Tavolino Ristorante Italiano will launch the first of its Summer Wine Tours of Italy at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20. This is just the beginning, too. The Summer Wine Tours are happening every third Thursday of the month. Whoever decides to take the journey can taste their way through one of five Italian wine regions. First on the road map is the s...

Recent viral tweets warned that an Italian company was about to build behemoth developments at the Grand Canyon. Local and federal officials scrambled to assure the public otherwise. The information that had spread so rapidly on social media was outdated and inaccurate, they said. True, some tweets had outdated links and gotten details wrong. For e...

More than 60,000 car lovers beat a path to the Phoenix Art Museum in 2007 to see “Curves of Steel,” a blockbuster exhibit of classic automotive designs. The museum is hoping to make an even bigger noise this fall with “Legends of Speed,” featuring 21 racing cars that are not only gorgeous works of art but also feats of engineering that changed the...

Vito LoPiccolo knew exactly what the people of New York City expected from a pizza. He says it is why he was able to thrive in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens for 20 years with his classic and mastered menu. He did not have that same feel when he moved to Arizona and opened Brooklyn V’s in October 2014 at the northeast corner of Warner and Linds...

Over the last few years, Postino wine bars have popped up in every cool neighborhood around the Phoenix area. Valley residents flock to the chain because it has a keen eye for design and an approachable menu with local wines and Italian bites.  And now, the restaurant group behind the stylish wine bar is planning to open a Tucson outpost on Grant...

L’avvocato Roberta Gentili Purcell è il nuovo console onorario dello Stato americano dell’Arizona. Ad annunciarlo un tweet del console generale d’Italia a Los Angeles Silvia Chiave, che ha rivolto "un caldo benvenuto" alla collega. Nata e cresciuta in Italia, dove ha studiato perfezionandosi poi in Francia e negli Stati Uniti, Roberta Gentili Purce...

Here are the Top 10 Italian restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business? Don’t see...

Italian restaurant Bottega Michelangelo, owned by Giuseppe “Gio” Ali, has been in operation for three decades. With an interesting start and revamp of their space in recent years, they’re celebrating in style on Saturday, May 25 and offering a free dessert to those that join the party. To help commemorate Bottega’s milestone, here are some fun fact...

Tony’s New York Style Italian Deli is hosting a fun night of comedy, plenty of laughs, and dinner from 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Tony’s Deli specializes in New York-style cuisine, but they also dabble in foods from Chicago and use products from Italy to complete their meals. The dinner is no joke but after dinner… it’s appropriate to laugh. ...

Al Bernardi, a longtime veteran of the tomato industry, died April 25 at his home in Green Valley, AZ. He was 92. Mr. Bernardi was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Firebaugh, CA, to Joe and Yolanda Bernardi, and spent his early years in Merced, Le Grand, and Madera, CA. At age 17, Mr. Bernardi lost his father and he was responsible for raising the family toma...