Salt District, a casual Italian restaurant from E3 Restaurant Group, which owns Metropolitan Grill and Elliott’s Oyster House, is now open on Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront. The former Red Robin space, which has been renovated in the last few months to include sea-blue booths and dark wooden tables, includes an outdoor patio with clear views of...

That’s-A-Some Italian Ristorante had been part of downtown Poulsbo’s restaurant scene for more than three decades. The ownership group behind Dalla Baia, its successor, is already eying a similar time horizon. The owners of the new Italian bistro have talked about the long game, said Sandy Kolbeins, who is part of that group alongside husband-wife...

Growing up on opposite sides of Italy, Valentina Iseppi and Carmela Pappalardo had similar experiences trying rowing for the first time at age 10: They hated it. “I was so scared,” Iseppi said. “I took maybe one stroke, turned around and went back in. I said, ‘I’m never going to row ever again. It is so bad.'” Said Pappalardo: “I was really scared,...

Come join the fun – and enter to win a Vespa – at Casa Italiana’s ‘Vespa Festa’ on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. This event will include music, food, a market, beer & wine garden, prizes and a raffle to win a Vespa (just $10 per ticket). Food booths will feature: - Italian favorites-Lasagna, Manicotti- Meatball Sandwiches- Gelato-...

ITALIAN FOOD HAS DEEP ROOTS in Seattle, from the immigrants who built a community in Rainier Valley a century ago to its influence on our modern Northwest culinary ethos—simple, seasonal, and grown close by. From red sauce to rustic pasta, Tuscan to tasting menus, here are our favorite Italian spots in the city. (If you’re looking for pizza, we mad...

JOE PETOSA JR. isn’t a particularly talkative guy — until you ask him about accordions. Then you might as well pull up a chair and sit a spell. As the third-generation owner of one of the last accordion companies in the country, Petosa can reel off the instrument’s virtues as enthusiastically as zydeco king Clifton Chenier laid down grooves on the...

Chianti “red” denomination is the biggest one in Tuscany and Italy, and one of the territories, but also the Italian words, best known in the world. Thanks to the beauty of its landscapes, the success of its wines, but also to the many cinematographic quotations. Very famous is the one in which Professor Hannibal Lecter, in “The Silence of the Lamb...

Ten artists, two countries and one evocative theme: it all adds up to an extraordinary art exhibit that will go on display this September in Perugia, Italy. Known as the Migration Project, the international exhibition brings together a mix of exceptional talent, hard work and artistic vision. The exhibit showcases ten artists from Italy and the US...

The Verones began making sausage in Tacoma around 1923. Just shy of 100 years later, the family has ceased operations, closing both their production arm and the retail storefront they opened just 18 months ago. Verone’s Sausage Co. sold wholesale links and ground sausage — based off owner Joe Verone’s Italian grandfather’s recipe — to select area r...

"Sembre una vespa!" ("It looks like a wasp!") That's what Enrico Paggio said about the new motor scooter his family company built after World War 2. The Vespa scooter has come to symbolize Italian elegance, fun, and romance. Who can forget Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn scooting around Rome in "Roman Holiday?" That was 1953, but the Vespa has b...