Breckenridge-based Piante Pizzeria is bringing vegan pizza to Denver. The pizza spot serves up gourmet, wood-fired pizzas popular with plant-based eaters — thanks to dairy-free cheese and meat-free pepperoni and Italian sausage. The spot has done so well in Breckenridge that executive chef/owner Jason Goldstein decided to offer his pizzas to Denver...

Fine Italian wine importer, Empson USA has announced its annual “Barolo Brunello Barbaresco Tour,” which will take place January 23 – January 30. Highlighting the great reds of Northern Italy, Empson USA will celebrate its renowned Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco producers during a multi-city celebration of events and tastings around the United Sta...

What unites all the people I have had the good luck to interview is their relationship with an aspect of the marriage between Italy and America. Everyone experiences it from a different point of view, on this or that side of the ocean, and for We the Italians it is nice to meet people who are different in culture, sex, age, experience, tastes and v...

Gattara, a new Italian restaurant and pizzeria with a whimsical cat theme, opened earlier this month inside the Warwick Hotel at 1776 Grant Street in Uptown. Gattara replaces Randolph’s Restaurant and Bar, an elegant but staid American restaurant that the Warwick’s owner felt no longer matched the modern-meets-sixties-chic vibe the rest of the hote...

A new wine bar and Italian bistro has opened for business in the neighborhood. The fresh addition to Baker, called Postino, can be found at 145 N. Broadway. Postino, which also has locations in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, specializes in Italian-inspired cuisine and wine. On the menu, expect to see items like olives, chicken skewers, meat and che...

Put on a stylish sunglasses-scarf combo and start practicing saying “Ciao” into the mirror, Denver. Come springtime, there will be a nonstop flight from DIA to Rome. Norwegian Air will launch seasonal service between DIA and the Italian capital on March 31, the low-cost international carrier announced Tuesday. The flight will be flown on Boeing 787...

Denver restaurateurs have a strong legacy of transforming storied historic buildings into beautiful dining destinations, from Stanley Marketplace and the Source to the Edible Beats group’s Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox and Linger. The newest addition to the Mile High City’s family of revitalized spaces is no exception: The second Denver location of Po...

One sign that the pop-up trend has reached the mainstream: Gucci has jumped into the game. The Italian high-fashion brand, based in Florence and Tuscany, is rolling out a number of luxury pop-up stores in shopping malls around the world just in time for the holidays. Known as Gucci Pin, the brightly-colored, rectangular display will debut in the U....

Although Downtown Golden may be known more for rustic western charm than Italian style, it’s about to get a big dose of the latter in the form of an elegant and intimate new Italian restaurant. Golden restaurateurs Aimee and Dean Valdez are preparing to open Bella Colibri inside the historic brick building at 812 12th Street that once served as the...

The cozy restaurant space at 560 South Broadway has seen a number of incarnations over the years, including My Big Fat Greek Restaurant and the Chowder Room. After the owners of that seafood joint moved to California, Mario Vega took over with Mario's Ocean Club, but he sold his eatery earlier this summer, telling us that the purchaser was an Itali...