Have you ever dreamed of renovating a home in Italy? Join this event to hear Natalie Smargiassi share her experiences renovating the home of her great grandmother. Natalie will also talk about the area of Northern Lazio in the Tiber River Valley. This area is filled with beautiful castles, Etruscan and Roman historic sites, and amazing scenery. All...

Flirting with the camera, chef Vinny DiCostanzo still charms crowds at his namesake restaurant. Vinny’s Italian Kitchen retains the loyal clientele that two decades ago cemented DiCostanzo’s local reputation. Reborn in late 2020, Vinny’s resumed operations at its original east Medford location as though DiCostanzo and his wife, Gina, had never left...

Below is a list of the top and leading Italian Restaurants in Portland. To help you find the best Italian Restaurants located near you in Portland, we put together our own list based on this rating points list. The top-rated Italian Restaurants in Portland, OR are: - Nostrana – specializes in cooking its client’s genuine Italian dishes flavored to...

Santa Margherita USA, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo, has acquired majority ownership of ROCO Winery in Oregon. ROCO Winery was founded in 2001 by Rollin & Corby Stonebraker-Soles. Located in the Willamette Valley region, ROCO wines are highly regarded, with significant critical acclaim. Under the winemaking leaders...

Presentation of the book of the life and writings of Orienta Badia. Wednesday, January 5, 2022. 4:00 AM – 5:30 AM CET. Online event. This talk introduces participants to the extraordinary life of Orienta Badia-a second generation Italiana who possessed rare and pertinent talents that still remain so in 2022. She was born with the gift of dance and...

On the second floor of a creek-front building in Ashland’s Downtown Plaza lies Osteria La Briccola, a warm and welcoming authentic Italian restaurant that opened in early June 2021. The moment I walked into the modest but intimate space, I was greeted by the smells of fresh focaccia bread baking in the kitchen below, an aroma I had yet to have been...

“Our rule here is that we don’t serve anything my mother wouldn’t serve me,” Steve Shinn, owner of Bartolotti’s Pizza Bistro, said. For those campus dwellers, teachers and students alike, a new restaurant has made its way onto our turf: Bartolotti’s Pizza. The restaurant has expanded from Eugene to Springfield and even the Cottage Grove area throug...

Nestled within the boardwalk overlooking the Chetco River sits one of the best restaurants in Brookings, Oregon. Zola’s On the Water serves up delectable Italian dishes alongside a spectacular view of the harbor. Known for their exceptional pizza, the restaurant is a city staple, and no visit to Brookings is complete without a stop at this local fa...

Chef Cathy Whims is an icon in the Portland food scene. She studied with Marcella Hazan and the very founder of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini, was present at the inauguration of one of her restaurants, Nostrana. She is a six-time James Beard “Best Chef: Pacific Northwest” finalist and winner of the coveted 2011 “Leccio d’Oro Osteria Prize” instituted by...

It might come as a surprise that there are still restaurants that managed to open during the pandemic where not a single customer has ever taken a seat indoors. Montelupo Italian Market is among that group, but not for much longer. The restaurant at 344 NE 28th Ave. has announced it is opening its dining room Friday, Nov. 5, for the first time sinc...