The Original Goodfella’s will be vacating its Dongan Hills brick-and-mortar location for what is slated to be a South Shore opening, the Advance learned Monday. According to the owner, Scot Cosentino, The Original Goodfella’s is slated to move to the Great Kills area of Staten Island “in the coming weeks.” The exact location is not confirmed, but C...

In Italian recipes, q.b. is shorthand for “quanto basta,” or as much as needed. When she wanted to start an Italian kitchenware e-commerce company, Sarah Ubertaccio took inspiration from the phrase, applying it to the idea that home cooks should update their kitchen whenever something needs to be replaced. Ubertaccio launched q.b. Cucina, her e-com...

A vending machine that can make a pizza, in just three minutes, has been raising eyebrows in Rome since it was installed near Piazza Bologna in recent days. The pizza dispenser, called Mr. Go, is active around the clock and offers four flavours: margherita, quattro formaggi, diavola, and pancetta. Prices range from €4.50 to €6. Just insert the coin...

Where’s the beef? It’s not in the latest sandwich offering from Buona. The iconic Chicago purveyor of beef sandwiches is adding a plant-based Italian beefless sandwich to its restaurant menu starting Monday. The vegetarian- and vegan-friendly seitan meat sandwich mimics its classic Original Buona Beef counterpart, except for the main ingredient. Ev...

Portillo’s is hoping to open its second Madison location sometime later this year. We first reported the new location, which will be near West Towne Mall, in December 2020 after Portillo’s executives filed paperwork with the city of Madison. On Thursday, the company sent a news release about the West Towne location indicating it would open sometime...

At first glance, this super-sized garlic bulb might recall the whimsy of the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Or it might not even seem edible at all, resembling more of an object  –  an ornament to bedeck the desk of a food lover. The Slow Food-protected Aglione (large garlic) delle Val di Chiana, an area of Tuscany sprawled between Siena and Arezzo, belon...

Go ahead, pretend you made it. From handmade pasta to layered lasagne, slow-cooked sauces, and seasonal contorni, our chefs have pulled out all the stops so you can host with the most on the table (and the least amount of work). Take the night off with all-new housemade meals, ready-to-eat prepared foods, perfect wine pairings, and more through May...

Manganaro’s, a feature of 9th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen since 1893, has closed. For the first time in over 100 years, the block between W37th and W38th Street will not display the Manganaro family name. Manganaro’s was renowned for its six-foot long hero sandwich, and historically had a reputation to rival Baldacci’s, Zabar’s and Dean & Deluca. It w...

A family of restaurateurs is bringing a slice of Italian life to downtown Howell with a new pizzeria, restaurant and bar, which will feature two courts for bocce ball, an Italian pastime.  Coratti's Pizzeria Bar and Bocce will open for lunch and dinner May 3 at 316 E. Grand River Ave., co-owner Peter Coratti said.  The Corattis have completed an ex...

Local musicians will be serenading diners when Music on the Patio returns to Italian Maid Café in Cross Creek Ranch, 6-8 p.m. Fridays throughout May. The event kicks off with a special Mother’s Day performance, with Savannah Adkins encouraging kids to get up and sing karaoke Friday, May 7. Other performers include Tay&Mel: Generations on May 14; Ra...