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by Lisa Backus As he stirred the steaming pot of soffritto, boiled veal hearts in a tasty sauce, Sunday afternoon, Rich Angelillo understood that he was helping younger generations to understand the vibrancy of his roots in Italy. "This is our Italian heritage," he said as he pointed to the sign on the Sons of Italy hall that read they had been i...

By Megan Ginsberg   Vinny Marino's Brickhouse Cafe stands roadside on Route 109 in Dedham and with its warm light beckons those seeking dinner. Inside, the restaurant features a recently renovated bar area with supersize TVs and a small dining room with just 10 tables for dining in (reservations are a good idea). It has a cozy feel and an I...

In what he calls his "past life," Nick Yebba built a car rental empire, starting with 54 vehicles and expanding to more than 600,000 over 25 years. Seven years ago, the East Boston native teamed up with his son Nick Jr. to open Teresa's Italian Eatery in Middleton.   In October, they started building a new family empire, Teresa's Grille 19 i...

By Sheryl Julian  It's hard to cozy up to any North End restaurant. It seems like the area is so different than it used to be, crowded with tourists and shops, like Pinkberry, that are distinctly not Italian. You half except Goofy or Mickey to pop out of one of them. On a Saturday night, maneuvering the sidewalks takes effort. Long lines...

By Alison Goldman  "It's the best thing that's happened to Boston in a long time." That's how two-time James Beard Award-winning chef and Eataly Boston collaborator Barbara Lynch describes the Italian food emporium, which is slated to open November 29.   Eataly Boston, a 45,000-square-foot, multi-floor behemoth at 800 Boylston St....

I am one of the hearty Springfield transplants that now call the Boston area their home. We are a spirited phalanx, often with a geographic inferiority complex, yet deeply proud of our '413' roots. On the occasion we meet at networking events, bars, baseball games, or simply waiting for the T, a common icebreaker, appropriately, emerges.   "...

by Julia Clancy   Gelato is not just "Italian ice cream." A scoop clings to the cone with a consistency approaching soft-serve; the temperature is slightly warmer, the body thicker. And many stateside versions of this edible export don't fit the bill. Shy Guy Gelato, a new, small-batch gelato business from Tim Elliott and Paul Sansone, is de...

By Jonathan Phelps   As he pointed to damage caused by a fire that ripped through a portion Carbone's restaurant on Cedar Street Monday afternoon, owner Peter Carbone offered a prediction. "I am going to be optimistic and say we'll be open in three to four weeks," he said.    The inside of the lounge is missing all its ceili...

by A. Talbot Despite all the hullabaloo surrounding Christmas, for many Italian Americans, one of the most exciting meals of the year happens the night before: the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. No one entirely knows how the tradition started, but a few details are widely understood.   For starters, Christmas Eve is techni...

The sub sandwich, probably the most iconic of the Italian-American sandwiches has long spread across the country from the northeast and a sub shop – usually in the form of a Subway – seems to be on or near every busy corner from coast to coast.   The version at the three locations of the local Maine-ly Sandwiches are called Italian Sandwiche...

When: September 21 & 22, October 5 & 6, 2013 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with breaksExam: October 20, 2013Where: La Morra Restaurant, 48 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA 02445Price: $650 [Click here to reserve your spot] Italy is currently the #1 wine exporting and producing country in the world, as well as the most imported country in the USA. A...

by Dana Hatic   A new development complex in Waltham will be home to the latest project from the Somerville-based Alpine Restaurant Group (Posto, The Painted Burro, Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar) some time in November, sticking to a timeline first announced over the summer. Osteria Posto (10 CityPoint) will serve lunch and dinner w...