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"Stop & Shop makes me walk on water," John Dimarco joked. The Italian baker, who owned Luigi's Bakery in Bridgeport for 52 years and now runs Luigi's Cannoli Cafe, is talking about how happy he is about a new deal he struck with the super market chain to sell his special cannoli pies in 400 regional stores. The pies, made in Bridgeport, have been a...

Angelo’s Specialties carries imported meats and cheeses from Italy, as well as homemade pasta, raviolis and organic olive oil. Its meat case is filled with fresh cuts of steak, homemade sausage and a ground beef mix with veal and pork for better tasting meatballs. “We have good quality food and taste,” Angelo Competiello said of the prepared foods....

The first week Francesca Vitale re-opened Marino’s Pizzeria, all the old customers came back, clamoring for the hamburg pizza her mother made famous. “On the first day, we did like 100 pizzas,” Vitale said. Vitale’s grandfather, Sebastiano Marino immigrated from Sicily in 1898 and opened a bakery on Ferry Street in Middletown’s North End in 1920. V...

North End denizens and visitors will have a new way to get their morning buzz this week when the team behind a local restaurant group opens Caffé Ducali on Causeway Street. The Filmark Hospitality Group (Ristorante Lucia, Filippo, Ducali, and Cunard Tavern) is set to debut the Ducali-adjacent espresso bar in the North End on Thursday. Decked out in...

Greater Boston restaurant veteran Chef Mike Fucci opened his eponymous Chef Mike’s Cucina (73 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494, 781-675-2950) just over one year ago. The casual Italian family-friendly eatery has already proven the most popular restaurant in Needham and surrounding towns – despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 for all restaurateu...

The third time’s the charm, they say, and in the case of the Rosa Restaurant, the third time will be a return to the beginning. Set for a grand reopening this weekend, the historic Italian restaurant on State Street – once thought to be the longest, continuously run restaurant under a family name in New England – will see its third rebirth, at its...

Nonostante la pandemia Covid e la situazione  economica poco incoraggiante, quasi di fronte alla famosa pizzeria Pepe sulla Wooster Street a New Haven, l’albanese, cresciuto in Italia,  Gazmir Zeneli    ha aperto la  nuova Pizzeria Trattoria Napoletana Zeneli che offre al pubblico squisite pizze e calzoni napoletani ad hoc, e cucina tipica  napolet...

La Lucciola is Salem's newest pizza place inside Fork Forty Food Hall. The restaurant's name means firefly in Italian, fitting for a spot anchored by a flickering brick oven. Phil Golomski is both chef and pizzaiolo at La Lucciola, which he owns in partnership with Mark Iselin. The pair met more then a decade ago while both were working at Wild Pea...

When South End stalwart Stella Restaurant ended its 15-year-run in May, regulars expressed their thanks and reminisced about their favorite dishes in an outpouring of support on social media. But for those who lamented the loss of chef Evan Deluty’s coveted bolognese, there’s good news: He’s bringing it back. Deluty told Boston.com on Monday that S...

The Rossetti family is expanding their brand, and will open Rossetti Restaurant Beverly in the North Shore Crossing Plaza around late September or early October. The restaurant will feature Italian-inspired cuisine, a cutting-edge cocktail program and a modern design, creating a city dining experience without all the traffic. The Rossetti family le...

For more than 30 years, financial institutions have dominated the beautiful circa 1827 building at the junction of Route 83 and Route 140 in Ellington under various incarnations: Tolland Bank, New Alliance Bank, Enfield Federal Savings and United Bank. Vacant since late 2017, the 3,424-square-foot structure is in the final stages of an amazing t...

Pizza. It’s probably the most beloved – and often simplest to make – food on the planet. You’ve probably had a slice or several in the past week. Or you’re thinking about it now. And for you kids, according to analytics it’s the “Most Instagrammed Food,” beating out burgers 10-to-1. But while many casual Pie Lovers might assume that Pizza Mecca is...