Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Long Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. 1. Deli News Pizza Topping the list is Deli News Pizza. Located at 5555 Stearns St., Suite 104 in L...

Phoenix is rich in pizza. The sprawling metropolis is home not only to the world's most famous pizza maker, but also legions of talented pizzaiolos slinging everything from Neapolitan-style pies and Chicago deep-dish to the thin-crusted, Provel-covered creation beloved in St. Louis and pinsa, the ancient Roman dish that's almost pizza but not quite...

Elle-J’s is an unapologetic throwback to the days when red sauce Creole-Italian food dominated neighborhood restaurant menus and diners could plan on carrying home a stack of Styrofoam clamshells filled with the following day’s lunch. It also seems to be the kind of place Lakeview neighbors want. It was packed on recent visits, and customers visite...

Now open on University Avenue, the second iteration of Novanta has more than twice the pizza-making capabilities than the pizzeria’s original space on Old Sauk Road. A second Italian-made Marra Forni oven and a much larger prep station are the primary differences between this new location and the already popular original.   The restaurant offers...

The Italian deli is the greatest sensory show on this food earth, a wonderland of sights, sounds and especially smells. The pungent bite of sharp provolone, like moldy gym socks left out in the rain. Hunky slabs of imported prosciutto, mortadella and sopressata begging to be sliced. Loaves of crusty bread stacked neatly, invitingly, on a shelf. The...

True steak houses, not those with minor menu mention, have again hit the taste buds of many restaurant patrons … Not that steak sales are down, but dining spots that concentrate on them seem to give the meat added attention. Like two that opened in this area and are making their presence known … Johnny’s Italian Steakhouses, Farmington Hills (Hamil...

The South Bay is tasting more and more like the Italian coast lately with another respected chef bringing the cuisine to one of the area’s beachfront communities. Chef Anne Conness, who runs the new modern Middle Eastern spot Jaffa in Palms near Culver City and El Segundo’s Spanish and Mexican restaurant Sausal, is now looking at Italy for inspirat...

The first Eataly opened in Torino in 2007, and since then the Italian marketplace has expanded to more than 37 locations worldwide. You might call it the Whole Foods of Italian cuisine. Las Vegas' version launched at Park MGM in December, and you could spend hours tasting and browsing everything Eataly has to offer. Here are five things you must do...

Last year, when the boys asked my husband, Jim, where he would like to go this year for his birthday, without hesitation he said Tuscany. He had great memories of the region, where we celebrated his 70th birthday in Florence a few years ago with the three boys. Unfortunately, son Dean could not join us this time, as he is busy with his catering bus...

In search of a new favorite Italian restaurant? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most excellent sources for Italian cuisine around Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to make your lasagna or ravioli dreams come true. Fall is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants...