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An Italian restaurant from the team behind two popular North Fulton County eateries is set to open in downtown Alpharetta in the next few weeks. Sorella Vicina will debut at 35 Milton Ave., on the bottom floor of the Hamilton Hotel. The concept comes from Phillip Cooper’s Cellared Roots Hospitality Group, which also owns Vin 25 in Roswell and Citiz...

The Menagerie Hospital Group has announced the grand opening of Charlotte’s newest Italian restaurant, Figo 36. The doors open for guests on Thursday, August 16th. The new Italian restaurant is perched on 36th Street in Noda, alongside the Novel apartment complex and the CATS lights rail. Riders and residents can visit with ease! Fig36 visitors can...

Great success for the Miss Italia America presentation gala in the USA on 30 July 2022 in Miami Beach. Official start of the contest so dear to Enzo Mirigliani, historical Patron of the Miss Italy event that launched stars like Sophia Loren. To win the crown of Miss Italia America, girls of Italian American origin from all over the United States, w...

After a year of selling homemade spaghetti sauce at the weekly Community Market in Manchester, Jessica and Joe Licata decided the time is right to open a brick and mortar storefront on the town square. Located at 109 W. High St., Mama Licata’s offers up classic Italian staples for both weekday lunch specials as well as fresh take and bake products...

Founded in Sorrento, Italy in 1890 by Cataldo Aprea, Fratelli Aprea has been hand-crafting the infamous Gozzo Sorrentino for six generations. As Fratelli Aprea launches in the U.S., the prowess and performance inherent to these beautiful vessels can only come from respecting the past. Fratelli Aprea has stayed true to its roots of simple elegance b...

The big picture: Mama Ricotta’s opened in August of 1992 and turns 30 next month. Its sister concept, Little Mama’s, opened in SouthPark in 2020 and has quickly become a Charlotte staple in its own right. Why it matters: Recent closures of popular local restaurants like Soul Gastrolounge and The Stanley tell a story of a city struggling to hold ont...

The agreement has been signed among Piccola Industria di Confindustria Puglia, Politecnico di Bari, and Miami Scientific Italian Community to promote in the U.S. the Puglia innovation ecosystem made up of many Small Innovative Industries and top-notch Basic and Applied Scientific Research where excellent public and private partnerships operate syne...

Perhaps less surprising that Brian Solari decided to bring his Italian dessert café to Greenville is that the owner of Carmella’s Café and Dessert Bar found a location so fast. When Solari and his wife and partner, Tiffany Solari, opened the first Carmella’s in Charleston eight years ago, it took nearly two years to find the right space, Solari say...

Former Ole Miss baseball legend and current SEC Network baseball analyst David Dellucci got to add yet another honor to his long list of life accomplishments, being officially inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame this weekend in Jackson, part of the Class of 2022. Dellucci was one of eight nominated in this year's class, along with Aub...

Art enthusiasts can learn how well-known masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper were created at Biltmore’s latest installation in its Legends of Art & Innovation series. “Leonardo da Vinci — 500 Years of Genius” is on display at Amherst at Deerpark on the grounds of Biltmore through Feb. 20, 2023. It’s the third and final installmen...

Christopher Covelli, the executive chef at Sarasota’s Sage and Bijou Garden Café, competed in a Food Network competition last night. In Alex vs. America, celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli faces off against three chefs who are hoping to win a cash prize. “There isn’t a chef more competitive than I am,” Guarnaschelli said in the show’s opening. Covel...

I recently had the pleasure of enjoying a late summer dinner at Terralina Crafted Italian at Disney Springs and loved every minute of it. It has been quite a few years since I checked out this rustic Italian location and I was excited to indulge in some delicious offerings. My experience was amazing and Terralina Crafted Italian did not disappoint....