New York-based LDV Hospitality, in partnership with Chicago-based Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global, which has a Miami office, are opening an Italian restaurant in the Godfrey Hotel Chicago.   Dolce Italian is slated to open in late spring at the Godfrey on Huron and LaSalle streets in River North. Dolce, which has locations in Mi...

According to a news release, the New Jersey-based restaurant will open its second location in the area set to serve its customized Italian Roll-Ups, pasta bowls and salad bowls made with locally-grown and sustainable ingredients. The Downtown Silver Spring restaurant will feature the chain's signature "large tavola" (communal seating), stained conc...

By Matthew Schniper   "So you would call yourself a 'product enthusiast?'" I ask. "Most Egg heads are," replies Molly Hamlin, elaborating on how she's attended the Big Green Egg company's EGGfests and even volunteered on her own time and food-dime to demo the ceramic cooker at local events.   "You can do anything on them," she sa...

No matter what the occasion, we always talk about Italian food...which seems to always end up in heated discussions about who makes the BEST lasagna!!!Basta! Now you can put your recipe where your mouth is and get bragging rights while doing a good deed for New Mexico's children. Our State is again #1 in the nation for child hunger and we thought a...

A un passo dal trono, ma è lì. Massimo Bottura da oggi è lo chef del secondo miglior ristorante del mondo ovvero l'Osteria La Francescana di Modena. A decretarlo l'annuale premio dei 50 migliori ristoranti del mondo che si è svolto a Londra.   Una sorta di Notte degli oscar alla ristorazione a Londra per The World's 50 Best , il premio...

by Meagan NicholsA new Cordova restaurant is about to bridge the gap between the Bluff City and the boot of Europe, thanks to a few of Italy's native sons. Crazy Italians Restaurant, located at 1250 N. Germantown Parkway, suite 105, will hold its grand opening Monday, Oct. 19.   Giampaolo Ongaro and Daniele Zucca are the co-owners and "...

by Michael Klein   The name is Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar and the wine list includes about 60 wines by the glass, but therein lies the rub. The liquor license for the contemporary restaurant - set up in the old Ajax Metal Works building next to the Fillmore in Fishtown and just across Delaware Avenue from the SugarHouse Cas...

In a few months, Chianti's Ristorante Italiano will open in the location formerly occupied by Suriya Thai. Brian McCarley, owner of Chianti's, also owns The Other Side Bistro in Bonita Springs, which opened March 2014. "When I was a kid, it was called The Pizza Inn," McCarley recalls about his new restaurant's location. McCarley and...

by Nicholas Dello Russo A month ago I wrote a brief essay about my visit to Mario Batali's new Italian food emporium in the Prudential Center mall. That first visit was part of a press tour so we had Eataly all to ourselves and I was very impressed with the quality of the food and the overall ambiance. Molto Mario and his partners know how to cook...

For almost a decade in the run of the pasta sauce competition at the Eldorado Great Italian Festival — the 32nd festival is Saturday and Sunday in downtown Reno — chef Ivano Centemeri of La Strada has been eminenza of the cook-off, its chief judge, its best raconteur. For many festivals, I've judged alongside him.   Last year, nearly 50 fami...