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One evening in January, a cold rain drizzles down on Downtown Wellen Park in Venice, FL, splashing off the colored shade awnings meant for cheerier weather. Most people are probably at home, snuggling under fluffy blankets, sipping hot cups of coffee and scrolling through sun-soaked destinations on Instagram. But those who brave the weather this pa...

Boasting over 35 years of experience, Anthony Scotto is a nationally acclaimed entrepreneur, chef, and personality in the hospitality industry. He is currently the owner and executive chef of two restaurants in Nashville, Lougo, the seasonally-driven, coastal-inspired Italian restaurant, and Pelato, the Brooklyn-Italian restaurant.  Scotto has buil...

If you've got a sweet tooth and enjoy the finer things, there's a new hot-spot that's tailor-made for you at Boca Raton's Town Center. Venchi, the renowned Italian chocolate and gelato brand, has opened its first chocogelataria at the shopping and dining destination. Opened Jan. 31, Venchi features chocolates, gelato, their signature "Gelatoshakes"...

One of the best Italian deli shops in Miami, which went viral on social media thanks to its mouthwatering sandwiches, is embarking on a new mission —  to bring Roman street food to Miami in an ambiance that teleports its guests to Italy.  Jholano's Deli, the viral deli shop in Coral Gables known for its robust Italian sandwiches and long lines out...

Finding a pizza place in South Florida is like finding a gecko in your backyard. In other words, they’re everywhere. But if you’re looking for the kind of pizza they serve over in Italy, you’ll have to search a little harder. Deco’s found the real deal in a most unlikely place. Fort Lauderdale’s Yacht Haven Park and Marina is home to some tasty mot...

On a crisp February morning, the doors of The Bottega at Frankies swung open on 921 Cherokee Avenue, East Nashville, marking a new chapter in the city's culinary scene. This specialty Italian market, an offspring of the famed Brooklyn-based Frankies Spuntino, brings a slice of Italy to the local neighborhood, offering an array of authentic Italian...

Despite some difficulties in 2023, the United States is by far the leading market for Italian wine. After a record 2022, at €1.86 billion, 8.3% over 2021, in the first 11 months of 2023, imports to the U.S. stopped at €1.6 billion (down 6% over the same period in 2022, Istat data analyzed by WineNews). A negative figure, to be sure, but an improvem...

At Bestia Mare—that’s Sea Beast in Italian—he’s turned his focus to the coastal fare of Italy. With delicious dishes, including mussels steamed in fragrant tomato-shellfish brodo, baby clams in a tangle of fresh house-made pasta, and whole branzino grilled over a woodfire brushed in salmoriglio (a Sicilian lemon-oregano sauce), there’s plenty to sa...

You don't have to travel to Italy or the South of France to get a taste of the Riviera any longer — culinary greats hailing from New York and Italy have come together to bring some European magic to Miami. Paolo Domeneghetti, a long-time hospitality investor, restaurateur, and the founder of Domaine Select Wine & Spirits, and Martino de Rosa, found...

A new restaurant offering homemade pasta and authentic Italian desserts is now open in Ormond Beach. Cavatelli Pasta Kitchen, located at 175 S. Nova Road, opened on Feb. 1. The restaurant is owned by Phil Martin, who opted for a fast-casual dining experience. Customers place their orders at the front counter and then take their seat, where their me...

The search for authentic New York-style pizza in Jacksonville, for many, is a mission similar in passion to the hunt for the Holy Grail. A family-owned pizzeria launched 45 years ago in Rochester, N.Y., hopes to become that long-sought destination in Northeast Florida. Known for its traditional New York-style specialty pizzas, huge slices and giant...

Dining at Coletta’s Italian Restaurant on South Parkway is like reuniting with old friends. You’re happy to see them, and no matter how many years have passed, you quickly slide into comfortable familiarity. On a recent night at Coletta’s, folks enjoyed the famous lasagna, barbecue pizza, and other items. But so many aspects besides the food define...