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Like the new Comiskey Park and Michael Jackson's Bad, Renata was a throwback before it even opened its doors. When this contemporary Italian spot set up shop in the spring of 2015, the city was moving away from large, full-service restaurants and toward intimate pop-ups and cheffy pop-ins. Renata is perhaps the biggest stand-alone dining buil...

A modern Italian restaurant has announced plans to expand to the Las Vegas Valley. North Italia is set to open its first location in Nevada on Dec. 13 inside the Rampart Commons, located at 1051 S. Rampart Boulevard. Fox Restaurant Concepts is behind the new establishment and operates multiple restaurants in the U.S. including Arizona, California,...

If you’re a fan of pistachio ice cream and gelato, then you may know from reading ingredients labels that many are secretly loaded with almonds. Large producers often balk at spending what they should on the pricey green nut. They advertise pistachio, and they often deliver mostly almond. Sacrificing flavor, seeing dollar signs, they try to buffalo...

New York style pizza, fresh Italian dishes and a full-service bar are just a few aspects of the new restaurant Tedesco’s Italian Fresh that owners Eric and Christina Thomson and their son Dustin Miller are bringing to Sequim’s palettes. “We’re super excited about being a part of the community,” Eric said. The new restaurant at 210 W. Washington Str...

When I learned of a new Italian restaurant in Murray called Celeste Ristorante—opened about two months ago—I wondered: Could it be? The name Celeste rang a loud bell and triggered some cherished food memories. And indeed, much to my elation, Celeste Ristorante is named for a chef I've been following on and off for more than two decades. His name is...

If you’ve ever been to a high-end fashion boutique in, say, Milan, you know the elegant, spare, intimidating atmosphere of the Italian modern style—crisp as a Brioni suit, not a thing out of place. But there’s a quirky variation, found from Naples to Rome and beyond: eccentric modern. It eschews restraint in favor of swanky, oddball, personal flash...

Jon Carr is everybody’s neighbor in Northeast Mesa. He greets his guests at Alessia’s Ristorante Italiano like they’re lifelong friends. Carr unapologetically injects humor into his conversations, making diners feel at home. But there’s more to Alessia’s than Carr’s humor and the team-based serving staff. It’s about the central- to northern-style I...

It's always a pleasure to return to a restaurant that you remember fondly; I recently had the opportunity to do that at Pulehu, an Italian Grill. This restaurant is somewhat of a hidden gem tucked away in a lush corner of The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas. The management would like all residents to know that they offer complimentary valet pa...

Mario Batali returns to Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 9, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Carnevino at the Palazzo with a special dinner. Award-winning chefs including Chicago’s Paul Kahan, Los Angeles’ Nancy Silverton, and Batali’s The Chew co-host Michael Symon join Batali to create the five-course menu that kicks off with cocktails at 7 p.m. W...

You can now get authentic Italian gelato in Astoria — and we really do mean authentic. A new gelato spot was opened during Labor Day Weekend by Italian Francesco D’Ambrosio, who moved to Astoria four years ago, and his five business partners in Italy, some of whom come from families who have been making gelato in Sicily for generations. Gelato & Co...

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis confirms her plans to open Pronto by Giada, at Caesars Palace in 2018. The follow-up to her very first restaurant, Giada at The Cromwell, takes a far more casual approach to dining, yet still combines her California take on Italian fare. Pronto by Giada plans to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with artisanal co...

Il Punto! in collaboration with Country Village in Bothell organizes The Sparkling Stroll – Wine and prosecco walk. This is an appointment not to be missed! Where: Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021When: Saturday October 21st 5 – 8 pm Come to enjoy great Italian wine and prosecco brands around the shops of the Country...