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Carmello's of Historic Manassas, Virginia, was named Best of Virginia for Italian cuisine in the recent issue of Virginia Living Magazine. Carmello's is owned by long-time Historic Manassas resident, Alice Pires.   Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. Carmello's sources lo...

By Dan Taylor   Brama Italian Cuisine is officially open and hosting diners at its restaurant on Elden Street in Herndon. The owners of Brama held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 28, with Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel presiding over the festivities, along with other guests from the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce. &n...

by Jared Brey   The Planning Commission voted on Tuesday to recommend a bill that would allow a 70-unit apartment complex to rise at 9th Street and Washington Avenue in the Italian Market. The project, a five-story ditty with 18,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and two levels of underground parking, was presented to P...

Pasta & Vino is excited to announce the opening of a brick and mortar gourmet Italian food store, Gesino's Specialty Italian Food, in Lancaster, PA., in November! Italian gourmet food lovers will be able to shop for the same authentic pastas, espressos, jams and marmalades that Pasta & Vino carries, in a 3,200-square-foot industrial buildin...

Don't mess with grandma when it comes time to make the gnocchi. Filomena DiVentura may be in her mid-80s, but only one person makes the gnocchi at Filomena Lakeview in Deptford and its sister restaurants in West Berlin and Clementon.   "Every Sunday, at all three restaurants,'' says daughter-in-law Donna DiVentura, whose husband, Mauro,...

Limoncello — like salad dressing, pasta sauce and grenadine — is something you should almost always make at home. Sure, there are commercial brands, and some are okay. Luxardo, maker of the top maraschino liqueur, also produces a decent limoncello. But too many, like Caravella or Pallini, are just so cloyingly sweet. And others, like Danny DeVito'...

Auricchio SpA has acquired New Jersey-based cheese importer the Ambriola Co., buying a distribution channel. Ambriola, headquartered in West Caldwell, New Jersey, imports and distributes specialty Italian cheese and prosciutto di parma.   The company is the sole importer of both Auricchio provolone and Locatelli brand cheese, which are made...

On Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM, the Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey is sponsoring the 24th annual Italian Day at the Bruno Melini Park on Central Avenue in Minotola. The price of the chicken barbecued meal is $10. It comes with corn, salad, and grilled peppers. Other food such as sausage sandwiches, meatball sandwi...

Torna A Sorrento is a sturdy, no-nonsense brick structure on a corner lot. It's easy to miss as you drive by, and it doesn't bother offering a website of customer testimonials, or a Twitter feed for selfies.   The walls of the tiny foyer are decorated with a haphazard, childlike collage of glossed and polished seashells, and the hostess stat...

The Embassy of Italy, in collaboration with the Italian Trade Commission in New York, presents the workshop "Italy's food safety system: beyond misinformation and false myths." The event will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008, and will focus...

A new family-run spot in Seaford, Gusto DiVino Trattoria, has opened in what had been Mulberry Street.   Originally from Montenegro, Mike Glavatovic is the owner, and his nephew, Dona Djonbalaj, is managing the front of the house. Glavatovic has worked in restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Westchester for the last 25 years.   Read...

By Tim Carman Rosemarino d'Italia, an intimate Italian outpost in Del Ray, panders to a popular American bias: Fresh pasta always outperforms the dried stuff. As far as prejudices go, it's a reasonable one. I mean, if freshly made dough works better for Mexican tortillas, it should do the same for Italian noodles, right?   Besides, accordin...