By Kristen Desilva   If you've been craving Italian but you'd like something other than your neighborhood Italian generic — look no further. According to our Facebook fans, the best Italian in Las Vegas is hidden. We asked them for their favorite hidden gems in the valley and overwhelmingly, the responses were for Italian joints.  ...

By Annie Correal   On a recent weekday afternoon, Joe Brancaccio stood behind the counter ofBrancaccio's Food Shop in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. He wore a black T-shirt with Raphael's angels looking skyward, baggy pants and sneakers. And in black-rimmed glasses and a baseball cap, he looked like a cross between Ira Glass of public radio an...

By Igor Studenkov   The village of Morton Grove Board of Trustees will soon decide whether to give tax incentives to Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria, which is looking to open a location at a long-vacant lot a few blocks from village's Metra station.   The restaurant would be located on a village-owned lot within the Lehigh/Ferris...

  WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   The stuffed peppers with meat, sausage, bread and spices are colored caskets of a host of summer flavors and colors. Their colors represent the sun and the heat of summer with a true Mediterranean taste. The peppers, despite being from South America, were...

By Laine Doss   A little over 20 years ago, Steve Martorano -- number seven on our Tastemaker countdown -- was on his way back up north. His dreams of opening a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale didn't work out and the cook (he doesn't like the word chef) was at the airport, waiting for a flight to Philadelphia. Then, as if in the movies, a call...

by C. Acevedo Marino's is a mom-and-pop spaghetti joint with a solid command of old-fashioned Italian fare. In that respect, it earns three stars. But Marino's deserves five huge stars for its virtuoso dessert: the gorgeously luscious, worth-a-trip tiramisu.   Owners John and Ellen Marino moved the longtime restaurant earlier this year...

Area residents may be happy to hear that a long trip to the big apple or Italy may not be necessary in order to get the type of "pie" one can only find at one of those two places, David Affrunti said. Affrunti, owner and head chef of Corelli's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, is not talking about fruit pie, however, but authentic New York-style, S...

Many times I tried to convince my American friends that here in Italy it's impossibile to eat the Fettuccine Alfredo. No way. Alfredo was so good in spreading his dish that now nothing can convince the Italian's food lovers that here we don't have it.   But, cross on my heart, it's true. Unless you go to Alfredo's Restaurant. So, which is th...

La Divina Italian Café opens for business on Friday, Nov. 8 at 3535 Perkins Road Suite 360 in the new Acadian Village Shopping Center. Cafe hours are 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday. La Divina is committed to producing delicious, artisanal Italian food, gelati and sorbetti in a sustainable business envir...

One of Northeast Ohio's top restaurateurs is about to get even busier. A recent trip to Italy has inspired Chef Dante Boccuzzi to open his fifth restaurant, bringing the traditional dishes of Florence, Siena, and Pisa to the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland.   In today's Quick Bite WKSU's Vivian Goodman reports on Boccuzzi's tribute to his...