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The Elm City is welcoming another Italian eatery, and Wooster Square will soon be known for more than just its pizza. Ventured by Naples native and former head chef at Anthony’s Ocean View, Giulio Laurentino hopes to provide city residents with fresh, homemade pasta and Neapolitan delicacies. The restaurant — called Pasta EATaliana — opened last We...

Arthur Avenue’s Italian excellence finds its Connecticut home in Gaetano’s Deli. Recently named the “Best Deli in Connecticut” by Food Network, Gaetano’s is an Italian American dream with nearly four Connecticut locations in Westport, Stratford, Monroe and soon Shelton as well. Daily deliveries of delicious Italian bread from the Bronx’s Addeo and...

MGM Springfield will welcome Costa, a classic Italian restaurant serving housemade charcuterie, pizzas, pastas, salads, desserts, and more, to the resort’s food and beverage portfolio on Friday, Feb. 28. This will be Costa’s third outpost, having debuted as Osteria Costa at the Mirage Las Vegas and MGM National Harbor in 2018. Costa at MGM Springfi...

Patrons of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, both in New Haven and beyond, have the opportunity to try a new kind of pizza. The restaurant has begun serving a meatball and ricotta pizza, “crafted with 100% all natural meatballs, ricotta cheese, crushed Italian tomatoes, mozzarella, grated pecorino Romano and drizzled with olive oil,” according to a r...

For Michael Altieri, owning a restaurant on Mineral Spring Avenue feels like a return to his roots, said the lifelong North Providence resident and one of the co-owners of the newly opened Parma Bar and Grille. “I get a rush from seeing people satisfied from the product we put out,” Altieri told The Breeze, adding that he loves the positive energy...

Last week, Middletown welcomed a new restaurant to College Street: Stella D’Oro. The charming, family-owned Italian eatery is a mere five minute walk from campus, nestled between the bustle of Main Street and the quiet stretch of houses leading up to Wesleyan. “Me and my father own this place,” co-owner Esmir Cecunjanin told The Argus. “He handles...

Nick crocheted while taking the train through Europe. Elena hurt her knee in Brazil. Because of those two events, there’s a new café overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Gusto Italian Café opened just after Christmas, and the weeks since have been a whirlwind for Nick and Elena Gagliardi. Their breakfast-and-lunch restaurant has been more popular than t...

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is the new Roman-style pizza at the new home of Pizzeria Marzano. The pizzeria Monday at 1315 East Main St., the former home of Back to Earth health market, and featured a new style of pizza that owner Jon Eucalitto, 33, has been working months to perfect. The pizza dough is rolled out and proofed over a perio...

Geno Auriemma’s latest restaurant project has opened in the former Cavey’s space in Manchester, CT featuring modern twists on Italian favorites. “Our family has always loved the historic Cavey’s building and we worked hard to keep much of its character as we planned the layout and design for the new Cafe Aura,” Auriemma said. UConn women’s basketba...

Carla and Christine Pallotta now see diners eating up their childhood favorites at their waterfront restaurant, Nebo Cucina & Enoteca. But growing up, the food found on the sisters’ plates wasn’t all that popular outside their native North End. “It’s really funny: We moved from the North End to Stoneham when we were a little older, and nobody there...

Di Roma's Pizza and Italian Eatery has now been in business for a little over 3 months, and owner Arben "Benny" Ajruli is committed to Stratford for the long haul. Ajruli, the owner and head chef of the restaurant, is the sole owner of the small eatery on 817 Success Ave in Stratford. Ajruli has a commitment to his business that is hard to find tod...

On this frigid day in Boston, here’s a cool dispatch: Local makers Gelato & Chill will soon open a second gelato shop. With one scoop shop in operation inside Time Out Market in the Fenway, Gelato & Chill is taking over the former Cold Stone Creamery space at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham this spring. Gelato & Chill’s rotating lineup of flavors...