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One of Rhode Island’s most popular dining destinations is looking to the great outdoors this summer for a boost in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants on Atwells Avenue will expand al fresco seating out onto the pavement as the street is closed to traffic starting next weekend. "We're really excited, all of us here on Federal Hill. It's...

Every time Matteo Gallizio finishes ringing up a customer at La Dolda, Lexington’s new artisanal pasta shop, he asks for one thing. “I’m looking for feedback,” he says as his small storefront becomes crowded during one of La Dolda's first true lunch-hour rushes. “The good, the bad, all of it.” For Gallizio, whose store on Massachusetts Avenue has b...

North End restaurant owners say shutting down historic Hanover Street and expanding outdoor dining into roads and sidewalks could be the saving grace for their businesses as the coronavirus lockdown lifts. “In this neighborhood, it would be a dream come true to have a little outdoor dining, so you experience the neighborhood, the people, the cultur...

All proceeds generated throughout Caffé Prego’s opening weekend will be donated to Good Shepherd Food Bank, the state’s largest hunger relief organization. The Italian restaurant in the heart of Ogunquit said it will donate 100% of the proceeds from takeout sales on Friday, June 5, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 6, from noon to 8 p.m.; and S...

Taking a trip isn't in the cards right now, but our taste buds can make us feel like we've traveled thousands of miles. A slice of pizza from Pizzarino may, for a moment, make you feel like you're in Italy. If you ask the owner, there's no reason to stop with pizza when "he knows a guy" who can serve you some good sauce, too. Authentic Italian cuis...

Last week, Ed Russo hosted a wine dinner party. Months ago, seeing the owner of Russo Italian Restaurant in Worcester hosting such an event would be ordinary, but everything has changed amid the coronavirus pandemic - including dinner parties. The 20 guests, friends from Worcester Academy, ate Russo’s food and drank his wine all miles apart while s...

Since opening in July 2019, Monti Farms & Deli has been a popular spot for locals and beyond to peruse and purchase fresh produce, meats and cheeses, homemade dinners, regionally made ice cream and breads, and much more. Owner Michael Watkins is determined to keep that momentum going and has adapted to the way he serves his customers during the cor...

After a young employee at Nino’s Trattoria in Waterbury fell ill during the COVID-19 pandemic, his co-workers collected money to get him through the tough time in the form of a money pizza. The employees at Nino’s are facing struggles of their own during the pandemic, but they took the time to take care of one of their own. Rich Murray, 22, was wor...

Whether you’re craving pizza, roasted fish and vegetables, or a pile of pasta, Italian restaurants in Boston are innovating with tons of takeout options during the current shutdown of on-site dining. We’ve pulled together a list of some top options for consideration the next time a craving hits—and in the interest of planning ahead, remember: Fresh...

Linda and Michael Passaro own and operate Hawthorne’s Primo Amore, an Italian restaurant that hosted parties and banquets prior to the coronavirus pandemic which upended the restaurant industry.  In the days that followed, restaurants of all types had to rapidly reinvent themselves to stay afloat, offering take-out, delivery, and road-side pick up...

Everyone is craving a little bit of comfort right now. A nourishing meal that can be enjoyed at home, that’s accessible to both newfound cooks and seasoned chefs alike. When I think about foods that feel like a warm blanket, my mind immediately goes to all of the simple pantry ingredients that together, yield the beautifully rustic pasta dished tha...

When I order take out, I've been trying to order strictly from local restaurants and to tip handsomely. This pandemic is heartbreaking for so many reasons. But it will be even more devastating if when this is finally all behind us, we can't eat at our favorite local restaurants because they weren't able to stay afloat. When I saw that Patty B's in...