by Tanay Warerkar After running a successful restaurant in Nolita for over a decade, Luca Fadda, his wife and a business partner have shifted their focus to Greenpoint. Manhattan Avenue recently welcomed Le Fanfare – fanfare in English – Fadda's new Italian restaurant.   For Fadda, for whom Le Fanfare is a labor of love, the Greenpoint...

By Kim Hasty   The banging of hammers and whirring of drills will soon give way to glasses clinking in toasts and to the murmur of companionable conversation. That aroma of new construction so pervasive these days? That soon will give way to the aromas of made-from-scratch marinara and freshly baked bread. Alfredo's Italian Ristorante,...

By Andrew Z. Galarneau   Lombardi's Trattoria opened last week on Lockport's West Avenue. John Lombardi, a Lockport city councilman for 12 years, will own the place at 436 West Ave. with David Herl, who'll be the chef. Lombardi, whose family owns Overhead Door Co., said "we did this to bring back the families that consider the We...

by Lesley Balla   Fans of "the sandwich" at Roma Market in Pasadena know to head straight for the back and grab a pink paper-wrapped bundle at the edge of the counter. A novice might ask for one, to which a slight older man with friendly eyes will respond from his perch behind the deli case: "You've never had my sandwich? Take one. You'll lo...

Newport Restaurant Group, a division of Newport Harbor Corporation, an employee-owned hospitality company, is pleased to announce Avvio, a new restaurant in the former Papa Razzi space in Garden City, Cranston.   Avvio will join the Newport Restaurant Group collection as the ninth location in Rhode Island and will embody the essence of every...

USA. North American concessions developer Airmall USA is to open Italian fine foods store Bottega dei Sapori at Pittsburgh International Airport's Centre Core this Summer. Airmall forged a seven-year agreement with Italian travel retail operator Airest Collezioni in March to develop concessions in the Airside Terminal. The new stores are part of a...

For 60 years, Valente's Deli Bakery and Italian Market has been a staple in the Westminster community. Known for its homemade Italian sausage and cannolis, Valente's isn't a place where customers are rushing in and out — it's a place where people are greeted by a friendly staff, including father and son owners Larry and Dino Valente who consider se...

A few months ago I wrote about how Italian restaurants in Rhode Island are a dime a dozen – abundant and inexpensive – with almost every community in the state having at least one, if not more, Italian spots.   In East Greenwich there are a few and sort of smack in the middle of some suburban streets lies Chianti's, happily fulfilling the ro...

AmCham è lieta di segnalare l'opportunità di partecipare all'appuntamento annuale con l'Atlanta Food and Wine Festival che si terrà nella Capitale della Georgia dal 29 maggio al 1 giugno 2014. La manifestazione è un'imperdibile vetrina del settore wine&food e rappresenta l'occasione per le aziende italiane del settore interessate al mercat...

If you were a fan of the award-winning Da Capo restaurants in Litchfield and Avon, then you surely had met former owner, the effervescent Viron Rondo.   The man who put the "old world-type" Italian eateries on the culinary map has moved on, however, and with his wife, Denada, has opened a new restaurant, Viron Rondo Osteria, 1721 Highland Av...