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This week, I went to a restaurant that I have gone to so many times. In fact, when I moved to Las Vegas in 2008 this was one of the first restaurants that I went to and it quickly became my go-to spot when I worked on the East side of town. It also was the restaurant that I took my wife Lori to for our first date. I’m not sure if it was me or the g...

In 1892, Anthony and Anita D’Antonio’s maternal great-grandfather, Antonio Gange, left the city of Caltanissetta in Sicily with his wife, Mary Rosina Zito, and several children, to settle in Pennsylvania. He probably worked in the coal or sulphur mines there, but soon moved to the North End of Boston. His son, Adolfo, was 5 years old when the famil...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Pizzeria Bianco Topping the list is Pizzeria Bianco. Located at 4743 N. 20th St. in Camelback East, the Italian and pizza spot, which offers...

Ronald Joseph Of Buffalo, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Las Vegas, NV on June 22, 2019 at the age of 76. He is survived by Roseann (nee Lodico), his loving wife of over 52 years. He is lovingly remembered by children Mike, Mark (Meghan), Michelle (Joseph) Rekrut; grandchildren Joe, Justin, Mia, and Charles; niece Ashley, nephew Vince...

For years, Lindy Hume, stage director of Seattle Opera's August production of Rigoletto, has been frustrated by the way opera celebrates misogyny through its "bad boy" characters. In beloved works such as Don Giovanni, Carmen, and Tosca, sopranos must rehearse how to fall, how to be stabbed, brutalized, and thrown across the room, behaviors they wo...

Bartolo’s has all the makings of a friendly neighborhood trattoria with its bright, corner location near the Swaner Nature Preserve in Kimball Junction and a welcome price point for residents and visitors. All it needs now is a few adjustments to sauces and service. Owner and chef Alex Bartolo worked in various Italian restaurants before opening hi...

Ready for all your gelato dreams to come true? We're holding the first-ever Gelato Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 27. That's right! From 2 to 7 p.m., explore ten stations spread across the entire store, with frozen favorites including classic gelato, boozy gelato, affogato, savory gelato, sweet focaccia with gelato, and exclusive flavors n...

The Venus International Film Festival, July 29—31, will showcase films, scripts, music and food, all of which is focused on the cultural Italian experience in the film industry in Las Vegas! Filmmakers, actors, writers, producers, directors or cinematographer of Italian descent are all eligible to enter. Tickets are on sale now for the July 31 Blac...

Riccardo Bergamini ci ha abituato alle imprese straordinarie. Ma lui non sembra proprio accontentarsi e ha vinto la sfida lanciata ai ghiacci dell’Alaska. L’alpinista lucchese ha completato infatti l’ascesa al monte Denali (6194 metri), la cima più alta del Nord America. Si tratta di una montagna notoriamente difficile da salire perché vicina al ci...

When your family is from Italy, it’s nearly a rite of passage to preside over your own vineyard. Although Brian Matranga waited until later in life to do just that, he and his wife, Hope, have planted a little bit of the “Old Country” in La Center, Washington.  With strong family roots that trace back to Sicily, Brian began life in Roseville, Calif...

As I have been doing for the past few articles, I’m reviewing places that are close to the Rio where the World Series of Poker is going on thru mid-July. The WSOP brings so many poker players to Las Vegas and when there are thousands of players in a tournament and everyone gets their dinner break at the same time it’s tough for everyone to get in a...

Tivoli Village got a needed jolt when Ada’s, a bustling Italian eatery, recently opened there. Created by James Trees, the mind behind the stellar Esther’s Kitchen in Downtown’s Arts District, Ada’s (and its outdoor patio) has been brimming with bodies during lunch and dinner hours—and even in between. Meals usually start with crusty, flavor-dense ...