by Jennifer Hetrick   People are known to drive from afar just to sit down and enjoy entrees at Alfredo's Ristorante & Pizzeria Inc. in Bally. Antonio Nuzzolese is the chef, who moved to the U.S. with his family from Naples, Italy in 1987 at the age of 6. His father, Alfredo, opened the restaurant just five years later.   Ant...

The dine-around bunch and I had spent the day car-shopping with the Retiree in Greeneville, and a thoroughly pooped and over-heated bunch we were. The Retiree was looking for a hybrid vehicle of some sort. Her mentioning this to the sales force of several dealerships was greeted in each case with the same enthusiasm Jaws had for the opening of Long...

Arezzo Ristorante & Bar on Riverside Avenue in Westport has begun marketing its own culinary fare, including pasta sauces, specialty items and the restaurant's award-winning caponata.   Juan Ceballos, owner of the restaurant founded in NYC in 2000, said in a statement about the food line that customers have been asking him to package his...

By Caitlyn Belcher   Henderson residents can now experience Italy without packing a single bag or purchasing an expensive airline ticket. Opened May 28, Bravo! Cucina Italiana was part of the Galleria at Sunset mall's $7 million upgrade that brought six new restaurants and a 12,000-square-foot outdoor events plaza.   The renovati...

by Kenneth Hilario   Philadelphia's oldest Italian restaurant will be franchising for the first time in its 115-year-old history. Ralph's Italian Restaurant will be franchising its brand, led by Ryan Rubino, the great-great-grandson of Francesco and Catherine Dispigno, who first opened the restaurant in South Philadelphia.   The...

by Dana Hatic Italia di Gusto will bring the most authentic tastes of Italy to Medford starting October 15. According to its Facebook page and a post on Chowhound, the specialty shop and eatery with its original locations in Italy will open to patrons along the Mystic River, offering "the best products," including cheese, salami, Parmigiano, jam,...

by Nick Halter   Vescio's has closed its St. Louis Park restaurant after 33 years and sold the property to the owner of Sela Roofing & Remodeling, who plans to eventually redevelop the property and the next-door motel. "We want to thank all of our long time customers to our St. Louis Park location," the Vescio family wrote on Facebo...

By Evan S. Benn   Miami was this close to getting Grato, chef Clay Conley's new pizza-pasta place, in our back yard. Conley and his partners say they scouted locations in Wynwood and Coral Gables before deciding to plant Grato in Palm Beach County (1901 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach), a few miles from where Conley's sister restaurants Bucca...

by Tom Greaney   Alidoro, on Sullivan Street in New York, is a place famed for rude service as much as it is for Italian sandwiches. On my first visit I walked in, it was unusually empty; I stepped up to the counter, stood there for 5 minutes until the grumpy sandwich man casually walked over to me and muttered "No bread."   Other tim...

by Andrea Lin   Restaurant locations that have gone through many format and ownership changes seem to bear the weight of their prior occupants' mistakes. The Saucy Italian Bistro in the Northeast Heights sits on a spot that's seen such concepts as Southwestern, steak and Mexican come and go and should be applauded for trying to start fresh....