You can throw off the checkered tablecloths and add a fresh coat of varnish, but you can't erase the spirit of a good old Italian restaurant. Gaetano's Restaurant has been ladling red and pouring white in North Denver since 1947, but a change of ownership in 2005 (when the venerable joint was purchased by what was then the Wynkoop group) lead to a...

By Andrew Z. Galarneau   The bargain hunters of Buffalo did not need Guy Fieri to tell them about Mulberry. The Lackawanna restaurant already had made a name for itself, dishing up coconut-sized meatballs and lasagnas that loomed over the table like the Matterhorn. When it takes a village to finish a plate of pasta, a place in Buffalo's Red...

Franco's Italian Bistro opened last fall in the Frederick Road location that had previously been Regions. Regions was valiant but slightly complicated, with an ambitious globe-traveling menu of small and large plates. Franco's Italian Bistro is simple, straightforward and, from what I could tell, a big draw for the Catonsville community. &nbs...

by Anthony DePrimo   The Italian ice lovers have spoken. We asked readers who fancied themselves ice aficionados to visit their nearest Uncle Louie G's to sample a trio of tasty flavors — then vote for the one they wanted to rep Staten Island.   After all, Brooklyn already has its own namesake flavor — Brooklyn Cheesecake Ice Cre...

by Rita Esposito Watson   Perhaps because our grandfather and his brothers ran a pastry shop in Connecticut, after moving back to Boston I became addicted to North End cannolis. When growing up, Grandma taught us that any argument could be settled once people sat at the table, ate grandpa's pastry, and drank her demitasse.   Once in B...

  WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : John Cabot University      Translation by:   One of the many pleasures of living in Italy is getting to experience its famous food culture firsthand. Students can learn how to cook fresh pasta in one of JCU's many Italian cooking classes, sip an authentic espresso during a coffee-shop study session,...

by Molly Reitter   It's a tale of two restaurants. One side is redolent of a corner New York City pizza joint, with bright red walls, black-and-white checkerboard flooring and a walk-up counter. It is vibrant, busy and extremely aromatic. The other side is like walking into a secret; think drippy candles in Chianti bottles and Fran...

by Robin Garr   Mmm, mmm, Tortellini! Who doesn't love these little stuffed pasta rings? Artfully rolled into small rounds, their Italian name stems from "torta," naming them as "little cakes," a moniker that doesn't actually make much sense since there's nothing very cake-like about them.   If you want descriptive food words, try the...

By Steve Barnes   Starting next week, the seven restaurants owned by Clifton Park-based Mazzone Hospitality will be offering "Angelo's Tour of Italy" menus, presented in partnership with the Italian Trade Commission and Italian Ministry of Agriculture.   The menus, available at a different Mazzone restaurant each week from Monday (1/23) through...

464 S. Main Street, Downtown Los Angeles. Portofino Cucina Italiana is a small, intimate restaurant, yet elegant and easy going. Neapolitan Diego Ortoli chose a not-so-obvious location. Downtown L.A. is in fact the main business district of the area during the day and a populated nightlife spot in the evening. This means different crowds at differ...