by Julia Della Croce   Every Italian region has its harvest rituals that make quick and tasty use of the foods of the season. Umbria, lush land of endless vineyards and porky delights, makes salsicce all'uva, pan-roasted sausages and grapes, a dish that joins two of their gastronomical obsessions. Locals conjecture that it originated during...

By Kristine M. Kierzek   Everything in Lidia Bastianich's world comes back to food. It is the defining element and guiding force in her life, from memories of her grandmother in Italy to the family restaurant business she created. For the past 17 years, she's hosted her Emmy award-winning public television programs sharing Italian cooki...

Dopo Expo (anno magico per il food in Italia) che cosa ci aspetta per il 2016? L'esposizione universale ha permesso di comprendere meglio i cambiamenti che oggi il mondo dell'alimentazone sta attraversando, nuovi settori dell'innovazione sono emersi, dalla Rural Social Innovation all'Internet of Food per esempio.   Ne abbiamo parlato conClau...

An outlet of Maggiano's Little Italy will open in the Westfield Annapolis mall on Oct. 14. This is the first Maryland location, and the 45th overall, for the traditional Italian restaurant concept, whose Italian menu includes pastas, salads, steaks and seafood. Maggiano's restaurants serve lunch and dinner and offer both delivery and carryout servi...

Liza Shaw has been on a quest since she moved to the Bay Area 14 years ago. Her goal? The kind of fresh, meaty Italian sub that's ubiquitous back home on the East Coast, but not nearly so easy to find in SF. Eventually, the former A16 executive chef decided to take matters into her own hands, and today she's debuting the result: Merigan Sub Shop, a...

by Sandra Tornberg   More than 35 years ago a tradition was started by the late Giulio and Connie Badia. They opened their home to about ten paesani for the purpose of making sausage, salami, and prosciutto in the Abruzzese tradition.   Back in those days they started out with one hundred pounds of pork meat, and eventually worked the...

Don't fret Bryan Voltaggio fans. Range, the "Top Chef" alum's Friendship Heights hot spot, isn't biting the dust.   The chef's vague social media flirtations that an Italian concept is coming to 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, which is the address of Range, left some to speculate whether Voltaggio is opening a new space within the Chevy Chase Pavi...

Rosati's Pizza in Schererville may have a new location, but there's nearly a century of tradition behind the name that began in Coney Island, New York and then Chicago's Taylor Street. The name goes back to the 1890s when Italian immigrant Ferdinand Rosati opened a New York restaurant. The family later moved to Chicago where in 1927 Ferdinand's so...

Il Posto means, “The Place” in Italian, and chef and owner Andrea Frizzi has largely backed up his contention that his breezy spot in City Park West is hot ― it’s routinely mentioned as one of the city’s best Italian restaurants for years now.   Frizzi, originally from Milan, imports many Italian ingredient...

by Ed Bedford   Is Little Italy on the move or what? Latest opening is at the Piazza Basilone (named for San Diego's Italian-American war hero). It's in the spot that was Zia's, on the corner of India and Fir. This is Civico 1845. (Pronounce it "CHEE-vee-ko," they say). Sounds historic, right? Wrong. "That's just our street number,...