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Restauranteur and owner Frank Scibelli calls Little Mama’s a “prequel” to Mama Ricotta’s, a Charlotte staple since it opened in 1992. The new Italian-American restaurant is a representation of the restaurants Scibelli and partners Stephanie Kalish and Tom Dyrness remember dining at while growing up in the Northeast in the ’60s and ’70s. And you can...

A few months ago, just before the COVID-19 shutdown, an Italian-American couple opened Viona’s Italian Bistro in downtown Overland Park. The restaurant, which serves Italian dishes from old family recipes, replaces Ambrosia Cafe at 7933 Marty St. Ambrosia Cafe closed last fall. Since opening the restaurant in February, Benny and Kika Morina have ma...

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An hour before free meals were to be distributed, the line of cars spilled out of the parking lot of Baratta's Restaurant and onto South Union Street.  The restaurant was shut down for the day until 3 p.m. Employees were focused on one goal: Make enough food for more than 1,000 people. On Monday, the Italian restaurant served 300 family meals, each...

Long time Grand Forks restaurant the Italian Moon is going to reopen. Owner Scott Purpur said the mainstay restaurant on South Washington Street will have its first day back on Friday, April 17, after having been closed for about a month. The restaurant will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The Italian Moon will have a smaller...

A spot on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives translates into an almost guaranteed increase in foot traffic for restaurants fortunate enough to receive a visit from the spiky-haired one himself, Guy Fieri. But Bill Miner, owner of Il Porcellino Salumi, at 4324 West 41st Avenue in the Berkeley neighborhood, realizes that maybe the timing isn'...

When several New York style pizza places closed around town, some pizza fans have been wishing for New York pizza. There’s a new place to try pizza reminiscent of New York City — Ruffrano’s Hell’s Kitchen Pizza in Security. Not only does the restaurant serve pizza made from recipes obtained from Hell’s Kitchen Pizza, a restaurant in New York City,...

The former general manager of a Perkins Restaurant & Bakery in Springfield that shuttered last year launched his own restaurant Dec. 12. Archie Donoho started Archie’s Italian Eatery with son-in-law Lorenzo Hudson at 1410 E. Republic Road, formerly OssoBuco Italian American Bistro. Donoho said he already had plans for the eatery before Perkins clos...

The address 48 Maryland Plaza—in the Central West End, the former home of Scape American Bistro—is one of the best parcels of restaurant real estate in the city. Add in the semi-private European courtyard tucked behind the building, and it might be the best. In 2007, following a revitalization of Maryland Plaza, the Koplar family partnered with for...

If you're after pizza or Italian food, look no further than this fresh business. The newcomer to Washington Virginia Vale, called Bella Italia, is located at 5075 Leetsdale Drive. Per the business' Facebook page, Bella Italia is known for its classic family-style Italian cuisine and house-made pizzas. On the menu, expect to see items like baked egg...

A few months ago, Tim Niver brought his mother into the kitchen of his restaurant, Mucci’s Italian, for a sort of staff training. A descendant of Italian immigrants, Niver grew up eating classic Italian-American dishes with his family. He thought his mother could infuse a bit of that “spirit” into the restaurant’s kitchen, which was staffed by most...

Last year my entire family grieved the closing of J. Noto Bakery in St. Peters. Located just down the road from my parent's house, the bakery was one of our favorites spots, and a slight panic set in as we wondered where we would now find flavorful sandwiches or cinnamon rolls the size of my face. When Kendele Noto Sieve’s dad, Jasper Noto, announc...