Fendi is expanding its Roman empire . . . to Scottsdale, Arizona. The luxury fashion house just announced that it is building a collection of 41 bespoke Fendi Private Residences that will be come to market later this year and be completed in 2020. Each home will average 3,500 square feet, with the design and architecture spearheaded by architect Ma...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! The new book by We the Italians, the Yearbook of 2018, has been released: you can find it here. In 2018 we interviewed 26 leaders, 26 friends who gave us 26 different views about 24 different topics of the relation between Italy and the US. History, education, Little Italy, sport, language, rese...

Two things about Parma Italian Roots in North Scottsdale augur that you may be in for a different kind of Italian meal. First, in a back corner, on a tiny white shelf, stands a copy of Flour + Water: Pasta, a canonical tome on progressive pasta. Its spine is stripped and fraying, looking so worn that it was likely used not dozens but hundreds of ti...

A line-up of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2019 auction, scheduled for January 18-19 during Arizona Auction Week. The 275 GTB Prototype that raced in the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally, a late-production Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, a single-louver Tour de France and a Vignale-bodied 250 MM will be pr...

The Italian Association of Arizona, a local 501c (3) non-profit, is excited to announce its 6th Annual Italian Festival celebrating all things Italian. This two-day event will entertain and delight guests with live music, delicious Italian food and wine, dance performances, authentic Italian crafts and more. The festival will take place on Saturday...

Mario Cimmino just introduced a kind of gelato unlike any in metro Phoenix. Sandwiched between four art galleries on each side, Gelato Cimmino opened in Old Town Scottsdale in mid-October. Right after summer. In a district rife with gelato and ice cream. An Italian dabbling in gelato for the first time. With some primetime overseas help, Cimmino ma...

Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, but is there a difference between the two? According to kitchen.com, gelato begins with a custard base, as does ice cream, "but has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all). It is churned at a much slower rate, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato den...

At just 27 years old, Chris Gentile has already won recognition for being the youngest executive chef in downtown San Diego. He opened Double Standard Kitchenette when he was 24 and has since earned praise for serving inventive Italian-inspired cuisine including fresh pastas, wood-fired pizzas and creative small plates.  Gentile is about to turn 28...

Parma Italian Roots, a new Italian restaurant opening in north Scottsdale, is holding a job fair this week. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, through Saturday, Aug. 25, at 20831 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 117, Scottsdale. The space previously housed Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers. Candidates can apply in person or send their resume...

It's called Maui Pasta, but there is nothing remotely Hawaiian on the menu of this new Italian restaurant in Scottsdale. However, chef/owner Patricia Inman and her friend and general manager, Debra Lynch, exude the spirit of “Aloha. They moved to Scottsdale from Hawaii last August after the original Maui Pasta closed due to an electrical fire.   Lo...