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In 1973, a 21-year-old Jerry Carbone agreed to run his father’s small pizza shop after the manager was shown the door. Carbone quickly turned around the shop, which was at Smith Avenue and Curtice Street on St. Paul’s West Side. But he had worked long hours — every day. “It started making a profit,” Jerry recalled this week. “And then my dad found...

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of living the Italian lifestyle — connecting with family and friends over simple but delicious food under the Tuscan sun? Maybe you’ve experienced la dolce vita firsthand on visits to Italy and want to recreate the memories here at home. No matter what about la grande vita captures you, you can embrace it with the functi...

Spinelli’s Sauce Company is proud to share its bold new look rooted with inspiration from Italy — celebrating with vibrant colors, fresh ingredients, and classic flavors of their recipes. “We partnered with Ellen Bruss Designs to create a feel that will really set our products apart from the competition. Our new labels celebrate not only the tradit...

You know how much fun it is to watch your babies grow up? It’s bittersweet but also empowering to see them take on the world. That has to be how Laura Norris feels now that her baby, formerly known as Cucina Della Ragazza, has reopened to great fanfare as Ragazza Food & Wine at 4301 Main St. in midtown Kansas City. When Norris opened the Italian re...

If there were an official food of Iowa Falls – a signature dish – surely it would be Rocky’s Pizza. And if the Scenic City had an icon, it would almost certainly be the man who tossed that pizza dough in the air. The one who made friends with everyone he encountered, and who, after more than a decade of service in local government, was still fierce...

Upon arriving at this unassuming establishment, it can feel as if you have stepped right into a companion’s residence. The simple color scheme and non-glitzy nature of Baratta’s truly fit the south-side neighborhood that surrounds it. My friend and I stopped in on a recent weekday and were seated at the multi-room venue in less than a minute. What...

Rose Totino, founder of the eponymous Totino’s Pizza, brought the famed Italian pizzas to American taste buds in an easy-to-eat, frozen package. She charted its growth from a small takeaway in Minneapolis to becoming the #1 pizza maker in the US in the next 20 years. Not only a suave businesswoman, Totino is also fondly remembered for introducing t...

As any nonna will tell you, simplicity is the key to superb pasta. Logan Stephenson, Panzano’s new executive chef, agrees. “My approach is bare bones,” he says. “Simple pastas made with four or five ingredients—nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.” After just two months at the helm of the downtown Denver Northern Italian stalwart located inside the Mon...

For over 100 years, Pallucca’s has been known for their rigatoni and sausage, homemade meatballs, panini sandwiches and Italian-made goods. During the 2019 Frontenac Homecoming, three tables were set up with a century’s-worth of photos and stories of Pallucca’s.As history goes, Attilio Pallucca had immigrated to the United States from Italy. In 190...

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...