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Grappino, the groundbreaking Italian restaurant owned by Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli, will be hosting a wine dinner featuring the Berlucchi Winery on June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Berlucchi is an icon in the world of Italian wine, a pioneer of the classical method in Franciacorta, whose passion gave rise to the very first Franciacorta release in 1961. This...

Almost two years after opening Enzo’s Delicatessen, owner Joe Cardinale is on a new adventure — opening a Venetian-style wine bar next door to his specialty sandwich shop.  In the intimate space next door to Enzo’s, Cardinale stood chatting with friends during a private soft opening event June 13. Italian wines adorned the floor-to-ceiling shelves...

Piada Italian Street Food is making their Carolinas debut by celebrating the opening of its 45th location at 336B S Sharon Amity Road. The fast casual Italian restaurant will open its doors on Thursday, July 7 at 10:45 a.m. and will be open Sunday through Saturday, 10:45 a.m. until 10 p.m. This marks Piada’s first Southeastern location, with additi...

Italian-born Maria Vilella feels right at home in her new La Bella Apulia Gourmet Market & Apericena in historic Naples. La Bella is so homey and comfortable that people may feel as if they should be bringing host Vilella a bottle of wine or a bouquet of flowers when they dine there as her guest.  “Everybody says it feels like being home, so they l...

One of my haunts as an ETSU student was the Italian Pizza Pub on West Walnut Street in Johnson City. Originally founded some 50 years ago by Kingsport restaurateur Raffaele Miscagnia, the “Pub,” as we called it, was the regular gathering place for my fraternity brothers and I. With New York-style pizza made available by the slice and cold beer on t...

Each pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase completely immerses Guests in the beauty and culture of an international country and Guests love to sample authentic and delicious cuisine from each location on a Disney vacation. The Italy Pavilion is home to several table service dining locations that offer up regional specialties from around Italy that are...

Ask Americans what their favorite international cuisine is, and Italian is bound to make their top three at least. But “Italian food” is such a broad topic that it is unfair to the many different regional cuisines and styles of service in the country. Anyone who follows Stanley Tucci on his gastronomic tour of the boot in CNN’s Searching for Italy ...

Jacqueline Pirolo knows all about the grind. The Italy-born, Long Island–raised beverage director of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner Macchialina in Miami started her career at a grueling, sleep-at-the office film production job in New York City. But when one of her older brothers asked her to help open the Saint Austere restaurant in Broo...

Weeks after the closure of Atlantic Beach restaurant Ocean 60, a new Italian restaurant is planned for the site.  Miami-based Salumeria 104, a trattoria-style restaurant specializing in salumi plates and traditional homemade Italian dishes, plans to take over the spot at 60 Ocean Blvd., according to Salumeria 104 parent company Graspa Group.   “We’...

Laura, the newest concept by French chef Nico Romo, who was voted Best Chef in City Paper’s 2022 Best Of awards, is now open in historic Summerville on 101 Main Street. Named after Romo’s grandmother, Laura joins NICO in Mount Pleasant and Bistronomy downtown as part of the Nico Dining Group.  While Romo’s first two restaurants focus on his French...

After years of renovations and millions of dollars spent in the process, the old City Federal Savings and Loan building on Commerce Street is now downtown Montgomery’s newest fine Italian restaurant, Ravello. “We started November 8, 2018. And we just got opened last week,” said Eric Rivera, Executive Chef for Vintage Hospitality Group, the owner of...

As Revere is seeing many changes in its neighborhoods, one of the many staples in Revere is the popular Vinny’s Market on the corner of Malden Street and Newhall Street. The store was opened 45 years ago by the Prezioso family who had immigrated from Cerignola, Italy. Owner Angelo Prezioso is a proud Italian immigrant who moved to the United States...