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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...

by Joan Neeno   Last fall, it was pretty slow on both sides of the Highway 59 bridge that spans the Rock River at unincorporated Newville. A fire had closed down the much-loved Anchor Inn on the river's north side. On the south side, the latest incarnation of Fin's/Dockside/Shipwreck had come and gone.    These days, at leas...

By Tim Carman Michael Schlow didn't want to introduce Casolare this way: just months after the Boston-based chef and restaurateur launched Alta Strada, his casual trattoria in City Vista. But he didn't have much choice. The former Savoy Suites Hotel, where his new coastal Italian concept will be housed, has encountered numerous construction delays...

By Melissa McCart Over the past few years, more home cooks and restaurant chefs have been making mozzarella from curd, such as chef Matt Porco at Mezzo Downtown and Stephen Felder at Stagioni on the South Side.There's a theater to the process, and it speaks to diners' desire for as-fresh-as-it-gets fare.   But not all mozzarella is equal. A...

Visto il successo dell'iniziativa, la Dante Alighieri ha deciso di estendere agli italiani ovunque residenti "L'Italia a tavola", ricerca che la Dante promuove insieme alla prestigiosa casa editrice "Gambero Rosso". La ricerca, all'inizio destinata ai cittadini residenti in Argentina, Bolivia, Brasile, Cile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perù, Urug...

by David Falchek   Last week, Italian winemaker Giorgio Rivetti spent two days in Scranton officiating at a candlelight winemaker's dinner at the Country Club of Scranton and a presentation for the Electric City Chapter of the American Wine Society.   The opportunity to meet the vintner and experience the wines of his La Spinetta and...

Best known for playing the role of FBI Agent Skip Lipari in HBO's "The Sopranos," Louis Lombardi is going back to his Italian roots by launching his own gourmet Italian food line, Lombardi's.   The line, which will make its debut the first week of September, includes pastas, sauces, olive oils and olives imported directly from Italy.  ...

Two Bloomingdale powerhouses–the Red Hen and neighboring pub Boundary Stone–have teamed up for Shaw's hottest new restaurant: All-Purpose. Chef Michael Friedman tapped into his Jersey/Italian-American roots for the 90-seat eatery, whose menu centers around pizzas, house-made charcuterie, and riffs on red sauce classics like eggplant parm and sweetb...

A chain restaurant that recently opened two locations in Maryland will soon open in Baltimore's Little Italy. Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar is getting ready to debut a 7,701-square-foot eatery early next year in the long-closed former Velleggia's Restaurant at Pratt and Albermarle streets. Boston's is a chain that offers a menu of pizz...

by Sarah Griesemer   A 2-year-old boy wears a white apron, his sleeves rolled up to his elbows. He is perched atop a chair, too small to reach the counter without it. His small hands are starting to shape a soft round of pizza dough, an action he doesn't yet know he will repeat for the next 66 years.   That little boy is Nick A...

It feels nothing short of a miracle for a child today to reach adolescence with a healthy relationship to food. Childhood obesity statistics are in a constant swirl around them. Food allergies — their own or their peers' — lurk menacingly in the background. Adults warn of the many perils of sugary treats, even as we mark their favorite occasions —...