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There's a new pizza restaurant in town where Archetype Pizza Co. was, and before that, Via Via. Il Forno Italiano opened around two weeks ago at 372 Thames St. “In addition to the wood-fired pizza, we have an Italian menu as well. Pasta, lasagnas, etc. From what I’ve been told so far, it’s superior,” owner David Drake told The Daily News. He said h...

Since opening its doors in February, Fox & the Knife has garnered local and national acclaim, with James Beard award winner Karen Akunowicz at the helm. Five months later, the victory train shows no sign of slowing. The Italian enoteca in Southie just landed on Eater’s 2019 Best New Restaurants in America list, a roster of 16 restaurants that made...

All families have different dynamics, come from different backgrounds and have different traditions. But one thing nearly all of them have in common is asking each other the daily question: “What’s for dinner?” Marco Minieri is answering that question and educating customers along the way at Bottega Boccini, a new Italian market he recently opened...

The new White Owl restaurant at Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole is on a mission to bring a “rustic Italian revival to the Midcoast.” Grace Harrison, one of four equal partners in the White Owl, describes the food as a combination of “Italian flair with a touch of Maine roots.” The restaurant is now open to the public for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m....

Looking to chow down on some Italian fare? A new spot has you covered. Located at 5 North Square in North End, the fresh arrival is called Ciao Bella. Ciao Bella serves up homemade Italian dishes. On the menu, expect to see items like lobster ravioli, Caesar salad and meatballs. Dessert is also available. Ciao Bella has garnered rave reviews thus f...

Gianni Calabrese of South Deerfield was 21 years old the first time he stepped foot on American soil. Nearly two decades later and now an American citizen, Calabrese, who owns Gianni Fig's Ristorante in the village center, has a story similar to that of some 44.5 million immigrants who reside in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Burea...

A clear sky stretched over Boston Harbor like a taut, blue canvas, the sea air warming under the midday sun. The water was a smooth highway through which our water taxi skimmed toward moored sailboats. A white schooner sailed in fine trim off our port bow. "That's what I want next," said George Morton as he pointed out the schooner. Gray-haired and...

The Boston Pizza Festival issued the following press release The Boston Pizza Festival is back for its third year at City Hall Plaza in Boston’s government center. The largest consumer pizza event in New England will take place on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14th from noon to 8 p.m. Famiglia Fornaciari Pizzeria, of Saugus, will be one of the...

Nick Varano and Frank DePasquale are keeping it all in the family — figuratively speaking. As the two restaurateurs officially introduce their first joint venture within the Encore Boston Harbor today, they’re hoping it will live up to its name, Fratelli, which means “brothers” in Italian. “We’ve been friends for over 25 years,” Varano told the Tra...

 In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Cambridge, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Giulia Topping the list is Giulia. Located at 1682 Massachusetts Ave. in Peabody, the Italian spot is...

After 53 years in the business, Tony & Lucille’s restaurant, a multi-generational family anchor in Wooster Square, will serve its last dinner Sunday night. It is part of the evolving landscape on Wooster Street where some iconic places have changed hands, although longtime businesses continue to draw crowds to New Haven’s Little Italy. Tony Sacco,...

When it comes to restaurants with flowery plating, pretentious locales and sky-high prices, Chef Mike Fucci doesn’t mince words. “Enough of the obnoxious foofy crap that goes on a plate,” he said. “I’ve done fine dining, I’ve done it all, and the one thing I’ve come to terms with in my life is that people want the basics.” Which is what he aims to...