You don’t have to travel across state lines to find some of the country’s best food; we really seem to have it all here in Virginia. Whether you’re seeking global cuisines or something super local, the options are virtually endless. Yet even still, we’re constantly surprised by the unparalleled quality of food to be found in surprising places. For...

When we approached the front door of Sandro’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, we both remarked we used to rent videos from this location. Located in the continuing-to-be-renovated Marketplace in Christiansburg, Sandro’s is sure to bring in the traffic. With all the construction and new places going in, it is to your advantage to drive carefully thro...

For six years, business and life partners Brendon Hudson, right, and David Monteagudo have owned and operated Liliahna, a catering business named after Hudson’s great-aunt, who hails from a small town (Port S. Elpidio) in Southern Italy. But last September, the duo, who met while still in culinary school, decided to branch out their business and op...

“The impetus that led to initiating the Italian-American Club was to focus on all of the contributions, legacy and leadership that the Italian American community has provided for over 150 years in our country,” said Stabile. The club’s hope this year is to do just that. During October, students collaborated with Stabile to decorate a display case i...

Sometimes even the most creative chefs need a side project. Take, for example, Bertrand Chemel, whose work at 2941 in Falls Church made it my No. 1 restaurant this year. And we food critics can’t live on fine dining alone. Sometimes, we all just want a pizza. That’s why this weekend, a visit to Pizzeria Orso, also in Falls Church, was a match made...

A popular Valley restaurant has expanded, but not with another restaurant location. Instead, it’s bringing an authentic Italian market to the Friendly City. Vito’s Italian Kitchen now has Vito’s Italian Market open right next door to its Harrisonburg location. Owners Katharine Corgan and Vito Pellerito hope it brings something new and vibrant to to...

When it comes to homemade Italian food, sometimes the simple dishes are the most impressive. That’s certainly true at Aldo’s Ristorante in Virginia Beach, where spaghetti is among the most popular orders. Of course, we’re not talking about your generic spaghetti and meatballs dish, but rather, a masterpiece of homemade pasta, sauce, and herbs. This...

Pulcinella Restaurant, an Italian kitchen, has reopened in a new location in McLean Tuesday. The restaurant announced on its website it would open at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 1310 Chain Bridge Road. The old location at 6852 Old Dominion Drive is now home to The Italian Oven. The owner of The Italian Oven is the Esposito family, which has a hi...

There will soon be a familiar face on the bench again in the city of Jamestown. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council approved George Panebianco, who was nominated by Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist, to be a city court judge. This isn’t the first time Panebianco has been a city judge. He previously served as a part-time city judge from 2004 to 2014...

Italian cured meats producer Veronesi Holding S.p.A. will establish its first U.S. production operation in Rockingham County, VA. The facility will create more than 150 jobs over the next four years as the company plans to explore the possibility of working with smaller Virginia farms for its American production needs. “This is a very ambitious pro...