The new IACC Board of Directors for the term 2017 – 2019 has been elected. Eleven candidates have been chosen as directors of the Chamber by the voting members. Over 45% of the IACC members  have expressed their preferences at these elections. The new Board directors have been officially presented during the General Assembly at the East Hotel on Ma...

Dot Brown stands with Scott Groth, owner of Bellini’s Italian Restaurant, after a satisfying meal of spaghetti and a house salad. Our family went out to dinner to celebrate the Hotel Putnam’s recent victory and DeLand winning the America’s Main Street contest. What better place to celebrate than Bellini’s Italian Restaurant, a family-owned DeLand r...

He is a World Cup champion, two-time Champions League winner and four-time Serie A Defender of the Year. The $33 million transfer fee A.C. Milan paid to get him from Lazio is one of the highest-ever for a defender. His perfectly timed slide tackles, pace and grit were on full display in a 2011 Champions League match when he repeatedly thwarted Barc...

Positano’s household name, Le Sirenuse, has arrived Stateside, with a restaurant and champagne bar situated in the historic Miami landmark the Surf Club. Serving authentic Italian cuisine at the iconic oceanfront property, in a space designed by Joseph Dirand, Le Sirenuse Miami is the family-owned resort’s first venture away from its Amalfi home. S...

Finding Buon Appetito Cafe in south Fort Myers still takes a little work. Set away from the streets amid nondescript rows of office buildings on Corporate Court off College Parkway, the restaurant is easy to miss. But scratch-made Italian dishes and familial service have drawn people to it for more than 13 years.  Most customers hear about Buon App...

You haven't truly had fettuccine Alfredo until you've had it served from a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Ruota di Parmigiano — Italian for "wheel of Parmesan" — is the specialty of Divieto Ristorante in Coconut Point in Estero. Order it and a friendly server will appear tableside with a large wheel of the salty cheese and freshly prepared fettuccin...

At age 7, Anthony Salvatore used to stand on top of tomato cases. This allowed him to peer over the edge of his father’s countertop and make his first pizzas. Thousands of pizzas and almost 30 years later, Salvatore, 35, no longer needs a boost. At Mangia Bene, one of the oldest and only authentic Italian restaurants in Cape Coral, the pizza pies a...

After seven years, this Rat Pack-themed, Southern Italian restaurant has moved from Deerfield Beach into the former Merlino’s with a startling design change from traditional to modern.“We think our core of clients are from Boca Raton, especially downtown,” co-owner Carlo Vaccarezza says. “Boca Raton has became a mini New York City with new restaura...

An Italian artist whose murals span the globe will work his magic on the side of a downtown building beginning Monday. Giuseppe Percivati, a professional muralist from Turin, Italy, will prepare, sketch and then paint the south wall of a building in the 400 block of Central Avenue, in front of the Exchange Street Parking Plaza. His mural will be Ho...

"Esprimo le mie vive congratulazioni all'imprenditore italiano Tommaso Cardona per la sua elezione a Presidente dell'America Chamber of Commerce Southeast (IACC), situata a Miami ed aderente ad Assocamere estero, un ruolo importante a servizio degli imprenditori italiani nel sud est degli Stati Uniti”. Così in una nota Fucsia Nissoli (Ds-Cd) a comm...