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On Saturday, July 25, the Ukiah Sons of Italy will be hosting a dinner and dance benefit featuring popular local band Will Siegel & Friends, with all proceeds going to support the Ukiah Senior Center. The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in Bartlett Hall at 495 Leslie St. in Ukiah, with the dance to follow from 7 to 10 p.m.   Sons of Ital...

by Darin Moriki   The owner of Hawaii's sole Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen in Ewa Beach is looking to open up at least two additional locations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big island over the next 12 to 18 months. "With Hawaii's growing economy and room on the islands for more of our authentic Italian options, the state offers access...

By Robin Leach    One of the most eagerly awaited new restaurants of the fall is set to open Monday at Aria. Food critics and fans alike have described Carbone's original New York location as the best Italian-American restaurant of all time.   Named the restaurant of the year and the decade, Carbone has received nothing but five-...

By Rebecca Scott Italian restaurants are all about atmosphere. Deep, rich paint on the walls, wood-grain tables, the sound of wine glasses clinking and intimate chatter. The world falls away while you share a meal with family or friends.   That warm, engaging mood is alive and well at Cicily's Pastaria & Grill in Medford. My mom an...

Hayden Milanes is too young to have caught the Four Seasons' music when they were topping the charts during the 1960s, but growing up in Tampa, Fla., he often heard his parents play the band's records, and vividly recalls his father walking around the house singing, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."   Milanes also feels at least two strong conne...

Please join Scuola Italiana for its annual party this Friday, February 27th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Caffe Umbria in the Pearl. Admission is $25. The Festa di Carnevale party offers another terrific opportunity for the local community to come together to socialize and celebrate Italian language and culture in Portland. The lively event include...

by Lavinia Pisani   Discipline and dignity are Stefano Pelinga's motto. A five-time World Champion in Artistic Pool, the Roman talent is now residing in Las Vegas twirling from one show to another. 2015 marked a lifetime achievement for the star who officially became a U.S citizen.   With an Italian accent and charming personality, Pe...

Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante is simply "faboo," or "fabulous." I say, run, don't walk to this award-winning Italian restaurant perched on an oceanfront bluff above Wailea Beach.   Every single bite on a recent visit was off the charts in taste, presentation, texture and aroma — and although I dined there a few weeks ago — I can't quit raving a...

by Marco D'Angelo   If you have been in Las Vegas for any amount of time chances are you've eaten at Nora's Italian Cuisine. When I moved here eight years ago this was one of the first Italian restaurants I tried.   It is a family-owned operation that was started by Nora and Gino Mauro. The success has grown over the years. In fact, i...

The Italian Baroque chamber orchestra Interpreti Veneziani has played two sold-out concerts in Tucson in recent years.   Both were set in Crowder Hall, a venue that seats about 600 and is your classic concert hall, with seats that can grow hard after a long spell and darkness that swallows the hall and forces you to focus on the light shinin...

It's 8:59 am on a dank, drizzly Sunday morning. The spritely painted KBOO building in southeast Portland brightens up the gray day.   Inside, the cramped studio is abuzz with activity: microphones are checked; earphones are clamped upon unsuspecting heads; CDs are loaded; buttons are punched; sliders are slid. And fingers are crossed.9:00 am...

If you take even a passing interest in Arizona's culinary scene, you know the name Chris Bianco, the self-made pizzaiolo and restaurateur whose handicraft and devotion to quality ingredients has singlehandedly made Phoenix, of all places, synonymous with world-class pizza.   Bianco's pizza has been lauded as one of the best in the country by...