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The moment a customer steps through the door at Coffee Luca, they are immediately met with a symphony of sensations: the smell of espresso and fresh baked biscottis; the immediate feeling of warmth; the sounds of Dean Martin or Andrea Bocelli set to the tune of brewing coffee. According to co-owner Luca Morabito, it is all these senses working in t...

The Tuscan Brands artisan Italian restaurant company is looking to open a new Tuscan Market cafe concept in downtown Portsmouth. As the company prepares for the endeavor, it will host a job fair this Thursday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fair will take place at the Tuscan Kitchen restaurant located at 581 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth. Tuscan B...

There’s no corralling Tony Capasso, the effusive managing partner of Tony’s, his restaurant at the J House in the Riverside section of Greenwich. For years, he’s been known as the Trivia Guy, a man of a thousand questions. He first came on the scene in Riverside at Valbella, where he attracted almost the entire Yankees team to come and dine. Then h...

Pinstripes, a dining experience that offers bowling and bocce, has announced plans to open its first Northeast location in the currently under construction SoNo Collection mall. Pinstripes, Inc. announced Thursday their partnership with Brookfield Properties to open three new locations, including one in Norwalk. According to a press release, the tw...

Start your meal with a basket of fresh baked focaccia, finish it with some fluffy tiramisu, and in between, be wowed by all the pasta, pizza, steak and seafood, at Tremezzo. Located on Lowell Street in Wilmington, Tremezzo is a different kind of Italian eatery.  Chef-owner Rick Lowe serves a menu that’s full of Italian influences, but isn’t limited...

Saturday, May 11, 2019. 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The author will be interviewed by local chef Barbara Lynch. The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration–as well as...

The founder of the Vermont Salumi Company, Peter Roscini Colman, is no stranger to the food and traditions of Italy. He was born in the town of Assisi in the province of Umbria and has been visiting his father’s side of his family in Italy since his teens. Colman is also no stranger to the principles of organic farming and caring for the land. He g...

All eyes are on sustainability at Eataly’s newest restaurant: La Pescheria, a seafood kitchen and bar serving consciously-sourced produce. Opening on Friday, the “fishmonger’s kitchen” will be a full-service restaurant helmed by chef Sam De Los Santos, who has connected with Boston-area purveyors dedicated to sustainable fishing — Island Creek Oyst...

I fell in love with pasta after reading about an Italian witch. It was 1994, and Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola was hot on the Reading Rainbow circuit. My second-grade teacher invited a guest to read the story, and I listened intently, intrigued by the “grandma witch” with a magic pasta pot that accidentally flooded her town with spaghetti. I don’t r...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. Topping the list is Tresca. Located at 233 Hanover St. (between Richmond Street and Board Alley.) in North End, the Italian s...

Joe Faro has the original newspaper article announcing the closure of Cafe Brioche in 2004, which at the time was thought to be the heart and soul of Market Square. “There was an uproar,” Faro said. The owners simply posted a 34-word farewell message on the door. A few months later, Breaking New Grounds coffee shop moved into the space from its nea...

Richard Sardella has been toying with the idea of opening a pizzeria for quite some time now, so when JF3 Salon relocated from the building next to his original restaurant, he knew it was time to take the leap. Earlier this week he opened Imbriglio’s Pizzeria Resto Bar Napoletana, a tribute to his grandfather Ricardo Imbriglio, at 32 Memorial Blvd....