There is one box longtime Tucson restaurateur Daniel Scordato has not checked in his 47-year career: fast food. That changes early next month when he opens Posto Sano Foods, a fast-food Italian restaurant in the 1,800-square-foot space at 6370 N. Campbell Ave. that was home to Cafe Jasper. “I just thought I want to start over and try something a li...

Main Gate Square gained a new restaurant when Bacio Italiano opened on Friday, September 6 in the former Red’s Smokehouse & Tap Room. Bacio’s interior features a variety of modern art from local artists ranging from mounted paintings to marker-scribble-style doodles made of metal on the wall. The western windows and garage doors let in natural ligh...

Last week, the New York Times called Sebastian Maniscalco “the hottest comic in America.” People magazine described him as a comedian’s comedian. And in 2017, Forbes named him to its list of the world’s highest-paid comedians after he brought in $15 million between June 2016 and June 2017. His fans describe him in one word: Hilarious. The 46-year...

Looking for a tasty Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Tucson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. 1. Zona 78 Topping the list is Zona 78. Located at 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road, the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more,...

Following a long hiatus, the third joint conference of the American Association for Italian Studies and the American Association of Teachers of Italian will take place from March 26-28, 2020 at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. In keeping with the mission of the AAIS/AATI, the conference organizers invite members to organize sessions and round...

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano will launch the first of its Summer Wine Tours of Italy at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20. This is just the beginning, too. The Summer Wine Tours are happening every third Thursday of the month. Whoever decides to take the journey can taste their way through one of five Italian wine regions. First on the road map is the s...

Italian restaurant Bottega Michelangelo, owned by Giuseppe “Gio” Ali, has been in operation for three decades. With an interesting start and revamp of their space in recent years, they’re celebrating in style on Saturday, May 25 and offering a free dessert to those that join the party. To help commemorate Bottega’s milestone, here are some fun fact...

Tony’s New York Style Italian Deli is hosting a fun night of comedy, plenty of laughs, and dinner from 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Tony’s Deli specializes in New York-style cuisine, but they also dabble in foods from Chicago and use products from Italy to complete their meals. The dinner is no joke but after dinner… it’s appropriate to laugh. ...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Tucson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill. 1. Roma Imports Topping the list is Roma Imports. Located at 627 S. Vine Ave., the deli, cheese sho...

The Vivace/Pizzeria Vivace duo (by chef Daniel Scordato) has exited long-time digs in St. Philip’s Plaza. Vivace is now nestled in the north foothills while Pizzeria Vivace re-emerged as Scordato’s Pizzeria on Stone at River (just north of Tucson Mall). Scordato’s is all about the pizza pie. There are other tasteful entrees, but here pizza reigns....