Italian food & beverage exports reached a value of 17,329.9 million euros in the first half of this year. This corresponds to a growth of +2.6% compared to the first half of 2019. Exports in June increased by +0.7% compared to 2019. Moreover, in July production fell by -0.4%: it can be said that “the sector is somehow touching the bottom of the cri...

A favorite fine-dining Italian restaurant will start serving downtown again. Nesso Italian Kitchen reopens Tuesday, bringing back seafood, fresh pasta and locally sourced meat and veggie dishes to its digs at The Alexander hotel. The dinner-only restaurant, 339 S. Delaware St., has been closed since March, save for a brief carryout operation before...

While every neighborhood, and just about every restaurant, has been struggling under the current strain of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it seems that Venice has emerged as a continually-hot place to not only dine, but to open new restaurants. The next newcomer is Forma, opening in the former Chaya space at the corner of Main and Navy on Monday...

Cocozza American Italian, the pop-up restaurant at The Majestic Grille, will open for indoor dining on October 9th. Cocozza features red sauce comfort foods to go for walk-up pickup, straight to your car with curbside pickup, on the patio and now in person in the transformed Majestic Grille dining room. Delivery to Downtown and Midtown is planned f...

The sixth edition of the Italian Food Awards will be held in digital version on October 21 starting at 4 pm. The most innovative products launched on international markets in 2020 will be awarded by a jury of experts. Up to 164 nominations have been collected, divided in the following 12 categories: BAKERY & SNACKS, BEVERAGE, CONDIMENTS, DAIRY, FRO...

October is Italian Heritage Month. Time to hit the road for Little Italy San Jose’s annual festival — a socially distanced curbside event this year. From 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18, you can enjoy the sights, sounds — and most important, flavors — of Little Italy from the safety of your car. Support the businesses in this historic district by ordering curb...

On a New York City avenue near midtown Manhattan's Restaurant Row, several former restaurant windows are currently dotted with For Lease signs. But one features a surprising promise in the middle of a pandemic: "Coming Soon." "I want to go forward — no surrender," said Salvatore Fraterrigo, who placed that sign at his Sicilian restaurant Norma, a 7...

Greater Boston restaurant veteran Chef Mike Fucci opened his eponymous Chef Mike’s Cucina (73 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494, 781-675-2950) just over one year ago. The casual Italian family-friendly eatery has already proven the most popular restaurant in Needham and surrounding towns – despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 for all restaurateu...

Caserta near Naples has the best pizzeria in the world according to the 50 Top Pizza 2020 rankings issued Wednesday. It is the fourth year in a row that the southern city has had the top rated pizzeria. But this year the top spot changed hands, with Francesco Martucci's I Masanielli eatery outscoring the pizzeria that won the previous three years,...

"I wanted to bring something new to Huntington," said Lewis Vargas, chef-owner of the new La Tavola Trattoria Ristorante in Huntington, "and to bring new life to Jericho Turnpike." Among his signature offerings: wood-fired chicken served over puréed potatoes ($24), a salmon artichoke-encrusted entree ($26), classic meatballs and sauce ($12), and a...