Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar owner Brian Solari opened the Italian-inspired cafe in 2014 with the intention of bringing a little piece of Europe to Charleston.  “Charleston has such an amazing European feel to it. It’s a very old-looking, beautiful city, and I just thought that bringing some of that European flair would definitely fit well,” Sol...

An interesting BBC article reports news that cheers us up a lot! According to global research by Oxfam, pasta is officially the queen. Pasta has surpassed even pizza, rice, and meat. Italians' favorite food is being popular in European countries and in the Philippines, Guatemala, Brazil, and South Africa. After Italy, Venezuela is the largest consu...

The signs and smells of Italy greet you as soon as you walk in the door at Sandro’s Pizzeria in Christiansburg. It’s a family tradition that started overseas. “These are family recipes handed down that my father started in 1978 that he got when he was emigrated from Italy to New York.” Alessandro Pugliese’s father opened Sal’s in Radford in 1978, a...

Founded in 1904, Ferdinando’s Focacceria is the city’s oldest Sicilian restaurant and also one of the longest running Italian restaurants in NYC — outdone only by Rao’s (1896) and Bamonte’s (1900). It began as a lunch counter selling small round sandwiches to longshoremen who worked on the nearby Columbia Waterfront docks on the western edge of Cob...

For authentic, to the letter Italian cuisine, Trattoria Aroma Restaurant and Wine Bar is one of the absolute best in Western New York. The iconic Buffalo, New York restaurant has always been known for attention to detail, as well as the most flavorful of dinners. The menu is succinct and wholly genuine to Italian cuisine down to the fine details. E...

Pizza, pasta, bombers…oh my!  With so many Italian restaurants around the Kenosha area, it can be a saucy decision to make when the pizza and pasta cravings hit.  Here’s a quick list to make lunch and dinner decisions a bit easier when you decide that Italian food is on the menu! Casa Capri – Since 1954, Casa Capri has been cranking out Italian spe...

While it is commonplace around the globe, pizza-making began hundreds of years ago in the narrow alleys of Naples, Italy. Pizzaioli (pizza makers) in Atlanta continue the tradition, with the same simple ingredients used in the past, cooked in ovens that are the heart of their pizzerias. Jeff Varasano, Varasano’s Pizzeria If it’s not too hectic, Jef...

Rosati’s Pizza opened its newest location on Monday, May 9, in The Woodlands / Conroe area of Montgomery County at 4150 FM 1488, approximately five miles west of I-45. The new restaurant is home to the country’s first Rosati’s drive-thru, featuring a limited menu of fan favorites and pizza by the slice. The full Rosati’s menu is available via carry...

I’m someone who loves to dine alone and have learned what kind of restaurants are best for that. Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant (at 2995 S. Clement Ave.) is one of them. I’ve been here many times now and every time I meet someone even friendlier than the last. This night I was not alone, but quickly made friends at the bar while I was waiting for my c...

Rocco DiSpirito rose to fame in the early 2000s as the chef at New York City's Union Pacific and the star of television's first hospitality-focused reality series,The Restaurant. Today, the cookbook author and TV personality is focusing on healthy eating with Made by Rocco, the very small-scale meal delivery service he launched as a way to demonstr...