Just shy of seven years ago, Ari Shapiro opened Falora in midtown Tucson with a minimalist menu showcasing Neapolitan pizza. The restaurant has maintained its New York-neighborhood vibe with hardly any menu changes over the years. However, it quietly announced the addition of house-made pasta and a new partner in the business—baker Travis Evans. Af...

Since the sudden closure of Tempe Public Market Cafe on Friday, Jan. 17, rumors have swirled around the future plans for the high-profile restaurant space in south Tempe.  Now, the building's new tenant is ready to confirm what's coming next: Postino WineCafe. The popular chain of wine bars and restaurants from Phoenix-based Upward Projects will op...

Giuseppe Rossi is training with Real Salt Lake in Arizona. The RSL Instagram feed put up a video of the team walking through the streets, towards the end of the video Rossi can be seen in RSL gear. Rossi’s resume is world-class, having spent time with clubs such as Manchester United, Villareal and Fiorentina over his 16-year career. Unfortunately,...

On the occasion of Remembrance Day, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture presented an event dedicated to Italian writers who witnessed the Holocaust, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The initiative is part of the numerous...

If you've got Italian on the mind, you're in luck. Barro's Pizza has added a new location at 2601 N. Central Ave. in Encanto. The Arizona chain, which has locations throughout the state, has chicken wings and signature pizza options like the Barro's Special with pepperoni, mushrooms and peppers or the Southwestern chicken with a spicy drizzle. Chec...

Looking for the largest cannoli in all of Arizona? Search no further! The Sicilian Butcher & Baker in Chandler, Phoenix and Peoria (coming soon) serves up their spin on a classic Italian treat. Introducing the 12-inch Sicilian Cannoli: a creamy roll of decadent sweetness the size of your forearm! Did you know The Sicilian Butcher & Baker has a full...

Old Town Center for the Arts is pleased to present Newpoli a world music group from Italy, performing music from the south of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures.  Hear this exiting group live in concert on Saturday, February 1st, at 7:00 pm at OTCA. Called “a brilliant outfit, who grab southern Italian tr...

He's not from the Valley, but Tony Danza's January 24 appearance in the Valley is something of a homecoming. It's more than the local cousin he "hasn't seen in forever" or the visiting alumni group from his alma mater, the University of Dubuque. Danza the Entertainer was born right here in Phoenix. It's also where he boxed his final match, back in...

Italian soprano Federica Lombardi made her American opera debut last year with New York Metropolitan Opera. This weekend, she makes her American orchestra debut with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The singer, who has sang in some of Europe’s most prestigious opera houses from La Scala in Milan to Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, will perform the arias from...

It’s a tale nearly as old as time: Girl meets boy, falls in love, and so on and so forth until it all ends either tragically or “happily ever after.” But this time around, it’s a story that’s persevered in the hearts and minds of opera lovers across the globe for over 100 years—and is making its way to Tucson. Originally composed by Giacomo Puccini...