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The smells and sounds of Italy filled the South End Middle School auditorium Saturday night in Springfield. It was called "A Taste of Italy".   In its 20th year, and organized by parishioners of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, the popular dinner fundraiser was attended by hundreds or parishioners and residents of the South End.   R...

By Stephanie Schorow   WHO'S IN CHARGE Owners Matteo and Francesca Ronzio — who relocated earlier this year from Italy — are seeking to create an Italian dining experience very different from the Italian-American cuisine familiar to New Englanders.   Ronzio has no quarrel with dark restaurants that heavily rely on tomato sauce, but...

Sitting down in the pizza parlor he has run for 40 years, owner Vincent Ferraro recalls the leap of faith it took to purchase the business for $15,000 back in 1976. Vincent was just 23 when he bought out "USA Pizza," and renamed it Glenville Pizza. But the young entrepreneur was good with numbers, understood pizza making and already had h...

Mayor Nick Isgro Friday pointed to a black and white photo on the wall of Napoli Italian Market. "This is my grandparents' first date," Isgro said, of the photo of his grandfather, Sam, and grandmother, Eleanor.   Another photo on the wall shows Sam, who was a Waterville city councilor many years ago, with Isgro's father, Jim, when Jim was a...

When it comes to authentic Italian food, Boston certainly has plenty of it. Not only are we home to the North End's Italian fare but many of our restaurants have also somehow managed to make this category of food even better (if that's possible).   Two of those local Italian eateries have even earned a nod in Thrillist's list of "Best Italia...

When you open the evening with a sparkling, dry Prosecco and close it with a silky Chianti Classico, you have two key ingredients for una magnifica festa d'Italia (a magificent Italian feast).   And so it was recently at Café UTEC (United Teed Equality Center) in downtown Lowell where Chef Sam Putnam, his culinary staff of young men and wome...

Wednesday December 17, 2014, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. The Blind Tailor Caffe - 45 Weybosset Street - Providence, RI. Members $5 | Non-members $15   Join us for a sweet celebration of the holidays and Italian heritage at Providence's most inviting Italian cafe. Share the season of good cheer as you indulge in appetizers, desse...

by Joanna Fantozzi The Olive Garden food truck, which features the casual Italian-American chain's new breadstick sandwiches, is hitting the road, as we reported last week. The truck is coming to Boston's North End — Beantown's Italian neighborhood — and the area's Italian restaurateurs are none too happy about their new mobile neighbors. "There...

By Leslie Lake For the first time as owner of Quartina Trattoria and Vineria, Giuseppe Cinque has reached into his collection of vintage Christmas figures from his Italian childhood and created a traditional nativity scene at his Washington Street restaurant. Known as a Presepe, a popular Christmas display in the Napoli region of Italy, Cinque ha...

By Stephanie Obodda Massimo has been making waves in the Providence restaurant scene since its opening in mid-June. While many Atwells restaurants have upheld the status quo – upscale but standard Italian fare – Massimo is bursting with creativity in its menu, interior and approach.   You can tell this restaurant is different from the rest...