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The newest dining concept at Wynn Las Vegas opened just a year ago with a dramatic change with the chef, tweaks to the menu and a new name. Costa di Mare took over Paul Bartolotta's Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare and installed long-time Wynn chef Mark LoRusso in as the executive chef. The changeover last year was abrupt, but now LoRusso and his gene...

by Francesco Onorato   An entertainer elegantly dressed in a cufflink shirt is playing the piano and singing American '80s music. People are drinking wine, eating pizza and talking loudly. It's Sunday and Forno 301 — a new pizzeria restaurant run by two Italians — is hosting its grand opening.   Forno 301, located near Roosevelt Stree...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis Although Gregg Matteucci grew up in Fairview, a little town near the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge, many of his strongest memories are tied to a home in southeast Portland in historic Ladd's Addition where his grandmother lived. Sundays were centered around family. "Every Sunday, rain or shine, it was dinner at Grandm...

by Mattie John Bamman   A James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef Northwest in 2012 and 2013, Justin Wills has secured his place as one of Oregon's best chefs. He opened Restaurant Beck on Depoe Bay in 2009, and this June, he and wife Stormee teamed up to opened Sorella on Nye Beach. The amateur reviews and tweets have just begun rolling in....

"Think of a Mario Batali grade pasta with high nutritional values served in a place that looks like Shake Shack," says Davide Macchi, giving the elevator pitch for Dueminuti. It's a new entry in the booming fast-casual restaurant market blurring the lines between fancy and fast food, and its first location is landing on Seattle's Capitol Hill in Au...

When: Wednesday, June 15 | 1 pm to 3 pmWhere:Trevi Italian Restaurant, 3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las VegasCost:Free - Tickets: Get Tickets TREVI Italian Restaurant, inside The Forum Shops, will host a charity pizza competition at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15. Local media personalities will select ingredients to create a personalized pizza pie w...

By Leora Y. BloomIN A CITY where it's increasingly difficult to keep up with the list of restaurant openings and closings, what keeps a Seattle institution such as Capitol Hill's Ristorante Machiavelli popular for so long?   Linda McElroy, who opened Machiavelli in 1988 with her husband, Tom, says the key to the restaurant's success has been...

By Michael Russell   "Renata is a dream," Sandra Arnerich says of the deceptively simple, deliriously ambitious Italian restaurant that she and husband Nick opened in May. That dream is what caused them to leave high-profile restaurant jobs in San Francisco, uproot their growing family and fly north to Nick's hometown of Portland. &nbs...

Trendy restaurant concepts and Portland go together like waxed mustaches and designer flannel, but Casa Mia isn't biting. This little Italian eatery serves breakfast, lunch—yes, there are restaurants open for lunch on Division—and dinner seven days a week in the former Detour coffee shop venue at 3035 SE Division St.   Opening last week, Cas...

Las Vegas has a habit of reinventing itself time and again to toss out the old and bring in the flashy and new. For the Bellagio, that means a new Italian restaurant from Julian Serrano, the Michelin-starred chef who already serves French fare at the resort's Picasso and tapas at Aria.   Serrano opens Lago, his spin on small plates with a Mi...

By John Gottberg Anderson    Diners who love Italian food have two restaurant choices in Bend's Old Mill District. Pastini Pastaria and Flatbread Community Oven stand side-by-side next to the Deschutes River on the north side of the shopping-and-entertainment district.   But I'm not a big fan of either one. Others may applaud the...

by Michael Russell   The new Sicilian restaurant coming to the former Fratelli space in Portland's Pearl District is set to open next week. Bellino Trattoria Siciliana comes from chef-owner Francesco Inguaggiato, a Sicilian native who owns two other Italian restaurants in Texas.   The highlights assaggini, or Sicilian tapas, such...