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Russo’s New York Pizzeria Launches Italian Microbrewery

Russo’s New York Pizzeria, a chef-driven New York-style, Italian restaurant and pizzeria franchise concept, announces its latest franchise opportunity—an authentic Italian microbrewery. Conceptualized by Chef Anthony Russo, Russo’s New York Italia Pizza Kitchen & Brewery will open the doors to its first location in 2019.

Inside the Growing Legend of Spiaggia's Tony Mantuano

Tony Mantuano has become a household name in Chicago. Recognized as the celebrated chef-owner of Spiaggia, the critically acclaimed Italian restaurant celebrating 35 years on Michigan Avenue. The restaurant has been nominated for Outstanding Restaurant in America five times by the James Beard Foundation and holds one Michelin Star, with guide inspectors noting, “History isn't just on offer, it's celebrated here.

Mozzarella Store, Pizza & Caffè Sets May Opening Date in Chicago

Opening May, the Mozzarella Store, Pizza & Caffè (822 N. Michigan), is a restaurant and specialty retail shop in the heart of Chicago steps from Michigan Avenue. Unique to the U.S., the Mozzarella Store offers fresh-made-daily “Fior di Latte” mozzarella and burrata, along with fresh and aged Italian cheeses made from local organic milk, created the traditional Italian way.

Fratelli Beretta Introduces Prosciutto di Carpegna DOP to LA Market

Renowned family-owned Italian salumi purveyor Fratelli Beretta introduced Prosciutto di Carpegna DOP to the Los Angeles market for the first time in brand history. Following its New York launch in late 2018, Prosciutto di Carpegna is now featured on menus at prominent Los Angeles restaurants as well as available for purchase in limited quantities at Eataly Los Angeles and select Gelson’s Market locations.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele to Open First U.S. Location in Hollywood

With a century-old recipe and authentic, Neapolitan cooking method, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele opens its first U.S. location in the heart of Hollywood this Thursday, May 9, 2019. The concept originates from the famed Naples pizzeria, which first had its Hollywood moment with notable inclusion in Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir “Eat Pray Love,” followed by Julia Robert’s film adaption in 2010.

Chris Cosentino to Open Rosalie Italian Soul in Houston

Chef Chris Cosentino, winner of Top Chef Masters and co-owner of San Francisco’s Cockscomb, Jackrabbit in Portland, Oregon, and Acacia House in the Napa Valley, is opening his first restaurant in Houston—and arguably, his most personal—in September 2019 with his business partner Oliver Wharton.