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With five locations, Flatbread Neapolitan Pizza has its formula down to a T. It serves pizza in the Neapolitan style with an official V.P.N. certification from Naples, Italy. The V.P.N. requires certified restaurants to adhere to specified regulations. To comply, Flatbread uses San Marzano Tomatoes, a finely milled flour and fresh mozzarella, basil...

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen is serving up a solution for those looking to shed any lingering “Quarantine 15" pounds. Picazzo’s, located at 7325 Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, is an Arizona-based family-owned healthcentric restaurant, offering a menu of salads, entrees, pasta and pizza. The eatery fuses modern-Ita...

In downtown Salt Lake City, there is a romantic, beautiful Italian restaurant named Caffe Molise. This restaurant is where you want to go in Utah when you are looking for an authentic Italian dinner that is fresh and packed with flavor. And, not only will your meal bring a smile to your face, but the atmosphere — whether eating in the dining room o...

Next Wednesday, Las Vegas’ burgeoning Italian restaurant scene will grow again as upscale Toscana Ristorante & Bar opens its doors. Located in bustling Eataly, the enormous food and drink marketplace in Park MGM, the establishment will focus on a namesake Italian region — Tuscany — one that’s a favorite of many diners and travelers. Surrounded by d...

Claudio Repetto wasn’t sure of the idea at first. Since he was 10, he had played for the academy of Italian Serie A club Genoa, operating with the wide-eyed dreams that accompany academy players. “Your goal is to make it to the first team,” said Repetto, who now plays striker for Phoenix Rising. But here he was, 19 years old, being told by his agen...

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...

If you’re like us, there’s just no beating Italian food for its belly-satisfying goodness. There are just so many ways to approach this cuisine, from your basic spaghetti and meatballs to veal Parmigiana. And one of the Strip’s brightest Italian spots, Brezza, excels at every single one of them, thanks to the watchful eye of chef Nicole Brisson, wh...

“These most recent North American illy coffee bars are located within premium shopping destinations where guests are seeking authentic Italian coffee whether by itself or paired with a pastry or savory snack along with a premium experience to match,” says Mark Roth, Senior Director, Retail development and Operations at illycaffè. In Honolulu, Hawai...

Gabbiano’s feels like a delightful anachronism. Plates of chicken parmesan bigger than your face and fried mozzarella shot glasses, set against a backdrop of a mural featuring painted columns and a patio with a string of light-up grapes, feel like they came from a time before I was born, like a well-worn ’70s red sauce joint.  A few years ago, I mi...

Aside from checking out Waicoco, my other restaurant goal for our Maui trip was to finally try Sale Pepe Maui. Hailed as one of the best restaurants in the islands by many of Hawaii’s top chefs, Sale Pepe has long been on my to-try list. And I’m glad we finally got here.  Sale Pepe’s origin story is part of its charm. Qiana, a native of Brooklyn, N...

One of the most iconic restaurants in Las Vegas has to be Piero’s Italian Cuisine. This classic Italian restaurant rests squarely in the echelon of the Golden Steer and the Peppermill, imparting a sense of old-school Vegas while maintaining high standards and a long clientele list consisting of the movers and shakers in Las Vegas, as well as celebr...