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On a crisp February morning, the doors of The Bottega at Frankies swung open on 921 Cherokee Avenue, East Nashville, marking a new chapter in the city's culinary scene. This specialty Italian market, an offspring of the famed Brooklyn-based Frankies Spuntino, brings a slice of Italy to the local neighborhood, offering an array of authentic Italian...

Despite some difficulties in 2023, the United States is by far the leading market for Italian wine. After a record 2022, at €1.86 billion, 8.3% over 2021, in the first 11 months of 2023, imports to the U.S. stopped at €1.6 billion (down 6% over the same period in 2022, Istat data analyzed by WineNews). A negative figure, to be sure, but an improvem...

At Bestia Mare—that’s Sea Beast in Italian—he’s turned his focus to the coastal fare of Italy. With delicious dishes, including mussels steamed in fragrant tomato-shellfish brodo, baby clams in a tangle of fresh house-made pasta, and whole branzino grilled over a woodfire brushed in salmoriglio (a Sicilian lemon-oregano sauce), there’s plenty to sa...

You don't have to travel to Italy or the South of France to get a taste of the Riviera any longer — culinary greats hailing from New York and Italy have come together to bring some European magic to Miami. Paolo Domeneghetti, a long-time hospitality investor, restaurateur, and the founder of Domaine Select Wine & Spirits, and Martino de Rosa, found...

A new restaurant offering homemade pasta and authentic Italian desserts is now open in Ormond Beach. Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen, located at 175 S. Nova Road, opened on Feb. 1. The restaurant is owned by Phil Martin, who opted for a fast-casual dining experience. Customers place their orders at the front counter and then take their seat, where their me...

The search for authentic New York-style pizza in Jacksonville, for many, is a mission similar in passion to the hunt for the Holy Grail. A family-owned pizzeria launched 45 years ago in Rochester, N.Y., hopes to become that long-sought destination in Northeast Florida. Known for its traditional New York-style specialty pizzas, huge slices and giant...

Dining at Coletta’s Italian Restaurant on South Parkway is like reuniting with old friends. You’re happy to see them, and no matter how many years have passed, you quickly slide into comfortable familiarity. On a recent night at Coletta’s, folks enjoyed the famous lasagna, barbecue pizza, and other items. But so many aspects besides the food define...

Incontro Italian Cuisine and Steakhouse just celebrated its second anniversary, yet I had never had a chance to visit before. My wife and I stopped by for a pricey but lovely meal. I don’t think there’s a better location in all of Coral Springs. Incontro sits at the literal heart of Coral Springs, in The Walk, and the location is gorgeous. It’s in...

Get ready for a weekend of food, entertainment and family fun served up Italian-style. The Galbani Taste of Little Italy returns Feb. 16-18. The cultural festival is known for its Italian ambiance, national Italian American entertainers and authentic food. Admission is free. The festival will be in Tradition Square in Port St. Lucie. The Taste of L...

Look for a new Italian restaurant to open soon at the Lancaster Golf Club. Philadelphia-area native Alfonso Contrisciani wants to open Alfonso's Italian Grille and Event Center in early March in the clubhouse of the property. He also owns an Italian kitchen and bakery Nelsonville and that business will provide the baked good for here. The menu will...

33 million dollars in total, including exclusive cruises, experiences linking great music and wine, and dreamy wine trips, with a nice dash of wine-related Made in Italy, signed by Antinori, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini (with Scopeto, Caparzo and Altesino) and by the Ferragamo Family (with Il Borro), mixed with the great beauties of Italy, from the Uf...

Chef Anthony Vitolo, the namesake behind Vitolo, a new family-owned and operated Italian dining destination at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, is the son and co-partner of his father's New York iconic hotspot Emilio's Balatto. The restaurant has a huge celebrity following, including Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, and others Vitolo's is Anthony's creat...