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Come il cacio sui maccheroni. Like cheese on macaroni. It’s a colloquial phrase in Italian that means something like “the perfect pairing.” Read more

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Local Resident Imports Tastes of Italy To Easton Read more

The Taste

What's Up? got together with brothers and owners, Bruno and Rino Romeo, to understand how they manage to maintain such a consistently pleasing slice of Southern Italy. Read more

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The Italian immigrant, Raimondo Lubrano, left quite a Napolese culinary legacy for his family in The Italian Market of Annapolis. Read more

The Taste

What a gem—quite authentic Italian, complete with Mamma herself, whose twinkling eye and wit will charm you before you even decide what to order. Read more

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Charlie’s Bar has been a local staple since 1997, recreating a good bit of the experience from a few restaurants the Priola family has owned in Annapolis. Read more

The Taste

Café Mezzanotte is an authentic Italian restaurant with Maryland flare. Read more

Dining

Happy Cinco de Mayo!Here's the thing: I like tequila. I mean, I really like it. At my rehearsal dinner on Friday night, I was a little stressed out and frantic (I blame the groomsmen entirely -- they weren't listening to me!) and the first thing that... Read more

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Can you believe that the first time I tried a mussel was within the past two years? In fact, because I have lived in land-lock cities my entire life, a bounty of seafood never passed my lips until after college: Crab, clams, scallops...basically ever... Read more

Recipes

To anyone that knows Chef Victor Scotto, it should be no surprise he recently took over the kitchen at Mama Lucia in Annapolis. Read more

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Not that long ago, I visited Sam's Pizza in St. Michaels. There, I had a delicious lunch of a shrimp and artichoke pizza. Read more

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“When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” So the famous line to the famous song goes. Read more

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Cold water seafood turns into a heartwarming, succulent dish; mussels, clams, lobster, shrimp, and calamari coalesce with a fish stock and tomato-based risotto with hints of brine and, surprisingly, cherry. Read more

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If Poseidon, God of the Sea, made a trip from the waters of the Mediterranean to those of the Chesapeake, he’d probably chose Maria’s Sicilian Ristorante & Café for a scrumptious dinner; especially for the restaurant’s signature (and namesake) dish... Read more

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This football season, you don’t need tickets to enjoy the hottest grid-iron games with friends, family, and food fresh off the charcoal grill. Read more

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Pasta is one of the staples of the American diet, but making it just right requires more than boiling some water and adding a jar of sauce. Read more

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This week, I am a vegetarian. Read more

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Who here doesn't love fettuccine Alfredo? I know I do—but I certainly don't love how much time I have to spend at the gym to burn off those calories!   Read more

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For authentic Italian food, look for a restaurant with roots in the country. You’ll find one on Main Street—Heading up Osteria 177 is Arturro Ottaviano, who hails from Verona, Italy, and right beside him is Chef Maurizio Cotti, born in Brescia in Nor... Read more

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