Nothing makes us swoon like hand-rolled pasta or wood-fired pizza, and Phoenix has no shortage of chefs who have perfected these crafts. From heavy stacks of lasagna to delicate ravioli, our guide to Italian restaurants in Phoenix will have you in carb heaven. ENJOY THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN PHOENIXGet ready for white tablecloths, waiters in...

The Arizona Regional Gala will Honor Chef Joey Maggiore and the Maggiore Family at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. The demand is high to support the National Italian American Foundation in the Southwest. Tickets are almost sold out for the Foundation’s Arizona Regional Gala on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. With s...

When dealing with air travel, the name of the game is often “speed.” How fast can you get from one gate to the next? Do you have enough time to use the bathroom before boarding begins? How long will it take to place an order and chow down on your food? With so many questions concerning time, a restaurant with the tagline of “Real Italian, Real Fast...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is set to honor Chef Joey Maggiore and the Maggiore Family at the Foundation's Arizona Regional Gala in Phoenix on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the iconic Arizona Biltmore Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "NIAF is proud to return to Phoenix and honor Chef Joey Maggiore and the Maggiore family for the...

Nestled in the corner of Desert Ridge, Sfizio Modern Italian Kitchen is a cozy, dimly lit spot perfect for an intimate evening for two or a glass of wine with friends. The candle-lit environment features dark wood accents, with vibrant pops of color found throughout the space. The kitchen is an open concept, allowing guests to view Chef Rocco work...

Vincent Abramo carries a weighty legacy, one that his father brought to Phoenix from  Italy. And now, 55 years later, he carries it in his day-to-day life.  He’s the only one with a set of keys to Tony’s Italian Delicatessen at the corner of  Dunlap Avenue and Seventh Street. So, at 8 a.m. every morning, he opens the deli his father Tony Abramo pas...

Joey and Cristina Maggiore's Italian restaurants The Sicilian Butcher and The Sicilian Baker will expand with nearly 20 additional locations opening over the next four years, including the first restaurants outside of Arizona. The Maggiore Group restaurants currently have three locations each in the metro Phoenix area and the group plans to open tw...

Private equity firm Savory Fund has announced its 10th emerging brand investment — acquiring a majority interest stake in Joey Maggiore concept, The Sicilian Butcher. This is the second investment Savory Fund has made in a Maggiore brand, following the $20 million investment in Hash Kitchen in Nov. 2021. This time around, Savory Fund is allocating...

Fans of Netflix's "Chef's Table" likely tuned in to the latest edition, "Chef's Table: Pizza," in which the streaming platform spotlighted the culinary staple by following a few chefs renowned for their pizza prowess. Per IMDb, the first season of this edition of the show followed chefs from Kyoto to Rome, showcasing their expertise and their persp...

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo was driving home from an eye doctor appointment Tuesday when general manager Mike Hazen called to let him know that the team had opted to exercise Lovullo's contract option for 2023. Hazen said he had the full support of managing general partner Ken Kendrick and team president/CEO Derrick Hall in making the decision. "...