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It was the 1940s and the allied air campaign was in full swing over Italy. German forces were entrenched around a small church and five allied bombers went in for the bombing run. All five planes malfunctioned after seeing what appeared to be a man in a black outfit hovering in the clouds waving the planes away. The pilots turned around and flew in...

Italy’s rich history is reflected in its stately architecture—and an estate appropriately named Villa Sole is sunny Miami’s modern-day interpretation of those handcrafted designs. With a footprint of almost 20,000 square feet, the home has 12 bedrooms, 14 full bathrooms, a movie theatre, two swimming pools, a professional grade basketball and tenni...

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, the coal-oven pizza restaurant centered around authentic and fresh ingredients, will now bring its signature ‘well done’ tastes directly to guests through new partnerships with leading third-party delivery providers Uber Eats, DoorDash, Delivery Dudes and GrubHub. These new partnerships will result in convenient, door-to...

Joseph Bollo ran restaurants in Charleston and Folly Beach for two decades, but didn’t develop a spaghetti specialty until the latter half of his career. When he first opened Washington Square Café, Bollo focused primarily on seafood. Yet at around the same time, spaghetti from his native Italy was starting to catch on with the dining public. Pasta...

When Dante Caldera turned 100, he said he liked the idea. At 100, he was still volunteering at Citrus Memorial Hospital, in the same-day surgery department, greeting patients. “I don’t think of myself as old,” he told the Chronicle on his 100th birthday, March 23, 2016. “Age is just a number. From the hips down I feel 150. From the hips to my shou...

The McGregor Cafe in Fort Myers is known for breakfast, brunch and lunch, especially on its oak-shaded terrace. It's not as well-known for dinner. But owner Luke DiSomma has set out to change that. In September, DiSomma brought Chef Coleman Jernigan in from New Orleans to serve as McGregor Cafe’s head chef. Though many of the classic McGregor Cafe...

Bar Americano and Bar Crema opened in late November in the space once occupied by East Andrews Cafe & Bar as part of the upscale makeover of the former Andrews Entertainment District in Buckhead. Other new tenants of the shopping and dining complex, dubbed Andrews Square, include Henri’s Bakery & Cafe, Poppy’s of Atlanta, Boxwoods Garden & Gifts, a...

Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, the newest Italian dining location in Disney Springs, opened its doors for guests to take a look inside the new eatery. Maria & Enzo’s is a brand new dining destination in Disney Springs that is said to bring the warmth of Italy and the most delicious Italian cuisine to Walt Disney World. The restaurant will serve Lunch a...

If you live in Jacksonville, you don’t have to go far for an authentic Italian experience. Gusto – A Taste of Rome in Jacksonville Beach serves Old World Roman dishes prepared by skilled Italian chefs for a delicious and truly authentic experience. Co-owners Walter Bianchi and Executive Chef Tonino DiBella know the flavors of Italy because they’ve...

At 4 years old, most kids are only beginning to learn how to behave in a restaurant. But Carmelo Gabriele wasn’t just any kid and he wasn’t in just any restaurant. Dressed in a mini-tuxedo, he was busy pouring water for customers in his father’s upscale St. Louis restaurant. There was little doubt in anyone’s mind that he would one day move into th...

A CNY native is bringing a taste of Utica to North Carolina and the response has been amazing. When Vincent DeSimone started offering Utica delicacies out of his home, he never imagined the response would be so overwhelming. In fact, the son of Utica natives, says he's had to throttle back on hours to keep up with the massive demand. How did one ki...

A Touch of Brooklyn Pizza is a quaint Italian restaurant and pizzeria in the Taylor Creek Commons plaza at the intersection of  U.S. 1 and A1A in Fort Pierce. It has two dining rooms; one offers table service and you order at the front counter in the other before seating yourself. The walls are covered in Italian murals and the lighting is dim. We...