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I grew up in a very meat and potatoes family. We ate our share of pasta, too, but, when we did, it usually wasn’t anything more than canned Prego over boxed Barilla spaghetti. If it was a leftover/fend-for-yourself night, it more than likely was ravioli prepared by the illustrious Chef Boyardee. It wasn’t until I was about age 14 and visiting a fri...

Melissa Maggiore remembers her father, well-known Phoenix chef Tomaso Maggiore, as full of life, passionate, always smiling and laughing, and "had this gift of making everyone in his life -- whether they were customers or family -- feel important." When he died earlier this year after a nearly two-year battle with cancer, she said she began to refl...

This April, the food world’s eyes will be on Portland, Oregon, when Bravo launches the 18th season of its hit show Top Chef. An exciting roster of guest judges and cheftestants will make appearances, including actors from the cult comedy series, Portlandia. Cathy Whims isn’t among them, though it’s not overstating it to say that Portland’s food sce...

Portillo's will open its fourth Valley restaurant in Glendale -- and its second located in the West Valley -- on April 27, the Chicago restaurant chain announced Monday morning. The restaurant was initially expected to open before the end of 2020, but encountered some delays that pushed the opening to the first part of 2021. It is located in front...

Bella Vita, an Obsessive Italian Cuisine, celebrated with a private party, grand opening of its 2nd location in the southwest Las Vegas, located at 4965 Blue Diamond Road. The event included a ribbon cutting celebration with Mayor Debra March and County Commissioner Justin Jones and additional dignitaries and guests. Owner, Sergio Montegrande, also...

Here are the Top 10 Italian restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

Seattle is losing another institution as Borracchini’s Bakery announced Saturday it would remain permanently closed due to financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Months of no gatherings, weddings or parties proved to be too much for the iconic Italian deli, which shut its doors after 100 years in business.  “Needless to say, it was devastatin...

I spend a lot of time in Waikīkī, and I usually know what’s new here before anyone else. Except this time. I walked down a side street—Kealohilani Avenue, to be specific, which connects Kalākaua and Kūhiō avenues—and noticed a food truck parked against the backside of the ʻAlohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach. There was no one around. I assumed it was an...

I believe it’s universally known that pizza exists on everyone’s favorite-things-to-eat list. And this weekend, March 19-21, you can eat all the freshmade pizza you want at Eataly’s Italian Pizza Giro event. The Giro (meaning tour in Italian) takes place at the marketplace’s La Pizza e La Pasta restaurant, where for only $35 per person, you can eat...

Italians know how to enjoy the good life. Take the tradition of the aperitivo, which goes back to ancient Roman times. It’s the time in the day marking the end of work and the beginning of leisure. You spend it with friends and family, having drinks and light bites before diving into your dinner plans. That daily ritual is a treasured part of the c...

We’re not shy about our fondness for the muffulettas and cannoli at Sebastiano’s, the Pacific Northwest-meets-Sicilian deli and bakery in Montavilla. Just a few short months after its opening in June 2020, we named Sebastiano’s one of Portland’s Best Restaurants in our Fall 2020 issue.  Now, Elise and Dan Gold, the duo behind Sebastiano’s, are gear...

Piero’sPiero’s Italian Cuisine is the kind of place people go to celebrate a special occasion, run into a celebrity, or broker a big deal. Regulars have their favorite booths in the A-Room, the high-profile dining room where servers in white tuxedo jackets and white shirts with black bow ties and black slacks roll out dishes on garadons. Aldo Luong...