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Have you ever dreamed of dining in Sicily without ever leaving the Rose City? You can do exactly that at Bellino Trattoria Siciliana right here on NW Hoyt Street in Pdx! Italian Portland caught up with executive chef and owner, Francesco Inguaggiato to get the inside scoop on why he became a chef, what inspires him, and what he absolutely love...

SIFF's Cinema Italian Style returns for the seventh annual festival of the best in current Italian films. The week features 15 extraordinary feature films with some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today.    Featuring David di Donatello Award-winning films God Willing, Nanni Moretti's My Mother, nuanced drama The Dinner, and actor...

The newest dining concept at Wynn Las Vegas opened just a year ago with a dramatic change with the chef, tweaks to the menu and a new name. Costa di Mare took over Paul Bartolotta's Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare and installed long-time Wynn chef Mark LoRusso in as the executive chef. The changeover last year was abrupt, but now LoRusso and his gene...

Join us for an evening of Italian culture and cuisine as we celebrate our Festa di Colombo on the top floor of The Leonardo. Space is limited and we always sell out! Get tickets before it's too late!   The event features an Italian inspired 4-course meal, silent auction, raffle prizes, live Italian entertainment, a DJ, liquor wine & beer...

by Francesco Onorato   An entertainer elegantly dressed in a cufflink shirt is playing the piano and singing American '80s music. People are drinking wine, eating pizza and talking loudly. It's Sunday and Forno 301 — a new pizzeria restaurant run by two Italians — is hosting its grand opening.   Forno 301, located near Roosevelt Stree...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis Although Gregg Matteucci grew up in Fairview, a little town near the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge, many of his strongest memories are tied to a home in southeast Portland in historic Ladd's Addition where his grandmother lived. Sundays were centered around family. "Every Sunday, rain or shine, it was dinner at Grandm...

High performance sports car maker Lamborghini inaugurated the Advanced Composite Structure Laboratory (ACSL): a new analysis lab in Seattle for carbon processing. Carbon is the essential element for future car bodies and it allows the company to focus its investments on a technological factor that is fundamental for its production. The Seattle lab...

The University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble will present "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," a whimsical romp filled with operatic favorites and comic surprises. Robert Breault, who directs the program, said the bill of fare is a musical smorgasbord that includes food-themed selections such as "Les Poissons" from "The Little Mermaid," "Be Our Gues...

by Russ Parsons   Is Maccheroni Republic going to take over the world? Jean Louis de Mori and Antonio Tomassi, who opened the always-crowded little downtown restaurant two years ago, have formed a partnership with celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi to open places in Hawaii, and possibly even to franchise restaurants in China, Japan and South...

Their parents didn't immigrate to America. They are not first, second or third generation Italian-Americans. They work in research laboratories at UW, the Hutch, and Seattle Children's Research Institute. They work at Microsoft and Boeing, Amazon and start-up companies. They are the new Italians living and working in Seattle, and they want to creat...

by Mattie John Bamman   A James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef Northwest in 2012 and 2013, Justin Wills has secured his place as one of Oregon's best chefs. He opened Restaurant Beck on Depoe Bay in 2009, and this June, he and wife Stormee teamed up to opened Sorella on Nye Beach. The amateur reviews and tweets have just begun rolling in....

"Think of a Mario Batali grade pasta with high nutritional values served in a place that looks like Shake Shack," says Davide Macchi, giving the elevator pitch for Dueminuti. It's a new entry in the booming fast-casual restaurant market blurring the lines between fancy and fast food, and its first location is landing on Seattle's Capitol Hill in Au...