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The hum of an accordion might transport you to the streets of Paris or a drafty Italian restaurant with red and white checkered tablecloths and candles stuck in Chianti bottles. Maybe polka comes to mind; senior citizens with their socks pulled up to their knees squeezing the bellows in the corner of a Polish community center. But accordions have r...

La sveglia di Anna suona alle 5 del mattino ogni giorno. Fuori dal ranch, il sole inizia a farsi vedere. Dentro, le faccende da sbrigare sono tante. «A maggio e giugno abbiamo le settimane più lunghe, ma anche il resto dell'anno è dura» dice, mentre prepara uova e bacon a fianco del marito Ty. Durante gli inverni rigidi del Nevada, sono solo loro d...

From the 56th floor of Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort, Vetri Cucina offers a touch of intimacy in a city known for extravagance. James Beard Award winning chef Marc Vetri has impressed foodies with his approach to Italian cuisine. In his latest restaurant offering, Vetri invited diners to culinary journey through Italian delicacies. Transforming a...

How could a new pizza place possibly improve our scene? Given the lofty skills and rigid intention that goes into the best pizza here, how could a pizzeria, aside from bringing in a new style, elevate what we have? Our pizza makers seem to have seized every advantage. Grinding flour. Mixing grain. Dreaming up new topping combinations. But lucky for...

The first rule of neighborhood Italian restaurants is that everybody’s neighborhood Italian restaurant is the best. That’s what everybody tells me, anyway. Kidding aside, I get it. The local Italian joint is an archetype we hold dear — a comfy, welcoming place to spend a little time with family and friends and some no-frills food. It’s only right t...

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...

For a long time, the state of Italian dining in metro Phoenix was overshadowed by a handful of aging stalwarts, still serving the same dishes they were 30 years ago. That can be good, particularly with a cuisine so deeply rooted in tradition. But in this case, the scene was starting to get a little musty. Thankfully, times are changing. To get a se...

Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, a local non-profit organization and La Strega Trattoria will host a White Truffle Dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019, at La Strega, 3555 S. Town Center Dr. Ste., 105, Las Vegas, NV 89135 The evening will include a four-course truffle dinner and wine pairing. The dinner will be followed by “Hopeful Notes”, movi...

Scottsdale residents, meet Meat the Ball. The Italian restaurant focused on meatballs will hold a grand opening for its new location near Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard on Nov. 7. The full-service eatery was created by Pomo Restaurant Group, which has opened Valley restaurants Pomo Pizzeria, Luna Gelataria and Mora Italian. The 1,...

Join us for the next Free Talk: Hidden Gems of Italy on November 2, 2019 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Scuola Italiana di Portland, 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Alessandra, Scuola Italiana Board President and owner of Customized Journeys, will share with us her perspective on the geographic, political and cultural diversity that makes Italy so f...

Although the International Stars College Showcase welcomed baseball players from all over the world, the 19 Italians ballplayers participating were the largest group from any of the countries represented during the program in Phoenix, Arizona from October 1-11, 2019. Led by International Stars College Showcase Technical Director Mauro Mazzotti, the...

On Oct. 2, the Reno City Council voted unanimously to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October, replacing any official recognition of Columbus Day. Members of American Indian Movement Northern Nevada hailed the move as a show of honor and respect toward Native Americans, but local Italian Americans say they were blindsided b...