Joe Gambino, who rose from modest beginnings in New York to become the owner of one of the Valley's largest Chevrolet dealerships, died last month at his Phoenix home. He was 88. The longtime automotive enthusiast passed away June 28 surrounded by family, said his son, Joseph Gambino Jr. The senior Gambino, a Brooklyn native, grew up speaking a rar...

Hidden behind the former Crown Imports building on 7th Street in Phoenix is a little slice of heaven. Growing up in New York, every neighborhood had its favorite Italian restaurant where friends would gather to revel in two- or three-hour dinners, laugh at a lifetime of shared memories, and share a bottle or six of wine. Pubblico Italian Eatery is...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Pizzeria Bianco Topping the list is Pizzeria Bianco. Located at 4743 N. 20th St. in Camelback East, the Italian and pizza spot, which offers...

This past January comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco had “the biggest week of his career” to-date according the Entertainment Weekly. That week included performing four shows at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden, and releasing his new Netflix Original special– Stay Hungry – streaming now.  On the heels...

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 The information that had spread so rapidly on social media was outdated and inaccurate, they said. True, some tweets had outdated links and gotten details wrong.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...