Marco’s Pizza has opened a new location in Poinciana. Situated at 3749 Pleasant Hill Road, locals can expect a Primo Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, according to a company press release.  The Marco’s Pizza location is owned and operated by Roger and Julia Mellen. Roger, a former chef and restaurant owne...

When it comes to old school Italian restaurants, there is one in Ocean County that has been named the state's best and one of the best in the country, according to one publication. In a recent report at the website Cheapism, the best old school Italian restaurant in each state was listed, and the top restaurant in the Garden State makes it's home i...

I remember it all too well. Our large family, Ma and Dad, six kids, and my Nonon, my grandmother, who would WALK over to our house, to help my mother every day, all cramped in a small three-decker apartment. The radio playing, set, every Sunday morning, to a local AM station that played Italian songs: "... volare, oh oh, cantare, oh oh oh oh ..." A...

What unites all the people I have had the good luck to interview is their relationship with an aspect of the marriage between Italy and America. Everyone experiences it from a different point of view, on this or that side of the ocean, and for We the Italians it is nice to meet people who are different in culture, sex, age, experience, tastes and v...

Kale, Brussel sprouts, avocado toast…and lasagna? You may have noticed that this baked pasta favorite is enjoying a culinary moment right now, popping up menus across the country and even getting its own dedicated cookbook. (Released earlier this fall, Anna Hezel’s Lasagna features dozens of unique recipes for the dish, from Fried Lasagna Bites to...

Fans of Carmine's saw their holiday wishes fulfilled Dec. 26 as the Italian restaurant on North Water Street reopened after a seven-month hiatus. "Great news and on my birthday!" Susan Sousa commented on Facebook. "Yes, there really is a Santa Claus," wrote another fan, Kimberly Vieira. The former Carmine’s Italian Ristorante reopened with a slight...

After more than 51 years, Westport Pizzeria is closing and Carmelo "Mel" Mioli, its owner, is retiring, but not before Westport and state officials honored the Mioli family and the business with a celebration at the Post Road East restaurant on Friday. Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and state Sen. Tony Hwang read local and state proclamations,...

After 90 years, the family-owned-and-operated Italian restaurant, Marchi’s, at 251 E. 31st St., closed December 28. There was no menu, and the same courses were served all the time. Fans included publicist Sy Presten, 95, and Joanne Binder, who just marked their 30th year of going there. Customers came in and ordered a cocktail or a glass of wine....

One of New York City’s most revered restaurant groups will officially plant its flag in D.C. next week with the opening of a seafood-focused, Roman-style trattoria in Navy Yard. Maialino Mare will serve its first dinner atop white and blue checkered tablecloths on the ground level of the new Thompson hotel Wednesday, January 8, marking the arrival...

There may be 2,000 miles separating Taos from New York City but there’s an easy way to transport yourself there in spirit, your nose following an aroma redolent of the finest Italian restaurants that the city and Long Island have to offer. And it’s right here in the heart of town. Mondo Italiano is your ticket to “Italian world” in Taos and the mos...