Despite an extremely complex international scenario, the Italian food system is determined to endure and casts its eyes on the future with optimism. The cost of raw materials (for eight out of 10 companies) and rising energy costs (75.7 percent) are the two major concerns of the Italian food companies. But for as many as two out of three companies...

Chicago-style hot dogs are popping up via Portillo's, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for its Chicago-style street food, which is bringing its Beef Bus food truck to tour Texas from July 11-23, offering a preview of its menu ahead of its first restaurant opening in Texas, later this  year. Over the course of two weeks, the Beef Bus will vi...

Two brothers are bringing their love of Italian cooking to Marine City with the opening of a new pasta food truck. Alex Christie, owner of Endless Pastabilities, LLC, and his brother, Anthony Christie, the manager of the business, will open their food truck at the parking lot at 319 South Parker St., next to the Sunoco gas station. For the first fe...

Traditional Italian food is not what you think it is. While many dishes are world famous, there’s much more variety than you’d imagine. In fact, food in Italy is actually very regional and dishes we eat in Sardinia may be unheard of in Lombardy or in Sicily. One thing for sure though is that one of the perks of visiting Italy is eating. Let me star...

In Portland OR, this pizza-obsessed town, how do you take the doughy, cheesy staple to the next level? Just ask Trifone Walter Ferrante—he goes by Walter—who serves a Southern Italian street food rarely seen stateside called panzerotti out of a Foster-Powell food cart.  In its essence, panzerotti is essentially like a fried pizza or calzone. Fresh...

The Italian wine & food sector is solid, also thanks to a strong recovery in 2021. Which looks to 2022-2023 that will still be growing, well beyond the average of the national economy. Even if it is a growth that, in absolute terms, likely will be undermined by galloping inflation. In a sector, that of wine and food production, where family-run com...

The Parmigiano Reggiano Design Challenge 2022 is a competition inviting professional designers and design students to submit products at the intersection of food and design. This is the second year that the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium presented this event with the support of iconic Italian design brand Alessi Inc., and in collaboration with Kart...

This is the sixth iteration of Mark Barak’s Italian restaurant, and, like the others, some of its features nod to the neighborhood. In the space that housed the popular Isabella’s — noted for its brunch-hungry crowds and densely packed sidewalk tables — Mr. Barak has installed a dining room, bar and lounge with warmer wood accents than in some of h...

Madeo Ristorante’s search for a permanent home ends this Friday, July 1. The 36-year-old Italian hotspot, favored by celebrities like Drake, had most recently led an itinerant lifestyle following the loss of its original location on Beverly Boulevard. Now, the family-operated, classic LA Italian restaurant will open July 1 at the 1 Hotel on the Sun...

The Sunset Strip, with its rich history of luxury restaurants and legendary nightlife, has long served as a playground for Hollywood’s biggest stars. The newest kid on the block? Lavo Ristorante, an Italian cuisine restaurant from the famous Tao Group Hospitality. This open-air restaurant has already made a splash on the Los Angeles scene, attracti...