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A Nashville-based Italian restaurant is bringing its first Alabama location to Huntsville at the Hays Farm development. Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate announced that Amerigo will open a 7,513 square foot location at The Market at Hays Farm as part of the development anchored by Publix on South Memorial Parkway. It’s expected to open in late 2021...

Tuesday, May 4 - 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Register Here. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the event. Organized by: Portland Italians. Join us for a Unique, Engaging, & Interactive Italian Language Lesson! Pina Di Rosa will take us on a journey through three beautiful Italian songs; Volare, Con te partirò, and Il mare calmo della sera. We will l...

The Lynora’s family of local restaurants is on the verge of yet another expansion. The popular West Palm Beach-based chain built on an Italian mother’s recipes and her son’s hospitality business and branding chops will welcome a Boca Raton location in September, according to owner Angelo Abbenante.  Lynora's fifth restaurant The upscale trattoria w...

Florida Spring Training for the Olympic-bound Team Italy women's softball team is here. The Azzurre will remain in the Sunshine State for two weeks at the invitation of USA Softball with the coordination of Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) as well as the U.S. and Italian Olympic Committees. Despite a two-day long delay at Milan Malpens...

Ynot Italian – a full-service restaurant franchise known for its extensive menu of traditional, homemade Italian entrees – has announced plans to expand its footprint across the Southeastern United States. According to founder and CEO Tony DiSilvestro, the growth will focus on developing both full and express units and will initially target other p...

Miami-born and Italy-raised, jewelry designer and accomplished equestrian Lucrezia Buccellati will make Palm Beach her permanent home this fall. The co-creative director of Italian jewelry brand Buccellati, which was founded in Milan in 1919 by Lucrezia's great-grandfather, Mario, and the mother of two plans to put down roots in a town where horses...

Served on a crackly round of house-baked bread, layered with ham, salami, roast beef, provolone, and mozzarella, the muffuletta at Valle’s in Memphis is a baroque and sloppy beauty, leaking oil and vinegar and joy. A quiet man with a shy and impish smile, Louie Valle dresses his take on the New Orleans sandwich with mushrooms and green peppers, bou...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to downtown Macon. La Bella Vita co-owner Donny Barnes says he and the other co-owner, Vincent Kelly, plan to open the spot at 347 Cotton Ave on May 1. This is Barnes’ first restaurant venture, but he says Kelly has his hands in Fatty’s Pizza -- a Macon pizza restaurant franchise. The Alabama native moved to Centr...

An Italian company specializing in automation of food and beverage warehouses is planning a $3 million expansion of its Buncombe County regional headquarters. System Logistics Corporation will hire an additional 47 people to work at the enlarged facility with pay averaging $32.17 an hour, or $66,900 annually, SLC and economic development officials...

Orlando-based Jeremiah’s Italian Ice is now scooping up its iconic frozen treats in its new Cooper City location which opened March 30. The new Jeremiah’s Italian Ice is located at 9630 Stirling Rd. #101 in a brand new shopping plaza called Cooper Square, located directly across from Cooper City High School. The location has three service windows a...

The Italian American Society of Marco Island finished their Bocce season with a tournament among their members to see who could be called the three best players this year. As always, it was a fun season with a lot of kidding and joking even though COVID-19 kept quite a few members from coming to Florida this year. Members played at Mackle Park and...

Retirement always looked good on paper to Pensacola's Pietro DiBella. Weighed against the hours of daily work the Sicilian-born entrepreneur put into making pizzas, cooking pasta, managing people and servicing guests at Italy's Finest Pizzeria, the fleeting thoughts of spending his days gardening and playing with his grandchildren sounded like blis...