This month, James Beard Award-Winning Chef Scott Conant is debuting friends-style dining and the first-ever happy hour at Mora Italian in Phoenix along with an expanded happy hour menu inspired by his travels at The Americano in Scottsdale. Giro d’Mora (“Tour of Mora”) is a five-course meal that features an ever-changing lineup of crowd favorites a...

Waco businessman Tom Wright travels Interstate 35 almost weekly, craving the lasagna and the crab fondue at Pignetti’s Italian Restaurant in Temple. “Waco needs something like this, a high-class, upper-end, five-star restaurant,” said Wright, whose construction company bears his name. Heeding his own advice, Wright persuaded Pignetti’s owner Clinto...

Forno 301 had me sitting with a glass of Montepulciano in the dark and Googling the word "testosterone." With so many Italian words on the menu — acciughe, diavola, salsiccia e funghi — it's easy to get confused here.  As it turns out, the word testosterone is exactly what you think it is. My search results did not show any pictures of red sauce pi...

Put this one on your bucket list. A new restaurant in Ahwatukee is pioneering a concept we never knew we needed in our lives: spaghetti and meatballs in a bucket. You may have seen this on an episode of Scooby-Doo, but this ain't no O'Greazy's Bucket of Fun restaurant. This is the real deal.  The spot is literally called By the Bucket, and it's the...

Below is a list of the top and leading Italian Restaurants in Phoenix. To help you find the best Italian Restaurants located near you in Phoenix, we put together our own list based on this rating points list. Phoenix’s Best Italian Restaurants: The top rated Italian Restaurants in Phoenix are: - L’amore Italian Restaurant – offers fine dining with...

More often than not, when Americans think of Italian food, their mind instantly goes to pizza and pasta. While that’s an understandable oversimplification, Mora Italian has made a concerted effort to change the way people think about Italian cuisine here in the Valley. Owned by celebrity chef Scott Conant, Mora specializes in finding unique and cre...

A Valley WWII Army veteran celebrated her birthday in style this year. Friends and family held a birthday parade Wednesday to honor Stella Srgo who turned 100 years old. As if that isn't incredible enough, Stella served as a drill sergeant and air raid warden in the Army, and also worked as a civilian in a factory making parts for the military. Ste...

Medford's Italian sister city helped raise money for a donation of nearly $5,000 to the Phoenix-Talent Schools Fire Relief Fund, the Medford-Alba Sister City Association announced on Monday. "Our friends in Alba were devastated to hear of the Southern Oregon fires that affected our community," the Association said in a statement. "They immediately...

Arizona restaurant legend Tomaso Maggiore, a fixture on the Valley culinary scene for more than four decades, died after battling cancer, the family announced Saturday. He was 73. Maggiore, who was born and raised in the Sicily region of Italy, opened Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant on Camelback Road in 1977. He would go on to launch more than 50 resta...

Italian-American food company Saint Pasta, started by Joe Cetrulo and Racan Alhoch, gained a cult-like following after opening in 2019. Now, vodka sauce fans will be able to find the pasta truck in downtown Phoenix. Saint Pasta is planting the company's food truck at The Pemberton House, a historic home owned by Jonathon Vento and his real estate d...