NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Italian food and beverage continues to climb the world rankings, and it comes out on top in the U.S. where Italy, behind Mexico and Canada, is the third country from which the U.S. imports the most food and beverage products, and it is precisely to Italian excellence that the fifth edition of the "Authentic Italian Food & Wine Festival" event will...

After serving for more than seven years, President Tommaso Cardana has decided to step down with the conviction that he has fulfilled the primary objectives he set for the organization and to fully comply with the spirit of the new By-Laws of the Chamber that now establish a 6 years limit term for a President. The leadership of the Italy-America Ch...

The Birmingham metro area has lost a lot of Italian restaurants over the years, but a new one in Rocky Ridge is conjuring up memories of long-gone places such as LaVoy’s in Homewood, Romeo’s on Southside or Sal’s Italian across town in Roebuck. Napoli Italian Restaurant & Pizza opened its doors in October in the former location of Johnny Brusco’s N...

This popular pizzeria hit its 20-year milestone in Palm Coast today and to celebrate, it's offering perks for guests to enjoy. Joe’s New York Pizza and Pasta, the oldest of Palm Coast’s pizzerias, is celebrating double decades. The family-owned and -operated eatery was brought to life in 2004 by Michael Bennici and Joe Bennici Jr., two brothers wit...

Tonino Di Bella, owner of the Gusto restaurants in Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine, plans to open another Italian restaurant in June or July, this time in South Jacksonville. The family-style Ciao Trattoria Italiana will be at 4076 Belfort Road in the former Leci’s Italian Cafe between Gate Parkway and Butler Boulevard.  It will serve lunch an...

South Florida Classical Review reports that Raffaele Cardone, founder and general and artistic director of Miami Lyric Opera has announced the closure of the opera company after 22 years of producing Italian operas and nurturing talent. The company's last performance was a double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Puccini’s Suor Angelica i...

On the outside, it looks like a street café complete with the lighting and umbrellas one might find outside a restaurant in Venice. However, this venue is in Midtown and brings with it the name of the owner's grandfather. Oronzo's (Un)Common Italian is what they call fast casual Italian food. Named for Oronzo Bavaro, his work ethic shows in the foo...

Jannik Sinner is the king of South Florida today, as Mark Petchey said on Tennis Channel after the Miami Open final, and tomorrow he will rule the world. It certainly seems as though Sinner will soon become the world’s No. 1 player and his destructive run to the singles title at the Miami Open moved the Italian to the No. 2 ranking for the first ti...

Laura Pausini made her world tour stop at the Kaseya Center in Miami on Saturday (March 30), delivering a retrospective of songs that celebrated her 30-year career. The Italian superstar, who effortlessly performs in three languages (English, Spanish, and Italian), kicked off her trek in her native country last December and will wrap the tour on Ap...

Jannik Sinner powdered potent forehands, issued seven aces and broke Daniil Medvedev's serve four times in a dominant 2024 Miami Open men's singles semifinal victory Friday in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Italian needed just 71 minutes and two sets to dispatch his Russian foe in a rematch of last year's Miami Open final, which Medvedev won in straight s...

Lee's Farmers Market looks like a little house tucked away off of Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, SC, near Myrtle Beach. The Italian market is owned by Scott Lee and Ed “Skeeter” Dombrowski, who ironically are not Italian but are from the northeast. It opened in 1999 as a produce stand, because that was Skeeter's background. Then he brought in the ch...

There’s something so special about Italian food, isn’t there? It’s so homey and comforting, not to mention delicious! If you’re as big of a fan of Italian restaurants in Georgia as we are, we think you’ll love the spot we’re featuring today. Mom & Dad’s Italian Restaurant is a tasty place with locations in both Thomasville and Valdosta. This family...