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For those that love their wine with a side of incredible Italian food, head over to Famiglia Italian American Cuisine located at 740 West Firetower Road in Winterville. They serve fresh Italian-American cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. “Famiglia” means family in Italian and that family flavor comes through from beginning to end with every...

Massimo Tundo didn’t feel like going out that night in November 2003. A friend had to push hard to get him to join a dinner party at a restaurant in Piacenza, Italy. Massimo sat across from a woman with short red hair, warm eyes and something about her that kept them talking all night. Elisabetta Callegaro, who was working as a chef on a sailboat,...

The beloved Fino's restaurant will return to Memphis in April. Kelly English and the Iris Restaurant Group (Restaurant Iris, The Second Line, Magnolia House, Iris Etc.) have purchased the Fino’s brand from former owners. Fino’s will open back up and operate at the original location on the ground level of the Gilmore apartments (corner of McLean and...

The event is aimed to celebrate the best of Italian design and is intended to be a prestigious display for Italian brands and high-end Made in Italy products. Miami Design District – the luxury and design hub of the city – will be the location of the 2 day-event that will take place on May 15-16, 2019. The event is addressed to Italian design compa...

The waiting is finally over, the much-anticipated brick and mortar Catullo’s Italian Restaurant is here, and I have to tell you if it is even possible the food is better than ever. I was invited to the friends and family night pre-opening, so I was giddy with anticipation, it had been way too long since I have eaten their food so to say I was ready...

Melillo’s on East Market Street may have closed at the end of 2008, but Bill Silvio Melillo was determined to bring his family’s Italian cooking back to the city. Seven years later in 2015, he opened Silvio’s on Fairfax Avenue in St. Matthews, promising Louisvillians delicious authentic Italian-American cuisine. My first interaction with anyone fro...

Hanging in the curing vault at San Giuseppe Salami Co. is more than just several dozen sausages that have been aging for four months. Suspended there is a history as rich and layered as the spices in the meat. A bite of a soppressata is the culmination of hundreds of years of experience across two continents. “Those traditions I learned to do were...

Mike Marino comes to The RRazz Room at Mizner Park Cultural Center Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:30pm. For tickets and more information, visit: www.MiznerParkCulturalCenter.com. Stand-up comedian Mike Marino - affectionately known to fans as "New Jersey's Bad Boy" - brings his hysterical take on the Italian-American experience to The RRazz Room at...

Marriage chests from Renaissance Italy will be on display at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia from March 9 through May 26. The exhibition “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy” is organized by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Stibbert Museum, in Florence. The curator is Martina Beccatini, curator...

Known to locals who grew up on their delicious pizza and garlic rolls in Pembroke Pines, John the Baker has finally headed north with their newest Coral Springs location. The new 2,200 square foot restaurant at 9709 W. Sample Road will officially open on Monday, March 4and will seat 80 hungry customers. Similar to the Pembroke Pines location, the r...

A popular Pine Belt-area event returns March 16 when St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg hosts the 18th annual Irish-Italian Festival Saturday, March 16, featuring great food, fantastic music, fellowship, a parade, a raffle for a cash prize of $3,500, and much more.   The festival’s ‘Roll N’ Stroll’ parade is at 10:30 a.m. and the fes...

A visit to Frankie's Pizza and Grill in Spring Hill is a journey through one of world's most beloved culinary traditions, and a family legacy that exemplifies this nation's ongoing ability to cultivate far-away customs into an indispensable, practically local fare. At Frankie's you will find an outstanding selection of traditional Italian dishes fr...