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...

The Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg will be the guest performers at the William P. Carter Memorial Italian Composers Concert on Friday, October 25, at 7:30 PM, at St. George’s Church, 905 Princess Anne Street. The annual concert is offered free by the Fredericksburg-Este Association, in honor of Bill Carter, long-time choral performer and also ac...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Virginia Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. La Vera Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine Topping the list is La Vera Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine. Located at 211 25th St.,...

The full force of heightened emotions and stupendous music is what is in store for audiences when Virginia Opera brings its production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” to the Center for the Arts. #Puccini’s “Tosca” features some of his most acclaimed, best-known lyrical arias. “Tosca” is set in Rome on the brink of military invasion with a trio of trag...

Take one step into Sal's Italian Restaurant, and you feel like part of one big, happy, Italian family; from the smells to the sounds to the tastes.  Jeff Baker is happy to have found this gem, since moving from the Northeast. "The tastes are phenomenal, and I miss that being from the Northeast. So I'm glad they brought it here." Brothers Jerry and...

The space at 805 N. Davis Ave. has seen a number of restaurant tenants over the years. For a long time it was Avenue 805, then The Betty on Davis, followed by a French concept from Kevin Roberts (of Perly’s and the bygone Black Sheep), Swan Dive, which shuttered in late April. While some may consider the location to be “cursed,” current tenants Sus...

A Neapolitan pizza place plans to open a new location in the Mosaic District. Pupatella, a local Italian pizza chain, put up signage announcing their new location at 140 Penny Lane, adjacent to Penny Lane Park. The restaurant chain was founded in 2007 by Enzo Algarme, whose craving for authentic and homemade pizza inspired him to open his own pizze...