Nothing annoys Italians more than mushrooms in their carbonara. And at Panza's in Saratoga Springs, a saucy version not only has wild mushrooms but also peas. Fortunately, despite the unorthodox approach, it's delicious and prompts my Italian guest to declare, "It's not carbonara so it needs a new name, but whatever it is, it's good." Frankly, this...

Monty Foss and John Moirano's Theitalianamerican, a bay son of Girolamo bred in New York by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds and Spruce Lance Farm, has rallied to complete the exacta in both of his career starts. Last out, he earned a 57 Beyer Speed Figure when closing from last of seven in the 5 1/2-furlong Tremont, won by Fore Left."John Moirano...

You don't have to look far for Italian in Saratoga Springs, so you have to hand it to the two sommelier-restaurateurs who sold their family Italian restaurant in New Haven, Conn., and opened Solevo Kitchen + Social on Phila Street within the year. After starting careers in wine distribution, one went into fashion and one cooked in Italy before buyi...

On Sept. 21 Solevo Kitchen and Social celebrated their official opening at the new authentic, old- school Italian restaurant located at 55 Phila St.The Solevo Kitchen and Social space is part of the Caffe Lena renovation and newly constructed Spencer Condominiums built by Bonacio Construction. The restaurant features an open kitchen, 14-seat bar a...

Solevo Kitchen & Social Club in Saratoga Springs, inspired by Italian supper clubs in 1950s Las Vegas, will open with a ribbon-cutting event at 3 p.m. Friday (9/21), followed by a free tasting of wines and samples from the menu until 7 p.m. It starts regular dinner service at 4 p.m. Sunday, with dinner available from 4 p.m. nightly thereafter. (Sat...

When Italian-born Ettore Bugatti would go to work as a car manufacturer, he would do so on horseback. The maker of high-performance cars would incorporate his love of horses right in front of the car he would make. The grill is still shaped like a horseshoe. "Horses, horsepower seemed to be a winning combination," said Alan Rosenblum, who owns two...