Italian food is the most popular cuisine in the world, according to a 2023 study by The Picky Eater that tallied up Instagram tags. It's no wonder why so many people love it. Just thinking about dishes like chicken parmesan and spaghetti and meatballs is enough to get your mouth watering—even though many of these world-famous dishes are actually It...

I had just returned from a trip to Italy when my friend texted to suggest we visit a new Italian restaurant across from the University of New Mexico that he had heard good things about. Having spent the previous two weeks plowing through plates of pasta and scoops of gelato, I was more than a little reluctant to revisit Italian cuisine so quickly a...

Drive-thru windows aren’t just for burgers and fries. In fact, there’s a one-of-a-kind drive-thru in New Mexico where you can get pasta as well as pizza. When you’re in the mood for Italian food and don’t have a lot of time to sit down at a restaurant and dine, go through the drive-thru at Fastino’s Fresh Food Fast and place your order! Italian foo...

Irene Stamm encouraged her husband, Jason, to wander off to look at the nuclear stuff for a while so she could play with the da Vinci toys. She had a lot to choose from: The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History has about 30 of the Italian Renaissance artist's machines on display as part of a traveling interactive exhibition that runs thro...

Friday, July 7 through Monday, July 10 - 5:30 PM only. Coming to the Guild Cinema (3405 CENTRAL AVE. NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106). $10 General Admission/ $7 Seniors 60+ $7 Students with id. View Trailer here. Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian philosopher, medievalist, essayist, cultural critic, novelist (The Name of the R...

With all the talk about staffing shortages at restaurants these days, the scene at M’tucci’s Bar Roma on a recent Saturday night was a surprise. A small army of servers gathered in a space just off the entrance for a pre-dinner meeting and pep talk. Moments later, they were released into the dining room, where they almost outnumbered the patrons. E...

The long-dormant Kellys Brew Pub in Nob Hill will soon be showing signs of life with M’tucci’s readying to open their new location in the former brewery this month. “It’s gonna be full of life and energy and that was really our goal from the beginning was just to really bring something here that could be transformative for this area and build on wh...

The mission of the group is to preserve, celebrate and advance the culture, language and heritage of Albuquerque’s Italian community by providing a welcoming and supportive environment for Italians and lovers of Italian culture and language to network and share, speak the language, and form friendships. Meetings will be based on several different a...

Food, wine, music and movies. That’s what the 2021 edition of the New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival brings to the table. The festival runs from Tuesday, Oct. 12, through Oct. 17. “We’re trying something new to adjust to the world today,” says Maria Berry, managing director of the Italian Film & Culture Festival. “We started planning for th...

The festival’s Showcase Film takes center stage on Saturday, at 2:00 PM with the screening of Gli Innocenti (The Innocents of Florence), a riveting and beautifully filmed documentary that tells the little-known story of the forgotten children of Florence and the women who saved them with the establishment of Europe’s first children’s hospital and o...