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Every morning around 10:30, Charlie Gitto arrives at the downtown restaurant that bears his name, gets a cup of coffee from the bartender and settles into his designated spot at the corner of the bar — the best seat in the house, if you ask him."This is my office," Gitto explains. "I can see the entire restaurant, and who comes in and who goes out....

When Rebecca Tapia de la Torre and her husband, Enrique, returned to Colorado after living in Italy for six months, they wanted to bring back some of the Italian culture they'd grown to love. Little did they know they'd soon be running a cafe inside a furniture upholstery shop. Friends of the Tapia de la Torres owned Rico's Upholstery in Wheat Ridg...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Omaha, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt. 1. Ethnic Sandwich Shop Topping the list is Ethnic Sandwich Shop. Located at 1438 S. 1...

Pizza is everywhere and it’s a big business. But, Rocco's Italian Restaurant is not into it because it’s a big business but for their passion and tradition. They make pizzas that are different from the typical fast-food American pizza which is all around us. They believe in protecting the integrity and authenticity of what they make. Rocco's Italia...

Zio Johno's is growing in more ways than one. The Italian restaurant plans to relocate this summer, implementing a model for the company to use in its national expansion. In Iowa City, the Italian restaurant will relocate from 953 S. Riverside Drive to the space on Highway 1 where Paul's Discount used to be. This new location will also operate as a...

After 16 years — and the recent loss of its state liquor license — Aristo’s Greek Restaurant in east Salt Lake City has closed for good. The loss of the Mediterranean restaurant near the University of Utah at the end of April follows the January shutdown of the beloved French-inspired Paris Bistro on the corner of 1500 South and 1500 East. While...

The Sons of Italy Hall should be a 10th Street showpiece when it reopens, says Sons of Italy Nebraska President Dan Matuella. The popular Omaha hall is expected to serve up spaghetti again in late summer after multiple delays. The hall was damaged in January 2017 in an accidental fire caused by the spontaneous combustion of cleaning towels in the...

Regional Italian cuisine is seeing its day in Denver restaurants, with more choices represented from the northern Italian Alps to the southern tip of the boot than ever before. Chefs are showing us new pasta shapes, house-cured meats, intriguing seafood dishes and seasonal ingredients on menus in new eateries as well as established veterans. We'll...

Eric and Vanessa Carrerra of i.e. Italian Eatery are expanding to Saint Paul’s Highland Park. The former Espresso Royal coffee shop is under construction and will re-open as a market and restaurant inspired by the mega-Italian market and restaurant complex Eataly. Unlike those hulking complexes in New York and Chicago, this spot, called Dué Focacce...

So we were shooting this week's Frank’s Food Picks at John Mineo’s, and I was looking at all of these wonderful pictures. Then I saw this picture of 45-year-old John Mineo Senior. I swear, I thought I was looking at a picture of a 45-year-old Frank Cusumano Senior, my dad.  Carbon copy. I felt like I was looking at my own family. The mother, Anna,...

The owners behind Italian Eatery in Minneapolis plan to open another Italian restaurant in St. Paul. The restaurant, called Due (pronounced Due-eh) Focacceria, will take over a former Espresso Royale space at 475 Fairview Ave. South. Owners Eric Carrara and his wife, Vanessa live a couple blocks away from the site, and bought the building in 2017 w...

Handmade pasta, mouth-watering takes on traditional dishes and fresh, creative cocktails represent just a few of the reasons that Volario’s was recognized as one of the top Italian restaurants in the state’s mountain regions. OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation and review website, named Volario’s, located in Winter Park at the Vasquez Creek...