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Italian Olympic 100m champion Lamont Jacobs said on Saturday he had withdrawn from the semi-finals of the event at the World Championships in Eugene, OR, after continuing to struggle with a thigh injury. Jacobs, a massive underdog winner in Tokyo, has battled the injury for several weeks and looked uncomfortable in running 10.04 in his heat on Frid...

For all its versatility, Italian cuisine often comes down to basics. Its simplicity is what first captured the attention of Gina Marinelli, partner and chef at La Strega in Las Vegas. “The first time I actually went to Italy and saw the simplicity behind the dishes,” she says, “that’s when I fell in love with it.” Over the course of her career, Mar...

You'll immediately sense the friendly energy when you walk into The Italian Daughter. The hostess and wait staff are welcoming, and even with the wait, there is plenty of people watching — couples huddled together in the corner, a set of friends enjoying appetizers and wines, and families laughing over bowls of pasta and house bread. The vibe is co...

On the face of it, it seemed like another shock victory for Italy. But on reflection, the Azzurri’s triumph in the men’s 4x100m was a fitting end to the nation’s athletics campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games. By that point, Italy had already secured four athletics gold medals, courtesy of Marcell Jacobs in the 100m, Gianmarco Tamberi in the high ju...

When I walked through the double doors of The Old Spaghetti Factory on Central Avenue, I half expected to be greeted by a haunting chill. The beloved Phoenix institution sits on hallowed ground.The iconic spaghetti spot has been open since the 1970s, but the old historical building was originally built as two individual residences, The Baker House...

Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria has opened it’s patio for al fresco dining, allowing patrons to choose to be served lunch and dinner in an open air environment. With the return of beautiful spring and summer weather in Las Vegas, there’s no better place to have a romantic dinner or imbibe beautifully crafted beverages than outdoors in the fresh a...

The Migration Project, an international exhibition bringing together 10 artists from Seattle and Italy, will open in Perugia Sept. 2 through Oct. 9. Curated by Antonio Carlo Ponti, the exhibit can be seen at the Civic Museum, located in the Palazzo della Penna in the heart of the city. The Migration Project is a juried-art show that includes 10 art...

Outside of ciabatta and olive oil, his mother’s meatball recipe and all the famous faces you see on the wall, Michael Lopercio says the secret for a successful Italian restaurant is simple — treat everyone who walks through the door like they’re part of your family. “My business is my family, everybody says that but we truly are a family restaurant...

As a partner of the Italian Trade Commission, Eataly at Park MGM Las Vegas is about as close as one can get to the boot-shaped cultural destination while in Las Vegas. The Italian marketplace hosts L’Estate Italiana: Summer Wine and Cocktail Festa, on July 16. The celebratory event features unlimited tastings of Italian cocktails and wines along wi...

About a week before we were set to publish our guide to Eugene’s best restaurants, I made a special trip down the valley to try a handful of places I had missed, including Pizzeria DOP, a pizza truck that hadn’t popped up in my preliminary research.  It was a beautiful late June day, and I found the Neapolitan pizza truck parked not at its usual Th...

When most people retire, they may look forward to spending more time with their families or traveling or just finally relaxing a bit more. But one Eagle husband and wife team decided they wanted to meet more of their community members while enjoying an old skill they both shared, so they opened a bakery. For this week's Made in Idaho, we went to an...

If you’re a big fan of pizza chances are that you’ve explored the Seattle pizza scene. After all, our city has tons of amazing pizza joints to choose from. That being said, there’s one West Seattle spot that has our city seriously hooked. That is Moto Pizza and they’re opening a new spot in Seattle’s downtown. Moto Pizza opened in January 2021 maki...