This is part two of our interview with Joey Maggiore of Cuttlefish in Scottsdale. The seafood restaurant opened late last year and features an oyster bar (complete with Vespa seating) and a menu of coastal Italian cuisine.   Today, we're talking about the two new restaurants Maggiore plans to open around Scottsdale this year. Be sure to go 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.  ...

by Carey Sweet   Craving whole roasted Sicilian-style pesce di giorno (fish of the day) and a glass of nice Portuguese wine? Find both at the new Spiga Cucina Italiana, which opened in mid-November at Pinnacle Peak and Miller roads in north Scottsdale.   The Mediterranean-themed, rustic-modern restaurant is the work of Toronto restaur...

Sandwiches are sacred. Whether we're talking about the perfect Cubano, Philly cheesesteak, or bahn mi, it would seem just about everyone can agree a well-made sandwich is a beautiful thing. And if you happen to a fan of a classic Italian sandwich served on freshly made bread, then there's certainly beauty to be found at Leoni's Focaccia in Scottsda...

Combining a deep Italian heritage with raising two young children in Scottsdale, Michael Tassoni created "Ciao Bambolini – Italy for Kids." The show was born out of Tassoni's love of Italy and desire to share it with his children and beyond. "I looked for something that would introduce Italy to my kids, and found nothing that could keep them watchi...

So far we've shown you a lot of great places for date nights and two-person dinners for cheap eats in Phoenix, but Uncle Louie The Restaurant is offering something up this summer that's fit for a family of four. The North Scottsdale joint specializes in homey Italian dishes and generous portions-- so you can definitely expect to get your fill with...

At the 2015 Long Beach International Salon and Spa Expo, Alyssa Brasket from Vancouver, WA grabbed the American Crew All-Star U.S. Winner title.   Come April, Brasket will take her tools and travel to Rome to represent America in the American Crew Global All-Star Challenge, a photo and styling competition that combines the art and science in...

It's been a long time since North Scottsdale restaurant Cibo e Vino closed its doors for renovations. In 2014, the Italian restaurant announced via Facebook that it would "be closed briefly" after Sunday, August 3. Apparently, "briefly" meant 10 months, but after the long wait the restaurant is finally ready to reopen.   Located at 3452...

Pizzas, Maseratis, Paolo Soleri's wind bells — the Italian Association is bringing together the finest in local Italian culture this weekend in Scottsdale.   The first Italian Festival of Arizona starts Friday and continues Saturday at SouthBridge in Scottsdale. The Italian Association, which formed last year in the Valley, is transforming...

by Viju Mathew   Ferrari Fans will soon get their fill at the annual Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions, held January 29 and 30. Among the automotive artistry available this year are cars from the collection of Tony Shooshani, an esteemed devotee of the Italian marque.   Prominent examples from his Prancing Horse pantheon will...