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Taormina serves the timeless cuisine of Southern Sicily with contemporary style and flair. Inspired by the authentic flavors of Taormina, a seaside village in Sicily. Executive Chef Hiro Mimura pairs fresh pastas with the highest quality seafoods and meats unspoiled by heavy sauces, Sicilian style pastas are dressed in pure, extra virgin olive...

By Carla Pellegrino   It is that time of year again. Our friend is out and about enjoying his annual "escape the heat" trips to Italy and La Jolla, and we, friends and admirers, are having a ball guest writing for his column and expressing to the world how dear Robin Leach is to us. Thanks, handsome! I hope that you're having a blast and enj...

One of the few times Chris Bianco, arguably the nation's most revered pizzaiolo, has been at a loss for words was about 15 years ago, when a friend asked him to visit a priest known as Father Joe in hospice care.   "I just kind of froze," said Bianco, a normally garrulous chef who ultimately mustered the strength to speak to the dying priest...

by Michael Russell   Nick's Italian Cafe in McMinnville has been named one of the James Beard Foundation's America's Classics restaurants, the foundation announced Thursday. Nick's, which was originally in 1977 by Nick Peirano, grew into a Willamette Valley wine country favorite for juice-stained vintners and day-tripping wine sippers alike...

by Logan Burtch-Buus   Sicilian native Giovanni Rizza and his wife, Agnes, own and operate Giovanni's Gelato Café in Oro Valley, an establishment that offers a wide array of both traditional and intriguing flavors of the classic Italian dessert. Giovanni's is authentic to the core, according to Rizza, a point in which he takes great pri...

Address: Downtown Summerlin, 10940 Rosemary Park Drive Phone: 702-259-6025 Status: Open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m., Friday from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.   Maggiano's Little Italy doubles down on Las Vegas with a second location. The oversized 9,732-square-foot Downtown...

The west-side's popular pizza and wings joint Bianchi's Italian is moving up, literally. The Tucson staple is adding a second location up north, in the former home of Marana's sprawling The Steak Out restaurant. Owner Vincent Bianchi says the new spot at 3640 W. Tangerine Road will feature the same menu as the original, with fast-casual servic...

One of the biggest restaurant openings of the year on the Strip, Carbone effortlessly fulfills its promise to provide a distinctive experience. The building blocks that come together to make it unique—dramatic design, warm service, favorite Italian-American foods, tableside service for several dishes—can be found at a handful of other Vegas eaterie...

Mākena Beach & Golf Resort welcomes back Castello Banfi Winery for a seven course Winery of the Month dinner on Saturday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Molokini Bar & Grille.    The wine dinner will pair the internationally-acclaimed wines of Castello Banfi, as well as other wines from the Banfi Vintners portfolio, with a special...

In the season of funnel cakes, fried bacon and elephant ears, you'll find us lining up for a more Italian fried snack. Panzerotti come from Puglia, the country's Southeastern heel, and are commonly described as mini, deep-fried calzones. Think of them as crescent-shaped Pizza Rolls, only better.   The city's first proper taste of panzerotti...

by Michael Kiefer   From big-city Rome to small-town Umbria, you can't walk 40 feet without passing an Italian cafe with an array of panini laid out in a case. They may be squarely set in crustless white bread (cut diagonally like Mom did); eclair-size torpedo-shaped rolls or crusty rectangles that look like leavened matzoh, sandwichi...

This city's population enjoys pizza -- like most Americans -- so the fast-growing Marco's Pizza franchise is seeking entrepreneurs who want a piece of this hot market. Prime locations are available. Boise was ranked No. 27 on Forbes 2015 List of Best Places for Business and Careers. With the main industries of technology, tourism, mining and f...