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The day fans of Angelo’s have been waiting for has finally arrived: The restaurant has reopened for dine-in. Gina Fasciano Hogan, who owns the restaurant with her father, Jack, said that the classic Wichita Italian restaurant quietly opened Tuesday night for dine-in customers at its new space at 5900 E. Central. Since it moved into the large new sp...

Piccolo Pete’s is poised for a comeback. Scott Sheehan, grandson of founder Anthony Piccolo, said the popular South Omaha restaurant, which closed in 2015, soon will occupy a storefront near First and Washington Streets in downtown Papillion. He declined to speculate on when it would open, saying the new space is being remodeled. It will be substan...

Staying true to the English translation of its name, Popoli Ristorante will reopen in its iconic former bank building Sept. 28 by popular demand after closing last year. Since the Italian restaurant and Sullivan’s Bar closed on Dec. 20, co-owner Gary Rozek told The Gazette that feedback from customers hoping for a comeback and new circumstances for...

A century-old connection between Omaha and Carlentini will become tighter when the two sign on a Sister City Friendship Agreement in late September. According to the release by the City of Omaha on Friday, “a friendship agreement provides opportunities for cultural, educational, and business partnerships and exchanges and is an initial step that ca...

Raise your glass. An old friend has returned to Old Town. Almost 18 years after Italian wine bar Ciao Vino closed its doors on West Mountain Avenue, one of its original co-owners, Antonio Race, recently brought the eatery back to Fort Collins. Ciao Vino opened Aug. 2 at 255 Linden St., formerly home to Linden Street Cafe. Since then, Race said old...

If you’ve ever visited Italy, you know the cuisine is quite fabulous. No doubt, this is due to the freshest, locally-grown ingredients, and traditional methods of farming, raising livestock and food preparation that date back centuries. Ciao Vino Chef/Owner Antonio Race knows all about these high standards. Born in Miliscola, a small coastal town n...

Those of us who love dining out have pretty much struck gold in Missouri. We have so many places to eat – from classic diners to waterfront restaurants – that we could probably eat out for every meal for the rest of our lives. That makes having a dining bucket list pretty important. At the top of that list, add V’s Italiano Ristorante in Missouri....

The Mayors of Omaha and Carlentini, Sicily will sign a Sister City Friendship Agreement this month, recognizing the century-old connection between the two cities and a history of family, faith, culture, and tradition. Carlentini is an Italian city in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily; population approximately 17,000. Over the past year, three Italia...

Mississippi isn’t exactly known for its Italian food, but that doesn’t mean it’s “impastable” to get real Italian grub. You just have to know where to look. And according to MSN, you should be looking at The Sicilian II, the best old-school Italian restaurant in the state. In March 2021, MSN named The Sicilian II in Biloxi “one of the top 50 old sc...

Premier Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has opened its newest North American dealership with a showroom and service center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Local VIPs, business leaders, and Ducati enthusiasts were in attendance for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past Friday, which also included an appearance by Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinn...

I met Andy Lane for the first time when he walked through the doors of my cooperative commercial kitchen and wanted to talk about pasta. People do this every once in a while, and I always enjoy it. However, this meeting was full of crazy coincidences. We were both from restaurant families; his great-grandfather fled Sicily in the late ‘40s and ende...

When you think of Italian food, you probably think of heavy pastas that are rich with cheese, oils and meats, decadent desserts and red wine. While those aspects do exist at Jovanina’s Broken Italian, so does much more. The seasonal cuisine at Jovanina’s breathes fresh, local ingredients into the traditional and non-traditional Italian dishes we al...