If you're planning on going out to grab a bite for dinner in Phoenix, you should probably plan on bringing a couple of Jacksons for the pasta dish you're ordering. A report from Zagat on dining trends for the Phoenix metro area said the average person will spend $30.85 on a dinner out, among some other interesting facts.   If we continu...

When catering to the taste buds of the masses no genre of food is a bigger culinary crowd-pleaser than Italian -- thinly pounded meats, hand-rolled pasta, rich and zesty sauces paired with red and white Tuscan wines, and oh, did we mention all the cheese? Sorry, Phoenix, better check your no-carb New Year's resolutions at the door, because we're a...

The Consulate General of Italy, in order to facilitate the access to the services rendered by the passport department to our citizens living in areas far away from Los Angeles, also this year is organizing - in collaboration with our local Honorary Consulate - a meeting in Phoenix to take the fingerprints of those who wish to apply for a new passpo...

by Robert Isenberg   There are plenty of places for wood-fired pizza in the Valley, but the newly opened Forno 301 in downtown Phoenix is distinct. Owners Roberto Dadone and Luca Dagliano grew up in Sanremo, a Mediterranean city in northwestern Italy, where they trained in traditional cuisine.   Lively, passionate, and good-humored, t...

One of the world's greatest artists is coming to Phoenix. OK, not the artist himself, but one of his works. Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester will be on display at the Phoenix Art Museum starting on Saturday.   Jerry Smith is curator of American and European Art to 1950 and Art of the American West at Phoenix Art Museum. Leonardo da V...

Two 20 years old Italian scientists, Massimo Cappelletto and Davide Zilli who just one year ago got their diploma at the ISIS "Arturo Malignani" Institute of Udine, reached the second award in the category Energy and Transportation at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the most famous scientific award for high school students fro...

By Becky Bartkowski "I use the same approach to clothes as I did when I designed buildings," the late Gianfranco Ferré once said. "It is basic geometry: You take a flat form and revolve it in space."    This hyper-technical, detail-oriented approach the Italian architect turned designer employed is evident in Phoenix Art Museum's prese...

by Damien Alameda    The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission (PRSC) has announced its 2014 class of inductees for the 44th Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. This year's Induction Ceremony will honor Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club founder Arthur J. Martori; Phoenix International Raceway entrepreneur Emmett "Buddy" Jobe; three-time Paralympic Whee...

Originally from Northern Italy—Veneto to be precise—author Maria Grazia Swan came to the United States as an adult. She lived in other European countries as a child, so the only thing that had her concerned was the ocean in between. Oh, and here's a secret she shared —she doesn't know how to swim!Today, Maria has two grown sons and grandsons, who b...

Two longtime Valley restaurants are closing their doors.   La Fontanella After 10 years running restaurants in Chicago, Isabella Mannone moved to Phoenix in 1982 and opened La Fontanella. A few years later, husband Berto Bertuccio came on board, adding to La Fontanella's charms with his homemade gelato, a Valley rarity in those days.  ...