Five metro-Phoenix restaurants have joined the list of local favorites that have been featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."   On Friday, Feb. 27, host Guy Fieri "stops by a mom and pop pizza shop firing up pies topped with everything from baked ziti to chicken marsala," according to the "Roadtrippin'" episode description....

We could see the return of Fazoli's to the Phoenix market very soon. The familiar Italian restaurant chain closed its last store in the area in 2008, but is trying to expand back into Phoenix, among other markets, thanks to a recent brand turnaround.   In fact, Phoenix scored very high when looking into potential growth markets accordin...

Mangia Italiano! Hilarity, delicious dishes and two over-the-top plus-size Italian sisters from Brooklyn, stars of their very own fictional cable television show, take audiences on a tour-de-force of Italian songs and cuisine as they sing ("Volare," "Botcha – Me" and much more), dance, joke and laugh through a very special cooking lesson in "Cookin...

If a car to you is simply a means of getting from Point A to Point B, skip this story. Ditto if the thought of forking over $10 million for anything makes you carsick.   Friday night's RM Auction at the Arizona Biltmore could see the first automobile to fetch more than $10 million at auction in Arizona.   Read more   Source:&nb...

Valley residents looking for a pastoral getaway in the middle of the city need look no further than The Farm at South Mountain, where owner Pat Christofolo has created a little slice of paradise — and several of metro Phoenix's top dining destinations.   Christofolo got her start in the food industry at her family's deli, Capistrano's, then...

Naples, a city I adore, and its environs burst to life onstage in "Napoli," a ballet choreographed in 1842 by August Bournonville.   When the curtain rises on Act I, the audience applauds the view of the city's famous bay, with Vesuvius dominating the horizon. When it rises on Act II, the applause is accompanied by gasps, because here we're...

Men in Phoenix have a new place to suit up.International men's fashion brand Suitsupply opened its first Phoenix-area store at Scottsdale Quarter last week, marking the Amsterdam-based company's 11th U.S. store. The retailer is known for its focus on custom tailoring and using 100 percent Italian fabrics to create a modern style.   Read mor...

by Lauren Saria   Later this year, two new noodle restaurants will open in a shared space in downtown Phoenix. The split restaurant concepts will be a sort of East-meets-West noodle affair, with one spot serving Japanese ramen and the other offering Italian eats.   The restaurants, which both come from entrepreneur and chef Marco Di S...

Los Angeles is one of the most significant cities in the United States. It houses one of the most active consulates, which is a point of reference for many Italian people.   We are pleased to host Consul Antonio Verde, who has been representing our country in LA for one year and a half.

Tomaso Maggiore opened his 12th Valley restaurant, a shiny new Italian spot, in a trendy Scottsdale strip mall earlier this fall. But while the restaurant, with its more affordable menu and relaxed atmosphere, fits well in current times, its owner longs for the days of tuxedoed waiters and salads tossed tableside.   "Young people, frankly, I...