The restaurant opened in December on Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville. Tell us about your place: Antonella Scibilia is the owner and chef at Fayetteville’s newest Italian restaurant, Antonella’s, which opened in December on Hay Street. “I had a great feeling about this location,” she said. Scibilia’s youngest son, Giancarlo, is the maitre d’. Th...

Since 2010, Bruno Seafood and Steaks has been a prime dining destination – many would say the prime dining destination – in northern Wake County. It’s no exaggeration to say that the name Bruno is practically synonymous with fine dining in that neck of the woods. So when owner/chef Bruno Peros opened a second restaurant called Trattoria Italiana by...

When we think about Italian food, what we often mean is Italian-American: red sauce, the Sunday gravy, perhaps chicken parm, perfected in New York and New Jersey and spread far and wide. Roman-born restaurateur Gianni Cinelli will take diners back to the old country with his latest project, Osteria G, which opens this week in the former Little Hen...

Celebrity Chef Vic Vegas– best known for numerous appearances on the hit reality TV show Bar Rescue – has been named Executive Chef at The 51 House on the Edenton waterfront, owner Rose Tummarello has announced. Vegas played a lead role in the restaurant's launch in fall 2016. Now he's back to help oversee restaurant operations and spice up its cul...

John Crispino took a year to renovate the building that now houses his restaurant. After months of renovation and preparation, Crispino’s Pizza has opened at 5031 Market St. The New York-Italian eatery, owned by John Crispino, is dishing out oven-baked pizzas, stromboli, calzones, subs and pasta dishes. Crispino owned a Crispino’s Pizza in Morehead...

Crispino’s Pizza is now open for business, with owner John Crispino serving up his New York-style pizza and classic Italian dishes at 5031 Market St.Crispino operated Crispino’s Pizza in Morehead City for seven years before deciding to sell the business and relocate to Wilmington, where he traveled twice a week to play ice hockey.

A CNY native is bringing a taste of Utica to North Carolina and the response has been amazing. When Vincent DeSimone started offering Utica delicacies out of his home, he never imagined the response would be so overwhelming. In fact, the son of Utica natives, says he's had to throttle back on hours to keep up with the massive demand. How did one ki...

I was invited to lunch by Alino Pizzeria at Concord Mills Mall to try a taste of fire oven-baked pizza with ingredients from Italy. Here’s why it was worth my trip on I-85. It’s hard to miss Alino Pizzeria. It sits next door to the AMC movie theater. The dark green exterior and large sign confirms you have arrived. I asked owner Michal Bay why Conc...

When Bella Monica owners Corbett and Julie Monica decided to open a second restaurant in Cary, they might well have given it the same name as their first one. Bella Monica is something of a local landmark, after all, and the menu at the new restaurant bears more than a passing resemblance to the one that has been winning fans for the original in Ol...

What started in a small space in lower New York City just four years ago has quickly grown into a multi-restaurant franchise operation with locations across the U.S. Three more Virgola Oysters & Italian Wine Bar spots are in the works. And on that list is Patchogue Village. “I’m proud of how the concept travels so well,” said Virgola founder Joseph...