With a multimedia event on Zoom platform titled “A Love for Reinvention”, Barilla has presented big news for the 2022. A year that opens with celebrations for the 145th anniversary of the company “which has gone through wars, pandemics and restarts without ever stopping, always interpreting the spirit of times and knowing how evolve consistently”,...

The popular Federico’s Italian Bakery on the corner of South Allen Avenue and East Colorado Boulevard is closing its doors in May. In a short email statement, owner Farshad Rastegar told Pasadena Now Friday, “We are closing that location after 62 years. The rent doubled over the last 5 years and was raised 45% as of January. Not sustainable. No ret...

Fred’s Italian Restaurant in Plainfield Township offers pizza, pasta, salads, subs, burgers and more in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. The restaurant, 3619 Plainfield Ave. NE, was opened in 1963 by Fred Pizzo, who was born in 1933 in Sicily, Italy. It’s now owned by his son, Sam, who says the restaurant prides itself on providing quality,...

Both Balistreri’s, the Inn on Bluemound and the Ristorante in Wauwatosa, are known for their pizza, but the restaurant I visited on Bluemound is far more than a typical pizza joint. When you step inside and see the polished wooden railing, the elegant, curved bar that defines one of the dining rooms, the old-fashioned light fixtures, and tables set...

There are places that feel comfortable no matter how sophisticated they are. Brezza in Resorts World Las Vegas is one such environment, with sleek wood and metal elements evoking mid-century modern design in a low-key way. Along the sides of the dining area are slightly elevated, plush booths, with a variety of tables leading out to a patio area. O...

Over the years, I’ve been a bit surprised by the number of locals — and even food writers — I know who have never been to Acquerello. Not only is it a two Michelin-starred, Italian San Francisco treasure since 1989, chef/co-owner Suzette Gresham remains one of our great national chefs. She’s a dedicated powerhouse who has turned out stunning food f...

An Italian-style coffee roaster has come to East Harlem. Michele Maturo, a native of Milan and a coffee aficionado, is consulting with Jake Leonti, a professional roaster, to process green beans from various countries into blends, both Italian and American style, to sell retail and wholesale. Beyond the handsome dark navy brick facade punctuated wi...

Are you craving a hearty Italian meal? If you’re ready to taste the love in every bite of dishes like lasagna, linguine and clams, chicken piccata, and pizza, then head to The Palms Italian/American restaurant in Rutland, Vermont. The Palms Restaurant is a locally-run business that first opened its doors in the 1930s, and has since been passed down...

For the third year running, the Naples Seafood & Music Festival promises hot food and cool tunes. The Italian-American Club, 7035 Airport-Pulling Rd., again plays host to the festival, which is scheduled to run Feb. 4-6. General admission is free. Organizers say a variety of seafood entrees and vegetarian dishes will be available, along with a dive...

When somebody says a restaurant’s food is better than it has to be, it’s only half a compliment. Usually they mean that the food isn’t great, but it could be worse than it is and crowds would still keep coming because the place has other things going for it, like location or view. Lodi, an Italian cafe that touched down near the end of the summer i...