Chef Adrienne Guttieri is a New York native ­born and raised in Broad Channel, Queens (The Rockaways). Growing up surrounded by Italian Food and her mother's amazing cooking, Adrienne was always set on being a Chef to share those memories, flavors, and ideas with the world. Adrienne studied Italian Cuisine at the Italian Culinary Academy and in Col...

Last October CL announced the latest concept by local restaurateurs Chris and Michelle Ponte (of Clearwater's Cafe Ponte and Hyde Park's On Swann) who are working alongside their son, JT Mahoney, on an Italian cuisine restaurant, Olivia. We've been waiting patiently for nearly a year on updates, and now we have some. A rep at the restaurant blamed...

Arthur Avenue thrives on serving customers Italian delicacies that your average neighborhood deli doesn’t offer, with bakeries and stores often known for just a couple specific items. And while we’ll still make trips to the Ave, if you’re looking to avoid the chaos and tough parking (especially at the holidays), here are seven Italian stores in Wes...

When a kitchen trick makes something both better-tasting and easier to cook, you have to wonder which came first. (Or don't wonder, and just send your fork a-twirl in a mess of pesto-speckled noodles, which is what you came to do.) On first glance, this recipe could have been any other pesto pasta recipe on the internet (there are — oh — 3.1 millio...

Pizza Domenica opened its second location (3200 Banks Street; 504-459-2072; www.pizzadomenica.com) Sept. 13, taking over the former Echo’s Pizza site at the corner of Banks and South Lopez streets in Mid-City. The new location shares the same food menu as the original Magazine Street restaurant, including garlic knots, wood-roasted cauliflower and...

Much of what the rest of the world considers Italian food hails from the central regions of Italy. Velvety smooth olive oils, world-famous cheeses, savory cured meats and rich tomato sauces grace the tables of the central area of the country.  Beef dishes can be found more often here, and the hills of Tuscany and Umbria are known for their wild boa...

The Maggiore Group is introducing a new restaurant concept spearheaded by Phoenix legend, Tomaso Maggiore. Formerly, Tomaso’s When In Rome, the restaurant group has plans to open Tomaso’s Italian Kitchen on September 18, 2019 and it will be a modern-casual rendition of Italian institution, Tomaso’s. Tomaso’s Italian Kitchen will bring approachable...

Fig growers and fans of the ficus collected at the National Lighthouse Museum on Sunday for the ninth annual Fig Fest. It is held each year, rain or shine, on Sept. 15. And this year was the first at the St. George venue. “The waterfront is where this festival should be. It’s a very Staten Island location for a homegrown thing -- with a view of the...

The pizza is landing in downtown Dallas: Partenope Ristorante, the Southern Italian restaurant going into the historic Titche-Goettinger Building at 1900 Main St. at the northeast corner of St. Paul Street, has arrived. According to a release, it will open September 23. Partenope comes from Dino Santonicola, the master pizzaioli born and raised in...

Michael's Italian Feast has returned to East Peoria. A fourth outlet of the local restaurant chain opened Wednesday at 1302 E. Washington St., a location McDonald's once occupied. Michael's restaurants already had been established in Eureka, Germantown Hills and Washington. The outlet in Eureka opened about four years ago, about the same time the f...