While a few new restaurants have opened in the region recently, one stands out for being a delivery meal service specializing in lasagna. Christian Stratford and Drew Baxter plan to open their new Beradi's Italian Cucina by the end of April. “Our lasagna is pretty consistently amazing,” Stratford said. “There are a lot of really good Italian dishes...

A restaurateur who ran an Italian eatery for two decades in Southern California has set up shop in Boise’s Northgate Shopping Center. New restaurant Vincenzo Trattoria is slated to open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at 6970 W. State St., says chef and manager Vincenzo Nicoletta. Nicoletta, who was born in Italy, defines a trattoria as “a casual dini...

Locals have hyped Buddy’s Italian Restaurant for years and for good reason. Owner Steve Piper says the restaurant prides itself on quality service and consistently great tasting food. “We make our own spaghetti sauces, pizza sauces, pizza dough and sausage — everything is homemade here,” Piper says. Buddy’s has been going strong since February 1961...

With two new pizza joints appearing in the last two months, it’s tough to argue that Boise is hurting for places to grab a slice. But a new Italian restaurant? That’s an offer we can’t refuse. Vincenzo Trattoria plans to open in early March at 6970 W. State St., according to chef and manager Vincenzo Nicoletta. The 2,241-square foot space at Northg...

When Kacey Montgomery and his wife, Shannon Lincoln, decided to open Pizzeria Sazio, they entered the project with their eyes wide open — staring at a sea of pepperoni in Boise. “There’s so many places doing pizza,” admits Montgomery, who also owns a Downtown restaurant, Juniper. “There’s a lot of pub pizza,” he says. “And there’s a lot of pile-eve...

by James Patrick Kelly   Gino Vuolo didn't have to look into a crystal ball six years ago when he moved his popular Italian restaurant from Downtown Boise. He knew Meridian was becoming Idaho's fastest growing city and wanted to situate his eatery, Gino's Italian Ristorante, smack dab in the center of the suburban sprawl.  ...

By Natalie Hurst & KBOI Web Staff   Boise's Italian American Club celebrated its 40th year and dedicating new bocce ball courts Wednesday night. The games began on the new courts with a wine toast at Boise's Municipal Park. The original courts were built back in 2008 when there was one league with eight teams. Now the group has...

by James Patrick Kelly   Bodovino is opening a second Treasure Valley location on Saturday, Aug. 27, and the food menu will be noticeably larger than its wine-bar concept at 404 S. 8th St. in Boise. The new Bodovino Ristorante will be in Fountain Square at The Village at Meridian, situated in the former Cacicia's Cucinas Old World Sicil...

Date: Sunday, June 29,2014 - Location Julia Davis Park, Shelter #1(Same location as last year near the bocce courts)Event: Annual Summer Potluck Picnic & Bocce TournamentTime: 12:00 - 4:00 Men's Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. This year, phone calls will be made to all men members to coordinate this breakfast and setup for the picnic. It's hard...

Thanks to the growing success of the super We Love Italian "Let Us Adopt Italian Language Students" campaign, grants are now available through COMITES of San Francisco, the "Committee of Italians Abroad" in our area.   The purpose of the grants is to promote and support teaching and learning of Italian language and culture in Northern Califo...