By Kathe Malouf   When Romeo and Anna Schiavi took their first look at a restaurant building in Kernville, Anna turned to her husband and asked, "Where's the town?" to which her husband replied "You're sitting in it." That was more than 20 years ago and the restaurant they looked at became "That's Italian", a popular restaurant where cu...

In a town where pizza crust is treated as a vehicle for conveying the most toppings possible to your mouth and most Italian restaurants are marketed as a vehicle for conveying pasta to your mouth, Marco T's Pizzeria is keeping it real. Each of the eighteen items on their menu has only a handful of ingredients and there's nary a pasta noodle to be s...

If you were to step into Luca Bella in Aventura, perhaps after shopping at the nearby mall or maybe, like most patrons, after driving from Williams Island in your Mercedes-Benz, you might notice a dish named "burnt cauliflower" at the menu's end. It's a peculiar offering, but waiters suggest this contorno (side dish) as eagerly as the lobster ravio...

Salami, coppa, culatello, pancetta. Local businesses that traffic in Italian cured pork products are excited about the possibility of importing more of these delizioso meats from regions of northern Italy that have been off-limits to American palates for decades.

Buon appetito! A local chef has brought the amazing taste of Italy to South Florida, all at cheap eat prices. "We have a little buffalo mozzarella and we have beautiful salami," Chef Angelo Elia told CBS4′s Lisa Petrillo.   Acclaimed chef Elia makes his signature pizza with the passion of a man who truly loves his job. This Italian born and...

Michael Stillman's newest restaurant, Quality Italian, is serving up revamped Italian American dishes in a massive space designed by the team at AvroKo. Like its neighboring sister restaurant Quality Meats, the menu is meat-heavy, but it also includes crudo, homemade pastas, and several fish dishes.   The cocktails are mixed by Monkey Bar ve...

By Casey Seiler   Gov. Andrew Cuomo's deputy secretary for gaming and racing was identified Thursday as the state official whose email to the New York Racing Association resulted in the Wandering Dago lunch truck being bounced from Saratoga Race Course just hours later.   Bennett Liebman's July 19 email to NYRA President Christopher K...

Chef Kevin Garcia of Morello Italian Bistro in Greenwich, CT is offering flavorful farrotto specials this fall, incorporating the versatile, Italian ingredient in salads, soups and side dishes. Chef Garcia recently shared his take on "farrotto," a simple yet decadent dish using the ancient Italian grain farro, cooked in the style of risotto. "One...

Cantoro Italian Market was last expected to open in Northville Township at the end of October. The new goal for its opening: mid-December. "We're shooting to open before the 15th of the December," said John Fallone, co-owner of Cantoro Italian Market, which is currently open in Livonia and will open in Northville Township at 15550 Haggerty Road.Th...

After spending so many years abroad, I think today it is more frequent to find foreigners associating Italian culinary traditions to "Gelato" rather than to "pizza" and "spaghetti".   In case you are interested in learning whether there is a reason for that or not, please be aware that in Italy, in Emilia Romagna, there is a beautiful Gelato...