The Frank Finocchiaro Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest judging took place on April 8, 2017. The judges reviewed 105 essays submitted by students from, Benedictine Military School, St. Vincent's Academy and Bethesda Academy, plus the 11 Savannah-Chatham County Public High Schools. The Italian Society of Savannah, to cherish the memory of Frank Fin...

One of Milledgeville’s most popular restaurants has set out on an ambitious undertaking. Amici, the restaurant and bar that has operated for more than 20 years and which has grown to include seven locations around Middle Georgia, is planning a brand new restaurant in what will be the biggest city the company has ventured into so far: Macon. The mov...

Hard to believe that this is our 11th edition, but our traditional Italian Film Festival is here! Dubbed as the most relevant annual event for Italian culture and community in Atlanta, the Festival is at its 11th edition. This initiative is funded and fostered by the amazing Claudio Di Persia. As primary sponsor of the Film Festival, Ciancia has be...

Italian eyewear designer, manufacturer and distributor, Luxottica Group, recently announced the expansion of its metro Atlanta distribution facility. The company behind Ray-Ban, Oakley and Dolce & Gabbana will create 1,000 jobs by the end of this year, including positions in administration, production and distribution. “Luxottica has been part of t...

Chefs love the distinctive flavor of Calabrian peppers, small hot Italian cherry peppers that usually come to us in the States packed jars of olive oil and preserved with a little salt. Tuscany at Your Table in Virginia-Highland offers prepared Italian foods like Tuscan Soup, panini and Orecchiette with Broccolini. But their shelves are also stocke...

It all started with a boat. Joseph Cortese, founder of Little Italy Pizzeria, made the journey to America along with many other Italian immigrants in the 1960s. Cortese immigrated to the country when he was 10 years old. He could not speak English when he arrived, so he started working as a dishwasher at a pizza restaurant. After turning 18, he own...

Fazoli’s, America’s largest fast casual Italian chain, announced today it has signed three single unit franchise agreements to develop restaurants in the Tampa and Atlanta metro areas. In Tampa, the agreement with S.C.S. Hospitality Group marks the brand’s second franchised location in the Sunshine State. The two agreements in Georgia are with long...

The history of Lincoln County’s “Little Italy” will be explored Thursday during a special post-Black History Month program hosted by the Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Hurst Review Services conference room, 127 S. Railroad Ave. Pat Williams Tillman, of Williams Mortuary, is the featured sp...

Popular Italian restaurant Trevioli, which has operated out of a north Columbus storage complex for three years, is moving toward completion of its brand new home on Blackmon Road in Columbus. “We’re scheduled to open the second week of March or the third week of March at the most,” said Sanjay Choudhury, a Columbus businessman who is a partner wit...

It’s hard to imagine what it feels like if Jerry Seinfield, one of the biggest stand-up comics in the world, places his enthusiastic stamp of approval on your head. Sebastian Maniscalco does. Last year, the Italian American from Chicago was invited to be a guest on Seinfeld’s Crackle series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” “It was like my Johnny...