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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...

Paesano's Italian Market in Cape Coral is hiring butchers and deli workers. "The atmosphere is like you're walking in an Italian Village," Jerry Furio, the owner of Paesano's Italian Market, said. "You can see, I have my underwear hanging there just like Italy, they would do over the balconies, and my wife's hanging also." Furio opened his first ma...

Residents of Okatie, South Carolina are lucky to be among those who can experience the classic Italian desserts without leaving town. They can get Italian Desserts in Okatie straight from Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant. The Italian restaurant serves the best tasting and mouth-watering desserts from Italy. Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant serves Bomba –...

To be a supposed “foodie,” I often find myself wondering what to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Admittedly I will settle for some fast food here and there, if for no other reason than to return to the favorites of yesteryear...which then serves as a reminder as to why I don’t eat that anymore. Then there are times you want a sandwich, or could...

Osterio Morini proves that fresh Italian ingredients served in a modern dining room warmed with farmhouse touches is as tasteful in Miami as it is New York’s Soho and Washington DC’s Navy Yard. Now serving brunch, the Miami Beach outpost of this eatery of national acclaim has made its own fresh statement on the favorite of weekend indulgences. The...

Jake Leonard and Oscar Ixcot have spent years working in the restaurant business locally and when the opportunity to open their own place on Missionary Ridge on Westside Drive came up, they jumped at the chance. The two met at Il Primo with Leonard, who has also worked at St. John's and Easy Bistro, working the front of the house and Ixcot cooking...

Chef Adrianne Calvo continues to expand her culinary footprint on Miami, debuting her latest restaurant Forte by Chef Adrianne last week in Coral Gables. The chef, who’s also behind restaurants like Redfish and Cracked, is highlighting Italian cuisine and ingredients for her latest venture. Seafood dominates the appetizer section at Forte with dish...

It was without much fanfare that Sal’s Pizza Factory opened its doors on Monroe Road in the Echo Hills neighborhood of southeast Charlotte in 2018, but in the three years since, it has slowly built a cult following, earning rave reviews for its wide assortment of pizzas ranging from staples like cheese or Margherita to more eccentric toppings like...

Like the Frank Sinatra song title says, “The Best is Yet to Come,” and that’s what Carlo Vaccarezza is banking on with a restaurant bearing the blue-eyed crooner’s first name. Frank and Dino’s is set to open the second week in July at the intersection of Short and Mill streets in a circa 1895 building. The flagship location is in Boca Raton, Florid...

Drunk Tony’s food truck owners Anthony and Kandess Gaudio were making what turned out to be a 17-hour road trip back from Richmond, Virginia, in their recently purchased food truck just before the onset of the pandemic.  Anthony, a Pittsburgh native who grew up working on classic cars with his father, spent the next 13 months outfitting the truck i...