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Terreno, the restaurant inside the Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford, reopened to the public on Nov. 2 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic closed restaurants statewide on March 16, 2020. That closure occurred just one month after Terreno opened as an Italian eatery. Before that, it was called Porrón and served Spanish food. The bar adjo...

Casa Me, a new Italian restaurant at 7 Sconset Square, is the first joint venture of fashion designer Pina Ferlisi and her husband, restaurateur Mario Fontana.   Fontana owns the Bodega restaurants in Fairfield and Darien, both specializing in Mexican cuisine. He has also owned several restaurants in Norwalk. The Southport couple decided to return...

Who makes the best pizza in Connecticut? Modern? Sally's? Domenic's & Vinnie's? Yeah, they all do, and everyone has their favorite. Who makes the best calzone? Up until yesterday my answer was Spartan Restaurant in Waterbury. I've eaten them all, every pizza from everywhere in Connecticut, and when I mention Spartan or D&V's pizza among the Pepe's/...

The proposed new "Pointing the Way to the Future" Wooster Square monument to replace the controversial Christopher Columbus statue gained a unanimous positive recommendation of a Board of Alders committee. "It's a great thing that they've done," said Dixwell, Newhallville and Prospect Hill Alder Steven Winter, D-21, just before the vote.  He point...

While you can certainly find some of the best Italian food in Boston’s North End, there are some fantastic Italian restaurants in the Bay State’s small towns. There’s one delicious Italian restaurant hiding out in the town of Lexington, and it may just have some of the best Italian food in Massachusetts. Located on Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington...

As a finance major, Nadia Mattivi understands the value of managing risk and investing wisely. That also applies in her hockey career. The Italian women’s national team defender took a risk when she joined the Boston University women’s hockey team to become the first European skater in Terriers history in 2019/20. Her decision to invest in herself...

Pizza is way more than just pizza to Anthony Giordano, owner of Anna’s Vesuviano mobile pizza trailer. It’s an edible symbol of cultures colliding to create something incredibly delicious. And even though his family comes from Naples, Italy, he says we shouldn’t just credit the Italians for inventing pizza. There’s one specialty pizza on his menu t...

“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy” is a hysterical show that is running at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury through Sunday. Steve Solomon is the comedian/actor in this comedic solo tour de force. The first matinee performance of “My Mother’s Italian…” was packed with 272 audience members who heartily enjoyed the performance...

Thursday, Nov 10 - 7PM | 41 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA. RSVP Here. “Aida” is Verdi’s grandest operatic spectacle, and one of his greatest musical achievements. From its premiere onward, the opera has remained a key staple of the repertoire -for 150 years! The powerful tale of forbidden love and political intrigue set in the exotic locale of ancien...

Federico Perandin came to the U.S. from Padua, Italy in 2016 and is now bringing the traditional food of his homeland to Westport. Perandin opened Il Pastaficio at 135 Post Road East on Oct. 21, expanding on his other location in Cos Cob. Walking into the market, and soon-to-be restaurant, patrons are greeted with Italian classics, including panett...

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Stefano and Tsedenia Kiros to open an Italian restaurant called Via Cannuccia at 1739 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester - the former home of an Italian bakery. The couple plan "a casual Italian restaurant," their attorney, Andrew Upton told the board. Stefano Kiros was born in Rome and went to culinary...

On a sweeping bend on the short stretch of road between Litchfield and Bantam stands a sturdy block of mansion with a sign out front. Made of rough-cut stone and backed by its own pond, the house has the permanence of geology, like it’s always been there. The mind wonders about the old stories contained in those sturdy walls even as you walk into i...