Ciao from Rome! It's September, and the vacations are over. Here at We the Italians we are preparing a surprise for the next Columbus Day, which will unite Italy and the United States online to celebrate Christopher Columbus. This year the American Columbus Day (the second Monday of October) and the Italian Columbus Day (again on October 12) coinci...

Phoenix's most famous pizzaiolo Chris Bianco has never shied away from making changes within his restaurant group.  Last year the James Beard award-winning chef closed Roland’s Café Market Bar — the restaurant he opened with the owners of fast-growing taco shop Tacos Chiwas — after less than a year, opting instead to turn the historic building that...

Pizzicata owner Federico Venturini considers his guests and employees family at his Carefree Italian restaurant. Guests impart stories of visits to Italy, from which Venturini hails. In turn, Venturini shares authentic dishes like Pinsa Romana, pizza (starting at $10) with 48% less sugar, 85% less fat and no cholesterol. “We’re the first to make Pi...

Pesto Italian Eatery, Arizona’s state’s first build-your-own pasta concept, will open its first fast-casual restaurant in Chandler this fall. The authentic Italian eatery will give guests the opportunity to enjoy fresh, homemade pasta and sauces in a casual environment at an affordable price point. The restaurant is led by Cosmo Magliozzi, who is b...

Pesto Italian Eatery, the state’s first build-your-own pasta concept, will open its first fast-casual restaurant in Chandler this fall. The authentic Italian eatery will give guests the opportunity to enjoy fresh, homemade pasta and sauces in a casual environment at an affordable price point. The restaurant is led by Cosmo Magliozzi, who is bringin...

When the Sicilian Butcher opened in December at Chandler Fashion Center, owner Joey Maggiore was intent on bringing to the East Valley the same Italian cuisine that brought plaudits to his original restaurant in Phoenix near north Scottsdale.  But then the pandemic struck the restaurant industry and the Sicilian Butcher is still serving up its craf...

One of the open secrets about eating in Italy is this: The food in the touristed cities often isn’t great. If you’re walking Centro Storico in Rome and pick a dinner spot at random, chances are it’s going to be underwhelming, even if you have a hard time admitting it to yourself. Or underwhelming relative to the top-end places to eat in the city an...

Located at 16580 N 92nd Street in Scottsdale, the new location will feature a large main dining area, an outdoor patio with views of McDowell Mountains and an inviting bar that flows from the inside to outside with adjustable garage doors. The restaurant will be open for lunch, happy hour and dinner seven days a week, serving the same delicious Ita...

The Casino Del Sol recently debuted their newest restaurant — Bellissimo, featuring a unique take on Italian cuisine here in the Old Pueblo. What sets Italian ristorante apart from others is the use of locally sourced ingredients to create made from scratch dishes. We sat down with Casino Del Sol’s Executive Chef, Ryan Clark, who guided our taste b...

Pope Francis on Saturday recognized the heroic virtue of the life of a 17th century Italian Jesuit missionary who evangelized – and mapped – much of what is now northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. On July 11, the pope formally recognized the life of Servant of God Eusebio Kino, S.J., as one of heroic virtue. Kino, an explorer and mi...