The Maggiore Group is introducing a new restaurant concept spearheaded by Phoenix legend, Tomaso Maggiore. Formerly, Tomaso’s When In Rome, the restaurant group has plans to open Tomaso’s Italian Kitchen on September 18, 2019 and it will be a modern-casual rendition of Italian institution, Tomaso’s. Tomaso’s Italian Kitchen will bring approachable...

An Italian real estate company that has long eyed development outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim again is seeking permission to improve forest roads and run utilities to its property in the tiny town of Tusayan. Stilo Development Group USA and Tusayan asked the U.S. Forest Service this month to grant easements to two pieces of land where Stilo pl...

One of the top incoming players or the 2019-20 season, according to Sports Illustrated, the Italian born sensation Nico Mannion is ranked No.6. He will be the leader for Arizona Basketball this upcoming season and will look to take the Wildcats on a deep run in March. Only a freshman, expectations will be high for him but great players live up for...

Need more pizza in your life? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top pizza outlets in Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. Nellos Pizza Topping the list is Ahwatukee Foothills's Nellos Pizza, situated at 4710 E. Warner Road, Suite 10. With 4.5 stars out o...

The owners of State 48 Brewery have plans to open a fifth location -- a brewpub -- and an Italian restaurant in north Phoenix. Owner Mario Rana told ABC15 that both concepts, State 48 Rock House Brewery and Mia Osteria, would open at The Shops at Norterra near Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road. Both concepts will open in the complex across from t...

Last week, the New York Times called Sebastian Maniscalco “the hottest comic in America.” People magazine described him as a comedian’s comedian. And in 2017, Forbes named him to its list of the world’s highest-paid comedians after he brought in $15 million between June 2016 and June 2017. His fans describe him in one word: Hilarious. The 46-year...

Looking for a tasty Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Tucson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. 1. Zona 78 Topping the list is Zona 78. Located at 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road, the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more,...

Following a long hiatus, the third joint conference of the American Association for Italian Studies and the American Association of Teachers of Italian will take place from March 26-28, 2020 at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. In keeping with the mission of the AAIS/AATI, the conference organizers invite members to organize sessions and round...

A handful of Gonzaga players considered professional options versus returning to the Zags following the 2019 season. So did a member of GU’s coaching staff, minus the fanfare and headlines. Riccardo Fois found himself in Phoenix – staying at the same hotel where the Zags stayed at the 2017 Final Four – to interview for the position of player develo...

Joe Gambino, who rose from modest beginnings in New York to become the owner of one of the Valley's largest Chevrolet dealerships, died last month at his Phoenix home. He was 88. The longtime automotive enthusiast passed away June 28 surrounded by family, said his son, Joseph Gambino Jr. The senior Gambino, a Brooklyn native, grew up speaking a rar...