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I’m not sure if it’s because my grandfather was a sea captain who brought folks to Ellis Island or, perhaps, the horrific sight of Ukrainians rushing to escape their homeland in the face of war, but the tales of immigrants by Richard Gonzmart on the Casa Santo Stefano menu brought tears to my eyes. Most of us can’t even imagine the various struggle...

From the bustling Jackson Avenue sidewalk in the Old City, walking into the softly lit, stylishly designed interior of Osteria Stella feels like stepping into another era. It is a contrast to the bright décor of Brother Wolf, its sibling cocktail bar next door. “I wanted to create a dramatic contrast between the two,” says co-owner Jessica Thompson...

When most people think of iconic Tennessean food what comes to mind is likely images of Memphis-style barbecue or Nashville hot chicken. While these are both excellent examples of The Volunteer State’s culinary offerings, Tennessee has much more to offer than barbecued and fried meat. Hidden within the state’s major cities you’ll find several estab...

Prepare your pantries and ready your stomachs – a massive Italian market is coming soon to Pinellas Park. DeCosmo Italian Market is located at 6832 49th Street North and is currently eyeing an early September opening for its sprawling grocery store and cafe. Specializing in imported Italian goods, fresh pastas and produce, bakery items, sweets, and...

Italian market and build-your-own charcuterie board concept Il Bottegone will open on July 26 at the Halcyon mixed-use development in Alpharetta. The Forsyth County market will specialize in Italian sandwiches and paninis, pastries, homemade pastas and sauces, in addition to Italian wine and beer. The European-style market will feature a full-ser...

For traditional fine Italian dining, one need venture no further than Coppola’s Bistro Ristorante, offering a delicious authentic taste of Italy with a wide variety of pasta, risotto, meat and fine wine. Live music and a welcoming atmosphere provide the perfect complement for a truly memorable Italian dining experience. Coppola’s Bistro Ristorante...

Mama Ricotta’s celebrates 30 years in August, a century in restaurant years—and a milestone few others have reached in Charlotte. Since it opened on King’s Drive in 1992, the Italian restaurant has hosted birthdays, engagements, graduation dinners, and, for many expectant moms, the “last supper.” Mama Ricotta’s Penne Alla Vodka has earned the nickn...

As you know, I am over American-style pizza in Coral Springs. We have too many pizza places, ok? There are 20 pizza restaurants per 100,000 people in our town. But my cries have fallen on deaf ears – Coral Springs is so proud of its pizza that we will even attempt a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest pizza party during the town’s 60th An...

Casa Tua Cucina, which opened quietly inside Saks at Brickell City Centre in January, offers an array of choices for hungry shoppers wanting Italian-style sustenance.Restaurateur Miky Grendene, founder of the long-standing Casa Tua in South Beach, envisioned an open-kitchen-style market in 2011 but waited to start the project until he found the per...

Situated in the heart of downtown Nashville's energetic SoBro neighborhood, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences is set to open alongside their dining concept, Mimo Restaurant and Bar, this September. The hotel encompasses 235 guest rooms and suites, the chef-driven dining concept, a full-service spa and resort-style pool deck, stunning event...

Cèrto Risto & Pizza recently opened in the Coral Gables/ West Miami area and locals couldn’t be happier. “Cèrto”which means truth, is used a great deal in Italian as an affirmation, and the truth about Cèrto is that it offers guests a comfortable, convenient setting in which to enjoy a variety of authentic Italian dishes. “I wanted a short, positiv...

The new South Beach restaurant Forte dei Marmi (150 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach) describes itself as having "sophisticated simplicity" in both its cuisine and atmosphere. Perhaps more interesting, however, is chef Antonio Melino's background.The Argentine-born, Italian-raised Melino has been in the restaurant business for 43 years. He's launched many su...