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Columbia Restaurant Group is back at it again, debuting a new concept this year. Casa Santo Stefano is set to take over the former historic Ferlita Macaroni Factory at 1601 N. 22nd St. in Tampa. That's a two-minute walk away from its sister concept Columbia Restaurant. Although little has been shared about the forthcoming joint, its social media pa...

Listen to how good this sounds. Decadent truffled ricotta ravioli with prosciutto, alongside Battilardo, a stunning meat and cheese board, and a robust Italian wine or a refreshing cocktail that pairs naturally with the cuisine…delizioso!  At the premier, highly acclaimed Osteria Morini restaurant, Italy’s soulful cuisine and convivial spirit shine...

The latest culinary venture from Chef Anthony Cerrato, Gemelli marks its grand opening to the public September 12, 2022, bringing an all-day Italian dining experience to West Asheville, at 70 Westgate Pkwy., next to EarthFare. In the European-inspired, newly renovated space, restaurant-goers can expect gourmet Italian food and scratch-made pastas a...

Italian food-lovers of Gulfport will no longer have to choose between Pia’s Trattoria and Tutto Bene for dinner, as Pia’s is expanding and taking over the space formerly occupied by its neighbor. According to the Gulfport Gabber, owner Pia Goff will create a new concept for the space, called Pia’s Veranda. Tutto Bene took to Facebook last week to a...

There’s no deficit of Italian restaurants in Tampa Bay, and that number is only growing with new spots like Bonu Taverna and Ash opening soon on both sides of the bridge. But Chef Tony Macaroni claims that he makes the best Italian fare in Tampa—and that his customers can back him up.A first generation Italian-American born and raised in Brooklyn, ...

Mama Mozzarella, an Italian deli restaurant concept with a twist, is coming to Gather GVL next month, Sept. 2022. Taking over the booth formerly belonging to The Pasta Addict, Mama Mozzarella will feature sandwiches, wraps + fun bites (like a Sicilian quesadilla) with an emphasis on local ingredients. We can’t wait to try the Caprese BLT with prosc...

Nothing soothes the soul quite like a piping hot bowl of pasta and cheese. If you love carbs as much as we do, then you likely have an affinity for Italian restaurants. Luckily for Florida residents, they are in abundance throughout the Sunshine State. But there is one particularly unique Italian restaurant in Florida that has a dish that is an abs...

After extensive reimagination of the brand, Tavistock Restaurant Collection unveils Timpano Las Olas Fort Lauderdale. This iconic Italian restaurant brings new vibrancy to the Boulevard with a modern-classic menu, impressive craft cocktail list, rare whiskey program, and more. The restaurant offers an exclusive private wine-tasting room, library, a...

After celebrating the one-year anniversary of successful operation in Key Largo, the Italian Food Company has opened a second restaurant to offer Islamorada its own “passport” to Italy. Co-owners Tony and Isis Wright’s vision for the Italian Food Company, with locations at 98070 Overseas Highway and 82779 Overseas Highway, was for customers to feel...

An Italian restaurant from the team behind two popular North Fulton County eateries is set to open in downtown Alpharetta in the next few weeks. Sorella Vicina will debut at 35 Milton Ave., on the bottom floor of the Hamilton Hotel. The concept comes from Phillip Cooper’s Cellared Roots Hospitality Group, which also owns Vin 25 in Roswell and Citiz...

The Menagerie Hospital Group has announced the grand opening of Charlotte’s newest Italian restaurant, Figo 36. The doors open for guests on Thursday, August 16th. The new Italian restaurant is perched on 36th Street in Noda, alongside the Novel apartment complex and the CATS lights rail. Riders and residents can visit with ease! Fig36 visitors can...

After a year of selling homemade spaghetti sauce at the weekly Community Market in Manchester, Jessica and Joe Licata decided the time is right to open a brick and mortar storefront on the town square. Located at 109 W. High St., Mama Licata’s offers up classic Italian staples for both weekday lunch specials as well as fresh take and bake products...