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Taking a trip isn't in the cards right now, but our taste buds can make us feel like we've traveled thousands of miles. A slice of pizza from Pizzarino may, for a moment, make you feel like you're in Italy. If you ask the owner, there's no reason to stop with pizza when "he knows a guy" who can serve you some good sauce, too. Authentic Italian cuis...

Last week, Ed Russo hosted a wine dinner party. Months ago, seeing the owner of Russo Italian Restaurant in Worcester hosting such an event would be ordinary, but everything has changed amid the coronavirus pandemic - including dinner parties. The 20 guests, friends from Worcester Academy, ate Russo’s food and drank his wine all miles apart while s...

Since opening in July 2019, Monti Farms & Deli has been a popular spot for locals and beyond to peruse and purchase fresh produce, meats and cheeses, homemade dinners, regionally made ice cream and breads, and much more. Owner Michael Watkins is determined to keep that momentum going and has adapted to the way he serves his customers during the cor...

After a young employee at Nino’s Trattoria in Waterbury fell ill during the COVID-19 pandemic, his co-workers collected money to get him through the tough time in the form of a money pizza. The employees at Nino’s are facing struggles of their own during the pandemic, but they took the time to take care of one of their own. Rich Murray, 22, was wor...

Whether you’re craving pizza, roasted fish and vegetables, or a pile of pasta, Italian restaurants in Boston are innovating with tons of takeout options during the current shutdown of on-site dining. We’ve pulled together a list of some top options for consideration the next time a craving hits—and in the interest of planning ahead, remember: Fresh...

Linda and Michael Passaro own and operate Hawthorne’s Primo Amore, an Italian restaurant that hosted parties and banquets prior to the coronavirus pandemic which upended the restaurant industry.  In the days that followed, restaurants of all types had to rapidly reinvent themselves to stay afloat, offering take-out, delivery, and road-side pick up...

Everyone is craving a little bit of comfort right now. A nourishing meal that can be enjoyed at home, that’s accessible to both newfound cooks and seasoned chefs alike. When I think about foods that feel like a warm blanket, my mind immediately goes to all of the simple pantry ingredients that together, yield the beautifully rustic pasta dished tha...

When I order take out, I've been trying to order strictly from local restaurants and to tip handsomely. This pandemic is heartbreaking for so many reasons. But it will be even more devastating if when this is finally all behind us, we can't eat at our favorite local restaurants because they weren't able to stay afloat. When I saw that Patty B's in...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. Spring is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Boston area, according to data on local...

For today’s Q&A with a New Canaan business owner navigating the COVID-19 emergency and related restrictions, we hear from Andrea Lombardi, owner-operator of Dolce Italian Café on Elm Street. The café is open for pickup 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Here’s our exchange. New Canaanite: You just opened last sum...

If three weeks of self-quarantine and nonstop cooking has had you thinking, “I wish a food truck would just stop in front of my house right now,” we have good news. Mama Deb’s Italian Food Truck is currently traveling through neighborhoods near you. Based in Middleboro, the mobile restaurant offers your favorite Italian comfort foods with the conve...

Missing authentic Italian food like the kind you find in Boston’s North End? You don’t have to wait anymore. On the Oak Bluffs Harbor, Henry Wallace is opening Stella Salumeria, an Italian delicatessen that will carry takeout dishes straight from J. Pace and Son in Boston. Henry’s dad owns Sand Bar and his brother, Jordan, runs the seasonal Midnigh...