Nook Kitchen has an official reopening date after temporarily closing its original location near Arcadia. The popular Italian restaurant will open Tuesday, Dec. 3, confirmed owner Frank Vairo. Nook has moved into a larger space just down the street near the southwest corner of 44th Street and Indian School Road, the former location of High Dive bar...

Phoenix is rich in pizza. The sprawling metropolis is home not only to the world's most famous pizza maker, but also legions of talented pizzaiolos slinging everything from Neapolitan-style pies and Chicago deep-dish to the thin-crusted, Provel-covered creation beloved in St. Louis and pinsa, the ancient Roman dish that's almost pizza but not quite...

This one's for my hoagies. As you may know, I've been eating a lot of sandwiches lately so I can create an ultimate guide to Tucson's best meals between bread. So far I've taken on hot chicken, Vietnamese bánh mì and veggie sandwiches for a cleanse.  I'm back in gear now, and decided to go whole hog with one of the best sandwiches ever created i...

In Italian culture, mealtime isn’t just about eating—it’s about the experience. Friends and family gather together, often enjoying food, wine, and one another’s company until late in the evening. This shared sense of community is one of the reasons that owner and chef Fulvia “La Fufi” Steffenone decided to open Caffé Milano back in 2013 in downtown...

We're lucky that Italian food reaches some of the heights it does here in metro Phoenix, in the Sonoran, in a state with no coasts or long history of Italian-American settlement. We are also lucky that the top Italian chefs in town know that Italian food is much more than pasta. It is flaky, shell-shaped pastries stuffed with cream. It is cocktails...

A broad, grassy field filled with a couple hundred Ferrari sports cars is an inspiring sight, especially under the blue skies of a warm Arizona day in November. The Ferrari Club of America held its annual international meet in Scottsdale, Arizona, this year, with tours, rallies, race track driving, get-togethers and its open-to-the-public Concours...

On a bend of Cave Creek Road thick with biker bars, rodeo grounds, and timeworn stucco, you see the storefront in a psychedelic swirl. COLOR. DAISIES. STRIPES. A cartoon-purple sign shouts the name of the shop: Vino & Panino. Inside, flower garlands stream and lava lamps glow and glop. Deep purple and highlighter-yellow are the chief colors, but fo...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Mesa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. In the Mesa area, consumer spending at restaurants tends to climb the most in December and November, according to data on l...

There is one box longtime Tucson restaurateur Daniel Scordato has not checked in his 47-year career: fast food. That changes early next month when he opens Posto Sano Foods, a fast-food Italian restaurant in the 1,800-square-foot space at 6370 N. Campbell Ave. that was home to Cafe Jasper. “I just thought I want to start over and try something a li...

How could a new pizza place possibly improve our scene? Given the lofty skills and rigid intention that goes into the best pizza here, how could a pizzeria, aside from bringing in a new style, elevate what we have? Our pizza makers seem to have seized every advantage. Grinding flour. Mixing grain. Dreaming up new topping combinations. But lucky for...