Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani's new Downers Grove restaurant offers the kind of quiet atmosphere that encourages conversation. And that's good news because you will want to talk about the food at Osteria By Fabio Viviani. Viviani might be best known for his television appearance on Bravo's hit series "Top Chef" -- where he earned the Fan Favorite ti...

Italian restaurants abroad are not always the happy oasis one hopes to find. The causes of some disappointing experiences are attributable to the cuisine, but also to the choice of products, which are often presented as Italian when they are not. After all, outside Italy there are as many as 90 thousand restaurants, pizzerias and pastry shops, offi...

Looking for the largest cannoli in all of Arizona? Search no further! The Sicilian Butcher & Baker in Chandler, Phoenix and Peoria (coming soon) serves up their spin on a classic Italian treat. Introducing the 12-inch Sicilian Cannoli: a creamy roll of decadent sweetness the size of your forearm! Did you know The Sicilian Butcher & Baker has a full...

A new Italian Deli is opening next week in Murfreesboro, featuring sandwiches, pasta and soups. Jeff Murphy came to Murfreesboro in 2010 from Alameda, California on a football scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University to get a degree in Entrepreneurship. After graduation, his original plan was to go back home and join the family business, Do...

Ten local contestants will put their culinary skills to the test in the Columbus Pesto Championship at Columbus State Community College. The 2020 Columbus Pesto Championship will be held on January 26 at Columbus State's Mitchell Hall. The ten contestants are David Applegett, Carmine Catullo, Reese Flowers, Charlotte Hickcox, Tyler Kendall, Liz Mar...

“We accept the challenge of sustainability and the new obligations that will result from it. The Italian dairy industry is ready, and it will be working with a reduced environmental impact in a few years time.” This is how Giuseppe Ambrosi, President of Assolatte, commented on the indications and tools needed to implement the European Green Deal, t...

Matera’s bread is the bread obtained by an ancient processing system, typically used by bakers in the city and province of Matera, in the Basilicata region. This system provides for the exclusive use of durum wheat semolina. The bread obtained, thanks to the ingredients used and the specificity of the manufacturing process, is characterized by a ye...

When it comes to Italian desserts, it doesn’t get more iconic than tiramisù. Sure, arguments can be made for the importance of cannoli and bomboloni, budino and torta di mele, but—at least in Italian restaurants in the U.S.—no sweet is more popular than the cocoa-dusted “pick-me-up.” (Except maybe gelato—but that’s really more a staple than a desse...

On this frigid day in Boston, here’s a cool dispatch: Local makers Gelato & Chill will soon open a second gelato shop. With one scoop shop in operation inside Time Out Market in the Fenway, Gelato & Chill is taking over the former Cold Stone Creamery space at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham this spring. Gelato & Chill’s rotating lineup of flavors...

You may have noticed a vacancy along Bond Street after the folks at Citizen sold their restaurant. While the sellers, who also own Bowtie Catering, left the downtown spot to focus on their growing catering services, a new restaurant has been brewing with only speculation as to who or what would be taking its place—until now. Salute opened its doors...