Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana, a Lakeview Italian Neighborhood Gem, Closes For Good

Fiorentino's Cucina Italiana , a beautiful neighborhood Italian gem run by the mother-and-son duo Frances and Steven Fiorentino , served up heartfelt southern Italian food and true family ambience for more than nine years on the corner of Ashland and George in Lakeview before closing its doors for good after service on Saturday night. Matriarch Frances Fiorentino says the decision stems from personal reasons.

La Vie: Hidden gem in one of Delhi's most posh markets

New Delhi, July 30 - Amidst the rush to get into one of the regular eateries for a meal, there is this one quaint little place which invites you for an altogether different experience. La Vie, meaning street in Italian, opened its doors in April.

TiramesU to Re-Open in South of Fifth: "Shooting for Very Very Soon"

Last April, pasta-loving locals and Lincoln Road obsessed tourists were saddened to find that TiramesU, the long-standing Italian joint was shutting its doors practically overnight . Now, after a year of not serving al dente parpadelle Bolognese, however, TiramesU has announced it will reopen South of Fifth - where it started a quarter century ago.

Spirits of Sarasota: Epicure's Valentino Refreshing summer cocktails from a downtown staple.

The drink: Much like Epicure itself, the Valentino is a trip to Italy via the tropics: Zu vodka plus passion fruit and fresh strawberry puree, combined with lemon juice and topped with prosecco . The creamy passion fruit flavors and effervescent prosecco make for a tangy, sherbet-like treat-perfect for summer.

Brentwood: Chianti's offers authentic Italian food

Shayan Rahimi grew up savoring his father's authentic recipes from their rustic, Northern Italian roots and recently realized that there was a need for this type of cuisine in Brentwood. Rahimi's father, Al Mancini, owned the popular Chianti's Ristorante in Pleasanton for four years before selling it this year.

Savannah Dining: Savannah native brings coastal Italian cuisine to Pacci

Restaurant Bio: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar is a convivial neighborhood eatery nestled inside The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel, near Washington Square. Specializing in coastal Italian cuisine, Pacci has an extensive bar program, serving updated takes on classic cocktails, seasonal craft cocktails, aperitivos, locally made spirits and beer.

Opened in 1999, and chosen by Gourmet Magazine in 2000 as one of "America's Best Restaurants," Johnny's Half Shell relocated to its present Capitol Hill location in September 2006. Renditions of Chesapeake and Gulf Coast Seafood remained the kitchen's focus, and the restaurant's new home maintained its homespun conviviality. Said Washingtonian Magazine, "The capitol dome shines in the background, a reminder of the new, more serious-minded neighbors who come here. But Johnny's still feels like home." In September 2007, New York Times dubbed the new venue a "Capital Gain" for Washington, DC.
400 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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