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One of the most dynamic places on the Las Vegas Strip has to be Eataly. The expansive marketplace in Park MGM features a shop area that faces toward the Strip, with gelato, espresso, bakery and wine service counters, and a wall of wine along one wall. On the elevated level are numerous counters serving up a variety of quick-serve food like pizza, p...

Montelupo, the popular Kerns neighborhood Italian restaurant, will expand with a new market for Italian pantry goods, focaccia sandwiches and Roman-style pizza, opening as soon as August. According to Montelupo’s Adam Berger, the idea for the market came together quickly this summer, after Portland restaurateur Micah Camden reached out about taking...

After closing its downtown shop during the pandemic, Spella Caffè is doing something unusual for a business that shuttered in the city’s core: reopening in the same neighborhood. Founder Andrea Spella tells WW the new outpost will be located in the former Moonstruck Chocolate store at 608 SW Alder St. That’s in the Selling Building, which is owned...

As the $850 million and 40-acre-wide Uncommons complex continues to roll out its new dining and retail spaces, Amari has opened its doors for lunch service. The Italian restaurant was first announced over a year ago and has been an anticipated new entry to the growing southwest area. During the soft opening, Amari is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon...

Like most kids growing up in the suburbs, I came to appreciate Italian food by way of Chef Boyardee. Those initial doses of canned ravioli helped me develop a deep and enduring love of the Old Spaghetti Factory out in Taylorsville, which was often the site of our little league football post-season dinners. I was lucky enough to have two older broth...

Marchesi Frescobaldi, a wine dynasty that includes such famed Italian estates as Ornellaia and Masseto, publicly announced Monday the signing of an agreement to purchase Domaine Roy & fils. The Dundee-based winery is one of the Willamette Valley’s top pinot noir and chardonnay producers.  The transaction was announced by Lamberto Frescobaldi, presi...

New to ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach is La Bettola Waikīkī, a restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine and an upscale dining experience. And while they’re eating, the resort’s massive two-story aquarium treats diners to mesmerizing views of Hawai‘i sea life. It’s the latest project from restaurateur Hide Sakurai, and the first La Bettola to o...

Bar Cena is set to open this fall next door to Cast Iron Concepts’ restaurant, Hush Public House. It will feature an chef-driven menu as well as a cocktail program. “Cena” translates to “dinner” or “supper” in French, Spanish and Italian, a nod to the influences that will be highlighted on the seasonally rotating menu, according to a press release.

Marcolino’s Italia was not what I expected—and I mean that in the best way possible. The brand was a food truck before it became a brick and mortar on First Street, so I expected what you get with many food trucks that find permanent locations: a casual, no fuss eatery. Marcolino’s, instead, offers a stark contrast to the no frills air of a mobile...

While there are plenty of dessert shops around the Grand Canyon State, there’s just something so special about popping into a mom-and-pop shop for a treat. Not only are you supporting a local business but usually these hidden gems offer something you can’t find elsewhere. Take, for example, Dolce Vita Gelato and Grocery, a family-run gelato shop in...

The Napolitano family opened their downtown gelato shop, Tre Palline Gelato Napolitano, in 2022. They have added two new locations this summer in Spokane Valley and Cheney. And on Thursday, the Napolitanos obtained a lease for another shop on the North Side. “We keep in mind our guests,” Ashley Napolitano, the co-owner of Tre Palline said. “That’s...

When I consider the forward-thinking chefs who elevate our Italian restaurant scene, Stefano Fabbri of Pomo Restaurant Group springs to mind. He’s the Italian-born chef and restaurateur who introduced thin-crust Neapolitan pizza to Phoenix when he opened Pomo Pizzeria at the Borgata in 2010. He later helped Scott Conant launch Mora Italian and The...