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A local coal-fired pizza restaurant plans to open its third location in the Marketplace at the West Villages in South Sarasota County. Bocca Lupo Coal Fired Pizza, which has existing locations in Port Charlotte and at 4301 Aidan Lane in North Port, plans to open a 4,500-square-foot restaurant in the Publix-anchored Marketplace development, which is...

Members of the Benvenuto Americans of Italian Heritage club recently held their 10th annual Bocce Tournament for charity. This year’s tournament, in honor of late club memberTony DiMare, raised more than $5,000, which will be presented to Cornerstone Hospice at the Benvenuto’s April club meeting. “Tony was one of the founding members of our club,”...

Major League Soccer contends that it will be damaged by a 2014 U.S. trademark application filed by Serie A club Inter Milan over usage of the term "Inter," according to a legal document filed by the league and obtained by ProSoccerUSA. In a notice of opposition filed on March 25 to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, MLS says: "No one soccer team...

Via Emilia 9 is taking its talents to Midtown. The Italian restaurant on Miami Beach, which features some seriously amazing homemade pasta and a warm and cozy atmosphere, is going upscale with the opening of its second Miami restaurant, Via Emilia Garden in Midtown. The brand also opened a restaurant in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood. The elegant,...

Lane Construction, the US subsidiary of Italian contractor Salini Impregilo, has won a $524m contract to build the Caloosahatchee West Basin Storage Reservoir in southern Florida. Working on behalf of the South Florida Water Management District, Lane aims to reduce harmful emissions into the Caloosahatchee Estuary in Hendry County. Construction on...

My daughter came home from school one day with a piece of black yarn taped to her shirt. I started to worry. It was our first week sending our kids to a public Montessori school, and while I knew a bit about the educational model, the mildly ominous symbol raised a question that I know other parents have asked before: Is this some kind of cult? I c...

Take a trip to Italy- oh wait, I mean Tampa- to try some of Italy’s best wines and cuisines during Winefest of Italy Tampa! Starting April 5, Festa Italiana has booked three days full of events celebrating the best of the Italian culture, and you know what that means: lots of pasta and wine! The festival kicks off on April 5 with the legendary Loui...

A new authentic Italian food restaurant is making a home in Downtown Statesville. Pasta Amore's owner Cesar Mesias plans to bring new flavors to the area. He plans to open Thursday or Friday of this week in the building with the orange trim at 240 W. Broad St. Mesias has been in the service industry for the past 25 years. He started as a dishwasher...

Beginning March 31 Delta Air Lines will resume summer flight services from Marco Polo airport in Venice, Italy, with connections to JFK International Airport in New York and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, USA, starting May 16. The daily flights will be operated in collaboration with joint venture partners Delta-Air Fra...

Former Dade North Falcons baseball coach Demie “Doc” Mainieri, who died on March 13 at age 90, always figured his life had been spared for a good reason, and he made the most of his time. The youngest of 11 children, Mainieri played baseball at West Virginia University. He earned master’s and doctorate degrees from Columbia, which is how he got his...

The last several years for the corner lot that now houses Sette – Italian for "seven," natch – are basically a blur. A veritable parade of concepts set up shop, briefly shone (or didn't) and then closed. Now, the new Italian restaurant from Se7en Bites Bake Shop owners Trina Gregory-Propst and her wife, Va, whom Trina describes as "the brains behin...

A new Italian spot, offering pizza and more, has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 8170 Okeechobee Blvd., the fresh addition is called Knot Just Pizza. There's no shortage of options: if you're in the mood for pizza, choose from 30 toppings plus sauces like Alfredo, spicy red, pesto and more as well as thin, New York style and caulif...