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Bartolo’s has all the makings of a friendly neighborhood trattoria with its bright, corner location near the Swaner Nature Preserve in Kimball Junction and a welcome price point for residents and visitors. All it needs now is a few adjustments to sauces and service. Owner and chef Alex Bartolo worked in various Italian restaurants before opening hi...

Ready for all your gelato dreams to come true? We're holding the first-ever Gelato Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 27. That's right! From 2 to 7 p.m., explore ten stations spread across the entire store, with frozen favorites including classic gelato, boozy gelato, affogato, savory gelato, sweet focaccia with gelato, and exclusive flavors n...

The Venus International Film Festival, July 29—31, will showcase films, scripts, music and food, all of which is focused on the cultural Italian experience in the film industry in Las Vegas! Filmmakers, actors, writers, producers, directors or cinematographer of Italian descent are all eligible to enter. Tickets are on sale now for the July 31 Blac...

Riccardo Bergamini ci ha abituato alle imprese straordinarie. Ma lui non sembra proprio accontentarsi e ha vinto la sfida lanciata ai ghiacci dell’Alaska. L’alpinista lucchese ha completato infatti l’ascesa al monte Denali (6194 metri), la cima più alta del Nord America. Si tratta di una montagna notoriamente difficile da salire perché vicina al ci...

When your family is from Italy, it’s nearly a rite of passage to preside over your own vineyard. Although Brian Matranga waited until later in life to do just that, he and his wife, Hope, have planted a little bit of the “Old Country” in La Center, Washington.  With strong family roots that trace back to Sicily, Brian began life in Roseville, Calif...

As I have been doing for the past few articles, I’m reviewing places that are close to the Rio where the World Series of Poker is going on thru mid-July. The WSOP brings so many poker players to Las Vegas and when there are thousands of players in a tournament and everyone gets their dinner break at the same time it’s tough for everyone to get in a...

Tivoli Village got a needed jolt when Ada’s, a bustling Italian eatery, recently opened there. Created by James Trees, the mind behind the stellar Esther’s Kitchen in Downtown’s Arts District, Ada’s (and its outdoor patio) has been brimming with bodies during lunch and dinner hours—and even in between. Meals usually start with crusty, flavor-dense ...

Nicole Brisson, the former executive chef at Eataly at the Park MGM, departed her old job to open Locale Italian Kitchen, exploring the traditions of Italian cuisines with a meat-centric menu, with Andy Hooper, one of the partners in The Black Sheep. Red sauce Italian dishes mix with ingredients sourced from small American farms and others deliver...

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens have opened the gates to its summer display. Each season, the conservatory has a new display of several themed scenes, created from thousands of flowers. With the arrival of summer in Las Vegas, the theme this year is “La Dolce Vita” and depicts summer in Italy. The east garden, full of lemons, represen...

Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Kaka ako - Cooke Street (between Auahi and Halekauwila Streets). Festa Italiana, Hawaiʻi’s only Italian festival, returns to Kaka ʻ ako for the third year in a row. The street festival and VIP experience Passaporto Italiano will offer the opportunity to taste the many amazing flavors of Italy in...

The corner of Southeast 91st Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard on a Thursday night is a dangerous place to be if you are on a diet. That’s when Bella’s Italian Bakery and Marketcasts its net to haul you in like a helpless Amalfi anchovy. Six days a week Bella’s is a superb Italian bakery serving the Lents neighborhood from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. You would t...

When the warm weather hits, it quickly begins to seem like the days get longer in more ways than one, with each day packed from dusk to dawn with things to do, regardless of what’s been scheduled. As if to prove that side-note hypothesis, last weekend somehow managed to be unbelievably busy, leaving us in desperate desire of a sanctuary of sustenan...