We welcome author Sarah Fioroni and the Consul General of Italy Mr. Giuseppe Pastorelli for an evening of wonderful food, Ms. Fioroni's Tuscan wines and Italian music. Copies of the author's book will be available for her to sign.In A Family Farm in Tuscany, Sarah Fioroni, chef, cooking instructor, sommelier, and manager of her family's organic far...

Meatballs, ravioli, spaghetti and a whole lot more–it's all on the menu Sunday at one of Baltimore's biggest church dinners. Ron Matz reports on what's cooking in Little Italy. They're busy in the kitchen at St. Leo's Church. "I have more volunteers than I can use," said Sue Corasaniti, St. Leo's volunteer coordinator. "Everybody wants to be inv...

By Evan S. Benn   At last count, there were about 5,000 pasta-and-pizza places in Miami Beach. What can one do to set itself apart?   For Serafina, which opened in December in the Dream South Beach Hotel, the answer is truffles. Executive chef Marco Zuccala lets the heady fungus fly early and often in his expansive menu of Italian cla...

Whether you are eating out at a local trattoria in Italy, where the staff consists of a Mamma, Papa, and perhaps a cugino who is your head waiter, or whether you are treating yourself to a five star restaurant where minced porcini mushrooms or truffles are delicately infused into the noodles, no matter what—the pasta must be outstanding. Gli antipa...

By Bill Clapper Don't dismiss Anzio's Brick Oven Pizza as another neighborhood pizza palace. It is all that but so much more.   The inauspicious restaurant along Route 30 in Grafton serves up exceptional pizza and paninis from its brick-oven operation and adds an upgraded dining experience with multi-course, Italian-American favorites from...

Lieve battuta d'arresto per le esportazioni vinicole italiane verso gli Stati Uniti al debutto del 2014, ma la lieve contrazione (-3%) registrata in gennaio è controbilanciata da un consistente aumento del 9,7% in valore. Lo afferma, oggi, l'Italian Wine & Food Institute (Iwfi).   L'Italia, nel gennaio 2014, ha esportato 182.240 ettolitr...

by Lianna Fabrizio   Joyous occasions around the dinner table served with authentic Italian dishes - recipes for which were passed down three generations - are what Elisa Pignato holds close to her heart. After a lifetime of cooking traditional Italian dishes like spaghetti with white clam sauce, chicken cacciatore, and pasta fagioli by memo...

Every year, S. Pellegrino releases a list of what they believe are the world's 50 best restaurants. While some chefs, under the condition of anonymity, will tell you it is a popularity contest driven by restaurant PR teams, the list as a whole can still serve as a good guide, especially when used in conjunction with other restaurant ranking systems...

A Bronx pasta legend whose meticulously handcrafted ravioli fed families for 80 years has died. Mario Borgatti, who owned the iconic Borgatti's Ravioli and Egg Noodles, passed away Oct. 8 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, his family said. He was 97.   "He always said his success was the joy he gave to families who bought his pasta," said hi...

by Providence Cicero   When Travis Rosenthal took over the Italian restaurant Panevino on Broadway, he might have renamed it Tarantella, continuing the dance theme he established with his Spanish restaurant Tango and his rum bar, Rumba. Instead he chose Corretto, after the booze-bolstered shot of espresso that Italians call caffé corretto —...