Phoenix has always loved Italian food. In fact, 40 years ago, Italian restaurants — along with steakhouses — dominated the Valley’s food scene. These days, our dining options in every genre are blessedly more varied, and that includes Italian restaurants, where diners may now choose from the genteel, old-school places, humming along for decades; th...

When entering the Talavera dining room, you don’t see into it as much as you see through it–right to the cotton candy sunsets and cactus-speckled mountain panoramas that await through the expansive window wall. You’ll likely catch a glimpse of the restaurant’s gorgeous patio, too, where diners get a front-row seat to the desertscape, alongside a da...

"Mission Classic," a three-part docuseries featuring an inside look at the Italian National Baseball Team before and during the 2023 World Baseball Classic, is now LIVE! Part 2 is about a Team Italy mini camp and send-off dinner in Arizona. This piece was produced in partnership by the Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball and the Italian Ame...

The Italian Association of Arizona announces its 8th annual Italian Festival™️ in downtown Phoenix with, live music, Italian food, art, exotic cars, and entertainment. Phoenix’s Italian Festival takes place at Heritage Square on March 4 and 5. On March 11 and 12, Sun City will host the first-ever Italian Festival at Sun Dial Recreation Center.  “Th...

A mix of up-and-coming Italian prospects and members of the Team Italy roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic will meet in Scottsdale, Arizona for Spring Training camp. In anticipation of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) in Taichung, Taiwan, Team Italy will be joined by promising Italian prospects for a week-long training camp at Notre Dam...

Pomo Restaurant Group is ecstatic to unveil its newest addition to the Phoenix culinary scene, Rosso Italian, opening in late February. Located in the bustling heart of Downtown Phoenix, Rosso Italian will offer a contemporary take on premium Italian cuisine, drawing inspiration from global flavors and influences. “I have always harbored a dream of...

The Italian Association of Arizona has scheduled its eighth annual Italian Festival for March 11 and 12 at the Sun Dial Recreation Center, 14801 N. 103rd Ave. “The Italian Festival is part of a dream to bring a piece of Italy to the desert,” said Italian Association’s Executive Director Francesco Guzzo. “We started with a small event along the Sout...

There is about to be more to love when it comes to a popular Peoria restaurant. A second location for Fabio On Fire Gelateria and Panini will open a this spring at Four Corners shopping center, 24775 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Suite 101, according to the restuarant’s Facebook page. The new endeavor will feature paninis and house-made gelato. The est...

Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, 6:30 p.m. Tomaso’s on Camelback - 3225 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Cost: $500. Join the Italian American Baseball Foundation and Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball for a 2023 WBC send-off for Team Italy. This exclusive dinner will occur in Phoenix, AZ, at Tomaso’s on Camelback. This limited event will feature...

If you are looking for a good food option near the Grand Canyon, and you have a hankering for Italian food, there is one place you need to try. It is a restaurant where they cook pizza and pasta. What is the name? We Cook Pizza and Pasta, known by locals simply as We Cook. Limited Options in the Grand CanyonI live in Tusayan, Arizona, just a few mi...