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Two years ago, I made the very bold move to leave everything I've ever known in New York – my family, friends, and of course, good quality pizza – to move down south. Since landing in Columbia, South Carolina, I had yet to find the perfect wood-fired margherita, the kind of pizza that reminds me of home. The Americanized version of Neapolitan style...

Gios Italian Kitchen is finally ready to open in Myrtle Beach. Gios, whose original location in Pawleys Island on Rasheed Land, is set to open its second such restaurant Tuesday at 7915 N Kings Highway in a building near Publix Super Market that used house an Applebees. The business had previously planned to open in April or May before being delaye...

Lowndes County is a long way from Ft. Pierce, Fla., even farther from Michigan and an even longer way from Italy, but Carlo Sacco has called them all home. “Lake Park has a lot going for it,” said the co-owner of the town’s new Italian restaurant. Sacco and his partner, Shaun Levelle, opened Uncle Carlos’s Italian Ristorante in Lake Park’s Winn-Dix...

Okatie-based Nonna Rosa, Awarded Best Italian Restaurant and Best Chef, is reopening its doors to its clientele. The Authentic Italian restaurant located in the Foodlion shopping center on Okatie Village drive by Sun City is open on a limited time from 4 PM to 10 PM daily due to restrictions in line with the coronavirus pandemic. Though on limited...

While most restaurants are scrambling to make safe seating arrangements for their dine-in guests, new restaurant Nonna Lina is taking a different route. The newly launched family-style menu of Italian favorites is currently only available for delivery and takeout as a way of tackling the ever-changing guidelines. The new concept is the work of exec...

On September 1st 2020 at 4 pm EST, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast will hold ‘The Authentic Italian Table: Northern Italy’s Rustic Cuisine’, a virtual event arranged through Zoom in which participants will have the opportunity to enjoy flavors and views from Northern Italy.  The event is part of the ‘The Extraordinary Italian Taste’...

Alex Grisanti is slated to open a new restaurant, Elfo Grisanti’s Northern Italian Cuisine, during the second week of September in Southaven. It’s a first for the Grisanti restaurants, says Grisanti, the chef/owner of the new restaurant. “The first time we’ve been in Mississippi.” The restaurant at 5627 Getwell Road was named after his grandfather...

Luca Annunziata, Executive Chef of forchetta, participated in, and won an episode of Food Network’s Chopped which aired on June 30, 2020 at 9:00pm. Chopped is a Reality Television Chef’s Competition. In this show, four chefs compete against each other in creating a three-course meal including one appetizer, one entrée and one dessert. Chefs must on...

If you’ve taken a stroll down West 7th Street just off the downtown Columbia square recently, there’s a strong chance you’ve gotten a whiff of fresh baked garlic bread. And if you’ve followed your nose, you’d be one of several people who have paid a visit to the city’s newest downtown Italian restaurant, Mama Mila’s. Located on the third floor abov...

Columbia will soon welcome a new business to the Five Points area. Enzo’s will open its doors Tuesday in the former home of Blue Cactus Café. The New York deli restaurant was created by Joe Cardinale, owner and head chef, who felt like a piece of home was missing after making his move to Columbia. Cardinale has worked as the head chef at Ripper’s,...

Next month, St. Pete will get is a taste of a fast-food concept unlike any other—Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go. Dal Moro’s mission is to show Americans that its possible to enjoy authentic Italian fresh pasta in a fast-casual environment without spending a fortune.  Dal Moro’s also has locations in Venice, Toronto, and Ottawa. But the one coming alo...

Really good pizza may be difficult to find, but not anymore in Franklin County. Tony and Jamie have seen to that. Antonio “Tony” Renaldo and Jamie Brown, co-owners of Piezan Pizzeria Italiano in downtown Winchester, are transplants from upstate New York who now offer their unique blend of culinary artistry and authentic Italian pizza at their new s...