July 23, 2018 was a unique evening at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar. As guests filled up the elegantly set diningroom, the kitchen had been filled for hours with a sight rarely seen in any restaurant: six chefs, all of whom began their careers at BRAVO! They were industriously preparing for the evening ahead while laughing and trading stories fro...

Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’! The Delta – an area filled with folks from all walks of life. The rich Delta soil has been home to folks who came from far away to begin a new life for their families. Many can point back to several generations and can also pinpoint their beginnings across the ocean in tiny Italian villages. In the late 1800s, they came...

Decades before celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentis and Mario Batali brought fine Italian dining into our living rooms courtesy of television’s Food Network, Amerigo taught Jacksonians how to enjoy refined Italian fare at its Ridgeland restaurant.   In the constant revolving door of new restaurants that have come and gone, Amerigo has maintained...

There’s a very interesting book called “Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge”, which tells very well about an important aspect of the Italian American experience.  The relationship between the Italian Americans and the African Americans reveals more than one could think, about how the Italian Americans integrated into the A...

For the better part of the past two decades, the name Cinelli has been synonymous with Italian-American cuisine in the Triangle. Gianni Cinelli moved here from New York in 1998 and opened the first Cinelli’s in Durham in 2001. Brothers Gaitano and Peter soon followed suit with Cinelli’s (same name, but a more casual pizzeria concept) in North Ralei...

Room 234 in McCool Hall was full of attendants last week, both students and spectators, as Paul Canonici told the stories of Italian immigrant families who moved to the southern United States for a better life many years ago. Canonici is the son of Italian immigrants who moved to Mississippi in the early 1900s to work on cotton plantations. A Missi...

The Italian Garden opened Feb. 9 in downtown Ocean Springs and in the first month the new restaurant has already gained a large number of fans. Several people with whom The Mississippi Press spoke had eaten at The Italian Garden and the response from each was virtually the same: Great food, ample portions and reasonable prices. A tough combination...

Rouses Markets is partnering with the Italian Trade Agency to add Italian imports to Rouses stores throughout the Gulf Coast, including cheese, cured meats, preserves and wine. “This partnership expands exponentially the Italian imports we have on our shelves for our customers,” said Donny Rouse, CEO of the Thibodaux, La.-based grocery chain. “We’v...

Great food, music, fellowship and more will be on the menu for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church's 17th annual Irish-Italian Festival on March 17. The festival will feature games for children, a silent auction and an art show featuring local artists.  The menu for the festival includes Irish stew, spaghetti and meatballs, sausage dogs, pizza, cott...

Gondolier Italian Restaurant & Pizza will open its doors in the 550 Russell development in early summer. The new Italian and pizza restaurant will be located next to The Mill on Russell Street, adjacent to downtown Starkville and Mississippi State University. The architect for the project is Dale Partners, and Copeland and Johns is the construction...