Unioncamere (the Association of Italian Chambers of Commerce) with the support of the Italian government, have constituted the certification "Ospitalità Italiana - Ristoranti Italiani nel Mondo" - a seal of quality that is conferred annually to authentic Italian restaurants around the world.

by Carlos C Olaechea   Long gone are the days in which Americans believed that all Italian food consists of some variation of dry pasta with a tomato sauce. Besides learning that there is a great difference between the red sauce fare in the States and the Italian food eaten in Italy, we have come to understand that the concept of Italian cui...

E il torroncino mormorò, non passa lo straniero! Saranno i deliziosi prodotti della Sperlari, probabilmente, a vendicare l'onta del saccheggio delle imprese italiane "doc" da parte di colossi in ascesa di paesi esteri. Dopo l'acquisizione dei gianduiotti Pernigotti dai turchi della Toksoz e della griffe del cachemire Loro Piana da parte della holdi...

John Chandler has a secret, and he guards it carefully, lest yet another friend or co-worker ask him to make it for a dinner party. Chandler is, by day, a 43-year-old salesman and father of two, a self-proclaimed "Southern boy" who lives outside Dallas and grew up on college football and barbecue. Online, Chandler's fans know him differently:...

Last week we brought you news of Parla, the upcoming Italian "speakeasy" set to open in the North End. With its intentional play on words ("parla" in Italian means to speak) and its unique concept, the "speakeasy" is now one the most anticipated openings in Boston.   But according to a recent post by UrbanDaddy, it doesn't look like we have...

Los Angeles doesn't have a shortage of pizza joints. Sure, there are constant debates about which of our slices are most like New York's thin crusts or Chicago's deep dishes.   But we also have a host of places with their own unique take: game-changers like Pizzeria Mozza and plenty of artisanal pizzas with fresh California ingredients. Here...

The Sweet Taste of Italy's new Stillwater location is set to open in December in the Valley Ridge Mall. This new venue, situated where Fresh Fields was previously located, will be the third in the family-owned restaurant's lineup.   The Sweet Taste of Italy offers home-style Italian meals and specializes in quick-service dining featuring an...

Let’s face it: this chef’s name, Michael Angelo, has a lot to live up to, but Foodies: he does it with flying colors. Instead of painting or sculpting in marble, like the famous artist Michaelangelo , this Jersey born Michael Angelo is creating works of edible art, and let me tell you: book a reservation for his spot in Fairfield now.   Mich...

Gelarto Italian Ice Cream and Global Arts, founded on Bainbridge Island, is expanding to add an Alki Beach location. We discovered this in the city permit files over the weekend, with remodeling work planned at 2648 59th SW, former home of Alki Beach Dog.   After sending a note to Gelarto's proprietors, we went by the Alki site this mor...

by Samantha Bakall   "I have an obsession with marble," Kevin Chambers, the former Chefstable operations manager, says. The weekend of May 8, Chambers, with culinary guidance from friend and former Bluehour chef Thomas Boyce, will be opening Marmo, a refined, casual Italian deli in downtown Portland.   Italian for marble, Marmo h...