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Students from every department at the University of Utah study Italian for many reasons ⁠— for creating films, understanding history, pursuing a minor or wanting to study abroad. In a small department, professor of Italian language and culture and Section Head Giuliana Marple said, “[The students] make my day. It doesn’t feel like work with their e...

It’s Wednesday morning. The year is 1950, the place is a three decker on 21 Mayberry Ave. in South Medford, the time is 4 a.m. On the first floor, Lucy DePasquale is making 24 cups of coffee in her two coffee pots on the stove. She pours them into an urn on the floor and starts on 24 more cups. Neither of her two little girls are awake yet. Neither...

Zeeks Pizza, which now operates 17 stores in the Seattle area, today announced the grand opening of its new Woodinville location. The restaurant serves in the anchor location for Woodinville's new Woodin Creek Village mixed use development. "My mother was a green card-holding Italian, so my food roots run deep," says Zeeks' newest franchisee, Monic...

The Italian restaurant at Summerlin’s Red Rock Resort has taken different forms in recent years. In 2015, Clique Hospitality opened Salute Trattoria, which closed in December 2017 to make way for Masso Osteria, a different Italian cuisine concept from celebrity chef Scott Conant. Masso opened in February 2018 and closed in May. To fill the void, Re...

Need more pizza in your life? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top pizza outlets in Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. Nellos Pizza Topping the list is Ahwatukee Foothills's Nellos Pizza, situated at 4710 E. Warner Road, Suite 10. With 4.5 stars out o...

There is no such thing as a normal day for Michael Bruno. His day includes back-to-back meetings with deans, faculty senate, student leaders and other university leadership. This is ontop of being a scuba instructor. Bruno juggles multiple responsibilities because he serves as provost at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, however, he doesn’t take...

Ready to serve his loyal local followers, veteran Las Vegas chef Piero Broglia is back in business, importing a menu of classic Italian dishes to Henderson. Revealed back in May, Chef Piero’s Roma Kitchen has moved into a low-key, 2,215 square foot space at the Parkridge Center, a short distance from Arroyo Grande Boulevard on Horizon Ridge Parkway...

A lot of sister cities are based on business. But a true sister is someone who you’re family with. That’s what Kim Wisnosky, who is co-chair of Medford’s All-Sister City Program, said of Medford’s sister city: Alba, Italy. Sunday, 26 students and two chaperones arrived from Alba, Italy to spend a week with students from North and South Medford and...

The San Gennaro Foundation of Seattle is excited to announce San Gennaro Festival of Seattle is back September 6-8th. Now in its seventh year, this three-day Italian festival in Georgetown brings together the best in Italian cuisine, a beer and wine garden, activities for kids, merchandise booths and three nights of live music and dancing. This yea...

Festa Italiana, an annual celebration of Italian culture and traditions, will mark its fifth anniversary this year by using profits from the event to support Catholic Community Services of Utah’s homeless and refugee outreach services. “Festa Italiana SLC was born out of members of the Italian American Civic League (IACL) who had the idea of creati...

A new era is coming to an old Ballard mainstay, with some strings attached. After 15 years serving comfort food in a historic firehouse, the Hi-Life will close September 8 — then be reborn six weeks later as Valentinetti, an Italian restaurant featuring occasional puppet shows. Hi-Life owner Peter Levy is making the switch partly as a tribute to hi...

The owners of State 48 Brewery have plans to open a fifth location -- a brewpub -- and an Italian restaurant in north Phoenix. Owner Mario Rana told ABC15 that both concepts, State 48 Rock House Brewery and Mia Osteria, would open at The Shops at Norterra near Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road. Both concepts will open in the complex across from t...