Six months after shuttering its doors, a local eatery has found a new home and it’s still located in Historic Downtown Pocatello. Villano’s Italian closed down at its former location at 165 N. Main St. in Pocatello on Jan. 1. This month, the eatery opened just one block away from its old home and is now serving pizza, sandwiches and salads from ins...

Ben’s Italian Night at the American Legion in Post Falls is moving from Thursday nights to Tuesdays, effective tonight. Following a Press article, the popular weekly event drew many more visitors than expected. Due to another recurring Thursday night event that restricted overflow dining space at the Legion, some guests had to be turned away. To av...

Gino Vuolo, owner of Gino’s Italian Ristorante died today, the restaurant announced. Vuolo was born in Naples, Italy, growing up in a family that put its emphasis on Italian cuisine. His grandmother Immacolata opened a restaurant in 1906, which became a family affair. Vuolo, 60, first came to the US at age two years old, when his father opened a re...

What began as a Blimpie sandwich shop in the back of a Chevron gas station is now the home of delicious Italian cuisine, soon to be doubling in size. Cafe Tuscano comes from humble beginnings, serving its first fine Italian meals out of what had been a sandwich shop kitchen nearly 10 years ago. Now, several expansions later, the gas pumps and canop...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...

The sidewalks through the Idaho Falls Farmers Market have just opened on a warm Saturday morning as vendors are still making tent adjustments and arranging their goods on fold-out tables. Flaminia Assirelli, better known as “Mama Fla,” is running back to her car for more food because a line has already formed outside of her tent at the very end of...

An new restaurant offering authentic Italian food is opening in Idaho Falls soon. Mama Fla Authentic Italian Cuisine is opening in late June at 385 River Parkway next to the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. Marco Assirelli and his wife, Flaminia, are the owners. Marco tells EastIdahoNews.com the business will offer a casual dining experience with a...

By now, everybody knows that Ronn Dominici is back in town. He moved to Idaho some time back, but he missed us, so he came back for a visit. Ronn dropped by our house yesterday, and we talked. After he left, an old story came to mind. I mused and mused on this tale so much that I have decided to tell it again, so here it is. It must have seemed lik...

Pizza has returned to Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone complex in an unintended pandemic expansion. Vicino, which means "nearby" in Italian, is the sister restaurant to Vine & Olive, also in Riverstone. Vine & Olive's dining room was closed due to Idaho's stay-home order, says owner Naomi Boutz, who opened the restaurant in January 2018. "I was beyond me...

The city of Caldwell has seen quite a bit of growth over the past few years, especially when it comes to places to eat. And no, foodies have a new upscale option, brought to Caldwell by Chef Steven Topple, a cook who was born "across the pond" but is proud to call the Gem State home. His newest restaurant - Ragazza di Bufalo - is housed in the form...