by Alexa Mellardo   Located in the heart of Boston's charming North End neighborhood, this lively dessert joint is notorious for being "the first Italian cafe in Boston." And ever since 1929 its beautiful tradition continues to flourish and brighten up Hanover Street today. Caffe Vittoria's exterior is surrounded by a hearty bunch of native...

by Krista Dossetti   Rosetta Constantino has something to celebrate. In just two short months, she will be marking the 10-year anniversary of her Calabrese-inspired cooking classes, Cooking with Rosetta.   Prior to our formal interview, I was invited to attend one of Rosetta's classes on a Friday night in mid-June. I made the trek to...

Villa Enterprises announced today it has opened 34 Villa Italian Kitchen quick-serve restaurants in regional malls throughout the U.S.   The units were acquired in April from Chicago-based General Growth Properties, Inc. and have been transformed into the popular, 50 year old Villa Italian Kitchen brand.   Read more   Source:&n...

Tried and true, old-world Italian classics fill a very extensive and diverse menu. Seventeen years ago, in June of 1998, La Locanda Ristorante became an integral part of the Delaware County culinary landscape.   It's a gem still recognized as one of the finest restaurants in the entire area and well beyond its own boundaries.   Read...

Tucked inside the Old World Wisconsin-like Stonewood Village in Brookfield is a cozy Italian restaurant serving Neapolitan-style pizzas. Still the most common style of pizza in Italy, Neopolitan pies are the godfather of American pizza as we know it today. Everything from national chains to Maria's and Ian's are descendants of Neapolitan pizzas. T...

Franco and Margaret Romagnoli brought real Italian cooking to a national audience in the mid-1970s with their public television series "The Romagnolis' Table." The show sparked a number of cookbooks and three restaurants. "They presented to the American public for the first time what was authentically served at the table by the multitudes," Ma...

by Teresa Politano   Given the swarms of Italian restaurants in this state, and the fierce loyalty they inspire, it might be fair to classify a significant portion of the job of a Jersey restaurant critic as waxing poetic over one meatball or another. Which is no small writing challenge, waxing poetic over a meatball. Of course, one mig...

By Jenn Harris Melrose Avenue is about to be home to a new neighborhood Italian restaurant. Stephen Kalt, known as the former executive chef of Corsa Cucina at the Wynn Las Vegas and as the chef at Fornelletto at the Borgata Hotel and Casino, is opening his newest venture, Spartina, in the former Melgard space at the corner of Melrose Avenue...

Need an excuse to visit Summerlin, the master-planned community on the western side of Las Vegas? Look no further than the new Italian restaurant Salute Trattoria Italiana at Red Rock Resort. Chef Luciano Sautto, a native of Naples, Italy, brings family recipes handed down for generations as well as simple ingredients for his surprisingly ligh...

by Patricia Talorico   I hope you have a sweet tooth. Our mailbag, and voice mail, was flooded with suggestions after a reader last week asked where to find good cannoli now that Serpe's Bakery in Elsmere is out of commission due to its Dec. 24 fire.   We received dozens of ideas in and around Delaware. Clara and Jack Rust of Newark s...