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by David A. Mann   A new Italian restaurant on Frankfort Avenue invited guests in for an open house Friday night. At The Italian Table, at 2359 Frankfort Ave., was opened recently by Italian American chef Gina Stipo, according to a news release. The restaurant offers both chef-table dinners and hands-on cooking classes. Guests are serv...

by TaMaryn WatersThe night before Tuesday's announcement, an A-Team of Italian chefs sat at a long rectangular table in the leasing office at the Centre of Tallahassee mall. Four men with heavy Italian accents finalized details with top staffers with Blackwater Resources, the Alabama-based company that took over ownership two years ago.  ...

Come February or March, Storico Fresco, the handmade pasta shop that opened in Buckhead last year, will move to a new location and expand its offerings to be more like an Italian grocery. The 4,000 square foot space will be just around the corner from the old at Grandview Avenue and Peachtree Road. "It'll be like a smaller Eataly," says Storico Fr...

by Carla Torres   If there's one thing that's always in order after a day at the beach, gelato is it. And now, with Gelato-Go's third location, you don't have to travel all the way down to Fifth Street and Ocean Drive and fight flocks of tourist for a scoop of nocciola. Alessandro Alvino and his two partners, Antonio Armino and Domenico D'A...

The Hummingbird Pastaria opened its doors two years ago on Signal Mountain and has been drawing an ever- widening clientele ever since. Co-owners Patrick Halloran and his wife, Sally, present a classic rustic Italian menu. Chef Patrick describes "rustic" as—"approachable food that people would want to eat every day."   Ellen Cook of Signal M...

Nobu and Sushi Samba vet Carlos Barillas has taken his talents to Kendall for his latest venture, Noche Kitchen & Bar inside Town & Country Mall at 11745 Sherry Ln.   Self-described as a "contemporary Italian supper club" it showcases a clubstaurant type atmosphere with Italian cuisine and lots of DJ-played music in the background....

by Greg Cox   Gocciolina – Italian for "droplet," the word is undeniably a quirky name for a restaurant. Ask owner/chef Aaron Benjamin if it refers to the restaurant's small but excellent selection of Italian wines, and he responds, "You could say that, but mainly I just like the sound of the word."   It does have a catchy musical sou...

by Greyceli Marin   Doral isn't the first place that comes to mind when picturing a cutting-edge dining scene, but the area's newest restaurant La Ruota seeks to change that by providing a modern ambiance in a neighborhood setting.   La Ruota's menu offers a variety of authentic Italian dishes, special dining rooms for groups and a la...

The Gianottas have operated Valentino's in Indian Harbour Beach since 1995, which shows they are doing something right. Patriarch Sergio Giannotta Sr. is in charge of making his customers feel welcome, while son Sergio Jr. makes sure the patrons are well-fed.   Question: What is the family history? Senior: I was born in Faicchio in 1949. It...

Anthony T. Rossi was born in Messina, Italy. As a young man he immigrated to the United States and settled in Long Island in 1921. During the 1930s he operated a grocery store and relocated to Bradenton, FL to operate various food establishments. Anthony grew weary of being a restaurateur and decided to pioneer a new t...

Moye, a new regional Italian restaurant from restaurateurs Tony Gallo and Chef Pietro Vardeu, has opened at 80 SW Eighth St. in the Brickell District. Vardeu and Gallo believe that Moye will strike all the right chords with diners, presenting moderately priced, healthy cuisine in a warm, welcoming environment.   Read more   Source:&n...

by Suzy Fleming Leonard   When having lunch with a nice Italian girl from Jersey, it's good to remember she's going to be picky – very picky – about her Italian food. "When you look at the menu and you see certain things that are part of Italian culture, you say, OK, this guy is authentic," said Rita Moreno of Suntree. "It's hard to fin...