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Ciao Down Food Truck plans to launch during the first week of March with Italian-American cuisine, says owner Francine Vonfeldt, who counts decades in the food and drink industry in various roles, from bartending to management. “It’s really Americanized versions of things I like to cook,” she says, noting her upbringing in Queens, New York, and her...

Eric Mullen was a stranger in a foreign land. He landed in Sicily on a Saturday, headed to a small town far from the English-speaking tourist circuit, and showed up at the bakery on Monday morning without hardly a lick of Italian. As the head baker showed him how it’s done, Mullen just tried to observe and absorb. “He would bring over a bag of flou...

After it was announced that an Italian chain restaurant was coming to Sioux City last year, Tuesday was the day that Fazoli’s opened its doors to the public. The new Fazoli’s is located at 3327 Singing Hills Blvd, where the former Pizza Hut building was, across from 4 Brothers and Walmart. Fazoli’s is considered an Italian/American fast-casual rest...

Known for its deep-dish pizza, Giordano's is officially headed to Loveland, Colorado, to open a new location. While the Chicago-based restaurant offers to ship a frozen pizza directly to your door, you won't need to ship your pizzas directly from Chicago for much longer. It's expected for the Giordano's Loveland location to open as early as June 20...

The highly anticipated opening of the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Casa Don Alfonso, is now one step closer with the release of menu items and highlights. Located at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton at 100 Carondelet Plaza, the new concept from Italian restaurateur Mario Iaccarino is slated to open next month.  Casa Don Alfonso is Mario Iaccarino’...

A granite monument in the farmlands of Kansas has revived a forgotten history for the descendants of one of Lyndhurst’s favorite sons. Dedicated Saturday afternoon outside of Hill City, Kansas, just north of small town called Bogue, the oversize tombstone pays tribute to Lt. Paul Capaccio and five other U.S. Army airmen. The six died roughly one mi...

It's not quite lunchtime at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, but things are cooking. Manager Tim Holedee gave 3 News Now anchor Serese Cole a special taste of what he's loved to do with his dad since he was a teenager. "When I was 15, I got my first job and I fell in love with it," he said. "I started working my way from the dishwasher to the cook—up, u...

Siblings Emily and Michael Annandono have both worked in restaurants since they were 15. In 2006, they became the owners of a restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio’s Little Italy neighborhood called Michaelangelo’s Ristorante. On March 2, 2016, they opened a restaurant of that same name in Big Sky, Montana.  Michael originally discovered Big Sky when he ve...

For modern Italian cuisine, Edera Italian Eatery has been satisfying customers in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood since the restaurant opened last October in the space previously occupied by Scape American Bistro (which shuttered in April 2019). The eatery, which offers carryout and delivery via online ordering, comes from a partnership be...

Thursday, February 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT via Zoom . Conversation will be in English. Online Event - Registration is required. Free or with suggested donation to support our programming. All donating participants will be sent 2 traditional food recipes with Gorgonzola cheese curated, tested and approved by the Costa family. Only 29 dairies all...

Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse opened its newest location at Sheridan’s River Point shopping center on Jan. 18, part of a wave of openings for the Colorado-based chain. The New York-style pizza place is taking Old Chicago’s former spot between Sportsman’s Warehouse and Burlington in the sprawling shopping center just west of Santa Fe Drive and south o...

The former Bellecour space in Wayzata is slated to open as an Italian restaurant with pizza takeout this spring, according to reports.  Renowned chef Gavin Kaysen announced in July he was closing the downtown Wayzata restaurant that opened in 2017, a move that shocked many. But now the Lake Street spot will become an Italian restaurant called Josef...