Al Ponte, which means "to the bridge" in Italian, opens its doors in the old Simko's Grill location at 1311 RT 35 in Neptune, New Jersey. The menu features wood fired brick oven pizza that cooks at 900 degrees, homemade pastas as well as simply prepared Italian classics! Al Ponte highlights creative cocktails along with an extensive spirits program...

It’s always good newswhenwe pick up another high-quality Italian restaurant. Luigi’sItalian Grill (https://www.facebook.com/Luigis-Italian-Grill101609172474780) opened recently justsouth of U.S. 72 offNance Rd. in eastern Madison. As hidden gemsfrequently do, Luigi’ssits behind an unassuming shopping center facade (thoughword-of-mouth for Luigi’s o...

Fifteen months after their wedding in January 2006, Jeff Tonidandel and Jamie Brown quit their jobs, put everything they owned into storage, and booked a flight to Europe for what turned into an eight-month backpacking trip. They tracked down members of Tonidandel’s extended family, who lived in small towns near the mountainous northern Italian vil...

A new development coming to The Ridge Marketplace shopping plaza will include an Italian restaurant and added retail spaces. Evviva Trattoria is a Massachusetts-based sister restaurant chain to 110 Grill, a restaurant already located at The Ridge. The new restaurant describes itself as offering modern Italian food in a casual atmosphere. Wayne Morr...

If you’re craving a bowl of homemade pasta, nothing will do but the real deal. Fortunately, Virginia has an impressive collection of neighborhood Italian restaurants, each of which offers a home-away-from-home experience. One of our favorites at the moment is a place known as When In Rome Ristorante. This classic Italian restaurant in Virginia dish...

On April 28, Joe Italiano's Maplewood, located in the Moorestown Mall, participated in The Night of 300,000 Meals, a fundraiser for the Community Foodbank of New Jersey's Egg Harbor Township Branch. Designed to raise funding for 300,000 meals to more than 60,000 residents of South Jersey who are food insecure, this event brought together many of th...

ITALIAN FOOD HAS DEEP ROOTS in Seattle, from the immigrants who built a community in Rainier Valley a century ago to its influence on our modern Northwest culinary ethos—simple, seasonal, and grown close by. From red sauce to rustic pasta, Tuscan to tasting menus, here are our favorite Italian spots in the city. (If you’re looking for pizza, we mad...

Looking to explore the food of Catania? It’s one of Sicily’s most delectable food cities and definitely one for your Italy food bucket list!Hidden in the shadows of Mt. Etna, and overlooking the azure Ionian Sea, is the second largest city of Sicily — Catania. After the 1693 earthquake, Catania was rebuilt with wide market streets, towering buildin...

You never forget your first time. I was sighing over a forkful of Antonio Laudisio’s fresh, al dente fettuccine scarcely dressed with a simple tomato sauce and a blessing of high-end olive oil. I flashed back to the first time I tasted risotto at Laudisio Ristorante eons ago. I remember the taste, the texture, the aroma and my amazement that Italia...

With the cost of airfare soaring and COVID restrictions still in place for some international travel, it’s comforting to know that we can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy within a few miles of home. Because of supply chain issues, and the ever-increasing cost of ingredients and difficulty attracting competent staff, it has become extremely challen...