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The team behind the Mercury in Ponce City Market and the Pinewood in Decatur are branching into Buckhead. They’re taking over the space formerly home to East Andrews Café & Bar in the old Andrews Entertainment District, and are hoping to revitalize the area with a more sophisticated, yet casual Italian-American restaurant called Bar Americano. (Hen...

MENU: Pizza reigns at the newly opened Palma Pizza, though there are plenty of other Italian favorites on the menu as well as sandwiches and salads. Pizza options include New York-style (thin crust), Sicilian (thick crust) and Chicago (deep dish), with more than two dozen available toppings as well as specialty pizzas. Pasta choices include eggpla...

Emeril Lagasse's newest restaurant is now open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Emeril's Coastal Italian opens daily at 11:30 a.m., seven days a week offering one menu for both lunch and dinner. The menu is Italian and Gulf seafood-inspired, serving a variety of dishes from fresh pastas, flatbread pizzas and house made meatballs to a local fish spe...

Local restaurateurs Danny and Brittany Alcala are aiming to fill a niche with their new North Chattanooga Italian restaurant called Red Sauce. The duo said they aren’t looking to compete with other local Italian restaurants, such as Boccaccia Ristorante Italiano or Il Primo. Instead, they are looking to bring a new style to town. “This is going to...

From the expansive outdoor patio seating to the ambiance of its long-legged bar and warm toned comfortable indoor dining enclaves to the eye-appealing finest meats dry-aging in the line of sight to the tastiest Italian dishes and oh so much salumi, Louie Bossi’s is enorme. Located on the first floor of Boca Raton’s first downtown hotel, the Hyatt P...

La Centrale, the Italian food hall at Brickell City Centre, will debut with 14 different dining spaces in 40,000 square feet. Media were given a preview of the downtown Miami eatery before it opens in December. La Centrale will include a café with an espresso bar, a traditional Italian bakery, mozzarella and raw fish bars, a shop with grab-and-go i...

Three years ago, Carl and Jessica Meyers moved to Florida from Rhode Island and began serving customers out of their mobile restaurant. Their Italian food quickly developed a following and their catering business took off. "We just could not keep up," said Jessica Meyers. The husband and wife team decided to open up a brick and mortar restaurant, a...

Sole Mio's closing and the planned local debut of Gino’s East would be the latest shift on Nashville's dining scene. "Food and beverage operators continue to have very strong interest in Nashville and SoBro is the bullseye for many of these operators," said Austin Benedict, a retail broker at CBRE in Nashville. "I think that Gino's would do great t...

A pair of Italian brothers raised by restaurateur parents plan to open their first venture on Hilton Head Island at Sea Turtle Market, formerly known as Pineland Station. Fiamme Italian Kitchen will be a wood-fire grill restaurant with authentic and modern Italian food on the menu, said Antonio Calderone, restaurant co-owner. “We will be serving th...

Deano's Italian Grille in downtown Dublin has received national recognition on several occasions, and the staple in downtown Dublin is still going strong. The restaurant was voted number one in the state of Georgia for it's brick oven pizza in USA Today in 2010, according to catering manager Jennifer Thomas. In 2013, it was recognized as "Pizza Wor...

AL DENTE, the way Italians cook pasta, translates as “to the tooth.” It describes the feel of chewing on a correctly boiled noodle: somewhat stiff, cooked long enough that it kneads rather than crumbles or sticks between your teeth.  At Luca Modern Italian Kitchen, servers tell guests that the pasta is all made in-house, adding a gentle reminder th...

Sugo Rossa opened earlier this summer in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center in the space formerly occupied by Atlanta Bread Company. The Italian restaurant is the latest venture from the proprietors of Cotton & Rye, which has been a huge hit since opening at the corner of Habersham and 34th streets in 2015. I’ve been to Sugo Rossa twice — probably fewer t...