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The St. Louis restaurant community is mourning the loss of one of its greats. Rich LoRusso, chef, restaurateur and owner of the Italian mainstay, LoRusso's Cucina (3121 Watson Road, 314-647-6222), passed away on Wednesday, March 9, following a six-month battle with a rare form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. LoRusso was 63 years-old.LoRus...

When thinking about the type of place one would find a good slice of New York-style pizza in the Big Apple, most picture a tiny neighborhood spot where people can pop in and out quickly, grabbing a hot slice or whole pie to go. Erik Borger had the same vision in mind when he secured the locations for his newest New York-style pizza concept, Pizza T...

Eating Italian food is about so much more than the food that’s on your plate. It’s about connecting with loved ones, sharing memories, making new friends and — of course — drinking wine. When you dine at Tennyson Street’s Voghera, you immediately feel at home from the warm greeting, excellent service and flowing wine paired with hearty Northern Ita...

If you’ve spent any time in Minnesota, you are likely aware that some of the state’s best scenery is found along the North Shore. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. You can hike through one of the many state parks in the area. You can stroll and shop along Canal Park in Duluth. Or you can visit the popular restaurant we’d like to introd...

Below the Grand Avenue Bridge, beneath the historic Silver Club Building, beyond the Italian Underground’s tables draped in red- and white-checkered cloth, blue flames roasted Ben Heyliger’s pasta skillet. A bottle of Pinot Grigio in hand, Ben’s 25-year-old brother, Web, relinquished the wine as a final ingredient for Ben’s pasta sauce. “This is ou...

Sonia Lewelling had me at hello. Her infectious smile said it all as she grasped my hand to greet me. My husband Ed and I had driven over from Helena to dine at her Italian restaurant in Butte, La Casa Toscana. I instinctively knew we were in for some delicious Italian fare. Sonia was born in Texas, but when her dad was deployed to Vietnam, her mom...

Italians are masters in many noble fields and endeavors, including the sacrosanct art of drinking coffee. From the vocabulary associated with the beverage and the development of machinery to brew it to a wide variety of coffee blends and some of the world’s oldest cafés, Italy has left an indelible mark on how the world discusses, drinks, and enjoy...

A new restaurant in the area is always something to talk about—anticipating how it will look and what the food will be like. Ramata Italian (1201 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, 417-231-9559) the new eatery at Branson Landing, has outdone itself as a fine dining destination for the Branson area. The space itself is quite large and beautiful, modern...

Trattoria Mucci, the Uptown location of the popular Mucci's Italian restaurant in St. Paul, will close Jan. 29, owner Tim Niver announced today. The restaurant took the place of Niver's short-lived Meyvn on Lake Street in 2019. "It's not been easy, but it's been wonderful," Niver said of the closure on social media. Niver told the Pioneer Press tha...

At Erik Borger’s new project, Pizza Tascio, even the logo is D.O.P. “We have this character, Uncle Tascio,” Borger says. “We were in Italy for a few months a couple of years ago. In Palermo, off the beaten path, this guy we were with says ‘Hey, watch out for the Tascio around here.’ I’m like, what are you talking about? He’s like, ‘They’ll be perch...

While in McPherson, KS, I wanted to grab a couple of light lunches to get a taste of what the city had to offer. One of the restaurants high on my list to try was Ristorante Italiano di Famiglia. They are located right on Main Street and a popular hangout spot for those craving Italian food. I dropped in over the lunch hour and like many other rest...

A beloved Italian restaurant in Springfield is apparently up for sale after a 35-year run. After closing during the COVID-19 pandemic and never reopening, DiGiacinto's Italian restaurant on South Campbell Avenue is now up for sale, according to a Facebook post on the restaurant's page. DiGiacinto's was known for its authentic, high-quality Italian...