In Italy, the most important decisions of the day revolve around what to wear and what to eat. So it seems inevitable that top fashion brands are venturing into the food business—specifically, the hybrid bakery-cafés where well-dressed Italians congregate over morning pastries, then lunch, aperitivi and savory snacks, all the way through to late-ni...

by Cara Smith   Nash D'Amico's latest project is still over a month away from opening, but the seasoned Italian restaurateur is already scoping out ripe opportunities. D'Amico, best known for his Rice Village staple D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe, told the HBJ that even though his latest project, Fellini Gelato & Caffee, is still und...

Viva Caffe is a coffee distributor that delivers supplies for restaurants and supplies espresso and coffee for all businesses and establishments throughout the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Maryland areas. They are committed to providing the best customer service by allowing customers to buy all the capsules, beans, grinders and pods they...

Buongiorno Los Angeles - The Italians are coming! Lavazza, Italy's favorite coffee, will be perking up LA by touring the streets with the Lavazza mobile café, the company's first and brand new state-of-the-art sampling truck.   From March 13 to 15, the Lavazza mobile café will be surprising locals and visitors of LA with complimentary cups o...

In times of hardship Italians can renounce to many things, but coffee is not among them. This is the spirit that animated the practice of leaving a "suspended coffee" or caffé sospeso in Italy.   This habit developed in Naples during World War II and then rapidly expanded throughout the country. People would go to coffee shops and pay a coff...

By John Crudele It's definitely not Starbucks. In fact, the first impression you might get of Caffe Reggio, the Greenwich Village coffee house — yes, with two "f"s — is that its name could be Nobucks. It's cramped, very old and dark. And the bathroom! Well, you are better off waiting until you get home.   "Old World quaint" i...

By Ted Scheffler Utah's first Illy Artisti del Gusto location, Caffe 222 (801-561-3018), has opened at 222 Main downtown. It will occupy the space that was the short-lived home to Sonny Bryan's BBQ and the even shorter-lived Salt Flats Grill & Taproom. Maybe the third time's a charm.   "The opportunity to be aligned with Illy has been a...

We were saddened to hear that the historic Caffe Dante in New York City's Greenwich Village closed last weekend. Sunday, March 22, 2015 was its final day of business.   The establishment was operated on MacDougal Street for 100 years by owner Mario Flotta and his two sons, Anthony and Mario Jr. Daniel of Greenwich Village Italian writes, "...

Are you taking one of our Italian classes? Between class sessions, extend your knowledge of Italian culture and practice your language skills by taking advantage of the rich resources New York offers. Here are five ways to accelerate your learning process and have fun at the same time.   In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY – Now in it...

The morning moka: a bleary-eyed ritual involving an aluminum pot (also known as a stovetop percolator or espresso maker), a small mountain of ground coffee, and that gurgling sound that sends people rushing to their kitchen as the coffee begins sputtering and pouring into the top chamber of the pot and sending out wafts of that incomparable, comfor...