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When Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar announced it was reopening after a two-month shutdown, the phones rang off the hook with people who wanted a reservation. The restaurant’s popular Taste and Learn series, where diners get a four-course dinner paired with five wines sold out. Gino Ferraro, the patriarch of the family and owner of the rest...

Pizza has returned to Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone complex in an unintended pandemic expansion. Vicino, which means "nearby" in Italian, is the sister restaurant to Vine & Olive, also in Riverstone. Vine & Olive's dining room was closed due to Idaho's stay-home order, says owner Naomi Boutz, who opened the restaurant in January 2018. "I was beyond me...

In the early 1990s, a group of residents began lobbying Seattle city government to add another sister city to its roster – this time, one from Italy. It would be a first, since at the time Washington State did not have a sister city from the Bel Paese.   After some discussion, the group settled on the city of Perugia, the capital of Umbria. Perugia...

Italian electric vehicle company ElectraMeccanica is opening a display in the main courtyard of La Encantada mall to show off their unique (and very European) vehicle, the SOLO. While not a complete store, the new location allows for shoppers to check out the vehicles and place reservations for test drives. The display is slated to open Monday, Mar...

One of Portland's top Italian restaurants has served its last meal. Burrasca, the Southeast Clinton Street dining room with a menu influenced by chef Paolo Calamai's hometown of Florence, announced Jan. 15 via social media that it has shut its doors. Eater PDX first reported the news. "With our lease at an end, we felt this presented an opportunity...

While you were at home during quarantine, so was Giada De Laurentiis, filming Giada at Home 2.0, a pandemic-inspired offshoot of her popular Food Network program. Maybe you tuned in and saw her cooking some delicious Italian food or baked goods and thought, “Man, I’d like to try some of that.” Well, at Pronto by Giada, you can dig into several of h...

Michael Corleone says it best in “The Godfather.” Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family. That is very true when it comes to food. Especially Italian food. The tough thing about growing up in an Italian family is that every bite of Italian food you take that comes from a source outside of the family is always compared with the delicio...

About six weeks ago, Reno welcomed a new Italian restaurant to its Lakeside neighborhood. Tucked into a shopping center at 6135 Lakeside Drive, #138, the eatery boasts a simple menu of pastas, sauces, soups, salads and desserts. I know we all like to use the word authentic when describing international cuisine, but the word truly fits at Past…

Along with iconic architecture and replicas of famous structures in Venice, Italy, the newly Venetian in 1999 also introduced a facsimile of one of the Italian city’s most famous attractions—its gondolas. The Las Vegas version was a motorized version which wound its way throughout a number of indoor and outdoor water routes around The Venetian and...

There’s no sign out front yet, and the interior artwork hasn’t arrived. Nonetheless, with little fanfare, chef James Trees quietly opened his new Tivoli Village restaurant Al Solito Posto to the public Wednesday night. An official grand opening is set for Jan. 22, but Wednesday was the “soft opening” for the restaurant — which is traditionally a ti...

Tucked away inside The D, walk down the brick-walled tunnel and into the charm of an old-school Las Vegas restaurant for the finest cuts of meat married with exceptional Italian cooking. Andiamo Steakhouse sources its beef from top butchers like Pat LaFrieda and Stockyard Premium, with each piece cut to exact specifications of the chefs and turned...

The city of Caldwell has seen quite a bit of growth over the past few years, especially when it comes to places to eat. And no, foodies have a new upscale option, brought to Caldwell by Chef Steven Topple, a cook who was born "across the pond" but is proud to call the Gem State home. His newest restaurant - Ragazza di Bufalo - is housed in the form...