An Italian maker of parts for electric motors announced on Tuesday it will be opening its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Blacksburg after acquiring a local division of a Radford company. According to Montgomery County Economic Development Director Brian Hamilton, Italy-based Zapi S.p.A. recently purchased InMotion, which at the time was a Ra...

Fred Napolitano Sr. is the recipient of the 2015 Virginia Beach First Citizen Award, the Virginia Beach Jaycees announced this week.   In a news release, the Jaycees said Napolitano, a New York native, is a first generation Italian who moved to Virginia Beach in 1955 when he recognized the vast potential the city had for success as a builder...

by Ethan Rothstein   Despite a weekend where neighbors came by and were served free pizza, The Italian Store isn't opening in Westover for another two weeks.    Owner Robert Tramonte said the two soft openings were meant as a "thank you" to the neighborhood– and a chance to break in the new pizza ovens — but the store, at 5837 Wa...

Leonardo LoCascio Selections (LLS), a member of The Winebow Group and America's leading importer of premium Italian wines, has announced that it is the exclusive U.S. importer of Il Marroneto, the highly acclaimed Brunello producer led by owner and winemaker Alessandro Mori. Il Marroneto joins a portfolio that represents more than 50 wineries throu...

The Italian Place, a new gourmet market and eatery, plans to open its doors Thursday, Sept. 8 in Alexandria, the business has announced. The business will be open starting at 10 a.m.   The eatery will offer fresh-made sub sandwiches, gourmet salads, imported pastas and olive oils, Illy coffee and Italian soda, Italian wines, gift baskets and...

As hot water was poured into a stainless steel kettle, Rynn Caputo stirred what became a smooth provolone.Eventually the cheese was ready to be stretched, twisted and kneaded into a length that rivaled the longest jump rope."At some point, this becomes a two-person job," said her husband, David Caputo.While the couple worked, their words and the wa...

If one is good, two is better. Devoted fans of The Italian Store would surely agree. ARLNow.com reports that popular Arlington delicatessen The Italian Store -- which has thrived in the Lyon Village neighborhood for more than three decades -- plans a second location in Westover. The new location, at 5839 Washington Blvd., will be about twice the s...

Due fratelli italiani, Angelo e Roberto Giambra, trasferiti da Torino negli Stati Uniti nel 1996, stanno facendo parlare di loro in questi giorni per una iniziativa molto particolare: stanno pedalando attraverso tutta la costa orientale con strumenti musicali a bordo, esibendosi in varie città e paesi.

Who's hungry? Will Thomas is back at it-- on the hunt for your next memorable meal. This week's throw of the dart took him to Centreville, Virginia-- and once again, we went Italian!   Viewers took to twitter to tell Will where to eat, and "where" was Ciao Osteria! It's just nine months old, but already has a loyal following.   Read m...

On Saturday, June 11 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Downtown Belmont will be the scene of a street festival celebrating Charlottesville's Italian Sister City of Poggio a Caiano.   The event caps off the first part of a chef exchange between Tavola restaurant and Poggio's Ristorante il Falcone sponsored in part by the Charlottesville Sister Cities C...