by Michael Gebert   Nick Nitti is a guy who owned a pizza parlor, and gave it up to follow his dream of opening . . . a different pizza parlor.   Five years ago, he owned a New York-style slice place near the Board of Trade called Pizza Broker. Then he went to Naples. "I had my first taste of true Neapolitan pizza, and I absolutely fe...

by Robert Sheer   It's the classic case of giant vs. not-so-giant. New York City-based Eataly, a 58,000-square-foot Italian-themed foodie mall co-owned by celebrity chef Mario Batali, is demanding that popular Indy food truck Little Eataly hand over its name.   Indianapolis residents Chae and Rob Carmack — who said they put their...

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) surveyed its members recently on where to find the best local cuisine, and Italy (whole country) was chosen as the winner for its diversity from region to region, as well as its consistently high quality.   Paris came in second, followed by New Orleans, Jamaica (whole country) and New York City. T...

Authentic Neopolitan cuisine is coming to South Miami with the opening of Centolire. The restaurant, named after the Italian coin, opens in the former Emilio's Toscana space at 1569 Sunset Drive in the Coral Gables area and will feature homemade pastas and specialty dishes, including many from the island of Sicily. The trattoria is helmed by resta...

The Shops at Willow Lawn are turning into a mini-dining hub with such spots as American Tap Room, Zoës Kitchen, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Duck Donuts and, soon, Family Meal. Travinia, which opened in August, serves "contemporary American Italian cuisine," and the Willow Lawn restaurant is one of 13 locations across the Carolinas, Fl...

On a recent night on a desolate, far-west strip of the Meatpacking District, it's cold and dark — but inside Santina, it's summer on the Italian coast. Squint, and you could be on a cruise-ship deck: A squad of servers in bright teal, orange and purple polo shirts, white pants and Rod Laver sneakers roam the new, 100-seat restaurant with cheery ef...

Born in the Sicilian town Ventimiglia, Biagio Settepani hoped for a career in journalism.   Now, 55 years later, the master pastry chef who owns the Pasticceria Brunos of Dongan Hills and West Brighton claims four successful bakeries in his lifetime along with a solid set of culinary honors and international accolades.   Read more &n...

Food producers in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy are worried that cheap imitations of their famous Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma ham from other parts of the world could ruin the reputation of their refined products.   The original Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is made from raw cow's milk according to an 800-yea...

The Annual Taste of Italy Dinner, hosted by the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day and Italian Heritage Month Parade Committee, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Nutley Parks and Recreation Building, 44 Park Ave.    Open seating; buffet style serving of signature dishes from more than 25 Italian restaurants, providing some of thei...

May 9, 2015 - Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM (daily until May 10, 2015)Papalani Gelato - 16950 Jog Rd Suite 111 - Delray Beach, Florida 33446 Papalani Gelato, home of hand-crafted, artisanal, Hawaiian-inspired gelato, coffees, and chocolates, is throwing a luau with its neighbor, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, on Saturday, Ma...