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Here are the Top 10 Italian restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

Seattle is losing another institution as Borracchini’s Bakery announced Saturday it would remain permanently closed due to financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Months of no gatherings, weddings or parties proved to be too much for the iconic Italian deli, which shut its doors after 100 years in business.  “Needless to say, it was devastatin...

I spend a lot of time in Waikīkī, and I usually know what’s new here before anyone else. Except this time. I walked down a side street—Kealohilani Avenue, to be specific, which connects Kalākaua and Kūhiō avenues—and noticed a food truck parked against the backside of the ʻAlohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach. There was no one around. I assumed it was an...

I believe it’s universally known that pizza exists on everyone’s favorite-things-to-eat list. And this weekend, March 19-21, you can eat all the freshmade pizza you want at Eataly’s Italian Pizza Giro event. The Giro (meaning tour in Italian) takes place at the marketplace’s La Pizza e La Pasta restaurant, where for only $35 per person, you can eat...

Italians know how to enjoy the good life. Take the tradition of the aperitivo, which goes back to ancient Roman times. It’s the time in the day marking the end of work and the beginning of leisure. You spend it with friends and family, having drinks and light bites before diving into your dinner plans. That daily ritual is a treasured part of the c...

We’re not shy about our fondness for the muffulettas and cannoli at Sebastiano’s, the Pacific Northwest-meets-Sicilian deli and bakery in Montavilla. Just a few short months after its opening in June 2020, we named Sebastiano’s one of Portland’s Best Restaurants in our Fall 2020 issue.  Now, Elise and Dan Gold, the duo behind Sebastiano’s, are gear...

For more than 100 year Italian immigrants have left their imprint on the Pacific Northwest. Working as farmers, truck drivers, coal miners, in construction, and of course in the restaurant industry, they helped shape Seattle.  For the last 80 years many of those in the West Seattle and Burien area dreamed of a location where Italian culture could b...

It's official! Festa Italiana has been approved to host a "Live" Italian Festival at Seattle Center this year on Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26, 2021. Details are still being finalized but in all probability, most of the event will be outdoors with an emphasis on Cooking Demos, Food Booths, the All-Italian Dog Show and an expanded Classic Ita...

It was 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and the Arizona Diamondbacks' clubhouse was not yet open, but there was Tim Locastro sitting in the parking lot anxiously waiting. After spending 10 days in isolation following a positive COVID-19 test, Locastro craved being around his teammates again. "I was completely bored," Locastro said. "For the last 10 da...

Piero’sPiero’s Italian Cuisine is the kind of place people go to celebrate a special occasion, run into a celebrity, or broker a big deal. Regulars have their favorite booths in the A-Room, the high-profile dining room where servers in white tuxedo jackets and white shirts with black bow ties and black slacks roll out dishes on garadons. Aldo Luong...

A new bakery moving into the Grand Canal Shoppes imports an appropriately Italian-inspired sweet and savory menu to the Venetian’s casual dining scene. New York’s Zeppola Italian Bakery replaces an unnamed, empty bakery space, taking advantage of the original occupant’s construction overhaul. French bakery Paris Baguette on the resort’s replica of...

Medford's Italian sister city helped raise money for a donation of nearly $5,000 to the Phoenix-Talent Schools Fire Relief Fund, the Medford-Alba Sister City Association announced on Monday. "Our friends in Alba were devastated to hear of the Southern Oregon fires that affected our community," the Association said in a statement. "They immediately...