Tasty discovery: Italia white pizza Destination: Vinny’s Pizza and Pasta, 748 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News (also locations at 332 Oyster Point Road in Newport News, and at 4350 George Washington Memorial Highway in York County) Cost: $11-$21.50 depending on size and style Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday Inf...

Opera on the James, located in Lynchburg, Virginia named singer, director, and teacher, Marco Nisticò General Director this past June. Nisticò summed up his mission on the company’s website, saying, “[Opera] has the capacity to move, inspire, provoke thought, and entertain. It helps us to understand who we are and how we relate to each other. As di...

Melanie Mitchell grew up like most Italian Americans, eating dishes that challenged your stomach. When her mother re-married Ray, a Texan, they all learned very quickly about each other’s cultures through food. Christmases were spent eating everything from pasta to barbeque, which is now what you get at their Franklin County restaurant, Napoli Cowb...

Neapolitan-style pizzeria Pupatella is expected to open its second Arlington location this week. The new location at 1621 S. Walter Reed Dr. — formerly an Ethiopian restaurant — is just off South Glebe Road, not far from Army Navy Country Club and the Arlington Cinema Draft House, according to reports. Partner Anastasiya Laufenberg told ARLNow that...

Officials and members of the local Italian-American community gathered in Glen Elk Friday afternoon for a ceremony declaring the district to be Clarksburg’s “Little Italy.” A sign honoring the legacy of the many Italian-American families who have roots in the area was unveiled in a lot at the corner of 4th and Clark streets. “Today is an important...

Last October, during the visit of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella to the White House, President Donald Trump said the following words: "The United States and Italy are bound together by a shared cultural and political heritage dating back thousands of years to Ancient Rome.” An uproar broke out, because some people wanted to...

Have you tried the Eggplant Parmesan at Aldo’s Italian Kitchen? It’s outta this world! And the Chicken Piccata? Forget about it. Close your eyes and take a bite and you’ll think you’re sitting in a deli in Parma, Italy. Actually, it was in a similar place that Aldo’s owner, Emanuele Cognetti, was raised, and his entire life has been focused around...

Rossella Gabriele, a 2019 magna cum laude graduate of Washington and Lee University who received a BS with a double major in physics and global politics, is the university’s 17th Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday that Gabriele, 22, of St. Louis, Missouri, was one of 32 scholars chosen this year. The scholarship, which averages $70,0...

Ten years ago, I had one of the best desserts of my life at an Italian restaurant called L’Artusi in Manhattan. It was an olive-oil cake—decadent but light, with sparkles of salt and boozy raisins, a tuft of whipped crème fraîche, and not a trace of bitterness. The cake was the work of Katherine Thompson—who is one half of the married couple behind...

The “American dream” came true for Republican John Avoli after he defeated Democratic challenger Jennifer Lewis with 58% of the overall votes in Tuesday’s general election. According to unofficial election results from the Virginia Department of Election, Avoli, R-Staunton, won each precinct in the district which spans from Augusta and Nelson coun...