Branzino Italian Ristorante in Rittenhouse is hosting a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve, beginning at 5 p.m. The Italian-American tradition gathers friends and family together for a seafood feast.  At Branzino, guests will dine on sea bass crudo with blood orange and watermelon radish; shrimp with burrata and tomato broth; char-gr...

Wheels Up, a leading private aviation company, alongside W South Beach and Rao's Restaurant Group, announced plans today to launch Rao's by the Beach, to coincide with Miami's big game in February 2020. The restaurant will be open Jan. 29 through Feb. 1 at W South Beach and will be modeled after the iconic Rao's Italian restaurant, widely regarded...

Not everyone is fortunate enough to grow up with their great-grandmother. But chef Chris Cosentino was, and his Italian great-grandmama Rosalie’s impact on his life and career is quite evident in Rosalie Italian Soul, the intimate restaurant named for her in the new C. Baldwin hotel in downtown Houston. A first-generation Italian immigrant who sett...

The 2019 edition of “Il Filo Rosso del Pomodoro” (The Red Thread of Tomato) – the event organized by Italian tomato industry association Anicav that brings together the representatives of the supply chain in Naples – was an opportunity to discover the main trends in this industrial sector. A sector in which 115 companies operate, employing 10,000 p...

After months and years of planning, construction, and lots of anticipation, Portillo’s has opened its new Fort Wayne location to the public. The fast-casual restaurant brand known for its Chicago-style menu celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning. Mayor Tom Henry made an appearance and spoke about the addition o...

For any pizza lovers undecided on the best slice in Jersey City, Carmine’s Pizza Factory is making its case. The downtown staple recently won two competitions - including one in the very heartland of the slice. Carmine’s placed first in the North America Caputo Cup — a premier pizza-making competition that was held in Atlantic City at the end of Se...

Bar Verona, an intimate Italian restaurant/bar from celebrity chef Fabio Viviani, Saturday is scheduled to open the doors to its new northern Macomb County on Saturday. The 4,000-square-foot, 84-seat eatery is located on Van Dyke Avenue, north of 27 Mile Road in Washington Township. An outdoor patio will open in the spring. It's the latest restaura...

When measured by production volumes, Gorgonzola PDO claims the third place on the podium in the competition of Italian PDO cheeses (made from cow’s milk) after the two big cheeses Grana Padano PDO and Parmigiano Reggiano PDO. It needs to be exclusively produced with freshly-gained full-cream milk from its area of origin between Piedmont and Lombard...

It was a special night at Brooklyn’s renowned Marco Polo Ristorante when owner Marco Chirico hosted a wine dinner that spotlighted three culinary superstars — Gabriele Massa, master sommelier and brand ambassador from the Sorrentino winery; Marcello Avitabile, a five-time world champion pizza gourmet and Chirico himself, the legendary executive che...

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition with roots in Italy that marks the holiday with a bounty of seafood. While the feast typically takes place on December 24, restaurants around DC are offering special menus before and after the holiday. All-Purpose Pizzeria  79 Potomac Ave., SE. Head to the Navy Yard location for a six-cours...