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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.

Carrabba's Offering Free Lasagne or Spaghetti to Take Home

Bite into a free order of made from scratch Lasagne or Spaghetti starting January 22–January 31.When guests dine-in and enjoy one of Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s three signature dishes—wood-grilled Chicken Bryan, savory Chicken Marsala, or creamy Pollo Rosa Maria from their Carrabba’s Today, Carrabba’s Tomorrow menu—they will take home their choice of a free order of Lasagne or Spaghetti.

Taking the Pulse of the Italian Restaurant Icons

When it comes to the Italian category, three major chains dominate the headlines. Ranging from family-friendly casual all the way to upscale, these restaurants boast wider reach than independents, but with that size comes less dexterity.

Boston’s Pizza Restaurant Kicks Off New Year with Bundle Deals

To kick off the New Year, Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar announced the launch of three bundle deals perfect for those looking to cut down on spending after the holiday season. From December 31 to February 3, guests can enjoy wings, pizza, salad and more with affordable bundle deals designed to give guests the biggest bang for their buck.

Old Spaghetti Factory Rolls Back Prices to Celebrate 50 Years

The year: 1969. Thousands descend on upstate New York for the Woodstock Music Festival, astronaut, Neil Armstrong lands on the moon, and gasoline runs just .35 cents per gallon. In Portland, Oregon, on January 10, Guss and Sally Dussin embark on a journey that will satisfy food lovers for half a century to come.

Carrabba’s Offering $10 Deal for National Spaghetti Day on January 4

National Spaghetti Day is Friday, January 4 and Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurants nationwide will be celebrating with a special offer.For one day only, enjoy their delicious Spaghetti Pomodoro, sautéed in classic tomato sauce, Penne Alfredo and Linguine Positano, featuring crushed tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and basil, for only $10.

Olive Garden is Changing—But Only Because it Can

Darden flagship Olive Garden hasn’t lacked for consistency. With same-store sales growth of 3.5 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, revealed December 18, the classic 858-unit chain has reeled off 17 consecutive periods of positive gains.

Emily Phillips Named Executive Chef of Vivere

Italian Village Restaurants—Chicago’s original Italian destination —announced the appointment of Chef Emily Phillips as executive chef of its contemporary Italian concept, Vivere.With a versatile culinary background and contagious passion for the restaurant industry, Phillips joined the Italian Village family as Sous Chef in Summer 2018 before recently being named Executive Chef.

Carrabba’s Introduces New Catering Menu Just in Time for the Holidays

Carrabba's Italian Grill is offering effortless solutions to plan any-size holiday lunch, dinner or event with a new catering menu of hand-prepared dishes. New sandwich selections and a variety of Carrabba's favorites are now bundled for value with the convenience of online ordering for delivery or carry-out.