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...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Tucson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. 1. Roma Imports Topping the list is Roma Imports. Located at 627 S. Vine Ave., the deli, cheese sho...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. 1. Bar Pesce Topping the list is Bar Pesce. Located at 3603 E. Indian School Road, Suite B in Camelback East, it's the highest ra...

The Phoenix Suns are still in search of a new head coach, but it sounds like they’re also interested in hiring Gonzaga’s Riccardo Fois as the team’s player development coach. Fois has quite of bit of experience with developing players. He’s served four years with Gonzaga’s men’s basketball staff as their Coordinator of Basketball Analytics and Vide...

The Vivace/Pizzeria Vivace duo (by chef Daniel Scordato) has exited long-time digs in St. Philip’s Plaza. Vivace is now nestled in the north foothills while Pizzeria Vivace re-emerged as Scordato’s Pizzeria on Stone at River (just north of Tucson Mall). Scordato’s is all about the pizza pie. There are other tasteful entrees, but here pizza reigns....

At the end of my first meal at Fellow Osteria, our young waitress brought my wife and I two petals of begonia — scarlet begonia, just like the Grateful Dead song. “Eat these,” she told us. I blinked once and placed a petal between my teeth. It ruptured like silk, releasing a flavor like crushed raspberry, a wild burst of tang. Eating at Fellow Oste...

Last Tuesday night, Tratto served an epic meal. Rome-based writer Katie Parla was in town to promote her new book, The Food of the Italian South, and Chris Bianco, Cassie Shortino, and Blaise Faber pulled out all the stops. It wasn’t so much that it was a meal that dazzled you in its intensity of flavor. It was more about soul and style: tapping in...

The Consulate General of Italy, in order to facilitate the access to the services rendered by the passport department to our citizens living in areas far away from Los Angeles, also this year is organizing meetings, to collect the fingerprints of those who wish to apply for passport without having to come to this Consulate General Las Vegas, Nevada...