The tragedy of central Italy’s earthquake brought attention to the small town of Amatrice: once one of the “Borghi più Belli d’Italia“, very little of it remains today. Before, Amatrice was mostly known for another reason: being the hometown of one of the country’s most famous dishes, pasta all’Amatriciana. So much is it associated to the town, it...

Sunday dinners were always special events for Italian-American families. Pasta was usually the norm. For Mamma, the day began before breakfast “che aveva già cominciato a preparare la salsa,” banging her wooden spoon around the tomato sauce, and stretching the pasta dough in preparation for the “tagliatelle, orecchiette, cavatelli, or ravioli.” The...

There’s nothing I don’t love about Italian food—let’s just get that out of the way. But I think, whether it’s bowls of handmade pasta or pistachio-dipped cannoli, what most people really fall for about Italy is the country’s signature effortless and communal way of cooking, serving, and eating. Cooks in Italy seem to be born knowing the secrets to...

The restaurant, featuring multiple bars and patio for live music, specializes in Neapolitan pizza and pasta A popular Tampa Bay pizza and pasta destination will soon be operating in downtown Sarasota. After spending about a year renovating a nearly century-old building across Washington Boulevard from Regal Hollywood Stadium 11, Bavaro’s Pizza Napo...

Nunzio Restaurant + Bar is on schedule to open on New Orleans Road on Hilton Head Island this month, according to manager Maribel Patruno. The restaurant’s owner, Nunzio Patruno, has seen success with New Jersey restaurant Nunzio Ristorante Rustico, which opened in 2003 and has been reviewed by The New York Times among others. “Adulation of fresh v...

The moment a customer steps through the door at Coffee Luca, they are immediately met with a symphony of sensations: the smell of espresso and fresh baked biscottis; the immediate feeling of warmth; the sounds of Dean Martin or Andrea Bocelli set to the tune of brewing coffee. According to co-owner Luca Morabito, it is all these senses working in t...

When the owners of Naples Restaurant in West Knoxville announced they were ending their 21-year run last month, it left a big void. Some diners had sentimental reasons for lamenting the closing while others will just miss the good food. Enter Forno Grill; this new restaurant at 743 North Campbell Station Road in Farragut fills that need for real It...

L’applicazione di nuovi dazi USA annunciati dal presidente Donald Trump  – che scatenano dibattito internazionale e indici di Borsa –  riguardano prodotti provenienti dalla Cina (nuove imposte all’ingresso pari al 25% su 325 miliardi di prodotti al momento non tassati), ma anche per quelli UE esistono rischi concreti.  La procedura programmata dal...

An Italian investment company owned by Consilum SGR S.p.A., Progressio SGR S.p.A. and MMM S.r.l. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Gelit Italian frozen pasta business from Conagra Brands, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Doganella di Ninfa, Italy, Gelit produces Italian frozen food and ready...

Being a chef in the Renaissance wasn’t as you would imagine: restaurants as we know them today didn’t exist and the only people who could afford to pay someone to cook for them were kings, lords and Popes. And while Renaissance cuisine has a bit of a niche following, with cookbooks and websites dedicated to it, there’s an uncharacteristic paucity o...