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After 53 years in the business, Tony & Lucille’s restaurant, a multi-generational family anchor in Wooster Square, will serve its last dinner Sunday night. It is part of the evolving landscape on Wooster Street where some iconic places have changed hands, although longtime businesses continue to draw crowds to New Haven’s Little Italy. Tony Sacco,...

When it comes to restaurants with flowery plating, pretentious locales and sky-high prices, Chef Mike Fucci doesn’t mince words. “Enough of the obnoxious foofy crap that goes on a plate,” he said. “I’ve done fine dining, I’ve done it all, and the one thing I’ve come to terms with in my life is that people want the basics.” Which is what he aims to...

Boston’s Eataly is fabulous and all, but if you want to shop like a true Italian while in Rhode Island, then the smaller mom-and-pop markets, shops and farmstands are the way to go. One of Rhode Island’s quaintest handcrafted pasta shops, Prica Farina, is located in downtown Warren on the corner of Market and Main Streets, and it feels like food sh...

Food and music lovers are in for a treat on Saturday, when Chef Vito Marcello hosts the first-ever Cranmore Food and Wine event at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway. It will take place in a tent at the base of the mountain from 3-6 p.m. Special guest will be Salvatore Ferragamo, vintner from Il Borro Wine of Tuscany, Italy, and namesake gran...

Federico Perandin and his wife, Anissa Nouhi are the owners and creators of the well known Pastaficio in Cos Cob, a pasta shop and restaurant hybrid, which has quickly established a reputation of having some of the best Italian cuisine around Town. When explaining how Pastaficio came to be, Anissa Nouhi said her husband Federico worked  an advertis...

Next weekend, Tuscan Kitchen in Salem will team up with Phantom Gourmet as it hosts the second Italian Wine & Food Fest, celebrating made-from-scratch Italian foods and regional wines. Thousands of people from all over New England are expected to attend this tented al fresco event, taking place Saturday, June 22, at the Tuscan Piazza. Tuscan Brands...

A new Italian restaurant is opening in Worcester’s Canal District Thursday, bringing homemade classics like chicken marsala, pasta bolognese and gnocchi to Water Street. Russo Italian Restaurant is scheduled to open at 4:30 p.m. in the space formerly occupied by the Canal Restaurant at 65 Water St. The eatery features a piazza-themed dining room wi...

 Tavolo Pronto, a local favorite for paninis, salads, coffee and pastries, is gearing up to expand its baking facilities across River Road in the old Frank & Anita’s salon next month. The new space, dubbed Tavolo Forno, will allow the full-service Italian bistro, bakery and market to increase its selection of freshly baked goods and specialty order...

Summer is too short to stay inside, so let's revel in the peak of the season together at Piazza all'Aperto, our block party series outside of Eataly Boston! From smoking grills to clinking glasses, these free evenings have all the ingredients to relax and enjoy summer – the same way an Italian would. PIAZZA ALL'APERTO: Open-access Block Parties on...

With a knack for connecting with people and always looking to make a buck, at an early age, Tony Capasso was working the coat check at the local Jewish Community Center and hitting 144 stops on his newspaper route. His outgoing personality made it easy for him to cultivate relationships with his customers, resulting in bonus gigs shoveling driveway...

A young member of one of the area’s well-known restaurant families is opening his first place in North Boston. Jonathan Jacobbi will be the owner of BOCO Kitchen, at 7375 Boston State Road, next to Tops supermarket. His grandfather opened Casa-Di-Pizza on Elmwood Avenue, which was taken over by father, Joseph Jacobbi. An uncle runs JJ’s Casa-Di-Piz...

A celebrated New Haven restaurant will be a little closer to home for North Haven residents. Adriana’s Restaurant and Wine Bar is opening a second location, at 344 Washington Ave. where Leon’s Restaurant formerly operated. “When Leon’s left, it was always my goal to bring another high-end restaurant to that area,” First Selectman Michael J. Freda s...