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Little Italy, which is on Walter Reed Road near Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, is a friendly, family style restaurant with authentic Italian food and a full bar, said owner Giuseppe Scibilia, who opened the restaurant in 2007. The aromas of fresh oregano and basil, fresh pasta and sauces, and pizza — hot from the oven — pleasantly converge at the...

Miami has a new Michelin-caliber restaurant with the debut of Fiola (1500 San Ignacio Avenue) which is the second location for the one Michelin-starred restaurant from Washington, D.C. by restaurateurs, Fabio and Maria Trabocchi and their first restaurant outside of D.C. “Our family has vacationed in South Florida for years, and we’ve been fortunat...

With the 2018 holiday season fast approaching, many have a lot to look forward to, including Scott Conant and his restaurant Scarpetta in Miami Beach. This holiday season, Conant and his brand are celebrating 10 successful years in business beginning this November.  Fontainebleau Miami Beach will also celebrate a successful 10 years after reopening...

Fabio Viviani has had a crash course in U.S. geography. The Top Chef Season 5 fan favorite opened Osteria in Tampa at the beginning of October. Next, he opens a restaurant in Oklahoma City. Then back to Tampa to open a restaurant called Mole, where Fly Bar was until recently. After that, another restaurant, he says in Charleston, S.C., but he looks...

Ammazza, the Atlanta-based pizzeria and restaurant, is set to open a Decatur location on Tuesday, November 13. Ammazza's Decatur restaurant will offer an expanded dinner menu of reimagined staples in the Italian style. Guests can expect antipasto, pasta and pizza, alongside a forthcoming beverage program of craft cocktails, beer and small productio...

The stone castle at 13851 S. Tamiami Trail in south Fort Myers reopens to the public this weekend. Leopardi’s Italian Restaurant will open its doors at 11 a.m. Saturday with a menu of classic Italian fare, cocktails and pizzas. Owner Anthony Leopardi knows kitchens well, or at least how to construct them. The founder of Cornerstone Builders of Sout...

A new Italian restaurant is going to open in Fort Lauderdale: Bufarella, la pizza di Napoli. The restaurant will offer to customers the ancient tradition of historical dishes in an innovative and unique concept. The pizza will be cooked in a wood oven specially built in Naples, and inside the restaurant the processing of handmademozzarella can be a...

I’ve spent a good part of 2018 writing about New Orleanians of Sicilian descent and their food. Inevitably, the discussion turns to “red gravy.” In New Orleans, many of us call our spaghetti sauce by that moniker, which is a term new-to-town Italians find confusing. That includes chef Giovanni "Gio" Vancheri of Villa Vancheri in Mandeville, who in...

It had been a while since my dining partner and I had a real sit-down supper with my Aunt, my cousin the Teacher and her husband, the Tycoon. Naturally, both my partner and I were looking for a restaurant that had a pleasant atmosphere for dining, superlative service and of course, an unmatched cuisine that everyone would like. There was no questio...

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar, downtown Raleigh’s award-winning Italian trattoria, is hosting the inaugural Turkey Ball on Nov. 8 with the goal of providing 500 turkeys to families in need of a Thanksgiving meal. Mulino will donate turkeys to several Raleigh-based charities including: Catholic Parish Outreach, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Urban Ministr...

In the spring of 2003, when Niko and Lola Nousiadis opened Niko’s Italian Cuisine in The Springs medical complex at 2200 E. Parrish Ave., there was only one other building in the new development. “There was nothing out here then, but Highland Elementary School, Foodland and a few other places,” Lola Nousiadis said last week. Her son, Christo, remem...

While South Florida boasts a number of Italian restaurants, Sardinia Enoteca serves dishes that differ from typical Italian-American fare. It’s located at the South Delray Shopping Center and is co-owned by Antonio “Tony” Gallo and chef Pietro Vardeu. Its sister restaurant in Miami Beach has been a staple since 2006. “This is more authentic Italian...