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Many restaurants temporarily shut their doors during the pandemic, and for those keeping track, one is reopening to great fanfare in November. Lazia, the signature restaurant at the Crossroads Hotel, is back, bella. And it’s better than ever.  On November 12th, Lazia will debut a fresh menu full of playful dishes and drinks that made them an instan...

My go-to entree at Lucca’s, located on Helena’s downtown walking mall, is always the veal scallopini. I intend to try other dishes, but I always fall back on the veal when push comes to shove. It’s scrumptious and more than filling! When you have the same executive chef at Lucca’s for 14 years, that being Mike Hyyppa, you can expect consistency in...

One of Aspen’s most beloved and longest-running local establishments, L’Hostaria Ristorante, is saying ciao after 25 years of nourishing the community. The Italian restaurant and bar, locally referred to fondly as simply “L’Host,” will close for good on Nov. 5, owner Tiziano Gortan announced Wednesday. In reflecting upon the past quarter century, t...

When you eat a sandwich at Mema’s Italian Grinders, it will smack you in all your senses. The restaurant’s namesake sandwich is a homemade, 7-inch hoagie that's packed with a half-pound mix of Italian sausage and ground beef, sealed in with smoked provolone. It’s weighty in the hand, and you’re instantly greeted with the smell of a secret spice ble...

When local brewery Six Mile Bridge Beer announced in August that Ben Welch (formerly of Big Baby Q and Smokehouse and The Midwestern) would be taking over as executive chef, it was a surprise to many. It turns out that that was only the beginning. Shortly after, it was announced that Six Mile Bridge’s owners would be opening a new restaurant, Botan...

You and your four-legged friend can dine together (outside of course) at the new Italian restaurant Botanica. It comes from the owner of Six Mile Bridge Brewery. The 1,300-square-foot space in Wildwood features seating for more than 300 guests, two event spaces and an outside bar and patio. Botanica will host live music on the weekends on the outdo...

Pizza enthusiasts can now enjoy a few different styles at Melo's Pizzeria. The sister restaurant to Blues City Deli, which opened in Benton Park in late 2015 serving Neapolitan-style pies, launched a new and expanded pizza menu last week. Fans of Melo's can rest assured that its 5,500-pound wood-fired oven isn't going anywhere, but the restaurant r...

Scalzotto Italian Restaurant is all about creating the right impression on its guests, whether a first-timer or a return customer. The Italian restaurant takes great interest in the quality of its food as well as the ambiance offered to guests and customers. At the fine dining restaurant, the management understands that good food and a welcoming, s...

The day fans of Angelo’s have been waiting for has finally arrived: The restaurant has reopened for dine-in. Gina Fasciano Hogan, who owns the restaurant with her father, Jack, said that the classic Wichita Italian restaurant quietly opened Tuesday night for dine-in customers at its new space at 5900 E. Central. Since it moved into the large new sp...

Piccolo Pete’s is poised for a comeback. Scott Sheehan, grandson of founder Anthony Piccolo, said the popular South Omaha restaurant, which closed in 2015, soon will occupy a storefront near First and Washington Streets in downtown Papillion. He declined to speculate on when it would open, saying the new space is being remodeled. It will be substan...

Staying true to the English translation of its name, Popoli Ristorante will reopen in its iconic former bank building Sept. 28 by popular demand after closing last year. Since the Italian restaurant and Sullivan’s Bar closed on Dec. 20, co-owner Gary Rozek told The Gazette that feedback from customers hoping for a comeback and new circumstances for...

Raise your glass. An old friend has returned to Old Town. Almost 18 years after Italian wine bar Ciao Vino closed its doors on West Mountain Avenue, one of its original co-owners, Antonio Race, recently brought the eatery back to Fort Collins. Ciao Vino opened Aug. 2 at 255 Linden St., formerly home to Linden Street Cafe. Since then, Race said old...