The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is set to honor Chef Joey Maggiore and the Maggiore Family at the Foundation's Arizona Regional Gala in Phoenix on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the iconic Arizona Biltmore Hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "NIAF is proud to return to Phoenix and honor Chef Joey Maggiore and the Maggiore family for the...

Nestled in the corner of Desert Ridge, Sfizio Modern Italian Kitchen is a cozy, dimly lit spot perfect for an intimate evening for two or a glass of wine with friends. The candle-lit environment features dark wood accents, with vibrant pops of color found throughout the space. The kitchen is an open concept, allowing guests to view Chef Rocco work...

Little Italy of Scottsdale started when Brandon and Michele Gioffre, New Yorkers who moved to Arizona with their three daughters in 2019, were in search of a taste of home.When the Gioffress went out, they weren’t finding their favorite East Coast-style Italian dishes nor could they track down some ingredients to cook at home. Michele asked family...

Vincent Abramo carries a weighty legacy, one that his father brought to Phoenix from  Italy. And now, 55 years later, he carries it in his day-to-day life.  He’s the only one with a set of keys to Tony’s Italian Delicatessen at the corner of  Dunlap Avenue and Seventh Street. So, at 8 a.m. every morning, he opens the deli his father Tony Abramo pas...

Joey and Cristina Maggiore's Italian restaurants The Sicilian Butcher and The Sicilian Baker will expand with nearly 20 additional locations opening over the next four years, including the first restaurants outside of Arizona. The Maggiore Group restaurants currently have three locations each in the metro Phoenix area and the group plans to open tw...

Private equity firm Savory Fund has announced its 10th emerging brand investment — acquiring a majority interest stake in Joey Maggiore concept, The Sicilian Butcher. This is the second investment Savory Fund has made in a Maggiore brand, following the $20 million investment in Hash Kitchen in Nov. 2021. This time around, Savory Fund is allocating...

Last November, the Italian Association of Arizona longed to attract Italophiles to its Pizza and Wine Festival as COVID-19 was slowing. “We didn’t know what to expect,” said Frank Guzzo, the association’s executive director. “We wanted to test the waters with the Pizza and Wine Festival. It was one day, as we were still dealing with omicron. In hin...

In downtown Reno along The Row, The Great Italian Festival transformed Virginia Street into a taste of Italy. With everything from a grape stomp to gelato eating contest, Italian farmers market and of course tons of Italian food booths. The smell of the family recipes alone will lure you right into one of the main attractions at The Great Italian F...

Fans of Netflix's "Chef's Table" likely tuned in to the latest edition, "Chef's Table: Pizza," in which the streaming platform spotlighted the culinary staple by following a few chefs renowned for their pizza prowess. Per IMDb, the first season of this edition of the show followed chefs from Kyoto to Rome, showcasing their expertise and their persp...

Scottsdale’s Taste of Italy and Music Festival will bring Italian culture, food, and entertainment to the Valley this month. Hosted by the Italian Association of Arizona, a local 501(c)(3), this two-day celebration will take place on the Scottsdale Canal and feature everything from live music and unique, hand-crafted Italian items to wine tastings,...