Due to the threat of Hurricane Florence, Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda is moving its celebration of all things Italian to its 13th annual Festa Italiana on October 20 from 11am-5pm on the grounds of the vineyard, 450 Groce Road. Tickets will be $20 the day of admission. They will be accepting donations of canned and non-perishable goods to help ass...

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...

Carol Shina never planned to open a restaurant. She grew up in New York, where on Sundays, she reveled in the aromas of fresh garlic, basil, mushrooms and Italian sausage, along with the sounds of sizzling pans in her Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Shina and her husband started a nuclear imaging company in their garage; they now have about 40 emplo...

Arper, an Italian maker of modern home and office furniture, has opened a 100,200-square-foot manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina. The announcement comes soon after the company opened another showroom in Los Angeles. Claudio Feltrin, Arper board chairman and son of company founder, said the company sees incredible potential in the...

Despite vowing never to open a restaurant, Marie Stitt, the daughter of James Beard Award-winning chef Frank Stitt, is opening a restaurant. But she won’t be running it. That job goes to her husband, Edward Crouse.  Crouse said Babas on Cannon will be an all-day cafe inspired by those the couple frequented in northern Italy while attending Slow Foo...

It’s a true case of “blink or you might miss it.” Giacomo Santomauro owns a salami factory right beside Hursey’s BBQ on N.C. 87. For the past six years, Santomauro, owner of San Giuseppe Salami Co., and his crew have produced salami, sausages and deli meats in a barn besides Hursey’s BBQ just outside of Elon. “Our salami is amazing,” he said. “It’s...

Si terrà il prossimo 18 settembre a Raleigh, in North Carolina, la terza tavola rotonda sul tema “Italian Technology an Italian Fdi”. Promossa dalla Casa della Cultura Italiana (CCI-NC) con il Console generale a Philadelphia, Pier Forlano, il console onorario in North Carolina, Claudio Carpano e il Poole College of Management del NC State, la tavol...

Neapolitan pizza isn’t a delivery system for pepperoni and sausage. The dough is very soft, it’s cooked so quickly in wood-burning ovens that the edges puff and bubble, and the toppings are minimal, usually just uncooked crushed-tomato sauce and a few circles of fresh mozzarella, preferably made with sweet buffalo milk, maybe a few basil leaves spr...

What do you get when you combine award-winning handmade pizza dough, sauce made from scratch and decades-old Italian culinary tradition? You get Marabella Old World Pizza. The restaurant focuses on making traditional pizza the way it is made in Italy and in real New York-style pizzerias. It also offers appetizers, salads, panzerottis, subs, wraps,...

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...