Celebrating 20 years next month, this wonderfully cluttered family-operated favorite evokes New York, Italy, and a bygone era when independent pizzerias were the heart of the community. Rocco’s thin yet sturdy and chewy, well-toasted crusts with puffy edges make the old nostalgic and the young ecstatic. On our recent visit, we went all in with pizz...

Next time you’re craving an authentically exquisite Italian meal in Smithtown, stop by Casa Rustica, located at 175 W. Main Street. Established in 1985, Casa Rustica has mastered the art of authenticity, offering specialty dishes like lobster risotto, lasagna bolognese, classic ravioli and other staples of Italian cuisine. You’ll also find plenty o...

The intersecting highways, meshing suburban, rural and city living are a cornerstone of New Jersey life. As are sandy beaches, major professional sports teams, and the closest of proximities to the world’s largest and most influential locale, New York City. What comes with all this? Great restaurants, of course. And New Jersey has many of them. Do...

You go straight to the heart of the matter when you say that you have noticed some discrepancies in the eating habits of different families and people around Italy. The fact is that everyone has different routines: however, there are some patterns and eating habits that we all have in common. For example, I would say that you have always had antipa...

In the 1930s, my grandmother worked as a waitress at her sister and brother-in-law’s pizzeria. (Her name wasn’t Angelina; it was Maria.) One day, she served pizza (or “apizza,” pronounced like “ah-beetz” in Neapolitan) to a young man who worked at the nearby candy store. He asked for pepper on the pizza, so my grandmother gave him pepper—so much so...

With Americans consuming over 250 pounds of pepperoni each year through pizza toppings alone, Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands knows there’s nothing like a hot slice topped with spicy pepperoni. In celebration of one of its guests’ favorite slices, Villa Italian Kitchen will be offering an exciting deal on...

Ready to serve his loyal local followers, veteran Las Vegas chef Piero Broglia is back in business, importing a menu of classic Italian dishes to Henderson. Revealed back in May, Chef Piero’s Roma Kitchen has moved into a low-key, 2,215 square foot space at the Parkridge Center, a short distance from Arroyo Grande Boulevard on Horizon Ridge Parkway...

If you happen to be in Gramercy and find yourself craving ice cream or coffee, you could always dart into Danny Meyer’s Daily Provisions, or his Maialino, or head a couple blocks north to his Caffe Marchio. It would seem that the restaurateur was attempting to corner the market in caffeine and frozen dairy. But Meyer is about to get some very frien...

Thursday September 12 2019, from Noon to 3pm EDT. IL Cortile Ristorante, 125 Mulberry St, New York 10013. Tickets: $ 55. Come along as Curtis & Juliet broadcast live from Little Italy on the first day of The Feast of San Gennaro taking place at Il Cortile on Thursday, September 12th from 12-3pm Rossella Rago, Creator and Host of Cooking with Nonna...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Nicoletta Shane Scarnera and Chef Mauro Molino on the publication of their cookbook Piedmont Style – A Delectable Journey Through Northern Italy. Filled with more than 144 Northern Italian recipes and beautiful photographs, the cookbook pays tribute to the rich history and deeply rooted culinary traditions of the Pied...