Piada Italian Street Food will celebrate the grand opening of its first Minnesota restaurant Dec. 19 in Chanhassen at 190 Lake Drive East. This will be the restaurant's 26th location nationwide. Piada combines modern Italian cuisine in made-to-order meals. The menu, originally inspired by Italian food carts, offers guests an array of health-co...

by Laine Doss   Calamari, a staple of the Coconut Grove restaurant scene, is closing its doors after seven years of service. The restaurant sent an email to customers: To our Loyal Customers and Friends: Miami is an ever-changing city.   Today we are announcing that after more than seven years of serving Coconut Grove, Calam...

by Rita Cipalla   In an industrial area just south of downtown Seattle, under the shadow of CenturyLink Field and down the street from several auto repair shops, sits a small nondescript brick building whose no-frills exterior belies its interior hidden treasures.   Known as Big John's PFI, which stands for Pacific Food Importers, the...

by Owen Satran   Montclair, your prayers have been answered! Just what downtown Montclair needed — another Italian restaurant!   Well, maybe not, but before you roll your eyes, check the dish on this new spot. The restaurant is headed by renowned chef Michael Cetrulo, whose impressive pedigree suggests that Ristorante Scala Del Nonna...

by Rick Nelson   The recent top-to-bottom remake of Cossetta is so dramatic that fourth-generation owner Dave Cossetta has crowned his family's legacy by adding an Italian word to the business' name. It's now Cossetta Alimentari. Rough translation: pertaining to food.   There's an understatement. Make that three sprawling floors of fo...

di Liliana Rosano Ambasciatrice del Made in Italy negli Stati Uniti, Ornella Fado, calabrese, romana di formazione ma newyorchese d'adozione, ha contribuito a diffondere la cultura contemporanea italiana in America al punto che nel 2009, l'allora sindaco di New York, Michael Bloomberg, l'ha incoronata esperta della gastronomia italiana durante la...

A family-owned restaurant group will open its eighth San Antonio location next week at The Shops at La Cantera.   Luciano Restaurants, owned by the Centofanti family, will takeover 3,200 square feet of space at La Cantera's former food court to house its Va Bene concept. The restaurant opens Thursday, May 1.   Read more   Sourc...

Eataly, as many of you know, is Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Lidia Bastianich's Italian megastore/restaurant hub/Nutella haven that started in Torino, spread to New York's Flatiron District, and later opened in Chicago. Well, now that apotheosis of Italian cuisine is coming to the West Coast.   Although it's not set in stone, it's likel...

When they announced their decision to move their family lock, stock and pasta machine from Florence, Italy, to Portland, Oregon, to open a food cart, American friends of Florence native Paolo Calamai and his Michigan-born wife, Elizabeth Petrosian, were aghast.   "But you're living in Florence!" the friends wailed, thinking their life in Ita...

Officially say goodbye to Ina's today and say hello to the 39th Lou Malnati's. Opening today in the breakfast queen's former home, the new Malnati's will christen her Randolph Street space by serving Ina Pinkney herself as the new pizzeria's first customer at 3 p.m.   Malnati's has remodeled the 1235 W. Randolph St. locale but kept much of t...