Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 77th issue of our online magazine. What a wonderful trip I did, visiting 9 cities but most of all 10 different sparkling beautiful Italian communities presenting my book "We the Italians. Two flags, One heart. One hundred interviews" (available here http://goo.gl/f2wBha). What a terrific wave of passion for Italy, of...

One of the most buzzed-about restaurant openings of the next few months is Carbone, which is slated to open its doors in Aria in October. The restaurant is a spinoff of the popular Greenwich Village restaurant of the same name, which is known for its Italian-American cuisine and tableside preparations, and which was a finalist for the James Beard a...

Station Casinos LLC is partnering with 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani to open three new restaurants in spring 2015.   New eateries include Slice House by Tony Gemignani and the award-winning Pizza Rock, both joining Green Valley Ranch Resort, and Little Tony's, a new Italian concept opening at Palace Station.   Read more...

If you're Italian at heart, you and your family won't want to miss the San Gennaro Feast in Las Vegas because it is the biggest event since Sinatra came to town. It might be called an annual festival, but lucky us, they hold it twice a year because once is just not enough.   Held Sept. 9-14, 2014, it features mouth-drooling international foo...

The Las Vegas countdown to Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday got uncorked this weekend with a burst of nostalgia.   Comedy legend Jerry Lewis booked a table Saturday to hear British crooner Matt Goss sing Sinatra classics at Caesars Palace. Friday would have been Sinatra's 99th birthday. Lewis, who turns 89 in March, was reunited with Dean Mart...

by Paul Rogers   "If God would have a singing voice, he would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli." So said Las Vegas headliner Celine Dion of the celebrated Italian tenor with whom she dueted on the 1999 hit single "The Prayer."   Bocelli, whose 80 million albums sold worldwide make him the best-selling classical music solo artist of all...

Pasquale's PBS Special continues to penetrate throughout 170,000,000 homes. The momentum is continuing with a Springs 2016 Tour including the following cities: Denver, Las Vegas, Reno, Sacramento, San Diego, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and many more...   LOS ANGELES, CAStay tuned for the following airings in LOS ANGELES onSunday, July 19 at 10AM and...

By Heidi Knapp Rinella   Tips come in from many different places, and in this case it was a regular reader and dedicated fan of a restaurant who just wouldn't give up. But, I told him, I'd looked at the menu on the restaurant's website and didn't think it was much different from any other Italian restaurant in the valley. Ah, but he tol...

by Nikki Artale   The San Gennaro Feast took place on Sept. 9-14, 2014 at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center to celebrate its 35th Annual Feast. It featured 80 Amusement rides, over 70 food booths that included pasta, calamari, calzones, clams, pizza, stuffed artichokes, Italian sausage, corn on the cob and lots more that I can't remember to l...

One culinary upside of living in a town full of expatriates is the cross-section of regional delicacies available in the Las Vegas Valley. But two of the northeast corridor's favorite sandwiches, the Newark Italian hot dog and Philadelphia roast pork, have proven fairly elusive — rarely attempted and almost never done properly. Fortunately for...