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Veronica Sandolo says a few days in Ponza, the picturesque Italian island where her extended family lives, is “like therapy.” For the newest iteration of her family’s Norwalk restaurant, she is highlighting the best of the island, including its traditional food, culture and warm, family-friendly service. Sandolo is a second-generation restaurateur,...

Named after Italy's most beautiful Island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the western coast of Italy, Ponza Italian Kitchen & Pizza is deeply rooted in hospitality and bringing people together around the table over great food and drink. A family owned and operated restaurant since 1980, locals have been enjoying comforting Italian cuisine and the...

Italian lovers in Fairfield County have a new restaurant to try with the opening of Cibo -- a bistro that says it specializes in fresh farm-to-table Italian street food. Located on Federal Road in Brookfield in a shopping plaza with several other eateries, the new restaurant, pronounced "Chee-Bo," says it will have a rotating menu that will offer t...

An Italian restaurant in the heart of the North End has opened back up with a slightly different name, though the dining spot itself remains mostly as is. According to a press release, Ciao Bella has reopened as Ciao Roma, with its Italian-American comfort food offerings still being available, though new dishes such as artichokes alla romana antipa...

Anna Sincavage will sell dresses in the morning and lasagna in the evening—all from 59 Crown St. That’s the plan now that the family behind Skappo Italian Wine Bar is taking advantage of lower indoor dining demand to convert one corner of their restaurant into a new mini-shop, La Bottega.

A pasta dish made to order, crafted in front of your eyes inside a giant wheel of fine Italian cheese. Where can you find this slice of heaven? Right here in Connecticut. The sensational tableside preparation is available at a few Italian restaurants across the state. Keep these in mind the next time you’re looking for an extra-special pasta experi...

Gary Bimonte, the face of Pepe’s pizza restaurants for his generation of the nearly century-old New Haven pizza dynasty,died April 7 of a heart attack. It was Bimonte’s grandfather, Frank Pepe, who started the business on New Haven’s Wooster Street in 1925. By the 1950s, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, which now regularly tops rankings of the count...

Boston loves Italian food, and there’s no better neighborhood to find the stuff than the North End. In this hub of marinara, an eater can find handmade ricotta gnocchi, pizza Margherita, arancini, veal saltimbocca, and so much more. The old Italian proverb “chi mangia bene, vive bene” (which translates roughly to “those who eat well, live well”) is...

There’s no doubt about it, “The Shops at Quonset Point” is a busy place. There’s hustle and bustle aplenty; and folks are coming and going at this attractive shopping plaza anchored by both Dave’s Marketplace and Kohls. But this has always been a busy spot — prior to the plaza, this location was home to one of the largest all-wooden office building...

An experienced businesswoman, avid snowboarder and born-and-raised New Jersey girl, Alex Morano is bringing the taste of her home state to Essex Junction. This Friday, April 2, Morano is opening the doors of The Food Bar, a new restaurant on Park Street offering the food of an Italian deli and the atmosphere of a cocktail bar. The menu is brimming...

About a month ago, espresso connoisseurs Lory and Max Arietti opened the doors to their new coffee shop, Cafe Italia, which is located in North Conway Village. This is not the first business these two entrepreneurs have owned in the Mount Washington Valley. This power couple moved here from Turin, Italy, several years ago. In 2017, they purchased T...

What makes a perfect Italian sub? Is it the softness of the bread? The ratio of salami to mortadella? The banana peppers? The anticipation you feel when your go-to sub guy hands over the gargantuan sandwich, wrapped in flimsy paper and slightly damp with olive oil? There are variations on an Italian sub, but in its most basic form it features a lon...