NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

When it comes to south Florida restaurant cuisine, Italian still reigns supreme. There’s certainly a preponderance (arguably an overabundance) of Italian eateries in the area. And for the most part, they’re all pretty good – and fairly similar.  In fact you can basically predict most of the menu items even before you ever see the menu. With so many...

Dear Members, Friends, Families, and Supporters, as many of you know, the Italian Club of Tampa is celebrating 100 Years in our current building with a series of events in the coming months. In an era of modernization, the Italian Club Building has stood the test of time and we remain a cornerstone of Ybor City, just as we were when our doors first...

On August 31, Buongiorno Miami signed the contract as the first user of our incubator through our Italianlab, not only providing office space but also a series of business development services. Buongiorno Miami is an Italian web portal dedicated to Miami, and it represents the perfect guide for those who want to plan a trip or who decide to move an...

Adalina could open as soon as next week on Northside Parkway, a representative for the Italian restaurant confirms. They’ve been teasing followers on Instagram and Facebook with the news. The restaurant, owned by Dennis Lange (Five Seasons Brewing Co.), is located at the Post Riverside apartment complex in the former River Room space. Adalina’s men...

The year was 2000 and South Beach was still riding high on its status as a sizzling sandbox of celeb-saturated clubs, bars and restaurants. There was Level, Bar Room, and The Living Room and even the bar at the Marlin Hotel where the likes of Martha Stewart and Bono boozed it up to a reggae soundtrack. There was, and always will be The News Cafe, b...

Due to the threat of Hurricane Florence, Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda is moving its celebration of all things Italian to its 13th annual Festa Italiana on October 20 from 11am-5pm on the grounds of the vineyard, 450 Groce Road. Tickets will be $20 the day of admission. They will be accepting donations of canned and non-perishable goods to help ass...

CCI-NC is pleased to welcome The Honorable Pier Forlano to the state of North Carolina. He was appointed Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia on August 14, 2017, and this will be his first official visit to North Carolina. Join CCI-NC in welcoming him to the state! The afternoon will feature two events: 1. An Italian Community lunch, which also...

Carol Shina never planned to open a restaurant. She grew up in New York, where on Sundays, she reveled in the aromas of fresh garlic, basil, mushrooms and Italian sausage, along with the sounds of sizzling pans in her Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Shina and her husband started a nuclear imaging company in their garage; they now have about 40 emplo...

Arper, an Italian maker of modern home and office furniture, has opened a 100,200-square-foot manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina. The announcement comes soon after the company opened another showroom in Los Angeles. Claudio Feltrin, Arper board chairman and son of company founder, said the company sees incredible potential in the...

Anthony (Tony) DiMare, age 77, of The Villages, FL, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. He was a recent resident of North Ridgeville, Ohio and long-time homeowner in Westlake, Ohio. He and his wife Ruth also are residents of The Villages, Florida. Tony is survived by his wife, Ruth Razem DiMare, his beloved son John, grandchildren Hannah, Aar...

Despite vowing never to open a restaurant, Marie Stitt, the daughter of James Beard Award-winning chef Frank Stitt, is opening a restaurant. But she won’t be running it. That job goes to her husband, Edward Crouse.  Crouse said Babas on Cannon will be an all-day cafe inspired by those the couple frequented in northern Italy while attending Slow Foo...

Corinth will soon be home to a Marco’s Pizza, one of the franchise owners said. Marco’s Pizza, which started in Ohio 40 years ago, will open in the former Papa John’s location in a strip mall on U.S. Highway 72 East just west of the South Harper Road intersection. Peter Morgan of Collierville, Tennessee said he and business partner Jeff Friedrich o...