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If you've got Italian on the mind, a recent opening is need-to-know. The fresh addition to Ballard, called Valentinetti's, is located at 5425 Russell Ave. NW. Valentinetti's offers Italian dishes like ricotta gnocchi, brick oven meatballs, calamari, spaghetti, seafood linguine and more. Valentinetti's also offers plenty of gluten-free options—inclu...

This one's for my hoagies. As you may know, I've been eating a lot of sandwiches lately so I can create an ultimate guide to Tucson's best meals between bread. So far I've taken on hot chicken, Vietnamese bánh mì and veggie sandwiches for a cleanse.  I'm back in gear now, and decided to go whole hog with one of the best sandwiches ever created i...

In Italian culture, mealtime isn’t just about eating—it’s about the experience. Friends and family gather together, often enjoying food, wine, and one another’s company until late in the evening. This shared sense of community is one of the reasons that owner and chef Fulvia “La Fufi” Steffenone decided to open Caffé Milano back in 2013 in downtown...

"Coming Soon" read signs in the windows of the corner restaurant flanking Salem's Historic Grand Theatre at 195 High Street NE, "Marco Ristorante Italiano."  The restaurant has been vacant since Bernard Malherbe closed his private dining venture, The Club at Paradiso, after service on New Year's Eve last year to coincide with the end of his lease. ...

We're lucky that Italian food reaches some of the heights it does here in metro Phoenix, in the Sonoran, in a state with no coasts or long history of Italian-American settlement. We are also lucky that the top Italian chefs in town know that Italian food is much more than pasta. It is flaky, shell-shaped pastries stuffed with cream. It is cocktails...

This holiday season, unwrap centuries' worth of Italian holiday tradition! From shopping our market for overflowing gift baskets and classic panettone to spending time around the table with the ones you love, give the precious gift of food, drink, and festive gatherings to the ones you love. Overflowing with the best culinary gifts from Italy, our...

A broad, grassy field filled with a couple hundred Ferrari sports cars is an inspiring sight, especially under the blue skies of a warm Arizona day in November. The Ferrari Club of America held its annual international meet in Scottsdale, Arizona, this year, with tours, rallies, race track driving, get-togethers and its open-to-the-public Concours...

With the help of three Italian workmen, Aphrodite made a grand entrance at The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation on Monday — and she didn’t move an inch. A 1,200-pound, 2,000-year-old statue of the Greek goddess — excavated nearly a century ago from the ruins of the volcano-stricken Italian town of Pompeii — was ceremonially uncrated Mo...

Father Joseph Cataldo was in frail health throughout his life, but he built an immense spiritual legacy across the Inland Northwest. Cataldo was born in 1837 in Sicily and became a Jesuit priest in 1852. He came to the western United States as one of the first Jesuit missionaries in the region. The sickly young priest arrived in the area around 186...

Love Italian food? Want to prepare fabulous Italian dishes yourself? Why not learn from the source? Join Southwestern Oregon Community College for its first-ever study abroad course in Italy. The Cuisine and Culture of Italy (CRT*0202*65) course is a study abroad opportunity that will be traveling to Italy on Aug. 26 through Sept. 5, 2020. Everyone...

On a bend of Cave Creek Road thick with biker bars, rodeo grounds, and timeworn stucco, you see the storefront in a psychedelic swirl. COLOR. DAISIES. STRIPES. A cartoon-purple sign shouts the name of the shop: Vino & Panino. Inside, flower garlands stream and lava lamps glow and glop. Deep purple and highlighter-yellow are the chief colors, but fo...

Ambra is Italian for “amber.” It calls to mind a unique kind of luxury—rich, honey-colored gemstones; a Mediterranean sunset; and, in this case, a contemporary Italian restaurant on the Strip. Having debuted late in the summer in the former Fiamma space, Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar at MGM Grand does what Vegas does best: serve up fun, approachable...