By Georgia Kral   Eataly's Nutella Cafe was open for a few months last year and, for hazelnut lovers everywhere, here's some great news: the Italian grocery and restaurant mecca is opening a permanent fixture on May 27. Yes, Nutella all the time will be possible!   The new Nutella bar will feature a new look and new menu items in...

by Heidi Prescott It's down to the final two in the Pizza Wars battle. Giannetto's Pizza in Granger will take on Rocco's Restaurant in South Bend in the final round of voting that kicks off Thursday in St. Joseph County. More than 76,000 votes were cast in the first two rounds of the competition across northern Indiana, blowing last year's B...

by John Bensalhia   By the time you read this, the sun will be putting on his hat for the Summer season! With sizzling temperatures and heatwaves for everyone, there's only one dessert that can do the job. Gelato is an ideal companion to cool you down on a hot summer's day.   And here's the good news – compared to ice cream, the...

Women run nearly one-third of the 700,000 agricultural businesses in Italy, said Coldiretti farmers' group on Wednesday at an Expo conference on women in agriculture. In the first quarter of 2015, nearly half, or 49.3%, of the 215,329 women-run agricultural businesses in Italy were in the south, where family-run businesses are the most prevale...

By Lisa Zwirn   David and Michelle Valicenti's business started with a bumper crop of tomatoes that David turned into sauce. His family, originally from Italy's Basilicata region ("the arch of the foot," he says), calls it red gravy. "We went to a local fair and sold out in two weekends," he says.   Today, the seven-year-old Valicenti...

by Suzy Fleming Leonard   I thought I knew what Italian ice was. In my high school days, I briefly worked at a New Orleans-style snowball stand. Same thing, right? It took a visit to the new Surfer Joe's Tropical Ice in Cocoa Beach to make me see the error of my ways.   Where snowballs, snowcones and other chilly treats are...

By Samantha NelsonThe owners of Armand's Pizzeria currently operate multiple sit-down restaurants and carryout- and delivery-focused locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs, but the very first was called Armand's Victory Tap when it opened in 1956. The chain's newest location, which launched in February, pays tribute to that legacy by serving...

by Liz Biro   When Mario Batali's handlers told me I had seven minutes, from precisely 12:06 to 12:13 p.m., to interview the chef while he was visiting Market District in Carmel Nov. 21, I thought, oh boy, what a prima donna. Maybe it was his Italian charm, but Batali won me over.   He's a nice guy, a fast friend taking extra time not...

by Matt Gross   There's this new restaurant you gotta try – no one knows about it yet. It's called Paradise, and it's Italian, real Italian, near the water in a little east coast port town a couple hours' drive from here. The dining room is spare and simple, with a lovely curved wooden bar up front, an antique espresso machine, and charming...

By Laurie Lucas It was only a matter of time before the man of many restaurants, Gary Romano, alighted in downtown Riverside.Except for his namesake Italian joint in downtown Redlands, Romano's six other eating places are in Riverside: one in Mission Grove and the other five in Canyon Crest, although his pizza place, Canyon Crust, is temporarily c...