by Sylvia Rector   Everyone was wondering what chef-owner Dave Mancini's new and long-awaited La Rondinella would turn out to be. Would the founder of the wildly popular Supino Pizzeria do an old-school joint with checkered tablecloths? Could it be an upscale Northern Italian place? Or maybe even something slick and modern?   We shoul...

by Andrew Bagley   Known in Italy as La Gioconda, which means "the happy one", Leonardo da Vinci's most famously acclaimed portrait is the Mona Lisa. Interestingly, Mona is a contraction of the formal form Madonna, the equivalent to Madam or My Lady in English. While Leonardo's original masterpiece hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris, y...

By Jeanette Settembre Mario Batali's latest venture involves weddings and cocktail parties.Batali has teamed up with New York celebrity catering chef Mary Giuliani to launch Mario by Mary, a customized catering line."Mary and her team make perfecto food all of the time, and I am honored to work with such a savvy and tasty squadron." Batali said in...

This past weekend, New Yorkers had a chance to learn a few innovative culinary techniques from some of Italy and New York's most renowned chefs at the 4th annual IDENTITÀ New York congress held at Eataly.   Founded under the auspices of IDENTITÀ Golose—a organization focused on highlighting culinary excellence and honoring Italian chefs who...

Il problema del falso made in Italy e gli scandali dovuti alle sofisticazioni alimentari sono all'ordine del giorno - ultima in ordine di tempo la vignetta sull'olio non propriamente italiano pubblicata da New York Times - e provocano milioni di euro di danni alle filiere agroalimentari italiane.   Nel comparto olivicolo i primi a subirne le...

Chef Pasquale Marino of Da Marino has long been steeped in the Old World traditions that he learned from his grandmother in Calabria, Italy. While Da Marino is known throughout New York City as a place in which these traditions can be experienced firsthand, Chef Pasquale Marino has never stopped innovating in terms of the menu items offered at his...

Don't Miss "Italian Night at Cibo Ristorante Italiano - A Fundraiser for Festa Italia Santa Rosalia Foundation " on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey. Parking is available in the adjacent garage.   From 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Cibo will present a 4-course dinner for $24.95 featured below...

When I first visited Florence as a young whelp I was too much of a wuss to try the city's signature panini di lampredotto, a tripe sandwich sold from street stalls all over the city. Historically a workingman's sandwich, it was a cheap, high-protein way to fill up on the way to the olive orchards.   But it's maintained its appeal despite its...

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Armondo's Italian Restaurant has re-opened just a couple of streets away from its original location in Jackson Heights. If you're a local, you will remember the Gazette's cover story depicting the devastating fire that destroyed Armondo's nearly one year ago, along with several businesses above it. While the bu...

di Carolina Saporiti   Parlare di cioccolato digitale per i puristi della materia potrebbe sembrare un insulto a un'antichissima tradizione, ma MyChok, la prima piattaforma per personalizzare le barrette di cioccolato con la stampa 3D, propone una rivoluzione a margine della produzione, che serve "soltanto" a completare e dare un tocco origi...