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Elle-J’s is an unapologetic throwback to the days when red sauce Creole-Italian food dominated neighborhood restaurant menus and diners could plan on carrying home a stack of Styrofoam clamshells filled with the following day’s lunch. It also seems to be the kind of place Lakeview neighbors want. It was packed on recent visits, and customers visite...

The first Eataly opened in Torino in 2007, and since then the Italian marketplace has expanded to more than 37 locations worldwide. You might call it the Whole Foods of Italian cuisine. Las Vegas' version launched at Park MGM in December, and you could spend hours tasting and browsing everything Eataly has to offer. Here are five things you must do...

Valter Nassi is joining us to share his newest book, The Magic of The Table. He also discusses the importance of Salt Lake City as a culinary environment and the ceremony of food and family and how it becomes love. More about Valter Nassi Valter is a lifetime culinary artist and expert restaurateur whose life’s story takes him from Monte San Savino...

The legacy of Harry Bertoia, an iconic Italian artist who largely influenced the “modern” furniture movement of the 1950s, is being carried on through a St. George-based foundation in his honor. As the face of the Harry Bertoia Foundation, his daughter, Celia Bertoia, said that her father was much more than just a furniture designer. He was a jack-...

If you've got Italian on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. The fresh addition to Ballard, called Valentinetti's, is located at 5425 Russell Ave. NW. Valentinetti's offers Italian dishes like ricotta gnocchi, brick oven meatballs, calamari, spaghetti, seafood linguine and more. Valentinetti's also offers plenty of gluten-free options—inclu...

This one's for my hoagies. As you may know, I've been eating a lot of sandwiches lately so I can create an ultimate guide to Tucson's best meals between bread. So far I've taken on hot chicken, Vietnamese bánh mì and veggie sandwiches for a cleanse.  I'm back in gear now, and decided to go whole hog with one of the best sandwiches ever created i...

In Italian culture, mealtime isn’t just about eating—it’s about the experience. Friends and family gather together, often enjoying food, wine, and one another’s company until late in the evening. This shared sense of community is one of the reasons that owner and chef Fulvia “La Fufi” Steffenone decided to open Caffé Milano back in 2013 in downtown...

"Coming Soon" read signs in the windows of the corner restaurant flanking Salem's Historic Grand Theatre at 195 High Street NE, "Marco Ristorante Italiano."  The restaurant has been vacant since Bernard Malherbe closed his private dining venture, The Club at Paradiso, after service on New Year's Eve last year to coincide with the end of his lease. ...

We're lucky that Italian food reaches some of the heights it does here in metro Phoenix, in the Sonoran, in a state with no coasts or long history of Italian-American settlement. We are also lucky that the top Italian chefs in town know that Italian food is much more than pasta. It is flaky, shell-shaped pastries stuffed with cream. It is cocktails...

This holiday season, unwrap centuries' worth of Italian holiday tradition! From shopping our market for overflowing gift baskets and classic panettone to spending time around the table with the ones you love, give the precious gift of food, drink, and festive gatherings to the ones you love. Overflowing with the best culinary gifts from Italy, our...

A broad, grassy field filled with a couple hundred Ferrari sports cars is an inspiring sight, especially under the blue skies of a warm Arizona day in November. The Ferrari Club of America held its annual international meet in Scottsdale, Arizona, this year, with tours, rallies, race track driving, get-togethers and its open-to-the-public Concours...

With the help of three Italian workmen, Aphrodite made a grand entrance at The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation on Monday — and she didn’t move an inch. A 1,200-pound, 2,000-year-old statue of the Greek goddess — excavated nearly a century ago from the ruins of the volcano-stricken Italian town of Pompeii — was ceremonially uncrated Mo...