When the owners of a pizza joint set to open in downtown Tacoma learned the 124-year-old building used to be an Italian grocery, they knew their restaurant had to somehow pay homage to those roots.   Elemental Pizza plans to open by the end of the year in the triangular wedge building at South 17th Street and Pacific Avenue, which it will le...

by Carrie Rengers   Rita has proven to be such a popular gal in Wichita, she's getting a second place here. Five Guys Burgers and Fries franchisees Jeff and Jay Miller are opening their second Rita's Italian Ice next to their Five Guys downtown on East Douglas just east of Washington.   "We're planning on it being open early spri...

Mario's begun in the early 1900s and opened the first Italian restaurant in Egypt. Not long after, Socolastia and her son Giuseppe moved to America and opened Mario's.   All of the food here is made to order, prepared by master chefs Michael and Mario, using only the finest high quality ingredients.   Source: http://www.mariosart...

by Tonia Russo Hamilton   Every Christmas, Tiffany Lillebo's Nonna Angelina made pizzelle using a pizzelle iron that had been passed down through the family for generations. "They were always such a treat," says Tiffany. "We enjoyed them during the holidays with Nonna but we also love to eat them year-round." When her nonna passed away...

The correlation between Food & Health was addressed on the occasion of an interesting round table discussion, hosted on May 28th by the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, with the participation of experts in different fields of nutrition and food-related diseases, as well as of representatives of the food and wine industry.   Amo...

by Daniel Neman   A round-trip flight to New York costs $400. A room at even a reasonably priced hotel will run you $600 for two nights. And you can't have dinner at a famous restaurant, even if it's Italian food, for under $100. Or you could stay home and make your own New York Italian-style dinner for a few bucks.   New York It...

by Robert Isenberg   There are plenty of places for wood-fired pizza in the Valley, but the newly opened Forno 301 in downtown Phoenix is distinct. Owners Roberto Dadone and Luca Dagliano grew up in Sanremo, a Mediterranean city in northwestern Italy, where they trained in traditional cuisine.   Lively, passionate, and good-humored, t...

The city and Dane County are considering a historic former church that now houses an Italian restaurant three blocks from Capitol Square for a long-sought homeless day shelter, officials confirmed on Wednesday.   City and county officials have already done a "walk through" of the Bellini Italian Restaurant and the county is conducting a feas...

It's quite difficult to read an Italian restaurant menu, there are lots of sections, few pictures (at least in the good restaurants) and a lot of mistakes you may make. Of course, you can eat whatever you want, but Italians tend to be very uncompromising when it comes to their food, and even waiters may complain about poor food choices.   On...

by Chiara Beghelli   Characterized by the well-known "dwarfism" of its businesses (according to Istat the average number of employees in its companies is 3.9), the Italian industrial system has also great growth potential, especially in its smaller companies active in the best-loved sectors of "Made in Italy" abroad, as demonstrated by the r...