Anna Sincavage will sell dresses in the morning and lasagna in the evening—all from 59 Crown St. That’s the plan now that the family behind Skappo Italian Wine Bar is taking advantage of lower indoor dining demand to convert one corner of their restaurant into a new mini-shop, La Bottega.

Sales increased by 11% in volume in the last month for Italian pasta, from 13.1 million kg per week in February to 14.6 million kg per week in the last 15 days in the retail channel, setting a record since the beginning of 2021. Unione Italiana Food – the organization that brings together Italian pasta makers – confirms also for this year the trend...

With over 90,000 local kids experiencing food insecurity, LaRosa’s has teamed up with long-time community partner Freestore Foodbank on a ten-week effort specifically to stock 60 school pantries in 20 counties throughout the Tri-State. A significant percentage of food-insecure children rely on free and reduced school meals, and for their families,...

Today, Caterina's Club, the charity that is the focus of our yearly KFI PastaThon is setting a HUGE milestone today! They are celebrating 2 MILLION meals served since the start of the Covid pandemic last March....and 6 MILLION meals served since Caterina's Club was founded in 2005. This is quite a feat, as it normally takes a full year for them to...

As life-shattering as it was to close his Walnut Creek restaurant, Prima, as a result of pandemic-related financial hardship, executive chef-owner Peter Chastain thinks that everything happens for a reason. He even said it in a note posted on the door that fateful day in July. “I believe that when we look back on all of this someday, we will see it...

On this day 25-years ago (4-9-1996) Sotto Sopra Restaurant opened their doors to Charm City ushering in Northern Italian flare with a sprinkle of Mediterranean accent. Riccardo & Monika Bosio have enjoyed presenting fresh homemade pasta & exquisite fish to locals & traveling tourists. There has also been a sighting of an entertainment celebrity or...

The Italian island of Sardinia sits in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, gazing at Italy from a distance. Surrounded by a 1,849-kilometer coastline of white sandy beaches and emerald waters, the island's inland landscape rapidly rises to form hills and impervious mountains. And it is within these edgy curves that shepherds produce casu marzu, a mag...

Retirement always looked good on paper to Pensacola's Pietro DiBella. Weighed against the hours of daily work the Sicilian-born entrepreneur put into making pizzas, cooking pasta, managing people and servicing guests at Italy's Finest Pizzeria, the fleeting thoughts of spending his days gardening and playing with his grandchildren sounded like blis...

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...