Thompson Italian Alexandria is definitely not a clone of the Falls Church modern Italian eatery, which ranks in the Top 10 of Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2022 50 Best Restaurants. The new spot is a destination-worthy restaurant with a distinctive menu illuminated by executive chef Lucy Dakwar’s Palestinian heritage. Dakwar, who has worked side-by-...

Villanova freshman Marco Langon (Raritan, N.J.) recorded the most significant milestone to date of his young collegiate career and did so on a big stage during competition at the USATF Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon. Langon raced in the U20 Men's division and recorded a third place finish which earned him the opportunity to test...

When you think of Italian cuisine, the first thing that comes to mind is probably pasta (with pizza coming in as a close second). But at these Best Restaurants, the dinner options extend way beyond our favorite carb-filled dishes. From calamari to tiramisu, enjoy classic dishes at one of these local Italian restaurants. Carmello’sManassas / Italian...

Marco’s Pizza — a pizza chain that has 1,100 stores across the country and the Bahamas — is expected to add a location in the Reston and Herndon area next year. In an announcement on Wednesday (Dec. 14), the company said it plans to open nine total stores in Virginia. First in line was a location at 46515 Harry Byrd Highway in Sterling, which recen...

Two years after it was toppled by protesters, Richmond City Council has given away a statue of Christopher Columbus to a local Italian-American organization. The statue of Columbus, which stood over Byrd Park, was torn down and thrown into a nearby lake in the Summer of 2020, during a spontaneous demonstration in the wake of the death of George Flo...

Husband and wife team Gabe and Katherine Thompson have set their sights on an early January opening for the second location of their Falls Church-based eponymous eatery Thompson Italian. The celebrated family-friendly restaurant will occupy the former Hank’s Oyster Bar space at 1024 King St. in Old Town. “We love living and working in Northern Virg...

Downtown Herndon’s long-awaited Deli Italiano opened November 30th, welcoming diners for casual meals of pasta, sandwiches, salads, and pizza. The extensive menu offers a tasty variety of classic pizza joint items and more. Try the meatballs starter — the six two-bite meatballs are baked in tangy marinara and topped with mozzarella. It is a satisfy...

Angela Petruzzelli is about to open her dream Italian restaurant Sprezza in downtown Richmond. When she moved to Richmond with her boyfriend in 2020, she recognized restaurants that served Italian food, but the style of Italian food they served was not the kind she preferred. "[Italian] food is not only something I relate so strongly to, but it's s...

Thanksgiving is just days away. For those of us who need a break from cooking, we have just the place for you - Papa’s Pizza in Salem. For Vincenzo De Giovanni, working in a restaurant is part of his identity. He tells us, “It’s pretty much in the blood. When I was a kid, I was like, ‘I want to be like my dad.’” He’d work side-by-side with his dad...

Nona’s Italian Cucina has been awarded the 2022 Made in Virginia award for its pasta sauce. The magazine received more than 200 entries from all across Virginia. Nona’s Italian Cucina is a Charlottesville small business that all started in Italy in 1990. Owner Yvonne Cunningham followed her husband overseas while he was serving in Naples, and there...