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As a family restaurant, Scalzotto Italian Restaurant is proud to offer a variety of Italian pizza and pasta options to meet the tastes and preferences of guests visiting the restaurant. Founded in 2015 by Giancarlo & Tonia Scalzotto, Scalzotto Italian Restaurant has evolved over the years and now it has been recognized as one of the best restaurant...

The Twin Cities has plenty of options for Italian American staples like pizza and pasta, but Jakeeno’s is one of the best. This popular family-owned restaurant has a nearly fifty-year legacy to back up its status as a local favorite for carbo-loading and comfort food alike. Jakeeno’s menu features an expansive set of dishes, all of which have a hom...

The poll has closed and the results are in, here are the top four Italian restaurants in Grand Junction according to you. We recently asked you to help us find the best Italian food in Grand Junction by voting for the best Italian restaurant. The results are in and we're ready to reveal the best places to get pizza, pasta, and more in Grand Junctio...

The former Tru Blu Social Club is being transformed into an Italian restaurant and is expected to open by mid-August, the ownership group Eclectic Culinary Concepts said in an exclusive to The Forum Thursday, June 3. JoJo’s, at 915 19th Ave. E., will be a “refined casual” Italian eatery, able to accommodate special events such as engagements and an...

If you love your Chicago pizza, you don't have to go to the windy city to get an authentic deep dish. According to their Facebook page, you can stay local in Northern Colorado as Giordano's Pizza in Loveland has officially opened. The Chicago classic deep-dish is topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions. Of course with a hefty to...

With the forthcoming Vicini (1916 Park Avenue)—a boutique grocery store, pasta shop, and home goods store in Lafayette Square—Dawn Wilson is on the cusp of realizing a dream more than a decade in the making. Ten years ago, the St. Louis native moved to a small town in Tuscany to learn about the slow food movement, handmade pasta, and authentic Ital...

When the pandemic closed indoor dining, a new option fell in Chef Pasquale Presa's lap. Hy-Vee grocery stores wanted frozen pizzas for one of its Rochester stores. That soon grew to four stores and then seven. Presa ended up selling 75,000 crusts in 12 months from the grocery's shelves. Now he has a whole retail division working on branded sauces,...

Walking up to Benzina, you probably wouldn’t assume that it used to be a gas station — other than the fact that “benzina” means gasoline in Italian. The modern-yet-funky restaurant brings a new vibe to the South Park Hill neighborhood with mid-century decor, funky music, ‘60s art, bocce ball courts and Neapolitan-style pizza. Brad Anderson — Benzin...

Enza’s Delicatessen & Market is a dream that’s over three years in the making. The brainchild of Ranay Janaes, the Italian deli is the latest restaurant to debut in Silverthorne and is being launched by the same team that brought about eateries like Sauce on the Blue, Sauce on the Maggie and Quandary Grille. The deli had a soft opening the weekend...

I don’t often drive 30 miles to grab dinner, especially since my apartment in St. Louis’ quiet, botanical Tower Grove neighborhood is mere blocks from restaurants that have been recognized everywhere from Bon Appetit and The New York Times to Food & Wine and Esquire. But sometimes, when you want the best version of something, you have to be willing...

This winter, Edera Italian Eatery proved itself the gold standard of pandemic dining, setting up an outdoor dining area of individual glass chalets that turned its already stunning back courtyard into a fairy tale. Between the twinkling lights dancing off candlelit glass and the gentle snow falling, it was an absolute dreamland that had diners clam...

Pasta carbonara. Margherita pizza with fresh mozzarella. Caprese salad. Risotto. Gelato. Tiramisu. Not to mention, wine. "The Italians do it right. For them, food is a lifestyle," KCUR food critic Mary Bloch says. Most of us won't be traveling to Naples anytime soon. But a trip to the right place in the Kansas City region can give us a taste of wha...