By Heidi Knapp Rinella   Karen Ericson inquired about local Italian bakeries that sell fresh pastries, especially cannoli, and as usual, her fellow Taste of the Town readers came through. Marlene Drozd recommended Montesano's Italian Eateria at 9905 S. Eastern Ave., which she said not only sells cannoli but also fills the shells when...

by Mike Higdon   Skipolini's Italian is remodeling the interior of the former Firkin' and Wolf Pub and Restaurant in The Summit mall parking lot at 13971 S. Virginia St. The Summit announced it will open in Spring 2016.   Skipolini's Italian features pizzas, pastas and Italian entrees in a sit-down setting. All of the restaurants have...

The Colorado Belle hosts one of its most popular events loosely based on an established September tradition in many other places across America—the Feast of San Gennaro—an Italian festival that is growing nationally.   For their Italian Festival, set for Friday-Sunday, September 27-29, the Belle has a fine recipe in place. You start with the...

The Nevada Museum of Art is bringing a taste of Florence to the Biggest Little City through its new Italian Baroque exhibit.   The exhibit doesn't open until this weekend, but the museum gave us a sneak peek with a special tour guide the man who's been collecting these paintings for decades. "This is the largest collection of Baroque pa...

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...

Reno is home to many festivals that attracts thousands. One of the most highly anticipated events for food lovers is the Eldorado Great Italian Festival that celebrates the food, music and culture of Italy.   Host Mellisa Paul chatted with Gregg Carano, Eldorado Resort Casino Vice President of Food and Beverage about the event that has been...

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...