You might feel like you're in Venice if you visit the Italian Festival of Arizona this weekend at SouthBridge in Scottsdale.   Umbrella-shaded tables will be placed along the bridge to re-create the ambiance of the canal-laced city in northeastern Italy. "People can look over the canal while they eat dinner, kind of like you're in Venic...

Italian restaurant La Locanda Italiano will host a grand opening Dec. 27 in Old Town Scottsdale. La Locanda Ristorante Italiano offers an authentic Italian dining experience using the best local ingredients, shop served with flourish. The menu is simple, order with fresh original recipes from the northern regions of Italy. Pasta is fres...

The Scottsdale City Council has approved plans to demolish most of the upscale shopping center known as The Borgata and replace it with condominiums.   Built in 1981 to resemble an Italian village, the Borgata is considered a Scottsdale landmark. But on Monday, the City Council signed off on a general plan amendment and rezoning to allow th...

To acquaint American consumers with the beauty, the quality and the unparalleled style of "made in Italy" jewellery. This is Fiera di Vicenza's goal in starting a journey that will visit several States throughout 2013 to showcase the excellence of design and Italian manufacturing at the sector's most glamorous events.The international exhibition ca...

When it comes to Italian chefs in Phoenix, you can hardly ignore chef Peter DeRuvo. After all, he's been associated with some of the top Italian restaurants in town, including most recently, Davanti Enoteca, home of the most beloved focaccia di recco this town has ever known.   The restaurant closed last year after having been open for just...

by Robert Pela   Few are surprised that, in less than half a year, Vivo! Ristorante has established itself as one of the more refined dining spots in town. Its pedigree helps: Vivo! is the latest offering from Phoenix restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore, creator of Tomaso's and a long list of other local restaurants.   After decades of manag...

by Nikki Buchanan   It's opening day at Virtù Honest Craft, and Gio Osso is feeling pretty good, despite what he describes as the previous evening's "cluster" for Friends and Family night. According to Osso, nearly everything that could go wrong did, but then, that's the point of F&F anyway, getting at least one or two of the kinks worke...