a time of 9h47m14s. He was 272nd overall among the 2,187 athletes – fewer than a doze...

Top level men's and women's soccer players from all over Italy will come to play with FC Tacoma 253 (formerly AC Seattle), a team comprised of Italian and American players. 
FC TACOMA 253 will have a men's team participating in the NPSL league and a women's team participating in the WPSL league! AC Seattle women's team won the 2013 Northwest Champi...

Sunday December 14, 5.30 pmSole Mio - 8657 S Highland Dr, Sandy (Utah) 84093 The Italian American Civic League of Utah is hosting a Christmas Party this year and we would love if you joined us for a night of food, music, friends, & fun. Social starts at 5:30pm with dinner to follow.   Menu: Eggplant Parmesan, Fish Balls, ...

by Mattie John Bamman   After crushing Reddit, the Gabagool food cart has been a buzzy underground spot for Italian street food on N Mississippi Avenue, and earlier this year, it shuttered and announced plans to go brick and mortar. Now owner-chef Ryan Sherman tells Eater he's signed a lease at 7911 N Lombard Ave., near Leisure Public House...

I remember the days not so long ago when you could walk into a restaurant and be greeted by name. You'd know at least half the waitstaff, all of which were men, just from the neighborhood. And you'd be served your favorite dish, the one you'd ordered time and time again. This is what it was like for me growing up in South Philly.   Italian A...

by Oliver LazenbyThe owner of a new Italian restaurant hopes her venture will be the start of a franchise. Mozza, at 410 W. Bakerview Road, opened in late March with a menu that includes pizza, pasta, calzones, chicken wings, breakfast pizza and quesadillas. The restaurant also serves alcohol, including beer from local breweries. Samantha Mac...

PORTLAND OPERA'S season finale rounds out this week with the end of one opera's run and the continuation of another. Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers, a 200-plus-year-old madcap comedy, picks up where Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1879 Eugene Onegin left off with its final Portland Opera performance Tuesday, July 26.   Both shows bring fre...