Originally planned to debut earlier this year, Grana, the new Piedmont Heights Italian restaurant from chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella, opened on March 19 for pickup and curbside service only, due to the shutdown of bars and dine-in restaurants in the city of Atlanta. In early April 2018, Pascarella opened his first metro Atlanta restaurant, the Whi...

Tuscan Brands is making a company-wide effort to help in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis and its ravaging effects on the restaurant industry. Owner Joe Faro of Tuscan Brands, which includes restaurants and Italian markets located throughout the region, including its newest in Boston’s Seaport District and its flagship Tuscan Kitchen and Tusca...

Trattoria di Carlo has been open in Oak Creek for 18 years. The restaurant features authentic Italian cuisine. Owner Carlo Pedone says to him, every customer that walks through the door feels like family. Carlo checks in with his own family daily. Some of them live in Italy, and he worries about their safety and health because of the coronavirus pa...

Ask the average non-Italian to give you a rundown on Italian cuisine and chances are it will sound like this: "Spaghetti…with meatballs, Fettuccini Alfredo, lasagna for sure…and pepperoni pizza…!"  We’ll spare the culinary critique of how…shall we say… deficient” this list can be. Thankfully, Italy and her glorious regional specialties offer so muc...

The drive to Giovanni Di Palma’s Little Italy dining “compound” in Home Park took one-third the time it normally would at 6 p.m. on a Thursday. The Connector was traffic-free and the sidewalks along 14th Street empty, except for the lone college-aged student wearing a facemask – stark signs of the reality that we are all navigating right now. My sp...

Dr. Anthony Fauci has won praise amongst many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially by those who live in the Italian community of Island Park. The Fauci linguini at the town's iconic 80-year old Peter's Clam Bar has been flying out of the kitchen -- but for pick-up only, in compliance with Fauci's social distancing recommendations. Acc...

This past Sunday, my mom dropped off a tray of eggplant parmigiana at my door step and shouted from the street, “Eat it, before it get’s cold!” I shouted a ‘thank you’ from my open window. Now, yelling back and forth at each other is nothing new for us. It reminded me of when I was a kid visiting my grandma in Bensonhurst Brooklyn and growing up on...

For those struggling with lockdown in Italy right now - or the prospect of it elsewhere - reader Jeff Wilson describes how he and fellow teachers in Milan are coping with the situation. Our minds and bodies are wired to resist change. So it should come as no surprise that we are all struggling to deal with the drastic adjustments to our lifestyles...

“We’ve had the truck for more than nine years, but we took two years to find the truck we wanted,” Gillen said. “We wanted one with some equipment already there, and we wanted a certain size. We finally found it.” Today, many Tulsans are familiar with the sleek, black Mangiamo food truck that specializes in Italian cuisine. If it isn’t on a caterin...

Looking for a sublime Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to achieve your dreams. Atlanta-area buyers usually spend more in March at restaurants than any other month of the year, according to data o...