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by Marianne A. Trussell   On Saturday, at 5:30 p.m., the Capital Italian American Organization (CIAO!) will be hosting its annual gelato contest and potluck social at Staybridge Suites located in the Summit East Complex at 1600 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, just east of Interstate 10 on U.S. 90 (Mahan Drive).   This is CIAO's versio...

By Kim Wade Restaurant: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar. Chef: Dusty Grove. Cuisine Type: Coastal Italian. Restaurant Bio: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar is a convivial neighborhood eatery nestled inside The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel, near Washington Square.   Specializing in coastal Italian cuisine, Pacci has an extensive bar program,...

To celebrate the end of summer, Good Catch is bringing the spirit of Italy to the Lowcountry with a delicious, sustainable and truly Italian evening at local treasure Pane e Vino. The restaurant will host the next South Carolina Aquarium Good Catch dinner on Monday, Aug.31 starting at 7 p.m.   The evening will include a four-course dinner us...

by Bob Townsend Dolce Italian, winner of Bravo's "Best New Restaurant" hosted by Tom Colicchio, will begin dinner service on Friday, with lunch service planned in the coming weeks. This is the second concept from LDV Hospitality in the Buckhead Atlanta development, following Corso Coffee, which opened in December 2014. Another LDV concept, Am...

Finally, a place you can feel proud to take Nonna! Russo's New York Pizzeria is debuting its first restaurant in the Clearwater area, opening its doors mid-November.   Offering authentic New York-style pizza and traditional Italian dishes made with high-quality, fresh ingredients, local Clearwater and Pinellas County residents will finally e...

I love The Dutch at the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, from the blue chip art collection to the culinary heaven on the property. All summer long they had themed dinners that I would attend with Katya Segovia Abouarab. The food was incredible.   Now, in lieu of White Truffle season, the Chef/Owner Andrew Carmellini of The Dutch will br...

Celebrity chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio recently announced additional details about their Florida debut and collaborative restaurant, Monger by the Voltaggio Brothers, which will be located in Central Fare, the first true Miami food hall that is part of MiamiCentral, the expansive downtown development featuring retail, office, residences and th...

A new Neapolitan restaurant, opening in mid December in Midtown, is looking for personnel for pizza/oven assistant, pastry chef, bus, runners, waiters, cashier, receptionist and wine-bar tender. Italian natives, first generation, or Italian looking preferred. Requirements are: basic Italian (or an accent), over 18 years of age, affability of charac...

Drawing on Italian heritage, regular trips to Italy, and a passion for Italian food, wine and culture, owners Kathy Boehmer and John Reed, have a shared enthusiasm and knowledge for all things Italian.   To that end, they have reopened Toscano & Sons Italian Market in the Atlanta neighborhood of Virginia Highland. They and their staff en...

by Jennifer Biggs   Lifelong Memphians remember a few choices for Italian food: You had Grisanti's, Coletta's or Pete & Sam's, and chances are one of them was your go-to place. There were various other Grisanti's and a handful of small spaghetti places, but these were the main ones.   Except that for almost 30 years, Brooklyn Brid...

The who: Osteria del Teatro, the iconic South Beach Italian restaurant which first opened in 1987, has relocated to the refurbished Marlin Hotel, in place of the defunct Bazi. The menu will remain consistent under the culinary direction of chef Martin Perez. The space: The lobby of the storied Marlin Hotel is now a 70-seat dining room outfitted wi...

A recent nationwide tasting-tour conducted by Zagat dubbed "Pizza Week" sampled pizzas throughout the 50 states in search of the best 50 pies. Bella Napoli Pizzeria's "Salsiccia" pie was awarded the honor of "Best Pie in Tennessee".   Located in Nashville's Edge Hill Neighborhood, Bella Napoli offers authentic Italian pizza, (Neapolitan Styl...