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Right on the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta Region, Greenwood is a charming little town that’s home to one of the oldest restaurants in Mississippi. The Crystal Grill has been serving up some of the south’s finest food for nearly a century, and this is one restaurant where you’ll want to save room for dessert. Family-owned and operated since...

In only three years, Brooklyn’s Pizzeria has become so popular that it outgrew its little space in the Winn-Dixie plaza in South Leesburg. The restaurant recently moved a couple doors down and now has a larger dining area where customers can enjoy all the Italian specialties.  Owners James and Shawna Pancari purchased the restaurant from the previo...

Forbici is one of the top spots in all of Tampa for fine Italian cuisine. The restaurant puts a modern twist on classic dishes, and offers up a sensational pizza in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village. This restaurant is part of Next Level Brands, a group headed up by prolific restaurateur Jeff Gigante. Next Level just recently opened Boulon Brasserie in Wat...

South Florida is about to get a big taste of Italy.  DalMoros Fresh Pasta To Go announces their South Florida expansion with new locations coming soon to West Palm Beach and Delray Beach, to add to locations currently open in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Sarasota.  DalMoros will open a 1,436 square foot to-go restaurant at 400 Clematis Street, West Pa...

I’m getting pretty excited, look.” Chef Eric Rivera lifted a pant leg to reveal various shapes of pasta floating on the black background of his sock. It was June 2021, and his enthusiasm for Ravello Ristorante in Montgomery, Alabama, was at full boil. After months of pandemic and supply-chain-related delays, the restaurant opened in July 2022. The...

Having just celebrated it's one-year anniversary, Truli Italian Food & Drink, located at Promenade at Coconut Creek, has become a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Currently, Google review scores are hovering around 4.6 and now the group, headed by restaurateur Doug Zeif, Founder and CEO of Truli Investors, Inc., is positioning the concept for...

It wasn’t easy, but Fort Myers gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the city’s first food truck park. The city Board of Adjustments approved Bruno’s Brooklyn Bites Food Truck Park with a 5-0 vote. The park will be on McGregor Boulevard near the Edison-Ford Estate. Cal and Genevieve Bruno, who own Bruno’s of Brooklyn on Second Street in downtown, filed t...

All-day Tuscan dining destination, FELICE, which is part of the successful SA Hospitality Group that also owns Sant Ambroeus and Casa Lever, unveils its first Florida restaurant, located on the first floor of 360 Rosemary in The Square neighborhood of West Palm Beach. The restaurant will offer guests a taste of century-old recipes made with the fin...

A taste of Ohio is coming to Knoxville when DiCarlo's Pizza opens its first Tennessee location this year. The Ohio-based pizza restaurant is planning to open at 524 S. Gay St. where KoPita was before it moved across the street in the Embassy Suites hotel. The pizza shop submitted its application to the Design Review Board for neon signs, which will...

After 35 years in business, Elizabeth’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant has indefinitely closed. According to social media, Elizabeth’s closed for the holidays from Dec. 19 through Jan. 4. The restaurant announced via Facebook on Jan. 4 that it would not reopen as planned due to a family emergency, which was followed by another announcement on Jan. 14 t...

One of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Massimo Bottura, is bringing his popular Italian restaurant Torno Subito to Downtown Miami later this year. It will be located on the rooftop of Julia & Henry’s, a seven-story entertainment and culinary space that is slated to debut this spring. The restaurant, which Michelin recently recognized with one st...

Pizza Pazza Italian American Pizzeria recently opened at 3761 S. Nova Road in Port Orange. The smartly designed pizzeria is not co-owner Giovanni Spinosa’s first restaurant. He also owns Don Giovanni Contemporary Italian and Pizzeria on Taylor Road in Port Orange. Mr. Spinosa joins a recent trend of restaurateurs opening second locations. In the pa...