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Caught in a Restaurant Romance

Every restaurant has a story. Some develop out of a lifelong desire to cook for others, some open to fill a community’s need, and some blossom out of the love of two people. A few restaurants combine all of the above.

Rewriting New York Pizza History

After more than a century and countless articles and books covering the topic, the history of New York pizza is changing.“In 2010, I was writing about the genealogy of pizza families in Chicago, when I decided that it was only fair to include New York’s Gennaro Lombardi pizza history.

Carrabba’s Announces Four-Course Wine Dinner Event

On Tuesday, February 19, Carrabba’s Italian Grill invites guests to a Wine Dinner filled with indulgent food and wine featuring Principessa Gavia Gavi and Rosa Regale Sparkling Red Wine and their legends of forbidden love.

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.