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Bavaria's Pizza Napolitano & Pastaria Marks 10 Years

The Bavaria’s Pizza Napolitano & Pastaria flagship location in downtown Tampa, Florida, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a variety of special promotions tin the works, says founder Dan Bavaria.

Pineapples and Other Pizza Controversies

Pasta? Prolific. Chicken Parm? Popular. Gelato? Perfetto.But still, it’s not pizza.Of the many Italian dishes that Americans have incorporated into stateside cuisine, none is as beloved—and omnipresent—as the humble pizza pie.

5 Ways to Rekindle the Restaurant Romance this Valentine’s Day

When it comes to romance, it’s fair to say the Italians know a thing or due. In fact, Italian eateries accounted for nearly 25 percent of Yelp’s recent list of 100 Most Romantic Restaurants.“A romantic evening is set by details so subtle and well-executed that everything except your companion fades away,” says Valentina Imbrenda, co-owner of Nonna Beppa in New York City.

Cornering the Italian Market

There’s nothing new about the combination of a restaurant and grocery in the U.S., which often begins as a delicatessen and then expands into something more. It’s a concept that’s been employed by Italian- and other immigrant-owned stores nationwide.

Carrabba’s Unveils 4-Course Dinners for Valentine's Day

Like the famous spaghetti kiss in the classic Lady and the Tramp movie, Italian cuisine is known for creating romance. Carrabba’s Italian Grill is sharing the amore this Valentine’s Day by offering three different style four-course dinner selections starting at $45 for two from Monday, February 4 through Sunday, February 17.

The Next Iteration of Family Style

Like much of the world, family-style eating in Italy is a way of life: Loved ones gathered around a hulking roast, heaping plate of pasta or whole grilled fish flanked by simple sides. If the past decade of shared-plates mania across the U.

How Maggiano’s Wins Casual Italian

Chili’s may have stolen the spotlight during Brinker International’s quarterly earnings call this week, but Maggiano’s consistent performance illustrates why so-called Americanized basics still win in the Italian category.

On the Road to Regional Favorites

Hearty northern fare shines brightest in cold days of winter. Travel along with us as we visit Milan, Bologna, and Florence to uncover rich culinary traditions—and learn a thing or two about the etiquette of produce shopping.

The Old Spaghetti Factory Turns 50 in Style

In the restaurant industry, where concepts often burn out in less than a year, making it to five years—or even a decade—is a monumental feat. The Old Spaghetti Factory is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019.

Sauce Pizzeria Opens 2nd Location on NYC's Lower East Side

Adam Elzer and the team behind Everyday Hospitality open a second location of their celebrated slice joint, Sauce Pizzeria on New York City’s Lower East Side. At this nostalgic pizza parlor, guests can enjoy a selection of pies including classic thin crust as well as a variety of brand new square pies, only available at the LES location.

Getting Schooled in the Art of Pizza

Pizza seems like it should be such a simple business. Make some dough, add tomato sauce, cheese, and some toppings and spices, and eccolo, you have pizza.If only it were that easy.With the American expansion of high-heat, quick-cooking pizza ovens, many of which use a traditional Italian, brick style, it has become increasingly important for chefs and operators to understand the best techniques for making Neapolitan and other types of pizza.