The ABR Roadshow will be making a visit to Roanoke in the near future. On Thursday, America’s Best Restaurants announced that they will soon be featuring Remini’s, a Roanoke Italian restaurant. ABR said they will be visiting Roanoke to film at Remini’s on September 29, highlighting popular dishes, along with interviewing the owners, James and Dawn...

For her first restaurant, Angela Petruzzelli is looking to bring a slice of Puglia to Shockoe Slip. Petruzzelli is preparing to take her Italian pop-up concept Sprezza full-time and has leased the former longtime home of Morton’s The Steakhouse at 111 Virginia St. in the Turning Basin building. Petruzzelli, who was born in Italy and grew up in Miam...

If the name Obici seems familiar you may have noticed it on Sentara Obici Hospital, the historic Obici House at Sleepy Hole Golf Course, the Obici Healthcare Foundation, the Meridian Obici apartment complex in downtown Suffolk, Obici Industrial Blvd, the Obici-Oderzo Fountain, or even a glass of cold Birra Del Obici at the Nansemond Brewing Station...

The family owners of two popular Italian restaurants in Richmond are planning to open a third location in the Chesterfield neighborhood of Bon Air. 8News spoke with owner Filippo Genova who said that his passion for food originally came from family cooking back in Sicily where he grew up. According to Genova, some of the recipes in his menus today,...

Reston Station, a massive mixed-use project at the door of the Wiehle-Reston Metro Station, is poised to welcome another big restaurant this year. Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is slated to open this fall, according to signage at the front of the 11,000-square-foot restaurant at 1902 Reston Metro Plaza.  The anticipated opening comes nearly t...

When Filippo Genova bought a commercial building in Bon Air in 2018, he knew he had finally found an opening for his long-sought restaurant in the Southside neighborhood. He just didn’t know it would take him four years to put the building to work. This fall the Sicilian restaurateur is planning to open Genova’s Pizza Station & Take Out Kitchen at...

New Dominion Bookshop will host a book reading and signing with author and UVA professor Kiki Petrosino on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Petrosino will be reading from her new memoir, Bright, which will be released from Sarabande in early August. This in-person event will be free to attend and open to the public. Bright: A Memoir, the first full-lengt...

Shopping at various grocery stores in the Richmond area the early 2000s, customers might have heard a toddler singing in the cart as her mother shopped for her family. Little did they know that the young vocalist in the cereal aisle would one day be performing opera on the international stage and would release her first single recording, "Cinema Pa...

Justus Frank and Jeremy Barber are sticking with Italian food with their pop-up restaurant Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Del Ray. It’s been a little more than a year since the partners closed their date night spot Live Oak (1603 Commonwealth Avenue) and reopened it as Elo’s. The pop-up has been a hit with customers, Frank says, adding that it’s a lot...

The town of Dublin can prepare to have a new go-to destination to enjoy Fast. Fresh. Italian. food when Fazoli’s opens its doors to the community soon! Located at 4416 Cleburne Blvd., Fazoli’s broke ground on its new Dublin restaurant in mid-May with a projected opening date in late summer.  When the 4,400-square-foot restaurant opens its doors, it...