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Bel Mare overlooks nothing but the water. The new fine-dining restaurant at Key West’s Historic Seaport specializes in coastal Italian cuisine, local seafood, made-to-order pasta, decadent steaks and unparalleled cocktails crafted by the uber-talented “bar-tist” Matt Carmony. “We’re not your typical red-sauce Italian restaurant. Our food is second-...

In August 2021, Uptown Charlotte will welcome a sleek 22-story tower to its skyline – home to the new JW Marriott Charlotte. Situated on the corner of College and Stonewall Streets, the hotel will also bring three unique restaurant concepts to the Uptown dining scene. One of such concepts especially stands out: Dean’s Italian Steakhouse. Dean’s is...

Greetings foodies! I am so happy to be back helping you to navigate the Martin County food scene and I'd like to tell you about a delicious recent addition.While you may be familiar with the long-standing Casa Giuseppe's Italian Grill on Indian Street, owner Giuseppe DeRosa in January opened a more casual trattoria, complete with a large covered te...

For the fifth installment of my series, “Searching For Italy in the South” I head to charming downtown Charleston, South Carolina to speak with John Amato, co-owner of Melfi's and founder of The Culinary Garden. The Upper King Street District is lined with beautiful brick buildings, stunning historic churches, art galleries, and noteworthy restaura...

With wide experience as a chef and restaurateur, Joe Tarantino opened Tarantino’s to the public last week. Located at the site of the old Primos Italian Pizza Kitchen on Brannen St., Tarantino’s will offer pizza, various Italian dishes and other specialties. “I love Italian food. That’s what I grew up with my grandmother cooking,” Tarantino said. “...

The development of Italian cuisine mirrors the country’s rich political and geographic diversity. Mediterranean influences bring fish and olives into culinary creations, carefully handcrafted ziti, cavatelli, and other types of pasta hail from southern Italy, and exquisite desserts such as tiramisu find origins in the north—combining for a tasty ea...

Set amid historical sites like the Charleston Naval Shipyard and plantations dating back to the 17th century is Amici’s Italian Bistro, a place filled with the sounds of Sinatra playing in the background, red and white checkered tablecloths, and chianti bottle-candles lit on every table. Here, you’ll encounter the aromas of garlic and nana's fresh...

Ready to lose yourself in spaghetti? The area has oodles of options for noodles, or for you to get your Lady and the Tramp reenactment on with a “Bella Notte” moment, or to explain “Perfecto!” over the best linguini, or…you get it. Here are some of the best places to get Italian in the Myrtle Beach area, according to Yelp: Sole Italian RestaurantLo...

Aaron Thompson and Jessica King canceled a flight to Rome just 24 hours before boarding, and it's a good thing they did. Their planned trip in search of an Italian chef and aperitivo inspiration was scheduled as Italy's COVID-19 numbers were increasing in March 2020.  Although their Brother Wolf bar and Osteria Stella restaurant concepts seemed to...

Amalia Brusati di Settala was a Milan-based fashion buyer for many years, but she started to feel burned out and decided to switch careers. Brusati di Settala grew up in Italy watching her grandmothers, Angelina and Liliana, cook the family’s favorite regional dishes, so she enrolled in an intensive professional cooking program at the Food Genius A...

North Italia held a soft opening over the weekend to prepare for its grand opening on Wednesday at its new McEwen Northside location in Franklin. The Cool Springs spot is the California-based Italian restaurant’s second Tennessee location, adding to the other in Nashville. The chain is owned by The Cheesecake Factory.   The restaurant serves up hou...

After opening his second Italian restaurant Grana in Piedmont Heights last year and overseeing a renovation that added a patio to his Decatur Italian restaurant the White Bull, chef Pat Pascarella is now poised to open Bastone mozzarella bar in the former Bocado space later this year. Bocado closed in March after 12 years at its Howell Mill Road lo...