Chef/owner Tony Priolo was blunt about the prospects of Nonnina, one of his three restaurants (Piccolo Sogno and Maillard Tavern are the others). “We were overextended, and about to lose Nonnina,” he said. “But then Friedman Properties stepped in and said, 'Let’s figure out a way to save it.” Thus began a creative joint venture between Priolo’s com...

It's that sacred time of the year again –when large Italian families gather outside their driveways, garages, or back patios at 6 am in their oldest clothes and old stained aprons (that they’re not afraid to ruin), pulling out their huge steel pots, giant plastic tubs and plastic crates full of mason jars, old bedsheets, and large wooden spoons. It...

Keep the flavor of summer with this delicious peach jam. Every summer I prepare several jams when fruit is mature, rich in flavor and nutrients. When I am on vacation in Tuscany I take advantage of the fresh fruit and vegetables from a local farmer’s garden. The taste is deliciously irresistible.   A few days ago I picked many peaches, and I instan...

Pecorino is an exquisite product with a long tradition. Ancient testimonies still exist that praise its qualities: in older times it was called “Marzolino” and in 1475 the humanist Bartolomeo Platina acclaimed it as the best cheese in Italy. In 1832, Ignazio Malenotti, a member of the Linnean Society of Paris, published the “Shepherd’s Handbook” in...

Certified Piedmontese—a Lincoln, Nebraska-based beef company—has opened a reservation only Italian Steakhouse called Casa Bovina serving a premium selection of its specialty beef. "Casa Bovina raises the bar for any eating experience. From the knowledge of the Chefs to the high-quality items served; we want to give an atmosphere and dining opportun...

The Italian restaurant that’s coming to the former Alto Fumo space (2909 Wilson Blvd) in Clarendon is a few weeks away from opening. Mazaro is the name of the new restaurant, which was first touted in window coverings declaring that “Italy is Coming!” The coverings are now off and interior work has largely wrapped up, according to Aziza Naji, a par...

The story goes that Joe Jerge checked out a couple hundred restaurants before he decided to open his own place in Lackawanna and call it Mulberry Italian Ristorante. He says he sampled restaurants "Mainly in New York" adding "there were days when I would do fifteen or sixteen places, that's how I got this tank." as smiles as he pats his stomach. Wh...

Phoenix's most famous pizzaiolo Chris Bianco has never shied away from making changes within his restaurant group.  Last year the James Beard award-winning chef closed Roland’s Café Market Bar — the restaurant he opened with the owners of fast-growing taco shop Tacos Chiwas — after less than a year, opting instead to turn the historic building that...

Melanie Murillo created many memories throughout the years at Riccardo’s by the Bridge — a beloved restaurant and event venue in Astoria — but her fondest was her wedding day. “You guys treated us just like family,” Murillo wrote in a comment under the restaurant’s Facebook post announcing it will be closing permanently. “You put us at ease and too...

Recognized as the first vegan Italian wine bar in the United States, Pura Vita is quickly becoming one of LA’s hottest vegan spots. From Cacio E Pepe and Cauliflower Chickpea Parmigiana to Baked Alfredo, Gluten-Free Margherita Pizza, and Tiramisu, the menu items from Pura Vita are not to be missed! Oh, and did we mention they serve brunch on the we...