Il Fornaio has recently been honored with the Marchio Qualita Award by the Italian Chambers of Commerce in Italy. The "Marchio Q" is granted by the Marchio Ospitalita' – Ristoranti Italiani nel Mondo, an initiative conceived by UNIONCAMERE (National Association of the Chambers of Commerce in Italy) in collaboration with ISNART (National Institute f...

di Alberto Magnani   A volte bastano due numeri. Anzi, uno: 90 anni di storia, 90 secondi di cottura. Rustichella d'Abruzzo, il pastificio artigianale fondato nel 1924 da Gaetano Sergiacomo, ha scelto New York per presentare la sua rilettura "futuristica" degli spaghetti: "90 Secondi Rapida", una pasta di grano duro che si cuoce in un minuto...

by Frank Witsil   Andiamo owner Joe Vicari is on the move again. After leading his restaurant group through a sluggish economy, Vicari hopes to give it a more casual feel to attract younger customers — and generally freshen up the restaurants as Detroit recovers.   At the same time, he said, he wants to hold on to the things that...

Can't get a table at iconic celebrity eatery Rao's? Now, you can buy the whole building. That's right. The home of America's most hard to get into restaurant has hit the market for $10.48 million, the Daily News has learned. The property, at 265 Pleasant Ave. in East Harlem, has 22 luxury rental apartments upstairs.   Rao's, a favorite of A...

There have been so many new restaurants opening in Knoxville lately, that I’ve had trouble deciding which place to try from week to week. A friend of mine who used to live in Cincinnati had been very excited about the arrival of LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria, which got its start in that Ohio city more than 60 years ago. Her personal recommendation was e...

The west-side's popular pizza and wings joint Bianchi's Italian is moving up, literally. The Tucson staple is adding a second location up north, in the former home of Marana's sprawling The Steak Out restaurant. Owner Vincent Bianchi says the new spot at 3640 W. Tangerine Road will feature the same menu as the original, with fast-casual servic...

"This was our first completion in the World Pizza Games in Vegas and it was tough competing with the 230 exceptional pizza artisans from all over the world," said Bruno Brunetti. "It was an honor to compete in those divisions and a thrill to see us do so well, along with Leonardo taking Top 10 overall in the Italian Neapolitan Pizza Division." &nb...

by Sophia Hollander   The industrial edge of lower Manhattan might seem unlikely inspiration for the sun-soaked splash of Santina, a seaside Italian restaurant somehow tucked under the High Line. But when Major Food Group signed a lease for the space, their research uncovered a surprising fact: The land was the site of one of the c...

We all know of the gold standard, but have you heard of the cheese standard? Credito Emiliano bank, in the Emilia Romagna region of northern Italy, has been accepting giant wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese as collateral for small-business loans since 1953.   The unusual banking method is now the subject of a new Harvard Business Sch...

By Neal Wagner   After her father, Giuseppe Bertolone, died in March 2013, Joe's Italian owner Sonia Bertolone-Carillo didn't have much time to mourn his passing. "We didn't have much of an opportunity to grieve because we were working all the time," Bertolone-Carillo said of her family, noting they regularly put in 90 or more hours ope...