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Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Pittsburgh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. Topping the list is Alla Famiglia. Located at 804 E. Warrington Ave. in Allentown, the Italian spot i...

There is such a retro aura to everything about Scannicchio’s that it’s hard to imagine it hasn’t been at the corner of South Broad and Porter Streets for eons. From the vintage Sinatra portrait in back presiding over a room trimmed with white linen, Eagles banners, and year-round Christmas lights to the fra diavolo spice that gives the scungilli it...

In true South Philadelphia fashion, crowds will once again gather to taste local stabs at the best “red gravy” our neighborhoods can offer. Featuring the product of coveted recipes from amateurs to professionals, the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association is slated to host its fifth annual South Philly Italian Red Gravy Cook-Off on Sunday, March...

The Washington Historic Preservation Commission approved design plans Monday night for the front exterior of the new Angelina’s Italian Market at 24 W. Second St. in Downtown Washington. The building formerly housed Ed’s Meat Market for many years. “When I saw the plans, I was ecstatic, over the moon, squealing with excitement,” said Bridgette Kel...

“Dream of Italy” Premiere, Book Launch, and Italian Culinary Tour. Wednesday, April 3, 6:30–8:30 pm. Piattino, 67 Union Place, Summit; 908-219-4801. There’s a lot to pack into these two hours at Piattino: Kathy McCabe of PBS’ “Dream of Italy” and Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, will co-host this book signing/culinary tour/television...

Russo’s Italian Restaurant is expected to launch in mid-May on the corner of 14th Street and the Boulevard in Ship Bottom. The highly visible site elevated above the street most recently housed Crabby Paddy’s restaurant. Now the Italian restaurant operators are bringing three decades of expertise from major metropolitan areas to their new Long Beac...

«Viggo è venuto qui nel mio ristorante, per conoscere la nostra famiglia. Ha passato con me, mio fratello Nick e mio zio Rudy otto ore a tavola, a mangiare, parlare, ridere. Per studiare il personaggio e capire il nostro dialetto ha poi voluto anche visitare casa mia e quella di Rudy». Me lo racconta con orgoglio Frank Vallelonga Jr., il figlio 57e...

Listening to classical opera while eating fresh Italian cheeses is not how many students picture spending a typical weekday night, but for the 139 students who attended the Italian Club’s cheese night, this was an exciting opportunity that only presents itself once per year. Pitt Italian Club hosted its eighth annual Italian Cheese Night on Wednesd...

Baltimore may be one of the best cities for Italian cuisine. With their own Little Italy neighborhood, the district has been home to award-winning restaurants featuring quality ingredients and impeccable service. Whether you're in the mood for fine dining fare or a delicious slice of pizza, these Baltimore joints will have you covered. If you're lo...

Back when Robert Pantusa was still slaving over a hot stove at Osteria Giotto — and dealing with the kitchen, staff, suppliers, inspectors, clients, and everything else that went into running one of Montclair’s most popular Italian restaurants — he told an interviewer that he didn’t have to check the night’s receipts to know how many dinners had be...

“Why are there so many people here?” an insistent 3-year-old Giacomo Baiamonte asked as he looked over a crowd squeezing into a corner of the Stilly Valley Collective. With that welcome, the mop-haired boy’s parents, Antonio and Kiersten, declared the grand opening of Caffe Italiano March 1, the newest barista stop brewing a little Italian coffee c...

Upshur County residents may have heard rumors that Mama Mia Pie & Pasta, which specializes in authentic Italian food like pizza, pasta and more, is opening a restaurant in Buckhannon. The rumors are true — Mama Mia is coming to Main Street. Robert Behzadi, owner of Mama Mia Pies & Pasta in Elkins, has extensive experience making hand-tossed, stoned...