by Lauren Saria   He's already changed the way America thinks about pizza, and now, nearly three decades after he opened his first restaurant, chef Chris Bianco will focus on something new. "My dream was always to do a little trattoria, to put as much emphasis on pasta as we did on pizza in the past," Bianco says.   That's why in...

When it comes to Italian chefs in Phoenix, you can hardly ignore chef Peter DeRuvo. After all, he's been associated with some of the top Italian restaurants in town, including most recently, Davanti Enoteca, home of the most beloved focaccia di recco this town has ever known.   The restaurant closed last year after having been open for just...

by Laura Latzko Public programs coordinator Randi Ringnes said the MIM works to make every Experience event, especially ones focusing on the same culture, slightly different. "We've make a conscious effort to switch it up and highlight different artists and showcase Italy in different ways," Ringnes said. "My favorite part about this is we ge...

by Robert Pela   Few are surprised that, in less than half a year, Vivo! Ristorante has established itself as one of the more refined dining spots in town. Its pedigree helps: Vivo! is the latest offering from Phoenix restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore, creator of Tomaso's and a long list of other local restaurants.   After decades of manag...

When it comes to Leonardo Da Vinci, we are all familiar with his paintings – the Last Supper, the Mona Lisa, the Vitruvian Man – all works of art that require a plane ticket to Europe in order to view. Conveniently, some of Da Vinci's works are now on display in Arizona. The Phoenix Art Museum has brought the Italian intellectual back to life...

When it comes to playing a hunch-backed dwarf, Michael Corvino is head and shoulders above the competition.   The Bronx-born baritone is in Phoenix to star as the title character of Arizona Opera's "Rigoletto." It's a role he's sung in more than 100 performances at New York City Opera and companies around the globe.   Read more  ...

by Nikki Buchanan   It's opening day at Virtù Honest Craft, and Gio Osso is feeling pretty good, despite what he describes as the previous evening's "cluster" for Friends and Family night. According to Osso, nearly everything that could go wrong did, but then, that's the point of F&F anyway, getting at least one or two of the kinks worke...

They are business partners helming seven restaurants in two states spanning American breakfast to Italian fine dining concepts. Yet Tomaso Maggiore and his son Joey play up the very personal side of their connection as they swap stories to a comedic cadence and banter that only the closest of family members can achieve.   They talk about the...

di Glauco Maggi   Da Bergamo, il presidente dell'Atalanta Antonio Percassi va alla conquista del Grand Canyon grazie all'alleanza con gli indiani Navajo. Invece dei cowboy, pero', dovra' superare la resistenza dei verdi.   Percassi, della cui holding diversificata di imprese sotto il suo controllo sono parte anche la Stilo Immobiliare...