Tony (Antonio) Orsillo passed away April 6, 2019 at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, WA. Tony was born on February 10, 1933 in the tiny Italian hill town of Pago Veiano, an hour outside of Naples. He was born in to a large farming family, where he learned to grow fruits and vegetables which became his life long passion. In 1960, at the urging of his ol...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to Tacoma’s Proctor neighborhood at 2717 N. Proctor St. Crudo & Cotto will open in the second-story space where Soul and Old House Cafe formerly operated. Expect a summer opening. Its owners are Giampaolo Falchetti and Kathryn Philbrook, the husband-wife duo behind Olympia’s Basilico Ristorante. The restaurant’s c...

It’s been almost a year since Brunello’s on Snoqualmie Ridge was sold to Francesco Montalto. With new ownership also came a plan to rebrand the longtime Snoqualmie restaurant in order to give it a new identity. Well, it took a little bit longer than anticipated, but Brunello’s is now officially Francesco Ristorante Italiano – complete with a new si...

Matt and Kelly Austin made their bold move into the wine industry five years ago when they left California and their respective careers as a tax attorney and a fashion designer for Washington state. But their journey became more daring than a career change with a winning bid a year and a half ago on a winery, vineyard and lodging property off the O...

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees the production of the world’s most popular sparkling wine, is pleased to announce that ‘National Prosecco Week’ will return for its second year from June 3-9, 2019 and will include exclusive events, restaurant and retail promotions and masterclasses for media and trade in New York, Miami, Nashvi...

May marks 27 years since Lanzi’s on the Lake Restaurant and Marina began serving customers on the Great Sacandaga Lake. “When we opened, we only offered traditional Italian dishes, but we have seafood and steak now too,” said co-owner Chris Lanzi. Chicken Parmigiana, Eggplant Florentine and Chicken Cosentino—chicken parm topped with eggplant, sauté...

Ama definirsi un philantrepreneur, e più che a Bill Gates o Steve Jobs si ispira a Richard Branson della Virgin, con gli occhi e iI fiuto per gli affari in moltissimi e svariati settori. Oltreoceano è conosciuto come l’italiano che sta contribuendo a far  apprezzare il calcio agli americani mentre in Italia è balzato agli onori della cronaca per av...

Veteran restaurateur Roger Stilson is bringing his popular Mama Stortini’s Restaurant and Bar to Federal Way. This will be the fourth Mama Stortini’s restaurant locally-owned by Stilson’s Specialty Restaurant Group. Mama Stortini’s opens in May at 1911 S. 320th St. in Federal Way. “We are excited to bring Mama’s Italian favorites to Federal Way,” S...

The renowned Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has renewed his worldwide recording contract with Decca Records ahead of his upcoming North American tour. Einaudi, who may be one of the most streamed artists in the world with more than 2 billion streams to date, is preparing for the release of his upcoming album Seven Days Walking, which...

When they weren’t studying game film and breaking down opponents as Miami Dolphins teammates, Dan Marino and Damon Huard were busy devising their game plans for life after football. Rifle Arm, Deep Post and Dame and Daniel were names of potential wines and wineries doodled on their notes in the quarterback room before their vision became a reality....