Scottsdale residents, meet Meat the Ball. The Italian restaurant focused on meatballs will hold a grand opening for its new location near Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard on Nov. 7. The full-service eatery was created by Pomo Restaurant Group, which has opened Valley restaurants Pomo Pizzeria, Luna Gelataria and Mora Italian. The 1,...

Scottsdale/Phoenix enjoys a vibrant food and wine culture. But also due to its great weather year-round, is home to top aerobatic pilots and two of the busiest general aviation airports in the United States. Scottsdale/Phoenix’s energetic outdoor spirit is the perfect location to push the limits and celebrate the victory with diverse fine foods and...

Fendi is expanding its Roman empire . . . to Scottsdale, Arizona. The luxury fashion house just announced that it is building a collection of 41 bespoke Fendi Private Residences that will be come to market later this year and be completed in 2020. Each home will average 3,500 square feet, with the design and architecture spearheaded by architect Ma...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! The new book by We the Italians, the Yearbook of 2018, has been released: you can find it here. In 2018 we interviewed 26 leaders, 26 friends who gave us 26 different views about 24 different topics of the relation between Italy and the US. History, education, Little Italy, sport, language, rese...

Two things about Parma Italian Roots in North Scottsdale augur that you may be in for a different kind of Italian meal. First, in a back corner, on a tiny white shelf, stands a copy of Flour + Water: Pasta, a canonical tome on progressive pasta. Its spine is stripped and fraying, looking so worn that it was likely used not dozens but hundreds of ti...

A line-up of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2019 auction, scheduled for January 18-19 during Arizona Auction Week. The 275 GTB Prototype that raced in the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally, a late-production Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, a single-louver Tour de France and a Vignale-bodied 250 MM will be pr...

The Italian Association of Arizona, a local 501c (3) non-profit, is excited to announce its 6th Annual Italian Festival celebrating all things Italian. This two-day event will entertain and delight guests with live music, delicious Italian food and wine, dance performances, authentic Italian crafts and more. The festival will take place on Saturday...

Mario Cimmino just introduced a kind of gelato unlike any in metro Phoenix. Sandwiched between four art galleries on each side, Gelato Cimmino opened in Old Town Scottsdale in mid-October. Right after summer. In a district rife with gelato and ice cream. An Italian dabbling in gelato for the first time. With some primetime overseas help, Cimmino ma...

Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, but is there a difference between the two? According to kitchen.com, gelato begins with a custard base, as does ice cream, "but has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all). It is churned at a much slower rate, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato den...

At just 27 years old, Chris Gentile has already won recognition for being the youngest executive chef in downtown San Diego. He opened Double Standard Kitchenette when he was 24 and has since earned praise for serving inventive Italian-inspired cuisine including fresh pastas, wood-fired pizzas and creative small plates.  Gentile is about to turn 28...