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by Oliver LazenbyThe owner of a new Italian restaurant hopes her venture will be the start of a franchise. Mozza, at 410 W. Bakerview Road, opened in late March with a menu that includes pizza, pasta, calzones, chicken wings, breakfast pizza and quesadillas. The restaurant also serves alcohol, including beer from local breweries. Samantha Mac...

PORTLAND OPERA'S season finale rounds out this week with the end of one opera's run and the continuation of another. Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers, a 200-plus-year-old madcap comedy, picks up where Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1879 Eugene Onegin left off with its final Portland Opera performance Tuesday, July 26.   Both shows bring fre...

Located in the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, one of the world's premier shopping destinations, Trevi Italian Restaurant serves up authentic and approachable favorites daily for lunch and dinner.   For National Pizza Month, Trevi offers a signature pizza every day during lunch for just $10. The special is available from 11 a.m....

The 20th anniversary of sisterhood between Perugia and Seattle occurs this year during the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US. Twenty years ago, Mayor Mario Valentini of Perugia signed the sisterhood pact in Seattle with then Mayor Norman Rice. In celebration of the anniversary, a delegation from Seattle will visit Perugia this summer. Lucky fo...

Here's your first look inside Buddy V's, the first Italian-American restaurant from Cake Boss Buddy Valastro that plans to open Oct. 7 at the Palazzo. Über couple and Valastro partners Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla of Honey Salt fame have been busy working on the final touches inside the 11,000-square-foot space inside the former home of Firs...

We are lucky. As Italians, we've surely had our chance to be spoiled when it comes to food. Lucky and cursed at the same time, since our standards are so high!   This is particularly true as the holidays approach. We often find ourselves fighting at the stove to recreate that particular dish, hunting for a rare ingredient, digging into mom's...

by Sara Jones   Beautiful news, Delancey fans: chef/owner Brandon Pettit (also of next door Essex) is opening a new Italian spot called Dino's Tomato Pie, this time on Capitol Hill. Distinct from Delancey, Dino's will be "more bar than restaurant," reports Seattle Met, and will serve square, thick-crust pizza baked in pans.   (This st...

"I will always be proud of what he accomplished and only wish I can someday be remembered in the same light as he is today" — East Fork Fire District Chief Tod F. Carlini   When asked about his role model during a 2004 interview with The Record-Courier, Tod Carlini never hesitated in his answer. It was his father, the late Tod V. Carlini, wh...

Thirty-eight years. That's how long DeNicola's Italian Restaurant has been a part of Portland, and every inch of the place glows with a comfortable, heartwarming authenticity that New Portland can't hope to equal. That same trusty charm carries over in their Pizza Week pie: While the DeNicola family experimented with more exotic concoctions for Piz...

EVERYTHING ABOUT Fillmore Trattoria is decidedly Old Portland: the menu isn't pretentious; the electric guitars on the wall were hung by the ponytailed chef/owner; and the glass of decent Italian red is just $7. Except this is a San Francisco import.   What a difference a few years makes for this former home to Noisette and then to Le Vieux,...

Hundreds have died in the mountain villages and towns of central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 24. The quake was so strong that it was felt in Rome, 93 miles away. At the epicenter was the tiny hamlet of Amatrice, which has been turned to rubble after continuing aftershocks.   But members of the Buffalo Niagara Italian-A...

by Mauro Battocchi   Giorgia Efficace, one of the great officers of the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, has been in Portand yesterday and today and will be in Seattle until Sunday to issue electronic passports. As you know, this process generally requires nationals to travel to San Francisco and present themselves at the Consulat...