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Pomellato’s iconic Nudo ring has been a runaway bestseller for the Italian fine jewelry brand and is a cult favorite of luxury jewelry consumers. Nudo, “nude” in Italian, refers to the collections’ prong-free setting, which showcases every angle but the bottom of a gemstone, revealing what Pomellato calls the stones’ “naked splendor.” During Las Ve...

Hidden behind the former Crown Imports building on 7th Street in Phoenix is a little slice of heaven. Growing up in New York, every neighborhood had its favorite Italian restaurant where friends would gather to revel in two- or three-hour dinners, laugh at a lifetime of shared memories, and share a bottle or six of wine. Pubblico Italian Eatery is...

Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar takes over the former Fiamma space at the MGM Grand, pegging an August debut. One of the biggest highlights? A speakeasy filled with a cocktail bar doling out cocktails such as the 1850 Sazerac, the 1896 Daiquiri, and the 1919 Negroni. MGM Resorts International corporate mixologist Craig Schoettler created the cocktail m...

This week, I went to a restaurant that I have gone to so many times. In fact, when I moved to Las Vegas in 2008 this was one of the first restaurants that I went to and it quickly became my go-to spot when I worked on the East side of town. It also was the restaurant that I took my wife Lori to for our first date. I’m not sure if it was me or the g...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. 1. Pizzeria Bianco Topping the list is Pizzeria Bianco. Located at 4743 N. 20th St. in Camelback East, the Italian and pizza spot, which offers...

Ronald Joseph Of Buffalo, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Las Vegas, NV on June 22, 2019 at the age of 76. He is survived by Roseann (nee Lodico), his loving wife of over 52 years. He is lovingly remembered by children Mike, Mark (Meghan), Michelle (Joseph) Rekrut; grandchildren Joe, Justin, Mia, and Charles; niece Ashley, nephew Vince...

For years, Lindy Hume, stage director of Seattle Opera's August production of Rigoletto, has been frustrated by the way opera celebrates misogyny through its "bad boy" characters. In beloved works such as Don Giovanni, Carmen, and Tosca, sopranos must rehearse how to fall, how to be stabbed, brutalized, and thrown across the room, behaviors they wo...

Bartolo’s has all the makings of a friendly neighborhood trattoria with its bright, corner location near the Swaner Nature Preserve in Kimball Junction and a welcome price point for residents and visitors. All it needs now is a few adjustments to sauces and service. Owner and chef Alex Bartolo worked in various Italian restaurants before opening hi...

Ready for all your gelato dreams to come true? We're holding the first-ever Gelato Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 27. That's right! From 2 to 7 p.m., explore ten stations spread across the entire store, with frozen favorites including classic gelato, boozy gelato, affogato, savory gelato, sweet focaccia with gelato, and exclusive flavors n...

The Venus International Film Festival, July 29—31, will showcase films, scripts, music and food, all of which is focused on the cultural Italian experience in the film industry in Las Vegas! Filmmakers, actors, writers, producers, directors or cinematographer of Italian descent are all eligible to enter. Tickets are on sale now for the July 31 Blac...

Riccardo Bergamini ci ha abituato alle imprese straordinarie. Ma lui non sembra proprio accontentarsi e ha vinto la sfida lanciata ai ghiacci dell’Alaska. L’alpinista lucchese ha completato infatti l’ascesa al monte Denali (6194 metri), la cima più alta del Nord America. Si tratta di una montagna notoriamente difficile da salire perché vicina al ci...

When your family is from Italy, it’s nearly a rite of passage to preside over your own vineyard. Although Brian Matranga waited until later in life to do just that, he and his wife, Hope, have planted a little bit of the “Old Country” in La Center, Washington.  With strong family roots that trace back to Sicily, Brian began life in Roseville, Calif...