With the holidays (somehow) right around the corner, Los Angeles is prepping for yet another glitzy gift from the expansive Tao Group, one of America’s most prominent restaurant and nightlife consortiums. The Tao team is hard at work transforming the former Roku space on the Sunset Strip into a lavish and lush Italian destination known as Lavo Rist...

Craving tortellini, piadina or gnocco fritto? There is no need to take a trip to Emilia Romagna in Italy, the Emilian tradition is served at Via Emilia 9 in Miami and Nonna Beppa in New York City. Two different names but one message in common: bring authenticity to the United States, and no modifications are allowed. Indeed, because if you want to...

“I always had grown up in the restaurant business, I thought that everybody’s parents did things like this,” says Carmela Cataldo. “I always remembered wanting to work at the restaurant because my older siblings would go, and I thought this is so lame, finally when I was 10 they let me in.” Carmela Cataldo won first place in the 2020 Best in the Mi...

A few months ago I wrote in this column that Il Gattopardo, across from the Museum of Modern Art, was currently the finest Italian restaurant in New York. Now, I want to fudge on that claim, not because it has been superseded by another restaurant but because it has its equal at The Leopard at Des Artistes near Lincoln Center. My sophisticated read...

Hughes Investments Inc. announced Oct. 5 Belladina’s Italian Market will open at BridgeWay Station in Mauldin in late 2022. The Mauldin eatery will use at least 50% of its 6,013 square feet for an Italian market, which will sell authentic Italian food items. It will also serve as Belladina’s fourth storefront, joining Belladina’s Pizzeria at 9 W. W...

Pesto is one of the most popular sauces in the world. The original recipe calls for seven ingredients, no more, no less. Basil, extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, pecorino cheese, salt, and garlic. We are in Genoa, Italy. Here is where pesto was invented. And ask any Genoese you know, and they will tell you that pesto made outside...

Long shelf life and ease of preservation, accessibility, nutritional values, versatility, the absence of geographical and cultural barriers and ease of recipe. All this makes canned fish an essential food in the shopping cart. The sector – canned tuna, anchovies in salt and oil, mackerel, sardines, salmon, clams, and seafood appetizers – enjoys an...

The spiky-haired, sunglass-wearing chef was in town getting his Guy Fieri’s Boston Kitchen + Bar ready for opening recently, and he brought the excitement. He is putting the finishing touches on the menu, but you can be sure that the food will be delicious. His wife is from Rhode Island, and he has been through the area a lot recently and is really...

Ciao Dallas, get ready to party... Italian style! Eataly Opening Party: All You Can Eataly is coming November 12 and we are ready to raise a glass and officially celebrate the opening of our Italian marketplace. For one night only, our marketplace will be closed to the public and open to ticket holders ready to celebrate with endless food, drink, a...

The classic panettone by Roman chef Fabio Albanesi, the decorated one by Flavia Garreffa, the innovative panettone by Luca Porretto and finally the gluten free version by Sacromonte Srl. These are the winners of the third edition of the World Panettone Championship "The best Panettone of the world". The competition was organized by the Internationa...