NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Facilitate the creation of institutional information networks between Italy and United States on issues and opportunities offered by both markets, intercept and share new business models and innovative strategies (know-how and innovative services) and generate outgoing and incoming processes by permanently monitoring the territory. Innovating ourse...

The highly-anticipated, second Miami location of famed restaurant Casa Tua has opened in Miami’s new upscale shopping destination—the Brickell City Centre. However, this location is special to the Casa Tua family as it marks both the city and the brand’s first Italian kitchen and marketplace/winebar. Fittingly, Casa Tua Cucina is anchored to the be...

“Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, 8 p.m. Dec. 29 and 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 30; Manatee Performing Arts Center; $22-$32; 941-748-5875; manateeperformingartscenter.com After touring nationally, the theatrical production “Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” will return starting Dec. 28 to Manatee Performing A...

I was invited to lunch by Alino Pizzeria at Concord Mills Mall to try a taste of fire oven-baked pizza with ingredients from Italy. Here’s why it was worth my trip on I-85. It’s hard to miss Alino Pizzeria. It sits next door to the AMC movie theater. The dark green exterior and large sign confirms you have arrived. I asked owner Michal Bay why Conc...

Last night, MSC Seaside, the ship that follows the sun, was named in a glittering ceremony by international screen legend and Godmother for all MSC Cruises’ ships, Sophia Loren. MSC Seaside, already recognized as one of the more innovative cruise ships in the industry, is the second ship to be launched in the past six months by the leading European...

When Chef Carmelo LaMotta, owner of LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant in south Fort Myers, makes his Christmas Eve grocery list, there's no mistaking his Italian roots.  In addition to the old standbys of bread and wine, he adds shrimp, calamari, octopus, clams, mussels and salted cod to the lineup. For LaMotta and Italian-American families across South...

The rainy afternoon did not keep customers from going to the grand opening of Marco’s Pizza Sunday. The pizza chain opened at the old Hog Heaven location on Lafayette Parkway. “We haven’t advertised, so what we’ve done is doing it through word of mouth,” franchisee Chris Lopez said. “Some young folks first came in at the beginning of the week, we j...

Ossobuco, that staple of Italian cuisine, gets the Alfredo’s Paradiso treatment with a selection of Milanese (veal), d’Agnello (lamb) or Finocchiato (pork). “These dishes have been so popular that you can rest assured we will always have three variations on our board of chef selections,” said Alfredo Giulio of his restaurant’s signature dish.

Coral Gables, Villa Woodbine, esterno, sera. L’aria è tersa e la temperatura rigida, per essere una sera di dicembre a Miami. Gli ospiti convenuti, 150 circa, stanno gustando l’aperitivo a base di arancine siciliane e carpaccio al tartufo, salmone alla sambuca e crostini di zucca, mentre sorseggiano prosecco e cocktail a base di grappa. Il chiostro...

The 1,400-square-foot boutique is located inside the Brickell City Centre. Fabiana Filippi has opened its first North American store in Miami this week. The 1,400-square-foot boutique is located inside the Brickell City Centre, a 500,000-square-foot shopping center, which inaugurated last year. Designed by Milan-based Nicola Quadri Studio, the stor...

At Tiberio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, authentic Italian applies not only to the food, but to the owner himself. The restaurant, located at 1001 W. Main St., opened in early October, but has been a dream of owner Tiberio Mattera for nearly his entire life. “I can cook anything,” he said. “From spaghetti, pizza — all the way up to a rack of lamb (or...

Curator Maria Cristina Didero renewed her partnership with Fendi by commissioning a suite of living room furniture titled “Welcome!” for Design Miami 2017.  Chiara Andreatti, the Milan-based designer, has interpreted the concept by drawing inspiration from the north-Italian countryside. The ideas of countrified luxury and elegance underscore the co...