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Maggiano’s Little Italy, a national restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine, is aiming to open its second Massachusetts eatery at the former spot of the American Girl store in the Natick Mall. Memphis, Tennessee-based Brookfield Properties Inc., which owns the mall, is listed as the owner on an application filed last month with th...

The popular "Pizza Wars" event in West Haven has been postponed, due to the state of emergency declaration as Connecticut looks to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The second "Pizza Wars" event, sponsored by the West Haven Italian American Civic Association, was set to take place March 21 at Cielo Banquet Hall on Chase Lane.  "Our fi...

An Italian restaurant in Lynn is dishing out free pizzas to families struggling to feed their children as schools shutter in response to the coronavirus. Alfredo’s Italian Kitchen has been serving pizza in Lynn for years and owners Thaer and Sara Demaidi said they were honored to give back to the community. “With the schools closing a lot of people...

For the last three-and-a-half years, James Beard Award-winning chef Ron Suhanosky has been cooking for small crowds at a pint-sized spot in the suburbs. Now, he’s broadening his ambitions—and getting a much larger restaurant to match. “When people think of Boston, I want them to think of Il Maestro,” says Suhanosky. That’s the name of the 125-seat...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. Mare Topping the list is Mare. Located at 223 Hanover St. (between Cross and Mechanic streets.) in North End, the It...

We recently had a hankering for Italian cuisine and decided to dine at Caputo Trattoria at Foxwoods Resort Casino, which opened almost two years ago now. One takeaway: we should have gone sooner.  I’ll be honest, casino dining is not always my favorite. There are very good restaurants at both our local casinos, but the effort of getting there, park...

West Haven is known for having some of the best pizza around, so when a competition pits the locals against each other, it's a rare "war" where everybody wins. The second West Haven Italian American Civic Association's "Pizza Wars" will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 21 at the Cielo Banquet Hall, 85 Chase Lane in West Haven. Publi...

On a Tuesday evening, the newly opened Bar 'Cino in Saint Mary's is packed. Families toast across high top tables and groups of friends fight over who can pay the bill. At the bar, a young, dressed up couple nervously navigate their first date, while next to them, a senior couple comfortably embarks on their 1,000th date. At Bar 'Cino, the Brooklin...

The Elm City is welcoming another Italian eatery, and Wooster Square will soon be known for more than just its pizza. Ventured by Naples native and former head chef at Anthony’s Ocean View, Giulio Laurentino hopes to provide city residents with fresh, homemade pasta and Neapolitan delicacies. The restaurant — called Pasta EATaliana — opened last We...

Arthur Avenue’s Italian excellence finds its Connecticut home in Gaetano’s Deli. Recently named the “Best Deli in Connecticut” by Food Network, Gaetano’s is an Italian American dream with nearly four Connecticut locations in Westport, Stratford, Monroe and soon Shelton as well. Daily deliveries of delicious Italian bread from the Bronx’s Addeo and...

MGM Springfield will welcome Costa, a classic Italian restaurant serving housemade charcuterie, pizzas, pastas, salads, desserts, and more, to the resort’s food and beverage portfolio on Friday, Feb. 28. This will be Costa’s third outpost, having debuted as Osteria Costa at the Mirage Las Vegas and MGM National Harbor in 2018. Costa at MGM Springfi...

Patrons of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, both in New Haven and beyond, have the opportunity to try a new kind of pizza. The restaurant has begun serving a meatball and ricotta pizza, “crafted with 100% all natural meatballs, ricotta cheese, crushed Italian tomatoes, mozzarella, grated pecorino Romano and drizzled with olive oil,” according to a r...