by Kelly-Jane Cotter   Back in the day, you couldn't drive two blocks in any town in New Jersey without hitting a decent Italian place. Not just pizzerias, but actual Italian restaurants. Family-owned, unpretentious Jersey-Italian restaurants that took pride in recipes handed down from Nonna and Pop.   And, yeah, they still exist...

Il Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali e quello dello Sviluppo Economico hanno lanciato un marchio unitario che certifica i prodotti agroalimentari italiani di qualità distribuiti all'estero. Il logo riporta le parole "The Extraordinary Italian Taste" sullo sfondo di un tricolore italiano con tre onde che richiamano il concett...

by Greyceli Marin   Doral isn't the first place that comes to mind when picturing a cutting-edge dining scene, but the area's newest restaurant La Ruota seeks to change that by providing a modern ambiance in a neighborhood setting.   La Ruota's menu offers a variety of authentic Italian dishes, special dining rooms for groups and a la...

by Emily Frost   A new Italian restaurant from a Brooklyn restaurateur that features wood-fired pizza has arrived at the corner of West 106th Street and Broadway. North Brooklyn restaurateur Daddo Bogich first shared his plans to open the restaurant, Macchina, last year, but didn't officially open its doors until this week.   Bog...

by Allen Jones   Maggiano's Little Italy opened in the newly expanded Baybrook Mall at 700 Baybrook Mall Drive in Friendswood. The Brinker International Inc. owned and operated restaurant opened Nov. 9. It is the second location the company has opened in the greater Houston area offering a made-from-scratch Italian-American menu.  ...

An Italian favorite makes a comeback opening its doors in a not so familiar location. John Piancone Sr. first had the idea of opening an Italian Specialty Store and Bakery in 1955 in Bradley Beach, New Jersey.   His vision expanded nearly 40 years later when his son Rick Piancone opened a family restaurant with his wife called La Nonna Pianc...

With its branded product line, a national market, and a few breakthroughs for export sales, BelGioioso Cheese is a model for the future of Wisconsin's cheese and dairy industry. That statement was made by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association executive director John Umhoefer to attendees of the "Cows to Curds to Consumers" field day.   The ev...

Dopo l'ondata di polemiche che era seguita ad un articolo apparso sul New York Times dal titolo "Suicidio extravergine", il quotidiano americano ha fatto pubblica ammenda nella pagina dedicata alle rettifiche, scusandosi per i "diversi errori" contenuti nel pezzo.   L'infografica era stata già modificata "silenziosamente" dal quotidiano giov...

Instead of a ribbon cutting, First Selectman Ellen Scalettar on Tuesday, Oct. 14, performed a pizza cutting, officially opening the new Grimaldi's of Woodbridge.   A Brooklyn native herself, she welcomed the new franchise. "I know the roots of this great pizza," she said.Michael Ursini, a Bethany resident who was raised in New Haven, has par...

The Gianottas have operated Valentino's in Indian Harbour Beach since 1995, which shows they are doing something right. Patriarch Sergio Giannotta Sr. is in charge of making his customers feel welcome, while son Sergio Jr. makes sure the patrons are well-fed.   Question: What is the family history? Senior: I was born in Faicchio in 1949. It...