The Italo American National Union Foundation has published a cookbook titled “Let’s Eat: From Our Kitchen to Yours,” featuring 466 recipes provided by IANU members as well as family and friends. To purchase a copy, make out a check or money order to the IANU Foundation for $18 a copy (shipping and handling included) and mail it to IANU Foundation c...

A North End restaurant that closed for renovations back in January will reopen this spring, but with a new name and a new concept. Sfizi specialized in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and was a member of the DePasquale Ventures family, along with Mare, Trattoria Il Panino, Quattro, and Bricco. The group is overseen by Frank DePasquale, who will s...

Italian fare has always een my indulgent food of choice. The salty meats. The creamy cheeses. The freshly baked garlic bread topped with loads of melty butter. And last but certainly not least, the pasta. No words in the English language can adequately proclaim my love for pasta. That’s why when Piccolo opened in Nixa in December 2016, I eagerly aw...

The Franklin Park salumeria that taught Chicago how to pronounce the spicy spreadable Calabrian sausage known as "'nduja" is opening an Italian restaurant, deli and shop in West Town. Tempesta Market, from the father-son duo behind 'Nduja Artisans, will debut in early or midsummer at 1372 W. Grand Ave. "We needed a place to showcase our products wh...

Four years ago few would think the nearly vacant Main Street would become restaurant row or that this blue-collar heavily Democratic city would be overthrown by Republicans. Both have happened. And on Monday Lulu Pazzo, the latest brainchild of Vincent Noce, a Bridgeport lawyer and Dino Tetu, a well-known interior designer, conducted its grand open...

I’ve been checking on the progress of Fat Daddy’s Italian Deli and Market on U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce for a while now and I am happy to announce it's finally open. Fat Daddy’s is the sister restaurant for 2nd Street Bistro, a popular downtown spot, but this eatery went a whole new route with its cuisine. I had a long day ahead of me and was looking fo...

Signage at 12 Allegheny Ave. shows that a new restaurant, EATalian Bistro, is "coming soon" to downtown Towson. The last restaurant in the space, Strapazza, also an Italian-themed restaurant, closed suddenly in April. A note still left on the door reads "thanks for 25 years of support." Signs at EATalian Bistro, which stretches for several storefro...

Italian police said they have busted a crime ring exporting fake extra virgin olive oil to the United States, highlighting the mafia's infiltration of Italy's famed agriculture and food business. Twelve people with links to the 'Ndrangheta, the organized crime group based in the southern Calabria region, were arrested on Tuesday on a series of char...

A meal at La Vigna Italian Restaurant is a treat that shouldn’t be missed. Located on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, where parking is easy, La Vigna has been serving homemade, regional Italian cuisine made with love and pride by Chef Giuseppe Vitale for the last 15 years. Everyone who visits La Vigna is enveloped by warmth and the sensation t...

I didn't understand biscotti when Tony first introduced me to it years ago. This strange-looking, dry, oblong Italian cookie had nothing in common with the chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies I knew. But once I'd had my first taste of biscotti, I kept coming back for more. This popular cookie can be traced back to the days of the early Romans,...