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Evviva Trattoria®, a Massachusetts-based restaurant brand featuring locally-sourced modern Italian cuisine, opened its latest location in Hanover, Massachusetts at 1775 Washington Street. Led by award-winning Chef Anthony DePalma, director of operations for Evviva Trattoria, guests enjoy Italian-inspired, locally made cuisine served in a comfortabl...

Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich will be in Rhode Island on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Dave’s Fresh Marketplace, 1000 Division St., East Greenwich. She will sign her latest cookbook, “Lidia’s From Our Family Table To Yours” starting at 11 a.m. The price of the book is $20, a savings of $15 from the cover price, while supplies last. Books must be purchased...

Il Pastaficio opened at 135 Post Road East last summer, selling authentic Italian pasta and sauces. Now, owner Frederico Perandin is expanding the establishment’s offerings by opening a full-service restaurant and adding catering, weekly regional Italian dishes paired with wines and pasta-making classes. Perandin’s goal with the next chapter for Il...

Boston’s North End has remained a lively district for decades — especially with the car and foot traffic that seems to only rise in extremity as time passes. But at the crossroads between international culture and American history, this eclectic neighborhood provides visitors with a more immersive experience. And it starts with love at first bite:...

Lenny Manchisi is realizing his dream — and so are lovers of traditional Italian cuisine. Manchisi, a longtime city resident and restaurateur, recently opened Caffe Italia, a place where he says, “the heart and soul of Italy come to life in the heart of Shelton.”  “Everything here is authentic … all quality, from our retail products to our coffee,...

Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena PDO (traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena) has made its debut in Boston, one of the United States’ oldest cities, at an exclusive masterclass tailored for retailers, chefs, and influential figures within the American food and wine industry. Enrico Corsini, President of the Protection Consortium, expressed, “...

Gioia of New Haven, the upcoming multi-use space featuring an Italian restaurant, market and gelataria, plans an Oct. 19 opening on Wooster Street. Restaurateurs Tim Cabral of Ordinary and Avi Szapiro of the former ROÌA, have partnered with Anthony and Gerard Bianco (A&G Contracting) to bring the concept to life. The new venue at 150 Wooster Street...

Recently, Morina Restaurant donated pizzas to the Firefighters of Haddam Volunteer Fire Company.  According to Olivia Drake, HVFC Information Officer, the firefighters had just completed an “exhaustive rapid intervention training (RIT) drill.” She reported they were all tired and hungry, so the pizzas were greatly appreciated. Being a huge fan of l...

The streets of Wooster Square, beginning at the turn of the 20th century right until the 1950s, were frequented by street vendors, or peddlers as they were originally known. Many goods were offered for sale off off pushcarts so that the housewife, at home, could purchase goods right from their front door. Vintage photos show small clusters of peopl...

If you haven’t been yet, you need to book a table at Geppetto in East Cambridge. A member of Chef Will Gilson’s growing empire, Geppetto focuses on his love of Northern Italian cuisine. The space is fresh and vibrant, often filled with an eclectic mix of people that is so common in Cambridge. Professors, young professionals, Biotech CEOs, couples o...

Ferraro Foods, one of the country’s largest specialty distributors of food and foodservice supplies to pizzerias and Italian restaurants, announced plans for a significant expansion of its Napoli facility in Cheshire, Connecticut – the company’s third major growth initiative announced in as many months. Napoli, a specialty brand of high-quality imp...

Downtown will be awash in green, white, and red for a family friendly festival slated for Aug. 5 that is being billed as Italian Night in Leominster, MA. The entire community is invited to the event that will go from 5 to 8 p.m. and feature fun activities for all ages, authentic entertainment by Ambrosiani!, Providence, Rhode Island’s premiere Ital...