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What do New York City, Miami and Ibiza all have in common with Providence? The cities all have the Cipriani stamp on them. Providence is getting ready to welcome the city’s most luxurious hotel yet on September 1: the Beatrice, complete with a Cipriani-branded restaurant, which will open soon after. The high-end hotel accommodations are the latest...

Hunger sometimes keeps Catherine D’Amato awake at night, but the suffering is not her own. Empathy – and feeding hungry people – come naturally to D’Amato, who is president and chief executive officer of the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). As the granddaughter of Italian immigrant farmers and the daughter of restaurateurs, she has always known tha...

Local shoppers are in disbelief after learning that Watertown's beloved market, Russo’s, will be closing permanently this fall. Russo's began as a family farm more than 100 years ago. Tony Russo has worked at the market for more than 70 years and is retiring, according to a company statement. The family farm evolved into a well-known market drawing...

If you ever find yourself craving old-fashioned Italian cooking, head to Manchester, where you’ll find one of the best Italian restaurants in Connecticut. At Trattoria Toscana, family recipes are recreated and everything is made from scratch each day. Homestyle cuisine is all in the family here at Trattoria Toscana. The restauranteurs grew up with...

When it opens September 1, Grana at The Langham, Boston will instantly become one of the East Coast’s most exciting new restaurants, thanks to executive chef Stephen Bukoff’s Italian menu and to the ornate setting inside the newly renovated building that houses it. Located in the former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Grana takes its name from the...

A new family-owned Italian restaurant has landed on Grassy Plain Street and is looking to stick around for the long haul. Jason Arcos and his wife Nancy Mejia opened D’Arcos Bar and Restaurant in early April when restaurants were still on a rocky path in Connecticut. The restaurateurs had previously worked at and owned Augies # 1 Italian Restaurant...

If you live in New England, you probably recognize the iconic yellow-and-red labels of Pastene, the country’s oldest importer of authentic Italian foods and ingredients. Co-owners and brothers Mark and Chris Tosi represent the fifth generation of Pastene descendants who have helmed the Canton, Massachusetts–based brand for over 145 years. Founded i...

A group of upscale Italian restaurants may be opening a new location in Boston. According to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Serafina is planning to open in the city's Seaport District, with the post saying that they "will be bringing fresh, authentic Italian to the Seaport neighborhood. Handcrafted pizza and cocktails will be ac...

The national debate over which city or state’s pizza is the best often includes mentions of New Haven’s apizza. But there’s a quieter — and sweeter — debate taking place online over the city's Italian pastry shops. In a Facebook group called “Wooster Square Cooks,” sharing favorite pastry shops — along with pizza places, recipes and food photos — i...

Lion’s Den Coffee Shop is the newest business to join the Southington Chamber of Commerce, offering authentic, European-style coffee and pastries. Located at 57 West Main St., Lion’s Den Coffee Shop features a wide selection of coffees from throughout the world. Customers can expect to find a relaxing atmosphere indoors, with soothing Italian music...

Fabrizia Spirits exceeded the $100,000 fundraising milestone with its "When Life Hands You Lemons" initiative, which has raised critical funding for New Hampshire nonprofit organizations over the past 11 years. Fabrizia Spirits has teamed up with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) and its broker partner, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits,...

Cape Cod overflows with ice cream. Throughout the sandy peninsula, there are shops galore. Yet, in South Yarmouth, in a cottage once a post office, Caffé Gelato Bertini churns gelato instead, batch by batch with fresh ingredients. The gelato has the luxurious texture and deep flavor of the authentic Italian specialty. There are two-dozen selections...