Craving pasta or pizza? Envisioning a nice glass of Chianti with a veal dish and side of linguine marinara? Of course you are. Here are three dozen restaurants that can fill the craving. We have been updating our guide to restaurants offering takeout and delivery throughout Northeast Ohio on a daily basis. But we also have been breaking down offeri...

People who are sheltering at home or looking for help in the kitchen now that Ohio restaurants are closed don’t need to panic when faced with the prospect of suddenly cooking every meal for your family every day. Executive chef Ryan at M Italian restaurant in Chagrin Falls says even restaurant-quality dishes are easy enough for anyone to make. To p...

Mark your calendars now: The popular free concert “Opera in the Italian Garden” will be presented on the lawn of the Renaissance Italian Cultural Garden from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26. This family-friendly concert includes famous music from well-known operas and Broadway musicals, and features The Cleveland Opera and Cleveland Ballet. The even...

Don’t fill up on the bread. This old restaurant adage is usually still a good one. Who really needs more carbs? But the complimentary focaccia at Beachwood’s Rosso Italia will keep whispering seductively from its basket and in this case, you must give in. Fresh from the oven, the flat bread has a tender, delicate crumb and a crisp crackle to the ro...

Academy Award-nominated actor/writer/director Chazz Palminteri brings his personal story to life in his one-man show A BRONX TALE heading into the Mimi Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square March 22 for one 7 pm performance. (Tickets on sale at playhousesquare.org, 216-241-6000 and the Ticket Office for $79, $59.50 & $49.50.) With more than 55 films to...

This year, the “Discovering La Famiglia” column hopes to help La Gazzetta Italiana readers find answers to their Italian genealogy questions. This month’s story is about Nora who contacted me after she received the results of her Ancestry DNA test. Nora was surprised to learn that she was about 25 percent Italian and she wanted to confirm the findi...

The large sign that beckons to those passing along Broadview Road isn't the one you'd expect when you are seeking a fine Italian meal at Corleone's Ristorante. The restaurant is located in a strip mall, with several other businesses. Corleone’s is tucked at the end. But once you’re inside, the tasteful earth tones, décor and aromas will make you fo...

Valentine’s Day inspires some of this week’s programming, notably Apollo’s Fire’s performances of “L’Amore — An Old Italian Valentine” beginning on Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 pm at First Methodist Church in Akron. Violinists Olivier Brault, Alan Choo, Adriane Post, and Carrie Krause will pair off in a few of Vivaldi’s concertos for two violins,...

Italian-born artist Claudio Orso first made his way to the U.S. in the 1990s, following a stint working in Mexico. He walked across the border then with little concern from customs officials. A couple of decades later, Orso, now an American citizen, works with immigrant students from Cleveland's Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy. "I...

Osteria di Valerio e Al spent almost 20 years quietly serving fine Italian food in its nook on W. St. Clair Avenue. It closed in November, but owner Al Cefaratti isn't packing it in or slowing down. Trim and 64, the Cleveland native is moving forward with the next incarnation of the restaurant, at the perpendicular intersection of Walnut and E. 9th...