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On a small Hawaiian island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the odds of finding authentic Italian cuisine seem slim to none. Perfectly ripe tropical fruits, hefty plate lunches, and freshly caught fish are familiar and expected, but we are here to discover the diamond in the rough, and that’s Matteo’s Osteria. The ambiance of the restaurant is a...

Italy-based confectionery group Ferrero has set up another distribution outlet in the US with plans to take on 50 workers during its first year of operation. The more than 640,000 sq m facility is located in Goodyear, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, and will become operational around mid-March. "Ferrero is investing in our presence and business in t...

Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano is scheduled to open at Casino Del Sol on Monday, March 2. “We are eager to open Bellissimo and share our love for freshly made pastas, breads, sauces, and desserts with our guests,” said Ryan Clark, executive chef at Casino Del Sol. “We didn’t want to open just any Italian restaurant. We wanted as much as possible to...

For six hours every Saturday, Lavo Italian Restaurant & Lounge at The Palazzo transforms into a brunch of bacchanalian proportions. Making people merry since 2011, the Lavo Party Brunch is all over-the-top fun. Let’s start with decadent menu items like almond-crusted French toast with cinnamon, and panettone-and-white-polenta pancakes with whipped...

This month, celebrated Scottsdale, AZ chef and restaurateur Gio Osso of Virtù Honest Craft opens a casual yet elegant spinoff concept called Pizzeria Virtù right down the street from Virtù Honest Craft in Old Town Scottsdale. The focus of Pizzeria Virtù is Neapolitan pizza, and the menu will also feature Italian small plates and a selection of sala...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm. New Season's Market, 7703 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin OR. Lucia Galizia will share her life's story with our group - a very interesting one! You won't want to miss Lucia first-hand! Here's a little about Lucia: she came to the U.S. from Naples in the mid-1960s and has been a driving force behind the Italian communi...

The Cannara Italian Sister City Exchange Project is hosting a benefit dinner Feb. 29 at Amavi Cellars, 3796 Peppers Bridge Road. Cugini Italian Import and Deli will serve up the family-style Italian dinner at 6 p.m. Seats at the dinner are $125. Each ticket sold will help build upon the legacy of local Italian heritage and provide young people the...

We had eaten at Lovino’s in Ruston before and enjoyed the food, but not since it sold and became Macaluso’s Italian Restaurant. It’s been on our list to try for some time. We were in a little time crunch. Peg had to pack her clothes and tools of art for a trip the next morning with two friends to Port Townsend. We decided since the Ruston restauran...

Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca is a passionate and beautifully elegant opera, especially as presented by the Tacoma Opera Society. First mounted in January 1900, it was based on a fictitious events in Rome that happened during the Battle of Marengo, Napoleon’s conquest of Italian territories on June 17 and 18, 1800. Tosca is based on the melodrama by Vict...

Niki Cuccinotto says her large, loud Italian family has always been Cubs fans. From a very young age, Niki remembers seeing her Grandpa Joe in a crisp blue Cubs jersey while the whole family cooked on the grill during the game. He was a thin man confined to a wheelchair who couldn't speak, and Niki says it's because Grandpa Joe had Huntington's dis...

Pots clank as steam rises from large vessels on the stove of the massive commercial kitchen. Bags of flour and cartons of eggs are laid out on work tables along with an array of pasta; beautiful handmade pasta in numerous shapes and forms. Executive Chef Ivano Centemeri of The Row in Reno, Nev., greets the small group of people invited to learn the...

Tonino Lamborghini, in partnership with Desire Fragrances Inc., will open the first Tonino Lamborghini mono-brand store in the U.S. at the iconic Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The brand, identified with its legendary bull icon, will usher in the New Year by opening doors to an all-new retail space at Caesars Palace in partnership with Desire Fragrances...