Two familiar faces were at the 10th annual Italian Fest and recognition dinner Saturday night. News 4's Joe Hart and Brandon Wholey attended the charity event for Bristlecone Family Resources. The non-profit offers addiction and mental wellness treatment and prevent services in Northern Nevada.   "You will be surprised at how many people ar...

THE PLACE: The name Toni Rigatonis, a new Italian-American restaurant in northwest Reno, reflects a very personal mash-up for owner Chris Schiavone. Toni honors his father, Antonio, and rigatoni was his favorite childhood pasta.   The restaurant occupies a storefront space on the south side of the Raley's center at Robb Drive and Mae Anne Av...

arte italia welcomes Michelin Star chef Luigi TaglientiSeptember 21 - 23, 2014 - from Milano   Acclaimed chef Luigi Taglienti of Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala will be arte italia's special guest for three culinary classes, September 21-23, 2014. Recently awarded three forks by Gambero Rosso in the 2014 guide, Chef Taglienti wi...

Chef Norbert Niederkofler Ristorante St. Hubertus - Trentino-Alto AdigeApril 28-May 1, 2013 Renowned Italian chef Norbert Niederkofler will be arte italia's special guest for four culinary classes, April 28-May 1, 2013. From his kitchen at Ristorante St. Hubertus in the Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa in San Cassiano, Chef Niederkofler is intern...

by Johnathan L. Wright   Food & Drink and Eldorado Resort Casino invite people to enter the meatball contest celebrating the Great Italian Festival running Oct. 11-12 in downtown Reno. Submit full name, city and recipe to Johnathan L. Wright at jwright@rgj.com. Recipe must be in standard cookbook format and contain all ingredient amounts...

Home is the chef, home from the coast — and he's brought it with him. Seventeen years ago, Tim Magee left Reno for a cooking job a friend had snagged for him in Pisa, Italy. Along the way, he worked in various Italian kitchens (plus a quick stint back stateside), even, at one point, co-owning a restaurant recommended by the Michelin Guide and...

arte italia is pleased to announce the return of renowned Chef Nicola Portinari from Veneto, Italy! Chef Portinari will guest-host culinary exhibition classes September 27th - 29th. Please read about visiting Chef Portinari and enter your name in the Randomized Selection Registration explained below. You may register anytime from August 17th -...

"This is the best part of the whole meal," swoons Julie Mottes between spoonfuls of honey and brittle semifreddo atop Guanaia chocolate fondue. "You should write your story starting with dessert and work backwards." Considering the out-of-this-world-delicious meal we've been enjoying this particular February evening, Mottes' assertion is a bold on...

For 32 years, the Eldorado has brought the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy to downtown Reno during the Eldorado Great Italian Festival. The festival, held each year over Columbus Day weekend, is a celebration of Italian culture and traditions.   Set for October 12 and 13, the festival transforms downtown Reno into Little Italy with a gra...

by Jessica Santina   The Botanical Garden of Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova), in northern Italy, was possibly the world's first botanical garden. Established in 1545, it has made a profound contribution to modern science, especially in the disciplines of botany, medicine, chemistry, ecology and pharmacy.   It's a kind of history that...