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For more than seven years, Anzio's Brick Oven Pizza has brought a little slice of Italy to North Grafton. Now, the popular restaurant is moving to a new spot at Northborough Crossing. Todd Harrington, owner and operator, wants to open in the new location by fall. The restaurant has outgrown its original location on Rte. 30, he said. "We would have...

Where the Salesians Boys & Girls Club parking lot is today on Bennington Street once stood Sammy Carlo’s corner store. It was there, in the 1950s that a family business started that would, after seven decades and two locations, become a staple of many diets in East Boston. Now, one block away from its original location, Sammy Carlo’s Catering has b...

Be afraid, Otto. Be very afraid. All the best pizza joints in Portland have some new, very stiff competition, and it’s on the corner of Washington and Ocean avenues. Monte’s Fine Foods has been open for about a month now, and it’s putting out some of the best pizza in the city. I hesitate to say the best because I haven’t tried the other new kid in...

Robert Kalish’s love of cooking, and a childhood spent in the North End, led him to bring a taste of Italy to the East Bridgewater area. Earlier this year, the 55-year-old East Bridgewater resident started “Bella Nonna,” an Italian food truck that he describes as “Hanover Street on wheels,” in reference to the popular street in the North End where...

The word “authentic” gets thrown around quite a bit in the culinary world. When Danilo Mongillo, the owner of Strega in Branford, lived in Italy, he was a police officer for the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. It was his job to protect the integrity of any product that had “Made in Italy” on the label. Not only did Mongillo de...

All families have different dynamics, come from different backgrounds and have different traditions. But one thing nearly all of them have in common is asking each other the daily question: “What’s for dinner?” Marco Minieri is answering that question and educating customers along the way at Bottega Bocconi, an Italian market he recently opened wit...

In the restaurant business people tend to fall into two camps: those who love it or those who hate it, observes Anna Frattaroli, co-owner of Lucia Ristorante in Winchester Center. “It’s very hard to be in between,” she says on a recent Monday night, sitting at a table in the dimly lit restaurant, as people trickled in for dinner. There is no questi...

For the second year in a row, Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca was declared the winner of the “People’s Choice” in the third annual Boston Pizza Festival on July 13 and 14 at City Hall Plaza. “It was such an honor to be voted ‘Best Pizza- People’s Choice’ for two consecutive years (2018/2019),” wrote Barry Proctor, who co-owns the pizzeria at 16 De...

There's a new pizza restaurant in town where Archetype Pizza Co. was, and before that, Via Via. Il Forno Italiano opened around two weeks ago at 372 Thames St. “In addition to the wood-fired pizza, we have an Italian menu as well. Pasta, lasagnas, etc. From what I’ve been told so far, it’s superior,” owner David Drake told The Daily News. He said h...

Since opening its doors in February, Fox & the Knife has garnered local and national acclaim, with James Beard award winner Karen Akunowicz at the helm. Five months later, the victory train shows no sign of slowing. The Italian enoteca in Southie just landed on Eater’s 2019 Best New Restaurants in America list, a roster of 16 restaurants that made...

All families have different dynamics, come from different backgrounds and have different traditions. But one thing nearly all of them have in common is asking each other the daily question: “What’s for dinner?” Marco Minieri is answering that question and educating customers along the way at Bottega Boccini, a new Italian market he recently opened...

The new White Owl restaurant at Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole is on a mission to bring a “rustic Italian revival to the Midcoast.” Grace Harrison, one of four equal partners in the White Owl, describes the food as a combination of “Italian flair with a touch of Maine roots.” The restaurant is now open to the public for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m....