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After months of great anticipation, DalMoros Fresh Pasta To Go announces their exciting grand opening in St. Petersburg, Florida this Spring.  This is the first franchise in the United States for the popular, fast-casual, fresh pasta concept originating in Venice, Italy in 2012.  Italian food lovers will delight in DalMoros St. Pete’s wide variety...

Santa Margherita is delighted to celebrate the diamond anniversary of its popular and favored varietal, Pinot Grigio. For the past sixty years, Santa Margherita has been establishing Pinot Grigio as an elegant, modern wine that has now become a trailblazer and the leading Italian Pinot Grigio throughout the US. With thousands of bottles uncorked wo...

Edward Carrella and his wife wanted to retire to northern Michigan, but the COVID-19 pandemic moved up their plans. The Chicago native lost his restaurant job during the initial stages of the pandemic in 2020. They now live full time in Frankfort, where his wife’s family has visited for decades. Carrella and his business partner Tim Potter, a summe...

The man behind one of Coral Gables’ longtime favorite restaurants, Eating House, has expanded his presence in the neighborhood with the opening of Luca Osteria and Bar (116 Giralda Ave.), debuting late last month. The restaurant channels restaurateur Giorgio Rapicavoli’s Italian background, serving up his interpretation of classic dishes. Think dis...

2020 was a tough year for the restaurant industry, but that didn’t stop Chef Adrianne Calvo from opening two restaurants. Now, just a few months into a new year, she’s opening a third. Coming soon to the former Cibo Wine Bar space on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, Forte by Chef Adrianne will serve Italian classics in the atmosphere of a Tuscan-style...

Santoro’s Pizzeria, on W Cass Street, is one of the hottest new restaurants in the Bay, but—if you’re a foodie—you already know that. In fact, you were probably part of the 243 pie orders that sold the no-frills joint out of dough on their very first weekend. What you don’t know, however, is the relentless, sweat-filled grind that brought this pizz...

Carrboro’s East Weaver Street will soon have a new restaurant joining its other businesses. Tesoro, a restaurant featuring house-made pasta, is set to move into the space at 100 East Weaver Street in the coming weeks. The space, which previously housed Market Street Coffee and Ice Cream, will now be home to an 18-seat eatery owned by chef and Carrb...

It’s been a full year for Jennifer and Anthony Pepe. The owners of The Pasta Addict opened their first restaurant, filling the incubator space at Gather GVL, they weathered COVID-19 and they also grew their business. Now, the Pepes are taking their homemade pasta business into new realms, two in fact. They have moved form the temporary incubator sp...

New Yorkers! They’re everywhere and now they’re bringing their restaurants with them. The New York restaurant team behind Michelin-starred Marea and Ai Fiori just opened Osteria Morini inside the new Kimpton Palomar South Beach. The Italian eatery promises a Soho vibe on SoBe without the snow, only lots of outdoor dining along the Collins Canal. We...

"Chi mangia bene vive bene;" he who eats well, lives well. That's the motto of Vita Bella Italian Kitchen and Market, which will serve its first customers on March 3 at 320 Main St. in downtown Frankfort at the former location of Coho Cafe. Vita Bella was opened by Ed Carella and Tim Potter, who saw there was something Frankfort's restaurant scene...

The latest addition to Birmingham's restaurant scene opened its doors at Wednesday, as Italian restaurant chain North Italia opened its first Alabama location at The Summit. Executive chef Billy Sciacca, a 16-year veteran of the hospitality industry, will lead the kitchen at the new Birmingham location. Sciacca graduated from The Art Institute of H...

Patrizia’s is coming to Galt Ocean Mile. The family-owned Italian restaurant will open sometime this spring, possibly in April, in the space that formerly housed Jackson’s Prime steakhouse, according to the chain’s website. This will be the first location outside of New York, where there are 11 restaurants spread across all five boroughs as w...