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Seattle-based Due Cucina is opening its second location next month in Kirkland, Washington's The Village at Totem Lake, 12670 120th Avenue NE, Suite 170. "We appeal to foodies and discerning diners who love Italian food but don't want to break the bank to eat it," co-founder Davide Macchi said in a company press release. "They can taste the depth o...

This November, Caputo’s will spotlight Pump Street Chocolate from Suffolk, United Kingdom at the 9th Annual Caputo’s Chocolate Festival. Utah’s trendsetting chefs and beverage experts will craft chocolate-based creations to benefit the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund. For the first time, this year’s event brings participants together through the m...

James Faurentino opened Pizza a’fetta in Cannon Beach on Aug. 22, 1988 at 11:45 a.m. He was the only one behind the counter. When he saw a line outside the front door, he yelled, “Mom!” for some help. The family-driven pizza spot has been in business ever since. This past summer, a second Pizza a’fetta location was opened in Seaside. Faurentino was...

One of the nicest restaurants on the Strip, in decor and cuisine, has to be Giada. Since opening in 2014, De Laurentiis’ California-influenced Italian food has caused thousands of happy diners to pat their bellies in supreme satisfaction. Although it was closed for several months, fans could keep up with De Laurentiis via her website, giadzy.com, f...

Get ready for some excellent Italian food when you step into the quaint courtyard at Mercato della Pescheria. The restaurant features tables covered in checked tablecloths to enhance that Italian village atmosphere. Appetizers include Italian classics such as meatballs and bruschetta, but you can indulge in shrimp cocktail, too. Jumbo shrimp scampi...

It’s great to see Buddy Valastro recovering from a hand injury he suffered at his home (he recently shared a post on Instagram showing him icing a cake with his uninjured hand), and it’s also great to see the reopening of his amazing restaurant, Buddy V’s Ristorante. And like the resilient man behind the restaurant, Buddy V’s is ready to get back t...

Eggplant parmigiana may not be a staple of most drive-thru menus, but the owner of a popular Phoenix pizzeria is looking to change that. Luca Gagliano, owner of Forno 301, is set to serve wood-fired pizza and Italian food to Valley customers in the comfort of their cars at his new drive-thru concept Slice Eat in Scottsdale. Gagliano is from Sanremo...

When a new spot opens in town, we're eager to check it out, let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead, a peek inside restaurants that have just opened — an occasion to sample a few items and satisfy curiosities (both yours and o...

Restaurateur Tony Gemignani has devoted his life to pizza. A California native, he opened his first restaurant, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, in San Francisco’s North Beach in 2009. He now operates about 30 restaurant locations under eight brands. He’s a 13-time world pizza champion with victories in Italy and gold medals on Food Network. “I don’t think...

Las Vegas’ population includes quite a few New York City transplants. If you were to poll a small sample, we’d wager that one of the things that most excites them about Las Vegas is that it has the only other Rao’s Italian restaurant in the entire country. And if you’re at all familiar with the original location in New York City, you’d get what the...

Federico Venturini and Viola Tagliaferri, the husband-and-wife duo behind Carefree’s Pizzicata, are expressing their love for their home country of Italy with Pomodoro Italian Grill & Seafood in Cave Creek. The couple says, in Italy, the most important part of the dining experience is the company. They believe in those interactions, and they want t...

During football season, I try to go to a lot of sports bar-themed places for my reviews. But as we all know, 2020 has been extremely difficult for a lot of local restaurants. So I am trying to have a good mix of the places I go to and review. This week, I tried a place that had opened last November and even though this place is just three minutes f...