The stone castle at 13851 S. Tamiami Trail in south Fort Myers reopens to the public this weekend. Leopardi’s Italian Restaurant will open its doors at 11 a.m. Saturday with a menu of classic Italian fare, cocktails and pizzas. Owner Anthony Leopardi knows kitchens well, or at least how to construct them. The founder of Cornerstone Builders of Sout...

The Montana A Cappella Society is hosting “Tastes of Tuscany” a festive Italian gala evening of food, song and celebration on Nov. 17. Reservations are needed by Monday, Nov. 12. The evening features a sumptuous gourmet four-course Italian meal catered by Caffe Firenze and performances by the Montana A Cappella Society and the Bitterroot Baroque. T...

An Italian cafe/restaurant called Fiore is on the way to the former Kanella South space in Queen Village. Ed Crochet and Justine MacNeil, two pedigreed chefs last in New York, have signed a lease for 757 S. Front St., which last was Kanella South after a brief spell as Village Belle, which followed a decades-long run as Frederick's. (Kanella's Kons...

Before Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen took over the city’s bagel scene, and before Famous Original J’s was just a pizza-y glimmer in owner Josh Pollack’s eye, he envisioned Lou’s Italian Specialties. But Rosenberg’s did take over the bagel scene, and — come on — Pollack really wanted a slice of New York-style pizza, so Lou’s just had to wait.  B...

In questo secondo evento, ospitato ancora una volta al Michelangelo Hotel di NY, il tema scelto è stato quello della bellezza come contenitore ideale di diverse realtà aziendali del Belpaese che hanno promosso, condiviso i loro prodotti e le loro idee con il pubblico americano. Dai piccoli produttori ai grandi esponenti del Made in Italy come Lambo...

The owners of Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery, a Bridgeport Italian-American restaurant that’s been open since 1990 less than a mile west of Sox Park, have plans to open a sit-down restaurant. The Bertucci family is in the midst of converting its private events space above Freddies in preparation to open Tria Sorelle at 701 W. 31st Street on the s...

Few lunchmeats leave us with more questions than the classic bologna. It’s perfectly round, impossibly pink, and as synonymous with brown bag lunches as juice boxes. But for something so common, most Americans know very little about bologna’s origin. While we’re not going to get into the exact ingredients used to make the homogenous meat (mostly po...

An authentic Italian restaurant from Chicago is coming to Dallas. Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar, a lively, authentic Italian restaurant and wine bar in Chicago's River North neighborhood, has signed a lease at the new Grandscape development in The Colony. A part of Chicago-based Gibsons Restaurant Group (GRG), Quartino will open in 2020. This mark...

After nearly 30 years in the Financial District, Palio D’Asti is changing with the times. The business closed its massive, 200-seat dining room in June for an extensive remodel, an effort to catch up with the shifting demands of downtown diners — while still honoring its traditions and long-time staff. In December, the restaurant reopens at 640 Sac...

A new Italian restaurant is going to open in Fort Lauderdale: Bufarella, la pizza di Napoli. The restaurant will offer to customers the ancient tradition of historical dishes in an innovative and unique concept. The pizza will be cooked in a wood oven specially built in Naples, and inside the restaurant the processing of handmademozzarella can be a...