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Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice brand with more than 600 stores, will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location on May 7 in Ammon. Mayor Dana Kirkham and her husband Ryan, as well as David and Shawna Chamberlain, are proudly bringing Rita's to the Ammon area. The group was also awarded an area development agreement for...

The best thing I've eaten at the West End's Marmo is also by far the simplest. The humble Italian sub ($11) is light, classic and almost perfect—a balance of fatty mortadella, spicy coppa and salty finocchiona meats, with pepperoncinis and red onions and romaine lettuce providing crisp bitterness.   It's the sort of thing you'd get at a sub...

If you've ever had an espresso, there's a good chance your barista poured it from a La Marzocco machine. The 89-year-old manufacturer is a fixture in homes and restaurants everywhere, and was once the primary supplier for local giant Starbucks; thanks to that former relationship, Seattle became a home away from home for the Italian company, which h...

Like the Spanish siesta, afternoon naps in Italy are a beloved tradition — one that Rachel De Marte said her husband abides by with fervor.   Chef James De Marte picked up his affection for the so-called pisolino during his 10 years living as a chef in Italy. Now, he brings the essence of that experience to Pisolino Caffe, which opened in No...

Mike Easton sure knows how to keep things interesting. Just days after he let slip that he's planning a noodle retail shop, the James Beard award-nominated chef has shuttered Pizzeria Gabbiano, his renowned second venture. "Closed for reimagination," the restaurateur scrawled on a note stuck to the front door Monday, "xoxo Mike."   While Eas...

di Roberta Pinna   Al ristorante Bellino di Portland fervono i preparativi per la festa del primo compleanno che ci sarà il prossimo 14 aprile; nonostante i tempi sai che notizia un ristorante italiano negli States che festeggia un anno di vita! E invece in questo caso c'è una storia da raccontare...una storia di coraggio, di successi e...

Giuseppe "Joe" Desimone was a bear of a man, 6 foot 2 inches tall, 300 pounds. He arrived in America in 1897 from Naples at the age of 18 with 50 cents in his pocket. He worked first as a swine farmer in Rhode Island, then made the journey west to Seattle.   At this point, his life might have taken the usual path for an Italian immigrant, fi...

By Martin Cizmar   The final scene of The Sopranos was, I think we can all admit now, among the most perfect 4 minutes and 30 seconds of television ever aired.   Tony's unseen but obvious-to-any-non-jamook whacking in a diner booth was the rare satisfying but non-gratuitous conclusion to a series, made all the more perfect because it...

When our summer-ish spring rolls around and we're spending every minute out in the sun, a question arises: How is it possible this scorching city doesn't have tons of great ice cream shops? Because Vegas is a gelato town, baby.   The icy Italian treat has taken over the Valley in recent years, expanding far past the tourist-cooling kiosks do...

by Lauren Saria   Sure, you've already had Rita's Italian Ice on Mill Avenue, but now Tempe-ites have a second spot dedicated to serving Philadelphia-style Italian Ice. Joe's Italian Ice opened at 2019 South McClintock Drive in mid-December, bringing a menu of more than 50 flavors of Italian ice to Tempe. This is Joe's first location in Ari...

One of the best Italian dinners in town will be served by CSI Culinary Arts students at the 12th annual Italian Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in the College of Southern Idaho's Desert Cafe. The event tests the skills of CSI's Culinary Arts and Hospitality students as they prepare and serve a buffet for the general public. The evening's menu inclu...

Buongiorno Los Angeles - The Italians are coming! Lavazza, Italy's favorite coffee, will be perking up LA by touring the streets with the Lavazza mobile café, the company's first and brand new state-of-the-art sampling truck.   From March 13 to 15, the Lavazza mobile café will be surprising locals and visitors of LA with complimentary cups o...