NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

July 23, 2018 was a unique evening at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar. As guests filled up the elegantly set diningroom, the kitchen had been filled for hours with a sight rarely seen in any restaurant: six chefs, all of whom began their careers at BRAVO! They were industriously preparing for the evening ahead while laughing and trading stories fro...

If you looked at Nicoletta Sorice’s bucket list, you would find “Receive my Degree” written at the very top. And now, the 81 year old will be able to scratch that off the list as she walks at 2 p.m. on Aug. 9 to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in language and linguistics during the special commencement ceremony. Shortly after Sorice was born in I...

Jerry Vicenti and The Italian Paisans Club will continue their blend of hot music and good times. Vicenti, president of the Paisans, just announced that the club’s upcoming shows for October, November and December are all sold out. And that doesn’t even count a Rocky and the Rollers concert scheduled for Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in the SeaBreeze Recreatio...

George Diakomihalis believes fresher pasta will sweeten the lives of Anderson residents. With that in mind, Diakomihalis is part of a family foursome — which includes wife Foula, brother Michael and sister-in-law Vasoula — who plan to bring authentic Italian dishes to Anderson. Their new restaurant, Dolce Vita (the Italian term for "Sweet Life") ha...

Please be informed that a consular representative will be in Nashville, TN for the acquisition of fingerprints and collection of Italian passport applications on September 19, 2018. Residents of Tennessee registered in this Consulate and registered in the AIRE (Registry of Italians Residing Abroad) will be able to have their fingerprints taken for...

Neapolitan pizza isn’t a delivery system for pepperoni and sausage. The dough is very soft, it’s cooked so quickly in wood-burning ovens that the edges puff and bubble, and the toppings are minimal, usually just uncooked crushed-tomato sauce and a few circles of fresh mozzarella, preferably made with sweet buffalo milk, maybe a few basil leaves spr...

Furla, the Italian luxury brand of bags and leather accessories, has opened a new shop in Miami. Located at Aventura, the largest shopping mall in Florida and the second largest shopping mall in the United States, the store spans over 1,000 square feet. It is Furla’s fifth shop in the U.S. The Miami flagship design store features interiors of durma...

In the past 12 months, Salumeria 104 in midtown Miami has gone through 10,532 pounds of salumi. Since opening in 2012, the restaurant has increased sales by 40 percent and expanded its dining room. Now the popular spot has expanded further with a second location, in Coral Gables. Executive chef and co-owner Angelo Masarin says, "Coral Gables is his...

Cara Mia, a trattoria in South Beach, believes the finest things in life are the simplest. Since 2013, the restaurant has built a loyal following by serving authentic Italian cuisine built on only a few ingredients. This past February, owner Luigi Coppolino partnered with two Italian restaurateurs — Paolo Giurato and Luciano Maddii. Maddii, a self-...

Imagine a restaurant steeped in theme park illusion that becomes the quintessence of authentic Italian cuisine. Now imagine it’s called Terralina. In 1988, Portobello Yacht Club was a stylish eatery at Disney’s newly opened Pleasure Island entertainment complex, with Americanized dishes and one of the first wood-fired ovens in the area. The fiction...

What do you get when you combine award-winning handmade pizza dough, sauce made from scratch and decades-old Italian culinary tradition? You get Marabella Old World Pizza. The restaurant focuses on making traditional pizza the way it is made in Italy and in real New York-style pizzerias. It also offers appetizers, salads, panzerottis, subs, wraps,...

As the premier choice for exclusive small group travel, Nada's Italy is expanding its reach in South Florida by opening a second location in the heart of the Pineapple Grove arts district in downtown Delray Beach. While most brick-and-mortar travel agencies face insurmountable fears of closing their doors and shifting operations online, Nada's Ital...