Tony DiSilvestro didn’t set out to turn a good portion of his family’s restaurant business into a charity. It just sort of worked out that way. At the beginnings of the coronavirus crisis in March, the founder of the local Ynot Italian chain decided to go across the street from his Great Neck location in Virginia Beach to the Church of the Ho...

Adapting to survive. That’s what many restaurants are doing these days. And Pasta e Pani by Salvatore is one of them. They are hosting a pop-up market in front of their place on Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, starting tomorrow and going through May 30. A table will be loaded with items like homemade mozzarella...

Lampo's Neapolitan food and its signature pizza scissors have made it a staple in the Charlottesville food scene.   "It's definitely not the traditional New York slice by any stretch of the imagination," said Lampo co-owner Andrew Cole. Lampo is the five-year-old brainchild of two pizza lovers, who were always craving Neapolitan-style pizza."It's t...

In the midst of this difficult time, the Richmond Symphony is pleased to share some very good news. We are proud to announce the appointment of award-winning Italian conductor Valentina Peleggi as our next Music Director. Peleggi will begin her role on July 1, 2020, for an initial four-year period conducting at least ten weeks a season, making Pele...

Smithfield’s own 2020 Military Spouse of the Year Brandy Brosnan is forced to talk about her recent award from the confines of a military base in Livorno, Italy, where she and her family have been in lockdown since March 9. Brosnan, a Smithfield native, said she and her family are doing well at Camp Darby, where she heads a USA Girl Scouts Overseas...

Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., (“Comstock”) (NASDAQ: CHCI) announced today that Boston-based Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse has signed a lease covering more than 11,000 square feet of retail space on the Metro Plaza at Reston Station, one of two large transit-oriented projects included in the anchor portfolio of managed assets being develop...

An Italian restaurant with close to three decades of history in Hampton Roads will be the owner and anchor at a new Virginia Beach office building at the long-planned location of a biosciences park. Ynot Italian’s corporate headquarters will occupy part of the planned 45,000-square-foot office building on Princess Anne Road. Ynot bought 6 acres of...

“It's all about the sauce,” says chef Tony Illiano, owner of Lansdowne Town Center's newest eatery, Il Cappero. Originally from Naples, Italy, Illiano moved to the U.S. in 1983. His grandmother taught him how to make the family's secret sauce recipe when he was 15, and it has been the basis for his cooking ever since. “My grandmother taught me if y...

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...