For wine, panini and pizza fanatics in the Valley, a festival highlighting Italian culture is set to come next month. Visitors are invited to attend the Taste of Italy and Music Festival, located at the Scottsdale Water Front on Camelback and Scottsdale roads, on Oct. 15-16. Musicians scheduled to be in attendance include Angelo Torchia, Sahnas Bro...

Mici Italian, The Denver-based family-owned destination for pizza, pasta, salads and more, is celebrating National Pizza and Pasta month throughout the whole month of October with free pizza and pasta at their Arizona and Colorado locations.  COLORADO This October, the Miceli siblings invite the Denver area to celebrate National Pizza and Pasta mon...

Scottsdale’s Taste of Italy and Music Festival, a two-day event celebrating Italian culture with food and live music performances, will bring Italian culture, food, and entertainment to the Valley. Hosted by the Italian Association of Arizona, a local 501c(3), this two-day celebration will take place on the Scottsdale Canal and feature everything f...

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo was driving home from an eye doctor appointment Tuesday when general manager Mike Hazen called to let him know that the team had opted to exercise Lovullo's contract option for 2023. Hazen said he had the full support of managing general partner Ken Kendrick and team president/CEO Derrick Hall in making the decision. "...

Joey and Cristina Maggiore, the husband-and-wife team who own the Maggiore Group, plan to open two new restaurants Italian restaurant to metro Phoenix. The group is behind the popular brunch spot, Hash Kitchen with its build-your-own bloody Mary bar, The Sicilian Butcher, The Sicilian Baker with its create-your-own cannoli counter and The Mexicano,...

The award-winning Phoenix chef behind the acclaimed Pizzeria Bianco and Tratto restaurants will be featured in the next season of “Chef’s Table” on Netflix. Chris Bianco will be the main attraction for one of six episodes of “Chef’s Table: Pizza,” which the streaming giant will release on Sept. 7. “Chris Bianco changed pizza in America forever,” Ne...

Rocco Pezzano and his son, Marco, combine food, family, traditional flavors and modern culinary creations with Sfizio, a scratch-kitchen restaurant with an authentic, Italian focused menu. Rocco was born and raised in southern Italy. At 18, he got his first job working at a bakery and then a pizza place, where he fell in love with the food. Then, a...

A second location of the popular Central Avenue restaurant Forno 301 is now open in south Scottsdale. Initially, the restaurant was called Eat Slice, a drive-thru pizza concept that owner Luca Gagliano launched in 2020. However, he recently evolved the space, bringing the Forno 301 menu and concept to the East Valley. "I didn't enjoy the Eat Slice...

The team behind San Diego's "best pizza of 2020" is bringing a fine dining Milanese concept to Phoenix. Ambrogio15 was opened by two friends from Milan when Giacomo Pizzigoni and Andrea Burrone decided to "leave the corporate world to begin a new adventure made up of passion, friendship and a bit of foolishness."  The duo introduced the West Coast...

Chef Claudio Urciuoli’s recent trip to visit his family in Italy sounds like something straight out of a travel show, complete with picturesque environs and tantalizing food. He visited a friend who makes extra virgin olive oil in Umbria. And then another who grows farro and other varieties of legumes only found in Italy. Of course, a trip to see a...