Fratello’s is expanding. The east side Italian spot, located at 1047 Fernwood Glendale Rd. in Spartanburg, announced on its social media pages Thursday that a second Fratello’s location will be opening in Greenville. The new restaurant will be located on 2112 Wade Hampton Blvd. Part owner Nathalia Gualpa says the restaurant should be open in the ne...

A pasta dish made to order, crafted in front of your eyes inside a giant wheel of fine Italian cheese. Where can you find this slice of heaven? Right here in Connecticut. The sensational tableside preparation is available at a few Italian restaurants across the state. Keep these in mind the next time you’re looking for an extra-special pasta experi...

Mazzone & Sons Bakery is closed after decades of baking fresh goods in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, as announced Thursday by another local business online. “It’s like we lost a friend,” Tony Campagna, who works at Gust Gallucci Italian Foods, a market that purchased baked goods from Mazzone’s for years, said. Gallucci’s published a Facebook post...

Two veterans from popular Bay Area restaurants AL’s Place and Rooster and Rice are bringing a modern Italian restaurant to the Mission this spring. Itria is taking over the former Obispo space at 3266 24th Street, Thad Vogler’s colorful and short-lived rum bar, which sadly permanently closed during the pandemic, leaving the prime Mission location e...

Paesanos – the name conjures an image of the perfect place for a first date or an engagement party, and it has built that reputation over the past several decades. Open for over 50 years, Paesanos has become known for its flavorful offerings. Earning the 2021 Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Italian Food in San Antonio is a valued addition to its...

Growing up in the Marche region of Italy in the 1970s, young Fabio Trabocchi would follow his father into the garden on Saturday mornings with his sister, filling their baskets with whatever was ready to harvest—sun-warmed eggplant and vibrant tomatoes, fresh herbs and leafy greens. Then their small working-class family would spend hours cooking to...

When it comes to the perfect Spring and Summer treat, we New Jerseyans take our Italian ices very seriously. As time has gone on and New Jersey has evolved, the one thing that hasn’t changed is people’s love for Italian ice. Although there will always be controversy surrounding the name, some calling it “Italian ices,” some swearing that it’s just...

Last week I reported on how New York’s finest French restaurant, Le Bernardin, re-opened and proved the resilience of the city’s fine dining segment. So, this week I am just as happy to report that the city’s finest Italian restaurant, Il Gattopardo, located in a former Nelson Rockefeller townhouse across from the Museum of Modern Art, run by Gianf...

If you're a fan of Italian cuisine like myself, I'm here to bring good news. I used to think that Connecticut's bigger cities: Danbury, Waterbury, New Haven, Hartford, etc. had the best Italian restaurants. I may be wrong because for the second time in as many months, a new Italian-cuisine based place has opened up along Federal Road in Brookfield....

Gary Bimonte, the face of Pepe’s pizza restaurants for his generation of the nearly century-old New Haven pizza dynasty,died April 7 of a heart attack. It was Bimonte’s grandfather, Frank Pepe, who started the business on New Haven’s Wooster Street in 1925. By the 1950s, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, which now regularly tops rankings of the count...