If you've been planning an eating trip to Italy, you may want to reconsider your intentions after visiting Vita Bella Pizzeria & Restaurant, where the proprietors are thoughtfully bringing Italy to you. The family-owned and operated eatery tucked away in Oaks Shopping Center brings a much-needed dose of authentic Old World charm and warmly...

Since Italian cuisine is routinely singled out as Americans' favorite foreign fare, it's a miracle that most restaurant kitchens aren't knee-deep in gnocchi. But here in the Twin Cities, we're not exactly awash in Italian restaurants. Serious ones, anyway.   That's about to change. Not one, not two, but three high-profile Italian restaurants...

By Stephen Fries   This column started out with the idea of sleuthing out recipes for dishes you enjoyed at area restaurants. It still does, and has grown to include columns related to "everything food." I have been a subscriber to Bon Appetit magazine for many years and have enjoyed their R.S.V.P. column where they also seek out restau...

by Carla Balzano   Fiorella's in Newtonville is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in August. Throughout the month, it will be offering delicious dishes for $15. The dishes will vary and rotate daily. Some of the meals they are offering are Lobster Ravioli Florentine, Chicken Limoncello, Pork Chop Madeira, and etc. If that isn't incentiv...

by Korri Kezar   Over the next several months, some of Dallas' most well-known chefs and restaurateurs are opening a diverse set of new concepts. From antipasti to steamed ginger shrimp dumplings, the eateries are slated to appeal to a wide set of diners.   Upscale Kansas City-style barbecue restaurant 18th & Vine plans to open at...

By Vicki Hyman   Kevin Pemoulie's ambitious — maybe too ambitious — Thirty Acres in Jersey City will be closing up in November, but another acclaimed young chef will be taking over the space: Ryan DePersio of Montclair'sFascino, Jersey City's Battello, and Nico Kitchen + Bar at Newark's NJPAC.   The space itself needs little work, so...

The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) and Eataly New York invite students in the Italian language program to participate in the initiative "Food in Focus," a photography contest.   IACE students are encouraged to submit photos taken with a smartphone. The image should depict Italian cuisine, from simple, quality ingredients to b...

Italian Grill in the shopping center on the north-east corner of 58th Avenue and 20th Street was one of the first restaurants we visited upon moving to Vero Beach several years ago. Coming from New Jersey, we newbies derived comfort from the familiar taste of tangy tomato sauce found in its southern Italian-style dishes. But there was more to...

If you love New York City like we love New York City then tag along with Toni On! We uncover hidden city secrets, show you the coolest stuff to do and hunt down the best treats because we love to eat! If you're looking for a good time, Toni is your go-to guide!   This week WLNY's Toni Senecal embraced New York City's rich Italian-American cu...

Just in time for Christmas giving and enjoyment is Southern Italian Desserts by Rosetta Costantino. With seventy-five classic desserts worthy of sumptuous holiday feasts, to snacks for surprise guests, and cookies for Christmas giving, Ms. Costantino, a native of Calabria, has collected treasured recipes from home bakers and pasticciere of Italy's...