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In these divisive times, is there a more democratic food than pizza? Sure, there might be allegiances to certain regional specialties (more on that later), but pizza in its essence—crust, sauce, cheese, toppings—is so universal and adaptable, one would be hard-pressed to find someone who takes issue with it. In the century or so that pizza has been...

A Florida-based Italian ice company is set to make its Arizona debut next month and plans to expand throughout metro Phoenix over the next few years. Jeremiah’s Italian Ice will open its first Arizona store in Chandler near Alma School and Ocotillo roads in late April, according to a press release. “We are so excited to give the people of Arizona t...

Osteria la Spiga isn't just a delicious Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill - it's a paradise for prosciutto-lovers. La Spiga's food pays homage to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Chef Sabrina Tinsley and her husband, Pietro Borghesi, create dishes that honor Italian flavors while using local ingredients.  And the prosciutto! Let's talk about th...

Pomo Restaurant Group’s Pomo Pizzeria and Luna Gelateria, has announced its newest casual dining concept, Pomo Pizza. The restaurant is a spinoff of the wildly popular Pomo Pizzeria and will specialize in Pinsa, Pizza Romana and classic-style pizza. The restaurant is now open at the Biltmore Fashion Park (2502 E. Camelback Rd., #148 A & B) in Phoen...

The two gents behind Saint Pasta have plans to expand yet again. A year ago, Joe Cetrulo and Racan Alhoch debuted their food truck with the motto “Al Dente or Die,” slinging impressive pastas with an East Coast accent. The menu listed vodka sauce, carbonara, and bolognese with lamb sausage. They soon outgrew the truck, trading their wheels for the...

Scottsdale Fashion Square has added another high-end luxury brand to its lineup: Versace. The Italian fashion company will open a 3,131-square-foot retail store inside the mall's so-called "luxury wing," near Neiman Marcus, and will be located across from Michael Kors, the mall announced in a news release on Monday. It is anticipated to open in the...

Paolo Banchero almost stopped midstride.“If I was to reclassify, these would be my last couple of games,” the O’Dea junior shared the eve of the Fighting Irish’s playoff run. He was referring to a fleeting moment last summer when Banchero and his family contemplated him graduating high school early. Joining the trend for elite high-school athletes...

When Michael Elefante was bussing tables at his family’s Italian restaurant at the age of 5, virtually every dish on the menu was ladled with red tomato sauce. These days, as executive chef at the same eatery, he’s pushing culinary boundaries in a way that honors the traditions of old school Italia while exploring the potential that seasonality can...

Forward Giuseppe Rossi signed Thursday with Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake, 21 months after his last competitive match. The 33-year-old from Clifton, New Jersey, had spent his entire professional career in Europe after moving when he was 12 to join Parma's youth academy. He has been derailed by five major knee injuries. Rossi played for Manch...

De Ann Letourneau will be a small footnote in the history of the Earl Falmouth Stradivarius when she plays it this weekend. The $6.6 million violin has changed hands and stages countless times in the centuries since it was first fashioned. And its next appointment will be March 6 in the hands of the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s concertmaster at Festa S...

Celine “CeCe” Cimino (Patricelli) passed away suddenly February 21st surrounded by her loving family; vivacious and vibrant to the end. Celine was a long time Mercer Island resident where she was known for her years of primary school teaching, her Italian cooking and her radiant personality.  Born in Seattle in 1939 to a large Italian family, Celin...

Essendo il Console Onorario d’Italia prossimo al raggiungimento dei limiti d’eta’ si rende noto che il Consolato Generale d’Italia a San Francisco intende procedere alla nomina del Console Onorario a Portland, Oregon. Il Console Onorario, che opererà sotto la direzione del Consolato Generale di San Francisco, sarà chiamato a svolgere primariamente...