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Libby’s menu expanded last week when Dorio’s, an Italian restaurant with an old-school, home-style flair, marked its soft opening. Chef Johnny Coiro Jr., who launched the California Avenue eatery, said he aims to deliver fine Sicilian dining to southern Lincoln County. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Coiro draws on more than 10 years of experience in...

James Beard-nominated chef Jamie Malone’s Eastside flips into a Italian restaurant and market called EaTo on Friday, August 6, bringing downtown Minneapolis a fresh new spot to sample pizzas, salads, sandwiches, housemade sausages, coffees, and soft serve gelato. EaTo will open in a few phases, starting with a new roll-up takeout window and patio s...

When The Cyrus Hotel opened its flagship restaurant The Weather Room in 2019, it quickly solidified itself as a downtown Topeka staple. The Weather Room's modern midcentury and ambiance served as a backdrop for the familiar, unique dishes guests were served. The hotel in May announced it would rebrand the restaurant as Fedeli's, an Italian and stea...

After more than a year of online-only outreach, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting small Italian villages is returning to in-person events. And fortunately for Minnesotans, you don’t have to board a plane to participate. According to the organization itself, Esperienza Italia inspires “the revitalization of rural Italian villages through lan...

In the early 1900s, it wasn’t that uncommon for families to receive the sort of life-changing request that Armando Pasetti’s parents in Italy got from America, but it was still jarring. Their relative, Giovanni Volpi, had started a salami business in St. Louis after immigrating to the United States in 1899. He and his wife could not have children o...

When Ciao Down Food Truck owner Francine Vonfeldt spoke with theIndy in February, she said that while her initial menu would be deli-style and focused on hot sandwiches, she intended to add Neapolitan-inspired entrées down the road. We would love to try her more traditional Italian offerings, but the Americanized sandwich-centric menu we sample in...

Oh, the lucky people living in the Middle Shooks Run part of town: They get to call Stellina Pizza Café theirs. Fortunately, for the rest of us, it’s not an exclusive claim. It’d be easy to drive past this unassuming eatery, but don’t. Fresh pasta, salads and, of course, pizza are the main attractions. While carry-out is an option, you’d lose the o...

While the Italian salad is a popular dish in most St. Louis Italian restaurants, it’s not always clear what you’re getting when you order one. That’s because “Italian salad” doesn’t denote a specific group of ingredients as much as it points to a philosophy of preparing and serving light, palate-cleansing courses. Italian salads boast an array of t...

Gambill’s Pastaria & Grocery, the new culinary collaboration from Hunter Stone Gambill and Kevin Snell, is now open at 1921 S. Harvard Ave. The new restaurant is in the space that was the long-time home to Jim’s Never on Sunday. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Gambill’s Pastaria serves a variety of fresh-made pastas and sauces, with...

When Aldo’s Pizza owner Aldo Alu opened his restaurant in 1971, he had a lot to learn. He was still working on his English, which he did not know when he emigrated from Sicily, Italy, five years earlier, and he had “no clue” how to start a business.  Still, he managed to mix his experience of working at another Italian restaurant with his dough rec...

Parts of Colfax Avenue have changed with the times, but the best parts not only haven’t—and with any luck, they never will. The history of Denver’s most infamous stretch of pavement is writ large in mid-century architecture, complete with gaudy neon signage, and entrepreneurs who respect it by bringing new life to old structures are guaranteed some...

As the city begins to blossom back to life, there may be no better symbol of the renewed energy than McGregor Square. Situated across the baseball stadium, the growing development is already teeming with life — with attractions that include a new Tattered Cover Book Store, a truly mammoth sports bar and an increasing number of restaurants. The incr...