Here in Phoenix, great Italian pastries are scarce. If you look, you can find passable cannoli, solid sfogliatelle. But fantastic? The kind of light, flaky, orange-perfumed sweet eaten in the morning that periodically thunders back into mind for the rest of the day? Good luck. This January, The Maggiore Group hopes to change that. That's when The S...

The Zoppé Italian Family Circus is celebrating 10 years of performances in Chandler. The group is debuting new acts this holiday season through Jan. 6, 2019. What started a decade ago as a unique addition to a busy performing arts season at Chandler Center for the Arts has turned into one of the most popular, local holiday traditions in Chandler. T...

“Even before choosing to travel, I was a nomad and I got to know first-hand the nature of the various Italian communities abroad, I was able to appreciate their versatility, their high cultural level, their widespread talent and their excellent integration skills.” Silvia Chiave, Italy’s new Consul General in Los Angeles, knows very well what it me...

Here are 10 Italian restaurants in Arizona to try, as featured in the latest issue of Experience AZ magazine. Tutti Santi Ristorante by Nina Things to know: This opulent example of Italian food at its finest has won itself local, national, and even international fame. The head chef, Nina Vincent, is so skilled in her creations, that you will hear l...

E’ con grande piacere che all'inizio del mio mandato come Console Generale a Los Angeles rivolgo un caloroso saluto ai tutti i connazionali, alla comunità italo-americana e a coloro che guardano con attenzione, amicizia e simpatia al nostro Paese. Nell’ambito della vasta area di giurisdizione di questo Consolato Generale, comprensiva della Californ...

“First be the best, then be first.” — Grant Tinker Jeff Kaiserman and Stephen Ochoa first met in the second grade. They stayed friends through their college years at the University of Arizona, and are now, 15-plus years post graduation, still best of friends and business partners. Both are entrepreneurs. Through the years they tried to make lots of...

The Sicilian Butcher took to Instagram this morning to post a photo of its new Chandler location, which is set to open by the end of the year. This second location of the Italian restaurant comes with two new additions: a market and build-your-own cannoli bar, as originally reported by ABC15. Joey Maggiore, the chef of both Sicilian Butcher and Has...

Phoenix Children's Hospital and Babbo Italian Eatery are joining forces to spread love this holiday season.  They're collecting toys for all of the children who are sick and recovering at PCH this Christmas. All of the toys that are donated will be wrapped and given to the children at a special party.  Anyone who wants to donate can drop off a bran...

Although chef “La Fufi” Fulvia Steffenone has only been in Tucson for five years, her culinary roots run deep in Italy. Steffone worked in accounting when she realized her passion was with cooking. She trained in Turin and with various chefs before training under Michelin-starred, world-renowned chef Gualtiero Marchesi. In 1998, Steffenone founded...

With his new restaurant, Piazza Romana, opening in Avondale on November 26th, Justin looks to bring Roman-style pizza al taglio to the forefront of the Phoenix community with the cities the first restaurant focusing on the unique Italian dish. Already successful with his two other ventures, La Piazza al Forno in Glendale and La Piazza PHX in downto...