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Off the Beaten Track, NYC's Il Principe Has High Style

John Mariani | Posted 10.19.2016 | Taste
John Mariani

I would have thought more attention to the few occupied tables would be paid so that I wouldn't have to ask the waiter to come over or ask if the wine I ordered was going to come before I finished my appetizers.

The 16 Best Pizza Shops In America

Thrillist | Posted 10.07.2016 | Taste

Liz and myself and a few members of our inner pizza cabal have traveled around the country, sampling all the different beautiful iterations of pizza we have in America and picking the 33 best. Some of them are legendary repeats. Others are bold newcomers. All of them are delicious.

Since 1919, a Stellar Standard for Italian-American Cuisine in NYC

John Mariani | Posted 09.29.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

I would put Mario's pizza up against any in NYC. After all, they've had ninety-six years to perfect it. Its crust is perfection, the corona wonderfully crisp but chewy and charred, the mozzarella bubbles up, the sauce has subtle seasoning, and the scent of just enough basil is dreamy.

The Spaghetti And Meatball Recipes You Have To Try

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 01.04.2017 | Taste

There's no pairing more classic than spaghetti and meatballs. This quintessential pasta dish gives you everything you want and need: a big plate of sp...

LA Pecora Bianca Serves Pastas Wholly New to NYC

John Mariani | Posted 09.15.2016 | Taste
John Mariani

The risotto, made with Vialone rice, is vibrant green with peppery pesto and bright red with a sweet tomato reduction ($15). This is not a place to find clichés like penne alla vodka.

Massimo Bottura: Veggie Food for Thought | Posted 09.14.2016 | Taste

With a menu that reads like a list of exhibits at an art gallery and dishes that looks like they belong there, it's little wonder then that his restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was recently ranked as the second best in the world.

9 Easy Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

Jennifer Segal | Posted 07.30.2016 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

Everyone loves Italian. From homemade pasta sauces to homemade bread, these recipes are serious family pleasers. It's hard to improve on sweet summer tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, but a drizzle of balsamic glaze adds a pop of tangy-sweet flavor to every bite.

The Surprising Origins Of 8 Italian-American Dishes

Thrillist | Posted 07.15.2016 | Taste

Sometimes the greatest food creations come from adapting to necessity.

The 5 Pastas You Should Always Have In Your Pantry

Food52 | Posted 07.06.2016 | Taste

Once you've put your perfectly pristine, unbroken spaghetti into the boiling water, adjust the salt based on the dish you're making.Keep the water salt-free if you're pairing the spaghetti with an already heavily-seasoned sauce like pesto.

You're Pronouncing These Italian Foods Completely Wrong

Thrillist | Posted 07.01.2016 | Taste

It's time to eat food you actually have to pay for and know how to say.

10 Essential Italian Desserts

Menuism | Posted 06.22.2016 | Taste

There are a multitude of specialties that seldom make it out of their regions, let alone across the pond to Italian restaurants.

Three Beautiful Recipes That Will Put Your Wok To Work

La Republica | D | Posted 06.17.2015 | Style

Recipes Luigi F. di Biagio ©Photos Enzo Truoccolo, artwork Cristina Dal Ben A quick meal, fried with little oil. Venere Rice With Zucchini, Pe...

Italian Food Can Cure Impotence, Italian Professor Says

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Ever wonder how Tony Soprano managed to be so ... virile? Over the six seasons of "The Sopranos," he never let the stress of his life as a mob boss ge...

3 Authentic And Totally Unexpected Italian Pesto Recipes

La Republica | D | Posted 06.11.2015 | Taste

Recipes by Luigi F. di Biagio ©Photos by Enzo Truoccolo Artwork by Cristina Dal Ben Pestos of olive, almond or pistachio to enrich the simples...

This Is Where The Real Little Italy and Best Restaurants Are In New York

John Mariani | Posted 06.05.2016 | Taste
John Mariani

This is the way this food should be made.

EXPO Milano and Italy Bask in the Glow of Good Food

Jim Slama | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Jim Slama

The World Exposition in Milan recently opened in Italy with the theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Its admirable goal is "to guarantee healthy, safe, and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium."

Milan: How The City Has Changed

La Repubblica | D | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel

"We are 'ultramodern' because we have kept the best of our traditions."

In Case You Need Further Proof That Italy Is A Cut Above The Rest...

La Repubblica | D | Posted 05.29.2015 | HuffPost Home

This is the Italy we love The Italian landscape has always been a great attraction. The nature, the masterpieces of art, the enchanting citi...

How To Make The Most Gorgeous Summer Dinner Ever

La Repubblica | D | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste

A Virtuous Color Food full of color is good for your health. But we shouldn't underestimate its aesthetic appeal, because studies have shown that the...

New Chef A Voce Brings Refinement to Italian Food in NYC

John Mariani | Posted 05.11.2016 | Taste
John Mariani

The Rockwell Group has made the space both sexy and romantic enough for those in thrall to the city's lights.

Finally--Great Italian Food Near Carnegie Hall

John Mariani | Posted 05.31.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

The two-month old Masseria dei Vini is a restaurant whose neighbors keep telling owners Giuseppe "Peppe" Iuele, Enzo Ruggiero and chef-partner Giuseppe Coladonato how glad they are finally to have a fine Italian restaurant because there's nothing else like it in its neck of the woods, near Carnegie Hall.

Want A Taste Of Washington? Then Sample This

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Truth is, America's capital, like our country, is a melting pot of culinary cultures. And it's amazing to see how Washington's chefs from the world over have fused the best flavors of their native countries with a very American flair.

The Simple Rule For Using Fresh Or Dry Pasta

Epicurious | Posted 05.06.2015 | Taste

The rule of thumb comes down to which sauce you're pairing with it.

Make the Ultimate Chicken Parmesan -- on the Grill

Steven Raichlen | Posted 05.06.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Sometimes you just want the mild, clean, lean taste of a chicken breast.

Living Life to The Fullest in Italy

Findery | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel

If there is one characteristic that describes Italians, it's their ability to enjoy life. If you are looking for ways to enjoy the sweet life, la dolce vita, take tips from the Italians, or better yet, head to Italy.