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The love for pizza runs strong at Jerry’s Nugget as a revamped restaurant specializing in gourmet pizzas makes its way to North Las Vegas. Replacing the closed Uncle Angelo’s Pizza Joint, Contento Pizzeria and Bar offers pizzas and pastas made in the authentic Italian style.  Led by two pizza specialists from Florence, Italy, Carmine “Giuseppe” Con...

If you are a fan of Chicago pizza, listen up! Aurelio's is reopening here in Las Vegas and we have the president, Joe Aurelio, here to take us through the history of the restaurant and Las Vegas franchise owner Jorge Gonzalez to tell us what's going on at the big grand opening. On Aug. 20, 1959, the first Aurelio’s Pizza opened its doors at 2041 Ri...

It has been an incredible four months for me as Phoenix New Times' food editor. This city is a treasure trove of inventive, chef-driven restaurants — both high-end and hole-in-the-wall. And working for a progressive publication like New Times has allowed me to explore the Valley food scene beyond high-profile restaurant openings and really dig in t...

The first time Marcellino Verzino cooked at the James Beard House in New York City was in 1998, long before he and his wife moved to Arizona to open a fine-dining Italian restaurant. Nearly two decades later, he is preparing for his second appearance at the prestigious brownstone once owned by culinary legend James Beard. Verzino, owner of Marcelli...

When: Monday, October 30 at 6pm - Where: Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, 4035 S El Capitan Way, Las Vegas, NV 89147 - Please note that filming for social media will be taking place. Limited seating. Payment in advance is required. Price: $5 for CILV members, $10 for non CILV members. Enroll Il Salotto di Casa Italiana di Vegas proudly announces guest s...

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas has several new menu offerings at the award-winning Pulehu, an Italian Grill. To kick off the new menu, the restaurant is offering 50 percent off food for kama'aina on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of September. Drawing inspiration from his Italian upbringing, the restaurant's chef de cuisine, J...

Sunlight grows the grass, feeding the cows that produce the milk for the cheese, all on the same picturesque Ferndale hilltop. Ferndale Farmstead doesn’t make just any cheese. The cheeseshop specializes in authentic Italian cheeses, including scamorza, which is hung on ropes to age, an aged asiago, the soft caciotta, and of course, the ever popular...

When the Kingfish Café moved off Capitol Hill, it was difficult to think of another restaurant residing in the longtime home of the Seattle soul-food mecca. The first attempt, Ernest Loves Agnes, failed. Then a second Italian restaurant took a shot, this one also backed by the co-owner of Ernest Loves Agnes, Jason Lajeunesse. The big difference at ...

Double digit restaurant anniversary celebration in the Valley of Sun are uncommon to say the least. Make that a 20 year anniversary, in the same location, under the same owners, with the same chef and numerous original staff members, and you have the makings for a most unusual celebration. On October 13th Veneto Trattoria in Scottsdale celebrates t...

Itʻs said the problem with eating Italian food is five or six days later youʻre hungry again. Al Vicolo, the new Italian restaurant in Kawaihae Harbor, lives up to this declaration, serving up delicious dishes brimming with the authentic tastes of Italy. Al Vicoloʻs owner, Davide Semenza, arrived in Florida from Italy two years ago with his family....

Michael Elefante is the third generation of his family to operate Mama Louisa's near Craycroft and 29th Street. "It started in 1956 with the Casadei family and then my family bought it in 1973," Elefante said. "My grandpa and his business partner was from Brooklyn and they were down here visiting looking for land back in the day and came across thi...

Oregano Italian Kitchen is a high-quality Italian restaurant featuring the culinary stylings of Chad Pritchard, a classically trained French chef with background in both Italian and Asian cuisine. Pritchard and his wife, Kimber, co-own the restaurant, and previously owned and ran Chef’s Table in Orem.  According to their website, their ultimate goa...