by Patricia Brooks   Uh-oh, I thought, as I approached the free-standing Tazza Osteria & Bar in Fairfield, yet another Italian restaurant to open in the area. Nothing new here, I anticipated.But after I opened the nondescript-looking menu I began to change my tune, and when the small plates arrived, my apprehensions had disappeared. &nb...

New Jersey-based Villa Italian Kitchen plans to open its first Alabama location at Hoover's Galleria mall next month. Restaurant owner Ahmed Nadeem confirmed this week he has leased 1,000 square feet of space in the Galleria's food court, next to McDonald's.   Nadeem said the concept will feature a large menu that will range from New Yo...

Instead of the Riace Bronzes, Calabria will send the "vegetal" Muscle to Expo 2015 as its landmark and regional pride. Enzo Marascio – Italian, 64 years old from a small village in Calabria – has invented a vegetable meat-like product that can make the difference in a lot of fields.   Named "Grain Muscle", this brilliant innovation, not...

by Darren Sweeney   It's a restaurant in the heart of Chagrin Falls that promises to treat you like family. M Italian, located at 22 West Orange Street, was created to celebrate the Italian heritage of owner Bret Adams' wife, Michelle.   The restaurant features classic Italian dishes like pasta and salads, along with pizzas cooked in...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Sorbet is a treat for the palate, refreshing and flavorful. It can be served both as a dessert or as palate cleaner between courses (You can read more about sorbet http://www.passionandcooking.com/2014/06/28/sorbetto-al-limone-lemon-sorbet/). The sweetne...

The best thing I've eaten at the West End's Marmo is also by far the simplest. The humble Italian sub ($11) is light, classic and almost perfect—a balance of fatty mortadella, spicy coppa and salty finocchiona meats, with pepperoncinis and red onions and romaine lettuce providing crisp bitterness.   It's the sort of thing you'd get at a sub...

You may not see the Colosseum, Vatican or Leaning Tower of Pisa when you look out Fiorentina Grill's windows in Trexlertown, but that doesn't mean you aren't transported to Italy while dining there. The 64-seat restaurant, which opened Wednesday at 1106 S. Trexlertown Road, serves an array of authentic Italian dishes — from Naples' Frutti di M...

by Joanne Starkey Cassariano Italian Eatery, which opened in Mineola in August, is an import from Venice. No, not that one: Venice, Fla. The 9-year-old Florida restaurant is named for its original owners: Luca Cassani and Antonio Pariano.   Its new Mineola outpost, also owned by Mr. Cassani and Mr. Pariano, includes two more co-owners who a...

La Camera di Commercio Italo americana del Texas ha organizzato un ricco calendario di incontri per la promozione del progetto kosher, ideato dal Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico con la partecipazione delll'UCEI (Unione delle Comunità Ebraiche Italiane).   La missione aveva come obiettivo finale la promozione dei prodotti agroalimentari it...

The Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano received the award in the food category at this year's Made in Italy Awards. The announcement took place at the official awards ceremony in New York City in September.    In its third edition, the awards are given to the most notable Italian personalities, artists, products and businesses...