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Richard Martin

Richard is the co-founder, managing editor and publisher of Appetito. He is also co-author of the new books Preserved: Condiments and Preserved: Fruit, former U.S. editor of La Cucina Italiana, and he was editor-in-chief of the website Food Republic and the magazines Manhattan, Miami, and Complex.

New and Upcoming Restaurants in NYC

From a Marc Murphy pop-up spot to a restaurant with a late-night pizza menu to new restaurants from the couple behind Don Angie and others, there’s a lot happening in NYC’s Italian food scene this March.

March 6, 2024

I Made Pizza Dough Using an AI Recipe. Here’s What Happened.

There are thousands of pizza dough recipes and tutorials online. What would happen if an AI bot was asked to create one?

February 20, 2024

How to Make Pizza Rosso From RPM Italian DC

Chef Massimo Vicidomini shares the recipe for pizza rosso, a fixture on the happy hour menu at the popular Washington DC restaurant RPM Italian.

February 15, 2024

Michael Fiorelli to Launch Fiorelli Pizza in Los Angeles in March

The Los Angeles chef has traded in buzzy big-budget restaurants for a simple yet effective concept, putting a mobile pizza rig in a Venice urban farm space.

February 12, 2024

Amanda Freitag Wants to Make Cooking and Cocktails Easier

The celebrity chef from many Food Network shows has launched a line of bottled cocktails and spice blends including a Negroni and a Jersey Italian spice mix, which she discusses in this Appetito interview.

February 5, 2024

Tony’s Di Napoli, NYC’s Italian-American Restaurant Juggernaut

Inside the big, booming Italian-American stand-out that’s a favorite of theatergoers, locals, and tourists drawn to family-style plates of parm, pastas, and more. Stuart Wetanson shares the fourth generation, family-run business’s story—and its secrets.

February 1, 2024

Aventino and AP Pizza Shop Open in Bethesda, MD

The two new Washington DC-area spots from Mike Friedman showcase traditional Roman cuisine, New York-style pizza, Italian-American antipasti, and so much more.

January 30, 2024

How Fiola Miami Became a Hub For Exclusive Wine and Food Events

Fiola Miami founder Thomas Angelo and his team bring Italian legends in wine and food to Coral Gables, hosting high-end dinners with the likes of Gaja, Antinori, and more.

January 25, 2024

11 Great Burgers at NYC Italian Restaurants

Chefs at Italian restaurants are applying their techniques and fine ingredients to create some of the most elegant burgers in NYC.

January 22, 2024