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Italian-American food company Saint Pasta, started by Joe Cetrulo and Racan Alhoch, gained a cult-like following after opening in 2019. Now, vodka sauce fans will be able to find the pasta truck in downtown Phoenix. Saint Pasta is planting the company's food truck at The Pemberton House, a historic home owned by Jonathon Vento and his real estate d...

Yet another addition is coming to Tucson’s culinary scene — just in time to end the year on a tasteful and positive note, too. On Friday, December 4, Locale Neighborhood Italian will open its doors at 60 N. Alvernon Way., the midtown space that previously housed Old Pueblo Grill. The location near Alvernon and Broadway had been empty for some time...

Ciao, amore, ciao. In 2015, the closure of Martinottis’, an ancient downtown fixture, meant saying goodbye to one of the city’s few Italian markets. The popularity of Italian restaurants waned, too, says Adam Berger, whose restaurant Tabla shuttered in 2016 after a 14-year run. “There were a ton of Italian restaurants, and then that all died for ye...

Mark your calendar: Eataly Las Vegas is celebrating its annual Truffle Day on Saturday, December 5. In time for the holidays, bring home fresh white truffles from Italy at the lowest price of the season!  In Italy and across the world, white truffles are considered culinary gold. The small, aromatic, and bumpy tubers are incredibly rare, only in se...

An authentic taste of Italy is available only a block from the University of Oregon campus. Beppe and Gianni’s Trattoria has been a staple for fresh, handmade Italian food since its opening in 1998. The restaurant is owned by Beppe Machi and John “Gianni” Barofsky, who have now worked together for more than 20 years. The pair also own La Perla Pizz...

A tiny hole-in-the-wall Scottsdale pizza joint is getting a second, and much bigger, home on Roosevelt Row in Phoenix. Opened by Bill Forrest in 2012, Il Bosco Pizza quickly became Scottsdale resident Jeff Carlberg's favorite restaurant. In February 2019, Carlberg and his business partner John Dorsey bought the restaurant with plans to expand and b...

Seattle-based Due Cucina is opening its second location next month in Kirkland, Washington's The Village at Totem Lake, 12670 120th Avenue NE, Suite 170. "We appeal to foodies and discerning diners who love Italian food but don't want to break the bank to eat it," co-founder Davide Macchi said in a company press release. "They can taste the depth o...

This November, Caputo’s will spotlight Pump Street Chocolate from Suffolk, United Kingdom at the 9th Annual Caputo’s Chocolate Festival. Utah’s trendsetting chefs and beverage experts will craft chocolate-based creations to benefit the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund. For the first time, this year’s event brings participants together through the m...

James Faurentino opened Pizza a’fetta in Cannon Beach on Aug. 22, 1988 at 11:45 a.m. He was the only one behind the counter. When he saw a line outside the front door, he yelled, “Mom!” for some help. The family-driven pizza spot has been in business ever since. This past summer, a second Pizza a’fetta location was opened in Seaside. Faurentino was...

One of the nicest restaurants on the Strip, in decor and cuisine, has to be Giada. Since opening in 2014, De Laurentiis’ California-influenced Italian food has caused thousands of happy diners to pat their bellies in supreme satisfaction. Although it was closed for several months, fans could keep up with De Laurentiis via her website, giadzy.com, f...

Get ready for some excellent Italian food when you step into the quaint courtyard at Mercato della Pescheria. The restaurant features tables covered in checked tablecloths to enhance that Italian village atmosphere. Appetizers include Italian classics such as meatballs and bruschetta, but you can indulge in shrimp cocktail, too. Jumbo shrimp scampi...

It’s great to see Buddy Valastro recovering from a hand injury he suffered at his home (he recently shared a post on Instagram showing him icing a cake with his uninjured hand), and it’s also great to see the reopening of his amazing restaurant, Buddy V’s Ristorante. And like the resilient man behind the restaurant, Buddy V’s is ready to get back t...