Who's hungry? Will Thomas is back at it-- on the hunt for your next memorable meal. This week's throw of the dart took him to Centreville, Virginia-- and once again, we went Italian!   Viewers took to twitter to tell Will where to eat, and "where" was Ciao Osteria! It's just nine months old, but already has a loyal following.   Read m...

Mount Airy's newest high-end restaurant follows a trend among casinos across the country – adding branded, often chef-driven eateries. The casino just opened Bistecca by Il Mulino, an upscale Italian eatery, replacing Red's Steakhouse, named for founder Louis DeNaples' grandmother.    The competition is steep. The Sands Casino Reso...

By Janet Podolak Barbara Snow, longtime foodie and three-decades-long Mentor resident, discovered many close-to-home connections when putting together her Little Italy Food Tour. Examples include the Anthonys, operators of Anthony's Ristorante and Wine Bar, who live in Mentor, and Mayfield Village Councilman Bill Buckholtz, operator of Murray...

by Grant Butler Portland chef Jenn Louis' star has been steadily rising in recent years. In 2012, she was named one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs, a prestigious honor, given that the list of past recipients reads like a "Who's Who" of modern American cooking. The following year, she competed briefly on TV's "Top Chef Masters."...

by Marilyn La Jeunesse   Nutella is the world's favorite chocolate hazelnut spread. Usually it brings people together. Not today. After the Italian brand released a commercial, the Internet's collective head exploded: It seems some people have been pronouncing Nutella "wrong" their entire lives.   Many say the hazelnut spread is...

by Claudia Baroncelli   Generally associated with Fall and Winter, apples are the healthy and tasty ingredient you can add to yourseasonal recipes to create original and delicious dishes by yourself.   Typical of the Northern Italy culinary tradition where they are used as the essential ingredient all year long, especially in Trentino...

by Chiara Giovoni   While it's true that distillation is the art of concentrating aromas, scents and sensations from raw plant ingredients, cuisine is also an art of alchemy that combines raw materials to create new sensations and flavours.   The world of spirits is very large in terms of its variety, which is due to the fact tha...

by Catherine Accardi   Many people, especially native San Francis-can's, certainly noticed when the historic North Beach establishment, the U.S. Restaurant, closed for remodeling in April, 2015. Patrons would walk by 515 Columbus Avenue looking for signs of a much anticipated reopening.   Months went by, people with worried glances an...

Ralph's Italian Restaurant Manager Ryan Rubino sat around idly for two decades while ownership changed hands at nearby 767 S. Ninth St., which was most recently neighborhood pub The Wishing Well. This time around, when the bar shuttered in October, sitting idly by didn't feel like an option.   "As soon as that [space] opened up, I thought, '...

By Tony and Sarah Nasello We normally begin a new year with a super-healthy dish, but after nearly a week of battling post-Christmas stomach and cold flus, all our little family wanted was some comfort to ring in the New Year. Thank goodness for Giovanni's Comforting Pasta Bolognese.   Our 12-year-old son, Giovanni (or Gio), created this re...