by Rita Cipalla   For more than 45 years, Frank Isernio's life has revolved around sausage. As with many Italian families, food played a central role in the day-to-day life of this Seattle native. His mother Angetina prepared delicious meals with fresh ingredients from her garden. His father, Frank Sr., was one of the first produce vend...

by Jared Brey   The Planning Commission voted on Tuesday to recommend a bill that would allow a 70-unit apartment complex to rise at 9th Street and Washington Avenue in the Italian Market. The project, a five-story ditty with 18,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and two levels of underground parking, was presented to P...

Pasta & Vino is excited to announce the opening of a brick and mortar gourmet Italian food store, Gesino's Specialty Italian Food, in Lancaster, PA., in November! Italian gourmet food lovers will be able to shop for the same authentic pastas, espressos, jams and marmalades that Pasta & Vino carries, in a 3,200-square-foot industrial buildin...

by Ashley Ludwig When Murrieta residents think of family style Italian dining, Bella's Pizza Villa, off Los Alamos and the 215, is a sure bet. Winners of the West Coast Pizza Championship and finaling in an international pizza competition, Bella's Pizza Villa can satisfy any appetite for Italian food from Chicago Style pizza to homemade decadent p...

By Matthew Rigali Paesano's Pasta House owner Mike Patterson said the restaurant business has been in his blood since age 14. But it wasn't always his life's work. "I did a lot of radio," Patterson said. "I was in radio for 12 years."   A job opportunity with a large communications company brought Patterson from New Jersey to Oxford. B...

It looks like a pop-up restaurant that features a chef's tasting menu is going to be changing over to a permanent dining spot.   According to a Twitter post from the place, Whisk is planning to continue its pop-up spot on Hanover Street in the North End through the end of the year, at which point it will look to open a "modern Italian restau...

My favorite Italian chefs are my favorites because they prepare classic recipes that reflect the true spirit of Italian cooking. No gimmicks or including ingredients just because they are trendy. Italian cuisine is characterized by a simplicity that relies on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.   As immigrant...

The recent flurry of Italian restaurant openings (Nico Osteria, Eataly, Cicchetti, Azzurra) has us thinking about some of our favorite classic Italian foods. Namely, sfogliatelle.   A successful sfogliatella—the clamshell-shaped, baked ricotta–filled pastry associated with Naples—is a creature borne of patience and balance. Producing its cru...

Looking for something to cook tonight? Laura Vitale has you covered. Vitale has brought her brand of Italian-American cooking to YouTube, where she posts recipes on her Laura in the Kitchen channel. With Vitale's guidance, viewers can learn how to make everything from cookies to pasta to pizza.   Her satisfying eats have helped her channel b...

With construction chugging along, Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis reveals some vital menu details for her debut restaurant in Las Vegas: Giada will be serving an "Italian dim sum brunch" on carts.   De Laurentiis tells Food & Wine's Kate Krader that for brunch "servers roll custom-made carts around the dining room" and that brunch...