NEWS FROM : Food & Wine  

Tampa Bay Food Tours recently sat down to visit and dine with Italy Bottega owner Federico Faneli. After operating in the Boston and Miami markets he pulled up stakes and chose St. Pete as the new home for his vision. Sharing his love of all things Italian via an authentic Italian market and wine shop. The space is no frills but very comfortable. B...

So, do you like it with the lights on or off? I mean, eating. Well, I’m a lights on person. I like to see what’s in front of me, but one Miami Beach restaurant is promising a flavor explosion in the dark, and if that’s not a cue for Alex Miranda, I don’t know what is. Girls, they’re blindfolding you for an entire four-course Italian meal, but they...

Escarole makes me smile for multiple reasons. The first is that it reminds me of a long-ago co-worker who, after purchasing a piece of jewelry from an estate sale across the country — a gift for his girlfriend — told me he put the money “in escarole” while awaiting the ring’s arrival. So, when I saw escarole and beans on the online menu at Ov...

Palazzo Pizza, located at 1818 W Platt Street, dishes up the flavors of Italy to Tampa. Is there anything more refreshing than a fresh slice of pizza on spring day? We think not, so when it comes to pizza concepts in Tampa we believe it’s “the more the merrier.” Palazzo Pizza brings inspiration from Boston and Italy to W. Platt Street. This level o...

 Fanelli’s Deli & Market is the most recent addition to the new, indoor mini-mall City Market at 120 Franklin Street, and the owner’s goal is to bring a touch of Upstate New York and Italy to downtown Clarksville. “This is our home away from home now,” Fanelli’s owner, Lynn Sodeman, told Clarksville Now. Sodeman is from Rochester, New York, but mov...

Carbone Miami is the sister restaurant of the original in New York which has been called the most influential American restaurants of the last decade. The South Beach location on Collins Avenue, which opened in January, marks the fourth Carbone in the roster, along with Hong Kong and Las Vegas. Partner and Chef Mario Carbone tells CBS4’s Lisa Petri...

Casa Isola, the newest restaurant by James Beard award-nominated chef José Mendín, is open for dinner. The Italian concept occupies the former Pubbelly Noodle Bar space in Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood, which ceased operations in the fall of 2019. An indoor/outdoor space decked in a Mediterranean-inspired décor of white and blues, Mendí...

What started as a boring day to renew my passport in Snellville, Georgia, turned into a spontaneous trip to Atlanta’s famous Ponce City Market. As a New Jersey native who knows nothing about Georgia other than the fact that its capital is Atlanta, I’ve always asked my Georgian-native friends for hot spots in the city. After asking around, Ponce Cit...

People like Brittany Rappise, a Pensacola makeup artist-turned-food truck operator, have shown that one thin silver lining to shine through during the COVID-19 pandemic is the perseverance of the human spirit.  Like so many others at this time last year, Rappise's world caved in when everything shut down. As a traveling theatrical wig and makeup de...

After months of great anticipation, DalMoros Fresh Pasta To Go announces their exciting grand opening in St. Petersburg, Florida this Spring.  This is the first franchise in the United States for the popular, fast-casual, fresh pasta concept originating in Venice, Italy in 2012.  Italian food lovers will delight in DalMoros St. Pete’s wide variety...

Santa Margherita is delighted to celebrate the diamond anniversary of its popular and favored varietal, Pinot Grigio. For the past sixty years, Santa Margherita has been establishing Pinot Grigio as an elegant, modern wine that has now become a trailblazer and the leading Italian Pinot Grigio throughout the US. With thousands of bottles uncorked wo...

Edward Carrella and his wife wanted to retire to northern Michigan, but the COVID-19 pandemic moved up their plans. The Chicago native lost his restaurant job during the initial stages of the pandemic in 2020. They now live full time in Frankfort, where his wife’s family has visited for decades. Carrella and his business partner Tim Potter, a summe...