by Connie Reed   One of the first noticeable signs that Sergio's Cucina Italiana in Itasca, Illinois, is authentically Italian is the lack of the strong garlic pungency that smacks you in the face when you walk into so many Italian restaurants. Sergio Abate, owner and self-proclaimed "top problem solver" confirmed that in his restaurant garl...

By Laura Shunk L'Arte del Gelato occupied a slot of the West Village for seven years, serving up cups of soft, pliable gelato festooned with tiny trowels to sizable crowds that packed the tiny address each warm night. But in April, the pair of proprietors of the business parted ways, and in June, Salvatore Potestio, the partner who maintained owne...

by Casey Weldon   A new eatery is trying to attract new customers by giving out free food. Every day. For a year. Piada Italian Street Food, the creation of restaurateur Chris Doody, is opening a new dining spot in Hyde Park Plaza on Friday. In order to celebrate the opening, the owners of the restaurant are promising free food for a ye...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston launched this January, with great enthusiasm of the public, a new series of educational cooking demonstration and dinner aimed to promote and to guide the public through the history, the tradition and the flavors of the Italian-American Cuisine. The second appointment of this new and exciting...

Daniele De Michele, a bearded and boisterous D.J. and performance artist who is one of Italy's most inventive food activists, is on a yearlong journey to explore and document the country's working-class and peasant culinary traditions.   Mr. De Michele, who is 40 and goes by the nom d'art D.J. Donpasta, is concerned that some of Italy's age-...

So far we've shown you a lot of great places for date nights and two-person dinners for cheap eats in Phoenix, but Uncle Louie The Restaurant is offering something up this summer that's fit for a family of four. The North Scottsdale joint specializes in homey Italian dishes and generous portions-- so you can definitely expect to get your fill with...

A.J. Trucco Inc. has begun importing organic Italian clementines.Fruit is shipping in 5-pound gift boxes and in 2-pound pouches under a new label, TruStar, according to a news release from New York-based Trucco. "We are thrilled to be launching our new TruStar line with the arrival of our organic clementines," Trucco's president, Nick Pacia, said...

It's been in the works for a decade, but a Central Valley tradition — Piemonte's Italian Delicatessen — has finally expanded to the Central Coast.   Established in Fresno's Tower District in 1929, the deli was purchased from the original owners in 2001 by customers Neil and Nancy Eberwein, who kept all the authentic, old-school traditions....

Forever, Centre Street Cafe was the tiny place with the line out the door for brunch. It was one colorful square in Jamaica Plain’s patchwork of restaurants — small, independent places serving sandwiches, baked goods, coffee, ice cream, vegetarian-friendly fare, and the dishes of Thailand, India, Japan, Scotland, Cuba, the Middle East, Ethiopia, an...

Winner of Bravo's Best New Restaurant competition, Dolce Italian will open its first Georgia location in Buckhead Atlanta in August. A Miami location opened in 2013, and plans are in the works for a Chicago outpost as well.   The restaurant is the signature of LDV Hospitality, founder John Meadow says. Diners can look forward to house-made p...