As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen is serving up a solution for those looking to shed any lingering “Quarantine 15" pounds. Picazzo’s, located at 7325 Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, is an Arizona-based family-owned healthcentric restaurant, offering a menu of salads, entrees, pasta and pizza. The eatery fuses modern-Ita...

Claudio Repetto wasn’t sure of the idea at first. Since he was 10, he had played for the academy of Italian Serie A club Genoa, operating with the wide-eyed dreams that accompany academy players. “Your goal is to make it to the first team,” said Repetto, who now plays striker for Phoenix Rising. But here he was, 19 years old, being told by his agen...

Remember when Fazoli's served up its famous breadsticks and pasta in Arizona? It won't be just a memory much longer... The fast-casual restaurant announced its return to our state on social media Thursday. Fazoli's says it will begin its return to Arizona starting in Phoenix with the first location opening Fall 2022. Eight other locations are repor...

Måneskin have announced that they will be hitting the road this autumn to kick off a massive world tour. The dates serve as the Italian rockers' rescheduled run of their Loud Kids tour, which was previously set to take place earlier this year. The newly renamed Loud Kids Get Louder tour, will kick off on October 31 in Seattle for the North American...

The Fogolâr Furlan Nevada - Utah - Arizona provides connections to Friulians emigrants and their descendants residing in Nevada, Utah and Arizona with their land of origin, the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy. The aim is to connect people (Friulians, descendants and supporters), preserve the awareness of the Friulian identity, promote our...

Babbo Italian Eatery is expanding in metro Phoenix with plans to open a location in Goodyear in April. The Italian restaurant’s first foray into the West Valley city will debut April 7, according to a press release. The 6,000-square-foot space at McDowell Road and Pebble Creek Parkway can seat 236 guests and will feature outdoor seating with a fire...

When husband and wife Federico Venturini and Viola Tagliaferri moved from Gualdo Tadino, Italy to Cave Creek, Arizona in 2018, they didn’t speak English or know anyone in the community. What they did have was determination and a dream. The couple opened Pizzicata, the first authentic pinsa pizzeria in Carefree in 2019. Pinsa is a style of pizza tha...

The sixth addition to the Spinato’s Pizzeria empire has just opened in Scottsdale as Spinato’s at The Block. The family-owned destination has been in the Valley for 47 years and is excited to continue growing its roots by serving up traditional Italian fare from their family’s own recipes.  The family-run business first arrived in Arizona in 1974 a...

If you ask many people in United States “Where do the Italian Americans live?” it is often true that the northeast comes to mind. The Italian immigrant wave in the early 20th century famously began a great migration from the “old country”. The classic stories of Ellis Island often start with New York City. The entire northeast enjoys a beautiful la...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is set to honor NIAF Chairman Emeritus Jerry Colangelo at the Foundation’s Arizona Regional Gala in Phoenix on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the iconic Arizona Biltmore Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Colangelo will be receiving the inaugural Jerry Colangelo Sports Excellence Award in recognition of hi...