I knew I was going to like Nico. And not just like it, love it. I have been wanting to dine here since it opened nearly two years ago, and I finally made it to Nico on Monday, for lunch, with my Dad. The L-shaped dining room is perfectly decorated, with subtle colors, mixed seating with cushioned chairs, comfy booths and tables.  ...

by Alexis Tarrazi   The Somerville location of Rita's Italian Ice is moving from its current location.    Rita's will be moving from 54 W Main Street up the street to 84 West Main Street (next to Yutaka Hibachi Steakhouse), the eatery announced on Facebook. More updates on the move and the grand opening to be released later....

Siena, ItalyThis innovative 2-week study abroad program will be a faculty-led experience to one of the most beautiful and culturally significant regions in the world — Tuscany, Italy. The course will be an intensive, full-immersion academic and cultural exploration centered on the theme of Food and Culture in the perfectly preserved, magical mediev...

June 8 2013 New York Italians is proud to offer you our first Food tour of Little Italy in the Bronx Explore New York's last real remaining "LIttle Italy" in the Bronx with Danielle and Christian Galliani, co-authors of "The Insider's Guide to Little Italy" . Spend an afternoon exploring an iconic neighborhood that still does things the old-fas...

By Ellen Gray Lidia Bastianich knows how to party. In "Freedom and Independence," the latest installment of "Lidia Celebrates America," the chef, cookbook author and longtime PBS host brings viewers along for a trip that takes her from a Fourth of July naturalization ceremony at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello to the marking of Juneteenth - also kn...

by Edgar Sandoval and Rich Shapiro   Holy moly, that's a lotta cannoli. A Manhattan man armed with "a mental plan" is the new king of cannolis after devouring 32 of the sweet treats in six minutes Thursday. Yasir Salem's stomach-churning display of gastrointestinal fortitude earned him the top prize at the world-famous cannoli eati...

Students of the University of Tennessee Culinary Institute, Retail, Hospitality and Tourism college, and Pellissippi State Culinary Institute, will present their fall series of the Ready for the World Cafe beginning Thursday, Oct. 3.   Italian fare will be served with a menu of antipasto with cured meats and cheeses from southern Italy serve...

by Brock Radke   Nineteen years is a long time to work in one kitchen, but chef Peter Scaturro loves his location. The New York native came to Las Vegas in 1989 to open an Italian restaurant with his father and brother and ended up taking over at Lombardi's in the Forum Shops. Through changes in ownership and name—it's probably best remember...

Boston could be getting its own version of Eataly, celebrity chef Mario Batali's wildly popular Manhattan food emporium that combines restaurants and a vast gourmet market to recreate the bustling experience of an Italian piazza.   The Eataly concept was introduced in Turin six years ago by businessman Oscar Farinetti, who partnered with Bat...

Steve Martorano: The man responsible for bringing South Philly to South Florida brings his Italian-American Thanksgiving fare to NBC's "Today" show between 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday. Martorano will demo the dishes he grew up eating around the holiday, including butter cookies and his famous meatball salad. Ought to be interesting to see how the wine...