NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Nineteen years after debuting his first South Florida restaurant, Angelo Elia, one of the area's most celebrated chefs, is finally opening a location in Miami-Dade. Italian-born Elia will bring his fine-dining Casa D'Angelo restaurant to Aventura Park Square this summer. The elegant, 5,600-square-foot space will feature an open kitchen, a bar, an o...

The Village of Palmetto Bay, which is not known for having a lot of fine local restaurants, gained a new addition with the soft opening of Trattoria Blu on Mar. 28. The restaurant specializes in artisan wood fired pizza and Italian Fusion cuisine. The upscale and artfully designed restaurant is located in a new office building on the east side of t...

More than a century ago, Europeans began a quest to make a consistently good cup of coffee in a short amount of time. That led to the development of espresso, a drink that has gained quite a following here in the United States. That is how Nolan Hall, the roastmaster at the Docent Coffee Roastery + Cafe on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta, described the...

Famous for his abstract furniture and decorative objects, Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass is getting a brand new exhibition that places his bold, blocky and brightly-colored work in a somewhat unexpected context: the upheaval of his time. Opening on April 18 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (I.C.A. Miami), “Ettore Sottsass...

Chef Antonio Mermolia won over Miamians with his authentic Southern Italian fare with the debut of the stunning Le Sirenuserestaurant at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. At Le Sirenuse, he brought his beloved cuisine from its Positano counterpart to the beautiful beaches of Surfside in North Miami. Now, he’s debuting his second culinary project...

"Opera Italiana is in the Air" takes to Miami's Regatta Park Saturday night for a free concert under the stars with some of the biggest names from the Italian stage. President and Music Director Maestro Alvise Casellati is bringing his outdoor production to the Magic City as part of a tour of select U.S. cities. Soprano Davinia Rodriguez and tenor...

Many local students were taught a different kind of lesson at school this week. Cooking instructor Teresa Colors came to Crestview from Italy, where she lives, to spend the week teaching students from Richbourg Middle School and fifth-graders from Northwood Elementary how to make dishes such as pizza, pasta and ricotta gnocchi, which is like a smal...

Alan Irwin Menken and Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri grew up music-loving New York City boys, separated by exactly four years, 11 miles and one murder. Palminteri witnessed that killing on Belmont Avenue in the Bronx. He kept his mouth shut when the cops asked if the neighborhood boss shot a guy to break up a fight, and that decision has paid off for...

Renaissance Marriages: During the Italian Renaissance, exquisitely decorated wooden chests known as cassoni were an important part of marriage rituals. Typically commissioned in pairs by the bride’s father as part of her dowry, the chests existed as an expression of the family’s wealth, and represented new alliances between elite families. While so...

Traditional Italian pastries filled Angelo's Pizza in Auburn Sunday morning. Preparing for the St. Joseph's Day Feast Celebration starts early for members of Auburn's Cultural Italian American Organization, CIAO chairman Paul Saltarello said. Every year before the feast people meet at Angelo's to make bread in the shape of a shepherd's hook, zeppol...

Thursday April 25, 2019, the XIII Italian Film Festival opens its doors at the Plaza Theatre, one of Atlanta’s finest icons of Art Decò. The Festival is a major event for the Atlanta Italophiles.  It brings a current portrayal of the Italian nation, its social status, its emotional pulse and artistic trends. Ciancia is a strong supporter and a majo...

The Italian American Society of Marco Island held their annual Dale Johnson Memorial Bocce Picnic at Mackle Park with 125 members and guests enjoying a great barbecue of chicken, sausage and peppers, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, assorted desserts and music with DJ Steve Reynolds. The picnic signals the end of the Monday afternoon league for the se...