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Michael Corleone says it best in “The Godfather.” Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family. That is very true when it comes to food. Especially Italian food. The tough thing about growing up in an Italian family is that every bite of Italian food you take that comes from a source outside of the family is always compared with the delicio...

About six weeks ago, Reno welcomed a new Italian restaurant to its Lakeside neighborhood. Tucked into a shopping center at 6135 Lakeside Drive, #138, the eatery boasts a simple menu of pastas, sauces, soups, salads and desserts. I know we all like to use the word authentic when describing international cuisine, but the word truly fits at Past…

Along with iconic architecture and replicas of famous structures in Venice, Italy, the newly Venetian in 1999 also introduced a facsimile of one of the Italian city’s most famous attractions—its gondolas. The Las Vegas version was a motorized version which wound its way throughout a number of indoor and outdoor water routes around The Venetian and...

There’s no sign out front yet, and the interior artwork hasn’t arrived. Nonetheless, with little fanfare, chef James Trees quietly opened his new Tivoli Village restaurant Al Solito Posto to the public Wednesday night. An official grand opening is set for Jan. 22, but Wednesday was the “soft opening” for the restaurant — which is traditionally a ti...

Tucked away inside The D, walk down the brick-walled tunnel and into the charm of an old-school Las Vegas restaurant for the finest cuts of meat married with exceptional Italian cooking. Andiamo Steakhouse sources its beef from top butchers like Pat LaFrieda and Stockyard Premium, with each piece cut to exact specifications of the chefs and turned...

The city of Caldwell has seen quite a bit of growth over the past few years, especially when it comes to places to eat. And no, foodies have a new upscale option, brought to Caldwell by Chef Steven Topple, a cook who was born "across the pond" but is proud to call the Gem State home. His newest restaurant - Ragazza di Bufalo - is housed in the form...

After 177 years of performing, the Zoppé Family Circus knows it will take more than a pandemic to keep them out of the spotlight. The Italian circus annually performs in Tucson at the Mercado District, and will continue that tradition this month, albeit with new precautions. Their new “drive-in” circus, in town from Friday, Jan. 15, through the end...

Minuti Coffee, with 12 locations open in Texas, isn’t going to overtake Starbucks and its nearly 15,000 U.S. stores anytime soon, but the brand isn’t afraid to go up against the Seattle-based coffee behemoth. “We’ll open up right next door to a Starbucks because we take customers away from them,” said Charles Dechiro, Minuti Coffee’s executive VP o...

Prescott’s most-beloved and most-celebrated Italian restaurant is about to get even more amore. Where Sicily meets New York City, Rosa’s Pizzeria is arguably one of the best and most-celebrated restaurants in the small Northern Arizona town of Prescott. Opened in 2011 by Domenic and Rosa Anzelmo, the pizzeria pays homage to their family’s deep Medi...

It’s taken more than 30 years, but one artfully-decorated Seattle favorite has finally expanded. Bizzarro Italian Cafe — the part flea market, part pasta spot, part trippy carnival destination in Wallingford — has opened up a second location in White Center. Right now, it has takeout, delivery via DoorDash, and limited outdoor seating available (di...

The circus is coming to the Old Pueblo. For the 10th year in a row, the Zoppé Family Circus will bring its extraordinary acts to Tucson. But this time, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tucsonans can take in the sights and sounds from the comfort of their own car. The show will be broadcast through an FM radio station. "The Zoppé Circus is Covid...

Sedona International Film Festival presents the Great Art on Screen series with “Botticelli: Florence and the Medici.” The event will show in Sedona on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 4 and 7 p.m., at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Great Art on Screen is a series of documentaries featuring an in-depth look at the most extraordinary and groundbreaking...