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Before Shaun Aloisio places a pizza inside a 6,000-pound oven to cook at 1,000 degrees at Scuola Vecchia Pizza E Vino in Coral Springs, he makes it clear what kind of pizza will come out. “This isn’t a pizza from Joe’s or Frank’s. We’re not some New York style pizza shop,” he said. Less than two minutes later, after spinning it inside the wood-burn...

Marco Calenzo secures the Chef of the Year award for the Top Italian Restaurants guide. He works behind the stoves at Lido At The Surf Club in Miami, where he landed in 2023. His culinary style has become an emblematic example of authentic Italian taste worldwide. We first encountered him at unsuspecting times in 2013 in Beijing when he worked at t...

Ispirazione Italian Sandwiches is now open in the city of Ocoee. Ispirazione hosted a soft opening event Friday, Dec. 15. The sandwich shop uses freshly crafted Tigelle bread as the canvas for a multitude of sweet and savory bites from Italy. According to the shop, Tigelles are round, warm, and crunchy on the outside while soft on the inside. "We t...

European-style café illy is now open at Atlantic Station, the brand’s 18 location in the U.S., its first ever in Georgia, and its first full-service restaurant in the U.S. The café offers authentic and thoughtfully sourced Italian coffee, full-service breakfast, lunch and dinner and made-in-house pastries by 2022 James Beard Award Finalist and Café...

"We didn't choose Miami; Miami chose us," says three-Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura about the inception of his and his wife Lara Gilmore's restaurant, Torno Subito, slated to open on the rooftop of Julia & Henry's in Miami in February 2024.  The restaurant will bring bold colors and classic Italian cuisine to the historic building located at 20...

For the past thirteen years Borgo Italia has served Peachtree City with the most authentic Italian dishes and wines. Now looking to the years to come, owners Cristiana and Alessandro Folchitto are delighted to break into the Senoia scene. “While we will miss the beautiful Peachtree City, we can’t wait to experience the amazing vibe of Senoia and be...

When Americans are craving sandwiches packed with meat and flavor, delis are the perfect place to grab one. These specialty retailers are known for providing fresh meats, cheeses, and other foods, as well as delicious handhelds. While most grocery stores have a deli section, independent shops have that charm you won't find at big-name supermarkets....

Nashville is becoming a popular destination for out-of-state restaurants to launch their first satellite ventures. That's been the case for Charleston-based Husk, long-time Detroit favorite Joe Muer Seafood, Dallas-based Harper's steakhouse and others. The latest to arrive is Brooklyn-based Italian spot Frankies 925 Spuntino, so named for owners Fr...

Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant will not be closing its doors at the end of the year. “The deal fell through,” Mike Misciagna, co-owner of the restaurant, said. “It happens.” Misciagna announced in August that the restaurant had been sold to the Stir Fry Group, the same company that owns the Stir Fry Restaurant and The Social in downtown Kingsport. G...

The 25-year-old Oviedo mall is seeing a lot of changes — from plans to build apartments to an Italian Market opening on Wednesday. D’Amico & Sons Italian Market & Bakery held its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday at the Oviedo Mall, located at 1170 Oviedo Mall Blvd, according to a press release.  “We invite the community to join us in welcoming...

Diners in search of more options for Italian food on St. Armands Circle won’t have to wait long. In early 2024, local restaurateur Alessandro Di Ferdinando will revive the “spirit” of 15 South Ristorante on St. Armands Circle under the new name of 15 South by Napulè at 15 S. Boulevard of the Presidents. Di Ferdinando is best known for his restauran...

When it comes to Derby City cuisine, seafood isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. But getting fresh ocean fare is easier than one might think, thanks to Louisville being a UPS hub. This fact has left me pleasantly surprised by the numerous seafood dishes at various restaurants around town, including Osteria Italian Seafood in Westport...