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by Michael M. Shapiro   For Pete Elefante, owner of Zita's Ice Cream and Italian Ice in New Providence, working at Zita's is a dream job. "Even though Zita's is now 15 years old, I'm only at the beginning...I want Zita's to be one of those places that's around for 50 years, where people who have moved away have to stop by to get their i...

Chef Fabio Trabocchi's biggest competitor is himself. When it comes to haute Italian cooking in Washington, there's Fiola Mare in Georgetown and his original Fiola in Penn Quarter. For a few years now, I've been talking up the former.   But guess what? Senior is out-cooking junior right now, the evidence arriving with a treat from the kitche...

By Pat Tanner   When it comes to making fresh pasta, how local can you go? Just ask brothers Mario and Richard Zeck, whose nascent business, LoRe Pasta, sources flours from Hunterdon and Bucks counties, eggs from Hillsborough, and herbs and vegetables from the farmers who sell at the West Windsor and Montgomery farmers markets where LoRe Pas...

By Tom Sietsema Aside from the trapeze school, the most fly reason to explore the emerging Capitol Riverfront in Southeast Washington right now is an Italian restaurant whipped up by a New York chef.   Even riding shotgun with UberX, you may get lost on your first attempt to reach Osteria Morini, which served its first crostini and meatball...

Local Restauranteurs and brothers Antonio and Phillip Mannino are one of the many vendors participating in Richmond's Original Italian Street Festival. These culinary brothers brought in their mobile kitchen and walked us through the steps on creating their signature Ravioli.   The Italian Street Festival kicks off Saturday, September 24th f...

Frank Poma grew up in his family's kitchen — "I was peeling garlic when I was 5 years old," he says — and even worked for a while in a banquet center. But it was his cousin in Sicily — Salvatore Monteleone — who became a chef with his own restaurant.   Then Monteleone came to the U.S. and the two began talking about opening a place together...

By Becky Krystal It has been a few weeks of good news for fans of Italian food: The second location of Arlington's Italian Store opened in Westover last week; the market portion of chef Amy Brandwein's Centrolina opens today in CityCenter; and Carluccio's Italian market, cafe and restaurant will open June 3 in Old Town Alexandria.   The bra...

By Rebecca Panico   The brothers that brought you Renato's Pizza Masters on Central Avenue in the Heights are now using their expertise to open an Italian-style deli on the same block. Bocelli's Italian Deli opened late last month and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 274 Central Ave. between Sherman Place and Manhattan Avenue followed. &nb...

Venere.com, the Online Accommodation Specialist, reports that both local and American tourists are increasingly choosing to spend their summer in the smaller, cheaper and less traditionally touristy towns of the Bel Paese. According to Venere.com, Expedia's Rome-based OTA, while reservation growth for Rome and Venice are slowing down as compared t...

Baltimore, October 10th-11th, 2015: BE A CHEF FOR A DAY - NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CULINARY ARTS FESTIVAL. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM A community event where real chefs will work with mini-chefs! Pratt-Light Plaza will be an educational station, a market and a pet friendly area.We want to show to our children that cooking is fun and can bec...

by Angela Sparandera Homero Ortiz dreamed of owning his own restaurant his entire life. Seven months ago, his dream came true. The Brothers Italian-American Cuisine eatery, run by Homero and his brother, Omar, at 7 Ronald Dr., East Hanover offers specialty pizzas, homemade soups, burgers and more.   "I love working for myself. I've wai...

The Italian Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C., the Italian Cultural Society, the SAIS Italian Society and US-Italy Global Affairs Forum, cordially invite you to a talk with Richard McCarthy - Executive Director of Slow Food USA, the Terra Madre movement and other local initiatives.   Join us on November 20th, 2016 at the Friendship Height...