CCI-NC had a very busy September and we are thankful for all the support shown during the visit of the Honorable Pier Forlano, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia. On September 18th, we were in Raleigh for the 3rd Round Table on Italian Technology & Italian FDI in North Carolina. The evening started off with a lovely reception, where business l...

Friday October 12 2018, from 17:30 to 19:30 EDT. The People's Market at Dilworth, 1315 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC. Join CCI-NC in our monthly "Aperitivo con Amici". This is a casual meet and greet opportunity facilitated by CCI-NC to foster friendships in the Italian community. Held the second Friday of every month, this event in Charlotte, NC is ope...

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...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Charlotte, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. 1. The Fig Tree Restaurant. Topping the list is The Fig Tree Restaurant. Located at 1601 E. Seventh St. in E...

Let the owners of this Italian-inspired market do the cooking for you. DeSarno’s is dishing up a variety of home-cooked, take-and-bake offerings so that families can eat together — without the stress of having to pull together a meal at the end of a business day. Longtime friends Karen DiMezzo and Kit Caron have invested roughly $200,000 in that ve...

Looking for a yummy Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Charlotte, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. 1. Tony's Pizza. Topping the list is Tony's Pizza. Located at 9548 Mt. Holly Huntersville Road in North L...

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina is expected to interview for the Charlotte Hornets' head coaching vacancy. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday that the Spurs granted permission for the Hornets to interview Messina, who is familiar with Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak due to their time together with the Los Angeles Laker...

Richard Cranmer has worked at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach and Washington, but he says the inspiration for his new restaurant Zinicola, opening in December in Ballantyne Village, is his Italian grandmother, who lived in San Giorgio a Liri. “Every meal at her table was a celebration that brought people together without pretense or pomp,” says Cran...

Here’s another tour that takes its fundamentals from the Frizzi 2 Fulci Project, conceived many years ago in the mind of the Maestro and finally brought to the stage, both Italian and international, in 2013. That year marked the incredible beginning of a series of events held in great venues all over the world. Now, the time has come for a new evol...

AL DENTE, the way Italians cook pasta, translates as “to the tooth.” It describes the feel of chewing on a correctly boiled noodle: somewhat stiff, cooked long enough that it kneads rather than crumbles or sticks between your teeth.  At Luca Modern Italian Kitchen, servers tell guests that the pasta is all made in-house, adding a gentle reminder th...