The west-side's popular pizza and wings joint Bianchi's Italian is moving up, literally. The Tucson staple is adding a second location up north, in the former home of Marana's sprawling The Steak Out restaurant. Owner Vincent Bianchi says the new spot at 3640 W. Tangerine Road will feature the same menu as the original, with fast-casual servic...

The Scottsdale City Council has approved plans to demolish most of the upscale shopping center known as The Borgata and replace it with condominiums.   Built in 1981 to resemble an Italian village, the Borgata is considered a Scottsdale landmark. But on Monday, the City Council signed off on a general plan amendment and rezoning to allow th...

by Michael Kiefer   From big-city Rome to small-town Umbria, you can't walk 40 feet without passing an Italian cafe with an array of panini laid out in a case. They may be squarely set in crustless white bread (cut diagonally like Mom did); eclair-size torpedo-shaped rolls or crusty rectangles that look like leavened matzoh, sandwichi...

La rete consolare italiana negli Stati Uniti tocca le principali città americane, e rappresenta il punto di riferimento per i tantissimi connazionali residenti in America. Nel nostro viaggio alla scoperta dei rapporti tra i due paesi, oggi ospitiamo il Console italiano a Los Angeles, Giuseppe Perrone, che ringraziamo per la sua disponibilità.   C...

The Italian Baroque chamber orchestra Interpreti Veneziani has played two sold-out concerts in Tucson in recent years.   Both were set in Crowder Hall, a venue that seats about 600 and is your classic concert hall, with seats that can grow hard after a long spell and darkness that swallows the hall and forces you to focus on the light shinin...

If you take even a passing interest in Arizona's culinary scene, you know the name Chris Bianco, the self-made pizzaiolo and restaurateur whose handicraft and devotion to quality ingredients has singlehandedly made Phoenix, of all places, synonymous with world-class pizza.   Bianco's pizza has been lauded as one of the best in the country by...

Gabriele Bertaccini looks more like an Italian clothing model than a hardworking, über successful chef. But if you get him talking about cooking, dining, and Italian cuisine, it becomes immediately clear that he's much more than just a handsome face and an exceptionally well-tailored suit.   He waxes poetic about the beauty of sunsets, the s...

PHOENIX — David Wright hit a two-out grand slam in the fifth inning and the United States beat Italy 6-2 Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. (1-1) meets Canada (1-1) in the final game of Pool D play on Sunday with the winner advancing to the second round. Ryan Vogelsong settled down after a shaky start to get the victory. The S...

Nine months after announcing plans to move from St. Philip's Plaza to the old Mr. K's Barbecue on River and Stone, Scordato's Pizzeria has finally opened.   The restaurant, one of two Italian eateries helmed by longtime Tucson restaurateur Daniel Scordato, opened on March 17 at 4911 N. Stone Ave. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through T...

Lo sport ha da sempre un ruolo di veicolo culturale, sociale, economico e commerciale della società americana. L'approccio americano allo sport ha convinto generazioni di ragazzi e ragazze forgiandone la consapevolezza circa il carattere vincente della società americana; lo sport ha spesso agito da vero portavoce della cultura popolare statunitense...