Named after the jet-setty Tuscan beach town on the Tyrrhenian Sea, Forte dei Marmi is an elegant and understated addition to the menagerie of fine dining options south of Fifth. Every detail from the namesake marble to the waiter’s crisp khaki uniforms to the cascading bursts of pink bougainvillea at the arched entryway adds to the always-summer al...

THE cellar is flooded and Chris Ranalli worries about snakes. From the safety of the back door, he points out the sturdy walls—two feet thick, as if to withstand Mediterranean earthquakes—and the elegantly vaulted ceilings. “They lived in the top two storeys and made wine in the basement,” explains Mr Ranalli, who now tends the 100-year-old vineyar...

His restaurant Arista might be closed forever, but Chef Ben Herreid cooks on. Herreid closed his downtown Puyallup restaurant in April, which followed a short closure five months earlier, but this last time was for good. Two local business owners had been looking at opening a restaurant in the former Arista space, with plans to hire Herreid as chef...

Salgono a 40mila gli agricoltori che nelle proprie aziende nel 2016 hanno salvato semi antichi e le piante rare del Made in Italy dal rischio di estinzione. È quanto emerge dall’analisi di Coldiretti/Ixè presentata insieme alla Sis, la Società Italiana Sementi sul ritorno delle antiche sementi della tradizione italiana che dopo aver rischiato di sp...

Your new favorite Italian restaurant just opened in Darien. The popular Cos Cob restaurant has just opened its second location, at 10 Center Street, former home to Darien Social. Louie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar first opened in Cos Cob in 2008 and quickly became known as a casual neighborhood restaurant, serving classic Italian cuisine in a comfort...

When Silvio Petoletti talks about the early days of the Bottle Inn, he reminisces about a dining scene that is almost unimaginable to Millennials. In 1974 Hermosa Beach had only about two dozen restaurants rather than the sixty-odd places that flourish now, and high-style Italian food was not a big draw. “When we first opened it was tough to be jus...

When Geno’s announced its opening, and chose to leave the dubious name “Dago” out of the business of making Italian sandwiches, we were very happy. First, because more Italian sandwiches! And second, because something this delicious doesn’t need a potentially offensive nickname attached to its otherwise glorious existence. There’s nothing offensive...

Little Italy has become San Diego's headquarters for the best of the best dining options. Sample from a wide range of Little Italy's eateries when Taste of Little Italy returns June 14 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Indulge in this unique opportunity to experience Italian and eclectic tastes as you stroll the neighborhood's flower-lined sidewalks, enjoying d...

It’s 11 p.m. on Saturday. I’ve just returned home from a 14-hour workday, which included hosting a local radio show and, of course, managing and cooking at my family’s restaurant. Most people would think I have the greatest life in the world. I get to be around Italian food all day long and have access to so many products. I’m not going to disagree...

Sales of pasta in Italy have fallen by more than 10% in the last five years, with nearly a quarter of Italian consumers cutting back on the amount of pasta they eat. That’s according to new research from Mintel. Sales amounted to 908,000 tonnes in 2016 or 15.2kg per person – down from 17kg in 2011. Mintel suggested that Italy’s love of pasta had ‘g...