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If you build it, they might not necessarily come. But if you build it in a place virtually devoid of competitors, the odds are a lot better. In November 2012, Luciano's began serving handmade Italian food in a rather secluded spot on the Boise Bench, off Orchard near Fred Meyer — in an area where restaurants are few and far between.   Read...

by Susan Stapleton   The worlds of Buca di Beppo and buffets collide when Buca Café Italiano debuts at Bally's Las Vegas today. All day long, from breakfast to dinner, pick up the traditional Italian dishes Buca is known for along with different buffets all day long.   Robert Earl, chairman and CEO of Planet Hollywood International is...

by Darin Moriki   The owner of Hawaii's sole Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen in Ewa Beach is looking to open up at least two additional locations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big island over the next 12 to 18 months. "With Hawaii's growing economy and room on the islands for more of our authentic Italian options, the state offers access...

By Robin Leach    One of the most eagerly awaited new restaurants of the fall is set to open Monday at Aria. Food critics and fans alike have described Carbone's original New York location as the best Italian-American restaurant of all time.   Named the restaurant of the year and the decade, Carbone has received nothing but five-...

By Rebecca Scott Italian restaurants are all about atmosphere. Deep, rich paint on the walls, wood-grain tables, the sound of wine glasses clinking and intimate chatter. The world falls away while you share a meal with family or friends.   That warm, engaging mood is alive and well at Cicily's Pastaria & Grill in Medford. My mom an...

Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante is simply "faboo," or "fabulous." I say, run, don't walk to this award-winning Italian restaurant perched on an oceanfront bluff above Wailea Beach.   Every single bite on a recent visit was off the charts in taste, presentation, texture and aroma — and although I dined there a few weeks ago — I can't quit raving a...

by Marco D'Angelo   If you have been in Las Vegas for any amount of time chances are you've eaten at Nora's Italian Cuisine. When I moved here eight years ago this was one of the first Italian restaurants I tried.   It is a family-owned operation that was started by Nora and Gino Mauro. The success has grown over the years. In fact, i...

If you take even a passing interest in Arizona's culinary scene, you know the name Chris Bianco, the self-made pizzaiolo and restaurateur whose handicraft and devotion to quality ingredients has singlehandedly made Phoenix, of all places, synonymous with world-class pizza.   Bianco's pizza has been lauded as one of the best in the country by...

Gabriele Bertaccini looks more like an Italian clothing model than a hardworking, über successful chef. But if you get him talking about cooking, dining, and Italian cuisine, it becomes immediately clear that he's much more than just a handsome face and an exceptionally well-tailored suit.   He waxes poetic about the beauty of sunsets, the s...

By Genesee Martin   Italian Family Pizza has moved to First Hill after four years operating downtown, opening up across from Pacific Medical Center at 1028 Madison St.   The First Hill spot is one large room, with brick along one wall and wood on the other. Large windows form the corner entrance, which lets out into the dining area. T...

Vegas is all about culinary diversity these days, but the Venetian/Palazzo complex literally has a dozen Italian restaurants. And it works, especially when you realize how many conventioneers want to hang out on a faux patio in the faux St. Mark's Square noshing on pizza and pasta.   The newest offering, Miami's Mercato Della Pescheria, sits...

The Italian American Club of Maui will be hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Flatbread Pizza in Paia.   Enjoy small or large pizzas from 5-10 pm (either dine-in or take-out) and help support the scholarship fund for the Italian American Club of Maui. Please mark your calendars and don't miss the best wood-fired pizza on Maui...