by Kelly Dobkin   The gist: Brooklyn restaurant-hopping chef Angelo Romano (The Pines, Masten Lake) has surfaced at this new Italian-American inspired eatery in Kips Bay, owned by Drena and Tim Gashi of GL Hospitality Group. The space: The 45-seat spot was designed by Josh Held and sports an industrial look with reclaimed wood, retractable...

by Mary Chao   I just discovered Fiamma Pizza e Vino at 1308 Buffalo Road in Gates and found out that a second location will open in the Neighborhood of the Arts at Russell Street. It will be in the old factory building where Fashion Week hosted a runway show two years ago.   Owner Giuseppe Paciullo confirmed that the second location...

by Nancy Ngo   After 16 years, Joel Lehman is calling it quits at Trattoria da Vinci in St. Paul's Lowertown. A sign outside of the restaurant reads "Trattoria da Vinci closed for unforeseen circumstances." Lehman said Tuesday that a combination of factors led to closing his Italian restaurant.   He said it has been difficul...

By Nikki Delamotte   Once a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the humble storefront of Guarino's (12309 Mayfield Rd., 216-231-3100, guarinoscleveland.com) in Little Italy opens to a lush interior, its Victorian decor a reminder that you've arrived at one of Cleveland's oldest dining institutions.   Inside, next to the grand piano in the fron...

by Dani Anguiano   Hot Italian is bringing the heat to Davis with a new restaurant opening in late fall in the Davis Commons, next to Mikuni and Whole Foods.   The Davis location of the popular pizza and panini bar, which is scheduled to open in late November or early December, will be slightly smaller than its midtown Sacramento and...

What is the Feast of the Seven Fishes? According to Mario Batali, "It's what Italians do when they say they're fasting." More precisely, the Feast is a meal served in Italian households on La Vigilia (Christmas Eve). In many parts of Italy, the night is traditionally a partial fast, during which no meat should be served.    But in true...

Maurice T. "Maury" Perilli, perhaps best known as the former chairman and executive vice president of Roma Bank, as well as mayor of Hamilton died today. He was 95.   Perilli was born in Trenton on Oct. 29, 1918, the son of Italian immigrants. He was 2 years old when Roma opened its first branch in the Chambersburg neighborhood of Trenton, P...

Italian cuisine prides itself on simple delicious combinations of the finest, freshest ingredients available. For example, fresh ricotta, mozzarella di bufala and prosciutto. Each Italian region and town is proud to have its trademark dishes and ingredients. It is important to be aware that the ingredients used by Italians are location specific. &...

di Agnese Gazzera   Da quando ha vinto la quarta edizione di MasterChef negli Stati Uniti, non si è più fermato. Luca Manfé, friulano d'origine e trapiantato da anni a New York, nel 2013 è stato incoronato nello show culinario più famoso d'America e da allora ha pubblicato un libro di ricette, inventato un servizio di showcooking a domicilio...

  WTI Magazine #53    2015 February, 6Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Love and sweetness together? Yes it is possible with my gianduia cake prepared with chocolate and hazelnuts and then covered with a cherry topping. Chocolate is seductive and slightly mysterious; it has been called the food of the devil. Chocolate and...