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Paul Giamatti reaffirmed his loyalty to New Haven-style pizza on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday night. In his interview with the late-night talk show host, the award-winning actor and Yale University alumnus discussed how growing up in the Elm City made him a dedicated fan of apizza, the dish that has given the city its reputation as the "pizza capit...

Darien's culinary landscape is poised for a remarkable transformation with the grand opening of Cucina Daniella, an authentic Italian specialty foods shop that draws inspiration from the vibrant flavors of Italy and Sicily. Daniella’s culinary expression is rooted in her rich Italian family heritage, a lifetime of visits and study. Cucina Daniella...

Marco Venditti has vivid memories of spending time with his mother and grandmother as a child in Sora, Italy, watching them make fresh pasta and dipping homemade bread into a pot of simmering tomato sauce. He carried that love of food and cooking with him as an adult, opening restaurants with his brother, who still owns a trattoria, Da Giuliano, i...

It was less than a year ago that Sam's Italian closed its doors at 268 Main Street in Lewiston, ME. It was the end of an era to see the original Sam's no longer open. Sam Bennett (the 'Sam' in Sam's) started making salami Italians in a small shop in Auburn and quickly outgrew that location. He moved to Main Street in Lewiston in 1940, where it stil...

Outdoor dining is coming back to Boston neighborhood’s streets and sidewalks, with one exception. The North End’s iconic Italian restaurants will not be setting up in the streets for the second year in a row. The North End — the city’s oldest neighborhood, which has the densest restaurant presence per capita in the state — was singled out in last y...

Francesca Ronzio admits she and her husband, Matteo, may have been naïve at first in their decision to immigrate to the U.S. from their native Italy in February 2015. “We were like crazy people, very naïve people with a dream: to change and to just see how it goes,” she said. “It was just the two of us, and you miss not just your country; you miss...

As home to one of the five best Little Italys in America, Rhode Island's Italian food scene is one of the finest you'll find outside of Italy. With so many options, the hardest part is deciding which restaurant to make a reservation at. The Providence Journal recently put it to readers in an unscientific poll. First, we asked readers to nominate pl...

When Chef Irtan Bleta opened I Pazzi in 2008, he named his restaurant after the Italian word for fools, because everyone thought he was crazy for opening a restaurant in the depths of a recession. Fifteen years later, the joke is on them: Bleta’s handmade pasta and focus on locally grown and seasonal food attracted a loyal following. Now he has pur...

Michael Valerio emigrated from Italy at age five to East Boston during the 1930s. We may never know if he ever envisioned his tiny pizza-by-the-slice business morphing into an iconic franchise. Papa Gino’s is for many people raised in New England a place they have many memories of eating at when they were kids, or perhaps even working at one as a t...

The owners of 21 North End restaurants and the North End Chamber of Commerce yesterday sued the city over its 2022 fees for restaurants in the neighborhood that wanted to use public sidewalks and streets for patio seating - and its ban on such patios last year - alleging the Wu administration and a local residents' groups hate Italians for some rea...

As of Wednesday, Italian Kitchen had cranked out 60,000 meatballs in December. With five cooking days left in the month, that's more than half a meatball for each of Brockton's 106,000 residents. It's a Brockton (MA) tradition in its fourth generation. And it's all hands on deck from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, says Jeremy Jamoulis, chief...

10 sandwich shops in Portland, Maine (A&C Grocery, Anania’s, Broadway Variety, Corsetti’s, Deb’s, DiPietro’s, Leavitt & Sons; Old Port Sandwich Shop, Otherside Delicatessen, Pat's Meat Deli and Sisters Gourmet Deli) build a 144-foot-long line of sandwiches in Portland’s Monument Square, setting the world record for the World’s Longest Line of Maine...