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The dining room is a mix of the divine and modish—candlelight casting shadows in the dimly lit room, Mediterranean- and Southern Italian-inspired décor, dark woods and modern hanging chandeliers. Part lounge, part restaurant and part expansive patio overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, Italian restaurant Lavo is a chic spot for date night or an upscale...

The Italian Wine Scholar™ education program is the most advanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date Italian wine course available. The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all Italian wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities. Created by native Italian, Maurizio Broggi, (Wine Scholar Guild Education Director for Italy) w...

The Verone family has been crafting Italian sausage, using only all-natural pork casings with spices and water, since 1923 — well before then if you count Joe Verone’s grandfather developing the recipe in Italy before immigrating to the U.S. A family recipe for the flagship sweet Italian has broadened to include a Louisiana hot, jalapeno cheddar, b...

A year after rescuing the Robintino’s restaurant in Bountiful, owners William and Tali Bruce are expanding the popular Italian brand into Salt Lake County. On Dec. 26, a new Robintino’s takeout shop will open at 926 E. 5600 South in Murray. The scaled-down menu is available for pickup and delivery, and includes pizza, lasagna and the signature brea...

January 5, 2021. 8:00 pm Pacific. To start off the new year, we are privileged to have Susan Pohl presenting her unique story from Umbria, Italy. Has there been a time over the years that you wanted to pick up and leave the US? Susan did it seven years ago! Please click here to register. A link will be sent the day before the event. REGISTRATION. I...

The circus is coming to town. And this year the Zoppé Family Circus, which has been traveling to Arizona for 13 years, is coming to Tempe as a drive-in show for the COVID-19 era. During the "live, multimedia drive-in show," a big top will be suspended in mid-air with a large LED screen showing the action on stage. Performances will include a human...

It won't be forever, but after Christmas Eve, the authentic Italian Restaurant off 48th Street and Warner Road will be closing its doors. Owner Claudia D'Amico gets emotional every time she talks about it. “It’s something that we felt was necessary to keep being here," she said. The D'Amico family moved to Arizona from Italy five years ago, with ho...

More than a century ago, Our Lady of Mount Virgin, located in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood, was once the heart of Seattle’s Italian community. In 1915, when the church was built, about 215 Italian families called the neighborhood home. As new immigrants arrived, Our Lady of Mount Virgin was one of the first places they would visit for informa...

The Aquilini family knows how to grow a successful business, whether it be a professional ice hockey team or a Washington State wine.  Through its conglomerate Aquilini Investment Group, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., family members own the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, along with restaurants, digital media companies, a film set, a...

More than three years since the retail center began touting its future dining tenants, Spring Valley’s Post Pavilion mostly completed construction and started luring casual restaurants to the corner of Durango Drive and Post Road. Located a quarter of a mile north from Ikea, the center was originally planned to be the first Las Vegas home of Classi...

Blaine residents will soon be able to get their Italian food fix, from cream-filled cannoli to gourmet pizza, with the opening of a new restaurant on Peace Portal Drive. The Rustic Fork Eatery is slated to offer indoor family dining, a 21-plus bar area and outdoor seating for community members starting Thursday, December 17. “We wanted to start out...

Las Vegas’ world-class resort community, Tuscan Highlands, is saying "Thank You" to local first responders by offering a free lunch or dinner at its on-site restaurant, Becca’s Restaurant & Lounge, now through the end of the year. Community heroes, plus a guest, are welcome to enjoy a complimentary meal at the Italian-American eatery. Reservations...