If you’ve ever visited Italy, you know the cuisine is quite fabulous. No doubt, this is due to the freshest, locally-grown ingredients, and traditional methods of farming, raising livestock and food preparation that date back centuries. Ciao Vino Chef/Owner Antonio Race knows all about these high standards. Born in Miliscola, a small coastal town n...

Premier Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has opened its newest North American dealership with a showroom and service center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Local VIPs, business leaders, and Ducati enthusiasts were in attendance for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past Friday, which also included an appearance by Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinn...

When you think of Italian food, you probably think of heavy pastas that are rich with cheese, oils and meats, decadent desserts and red wine. While those aspects do exist at Jovanina’s Broken Italian, so does much more. The seasonal cuisine at Jovanina’s breathes fresh, local ingredients into the traditional and non-traditional Italian dishes we al...

A week into its tenure as an Aspen restaurant, Casa D’Angelo has a full bar, patio seating with a view of Aspen Mountain and a full wall of windows to give the perfect sunset dining experience.  Celebrity chef Angelo Elia — born in Salerno, Italy and now a long-time resident of Southern Florida and Snowmass  — celebrated the grand opening of his fi...

When Ciao Down Food Truck owner Francine Vonfeldt spoke with theIndy in February, she said that while her initial menu would be deli-style and focused on hot sandwiches, she intended to add Neapolitan-inspired entrées down the road. We would love to try her more traditional Italian offerings, but the Americanized sandwich-centric menu we sample in...

Oh, the lucky people living in the Middle Shooks Run part of town: They get to call Stellina Pizza Café theirs. Fortunately, for the rest of us, it’s not an exclusive claim. It’d be easy to drive past this unassuming eatery, but don’t. Fresh pasta, salads and, of course, pizza are the main attractions. While carry-out is an option, you’d lose the o...

Henry “Carl” Musso, the patriarch of the Pueblo County farming family and one of the pioneers of the iconic roasted Pueblo chile, was laying in a Denver hospital room 11 years ago and told he was dying. It was prostate cancer — they caught it late and it metastasized into his femur — and his doctors told him he probably wouldn’t leave that room ali...

Parts of Colfax Avenue have changed with the times, but the best parts not only haven’t—and with any luck, they never will. The history of Denver’s most infamous stretch of pavement is writ large in mid-century architecture, complete with gaudy neon signage, and entrepreneurs who respect it by bringing new life to old structures are guaranteed some...

As the city begins to blossom back to life, there may be no better symbol of the renewed energy than McGregor Square. Situated across the baseball stadium, the growing development is already teeming with life — with attractions that include a new Tattered Cover Book Store, a truly mammoth sports bar and an increasing number of restaurants. The incr...

A man has been supplying cheese for pizza companies Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars and Papa John’s for decades. And last but not least, it also provides the cheese for Hot Pockets, lasagna from Stouffer, and the baked ziti for Smart Ones. All that cheese comes from Leprino Foods and its founder, the mysterious 79-year-old billionaire James Lep...