The newest restaurant in a prominent space by Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium is "inspired by the feelings that came with eating in the kitchens of our Italian mothers and grandmothers." Mamma Bella Cucina opened its doors May 2, taking the space recently vacated by RHK Seafood Boil & Bar. The menu features traditional Italian fare and dishes with mode...

Deep in the heart of Ballast Point stands a small, unassuming cottage. From the outside, the building looks like an old family home. On the inside, however, hand-spun cheeses and flame throwing chefs mark it as anything but. For the past three years, Antonio Casamento has quietly entertained Tampa’s most sophisticated palates from behind these wall...

Food has become the main wealth of Italy for a value of 575 billion euros in 2021, up +7% compared to 2020 despite the difficulties related to the pandemic. This is what emerges from the analysis of Coldiretti – the association of Italian farmers – released on the occasion of Cibus 2022. Overall, the Italian food & beverage is now worth almost a qu...

The owner of Adriana’s Restaurant has opened a new “Italian steakhouse” on Long Wharf in the former home of Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale — on the future site of hundreds of planned new waterfront apartments. That new restaurant is called Il Gabbiano, Italian for “The Seagull.” On Monday afternoon, restaurant owner Valentin Stakaj joined dozens of friend...

Umbria is "the green heart of Italy. Not a jealous heart, but a fertile one," Stanley Tucci said as he drove through central Italy. This small rural region is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, Tuscany, which borders the region to the west. But Umbria's history, wild beauty and traditional cuisine make it a hidden gem. With the highest...

Marketplace at Avalon Park is getting a new restaurant where the guest is the chef. Spoleto Italian Kitchen has signed on to be the newest vendor in the food hall, Marketplace at Avalon Park. Spoleto is known for its build-your-own portion of its menu, specifically pasta, where guests can choose their base, six ingredients, choice of sauce and garn...

First things first: gelato is good for you - don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. How so? Gelato provides the body with all the nutrients it needs: carbohydrates, proteins and fats, especially when you go for a cream- and milk-based flavor (the so-called creme), as well as vitamins and mineral salts, particularly abundant in fruit flavors.  Gelato...

Anciently at the center of the world, Sicily has always been a rich land, inhabited and embellished by dynasties and peoples that have left traditions and cultures, as well as unique products and tastes. Not only dishes and culinary specialties, but also a precious enological culture. Sicily is, today, the region of Italy which produces the most am...

A longstanding Austin food truck is spreading its love of Italian cuisine this spring. Patrizi’s, the long-standing truck dishing handmade pasta on East 22nd Street is going a little more mainstream, with a new brick-and-mortar restaurant in the hills on the west side of Austin. The new Patrizi's, open as of Thursday, May12, is located on Cuernavac...

DeFazio’s, which has been serving authentic Italian wood-fired pizza and Italian dishes since 1951, has been added to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry. The family-owned business was opened by Anthony and Josie DeFazio 71 years ago on 4th Street in Troy. In 1990, Rocco and Anthony DeFazio opened up their wood-fired pizzeria...