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Once a month I crave a “x” of Dante. Not the Dante who wrote the Divine Comedy, but Dante, a barber in my village. After having lived here for going on three years, I have a regular, quasi-religious ritual. Dante the barber cuts my hair sometime during the third week of each month. With my extent of baldness, the whole process has not, in many year...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Plano, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. 1. Marinara Pizza Topping the list is a location of the Marinara Pizza restaurant chain. Located at 1915 N. Centr...

After a year off, the revered but struggling Italian Street Painting Festival Marin has been canceled again because the foundation formed to revive it is suspending operations. Emil Kakkis, president and founder of the Bay Area Creative Foundation, announced this week that the San Rafael nonprofit will be put on hold as of March 6. The comeback eve...

Cappuccino is the Italian beverage for excellence, consisting of Espresso coffee and steamed milk. Italy is the largest consumer of Cappuccino in the world. This is traditionally eaten during the morning, at breakfast or sometimes in the afternoon, but never during meals. The Italians in the morning are divided between those who have breakfast with...

A few months ago, Tim Niver brought his mother into the kitchen of his restaurant, Mucci’s Italian, for a sort of staff training. A descendant of Italian immigrants, Niver grew up eating classic Italian-American dishes with his family. He thought his mother could infuse a bit of that “spirit” into the restaurant’s kitchen, which was staffed by most...

A Bronx Tale is known to many as a film starring Robert De Niro (Joker) and Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects) about an Italian-American boy who is torn between two worlds in the Bronx. Before it was a film, it was a one-man play by Palminteri that premiered in the ’80s, which is based on his life story. It then evolved into a musical stage play...

Changing the world one meal at a time. This is the motto at Osteria 57, a restaurant that wants to raise awareness about eating in a sustainable way without making too much sacrifice. Located in the heart of the West Village, Osteria 57 opened its doors thanks to a passionate and hardworking Italian entrepreneur, Emanuele Nigro. He wanted to offer...

Almost 8,000 Jews were deported from Italy during the Holocaust and killed in Auschwitz. About half of them were arrested by Italians: members of the fascist party, police and military forces. Informing was widespread, often motivated by greed and turning in next-door neigbours. In the postwar period the role of Italians in the genocide fell mostly...

The nation's Most-Loved and Most-Trusted Pizza Brand, Marco's Pizza, opened a new location in Cincinnati. Situated at 5098 Glencrossing Way, locals can expect a Primo Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. The new location opened its doors to the Western Hills community in November. The Marco's Pizza location...

Notre Dame Academy alumna Analise Scarpaci is no stranger to the bright lights of Broadway. The 20-year-old made her Broadway debut in “A Christmas Story: The Musical" in 2009 and followed it with a Broadway and national tour performance in “Matilda The Musical." Now, the Bulls Head native is preparing to hit the stage of the Stephen Sondheim Theat...

Capodimonte is a distinctive style of porcelain that stands apart from all the other ceramic traditions of southern Italy. This delicate, ornate porcelain--historically produced outside of Naples-- is immediately recognizable for its tiny pastel flowers, sprays of buds, baskets, and elegant figurines. Today Capodimonte is a popular collectible thro...

Whether you want to treat yourself to a pizza after a long day of work or want to treat some friends to a nice dining experience, Italian restaurants provide the perfect ambiance mixed with a cuisine anyone can enjoy. This popularity has caused many Italian eateries to pop up across the U.S., but trying to pinpoint the best ones might seem impossib...