After more than twenty years, the rules of production for Prosciutto di Parma PDO are about to change. The producers gathered in the protection Consortium have in fact decided to revise the specification governing the production of the iconic Italian ham. The goal is to focus on the characterization of the product to improve its quality, starting w...

Ciao Monte, a new Italian-American fusion restaurant, is saying hello to the mountains of Winter Park. The restaurant will fill a vacancy at Cooper Creek left by Leo’s Kitchen vacating the space earlier this year, and the new owners hope to open as early as the end of October.  “We’re planning a soft opening at the end of this month,” said Chef Har...

The term “comfort food” means different things to different people. But if you’re the type who believes feeding the soul along with the body is best accomplished with deep bowls of carb goodness covered in savory sauces (and maybe some cheese), then Presto Craft Kitchen on Manchester’s West Side is your new go-to spot. Not only is the food deliciou...

Michelangelo, the East End Italian mini-chain, has added a new Riverhead link. The new restaurant-pizzeria, which opened this summer, shares partial ownership with the existing Michelangelo locations in Mattituck, Southold and Eastport. The eatery takes over the Midcentury-modern structure that was originally a Chase Bank. In 2011 Dennis McDermott...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Jersey City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. Topping the list is Razza Pizza Artigianale. Located at 275 Grove St., the bar and Italian spot, which offers pizza...

For the past three years, Jimmy DiBartolo has called South Florida home. He opened South Florida Foods, known locally as DiBartolo’s Wholesale Food Warehouse, two years ago to serve as a catalyst for bringing traditional Italian ingredients to area restaurants and kitchens. “We basically wholesale to stores, restaurants and institutions. We even de...

A 20% drop in sales of Made in Italy food products hit by US President Donald Trump’s super-tariffs: this is the estimated effect by Coldiretti of the entry into force of the new tariffs on European products up to 7, 5 billion starting today, in the dispute in the aviation sector involving the two manufacturers Boeing (USA) and Airbus (EU), after t...

My Neapolitan-born grandma did not believe in eating out at restaurants. The only time she went out to eat was on the occasion she craved Chinese food. And once a year on Mother’s Day, we would treat her and my mother to a fancy dinner at a steakhouse. I won’t use the words here that my grandma used to describe restaurant food, but let’s just say,...

To Marion Heycock, the showing of the holiday movie “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” at the John P. Cosgrove Center was much more than simple images on a screen. It was a reflection of her life as an Italian-American. The theme of the movie is the age-old Italian tradition of cooking seven different types of fishes on Christmas Eve. Heycock, from Je...

Did you know that Italians first settled in Los Angeles in the 1820s? Or that California’s wine industry was started in L.A. by Italian-Americans, and that the city is still home to the oldest winery in the state? Were you aware that Los Angeles has the fifth largest Italian-American population in the U.S.? Los Angeles has a long and storied Italia...