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Fazoli’s – the brand known for serving up premium Italian recipes at a great value – recently held their 2019 National Brand Conference in Marco Island, Florida where they awarded their brand trailblazers for driving success. “Our National Brand Conference really ignites excitement around our newest brand strategies while celebrating the big wins o...

In early-17th-century Rome, painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) sparked an artistic revolution in the Eternal City. Painters from all corners of Europe traveled to Rome to see his work and emulate his handling of light and dark, use of live models, dramatic staging and striking realism. Caravaggio’s style drew a huge following a...

The Cultural Italian American Organization's sixth annual Christopher Columbus recognition dinner will honor former Auburn Mayor Melina Carnicelli. The dinner will take place Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming. It'll begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and continue with an array of Italian dishes, dessert and limoncell...

Last October CL announced the latest concept by local restaurateurs Chris and Michelle Ponte (of Clearwater's Cafe Ponte and Hyde Park's On Swann) who are working alongside their son, JT Mahoney, on an Italian cuisine restaurant, Olivia. We've been waiting patiently for nearly a year on updates, and now we have some. A rep at the restaurant blamed...

IN ONE of my first Italian classes for my semester in Milan, I learned the difference between a ristorante, a trattoria, and an osteria. In English: restaurant, tavern, and pub. Practically, all three words fall under the “restaurant” umbrella in our lexicon, but in Italy, they signal three different dining experiences. As a broke college student,...

The next CELI (Certificate of Italian as a foreign language: https://www.unistrapg.it/en/certification-italian-foreign-language) exam session administered by Florida International University in Miami will take place on November 16, 2019. Applicants must register by October 16, 2019. Please send the application form (https://www.unistrapg.it/sites/d...

Paychex founder and billionaire philanthropist Tom Golisano donated his yacht last week to rescue dogs and deliver supplies in the storm-ravaged Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian slammed Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands earlier this month as a major Category 5 storm. The death toll stands at 50 people, a number that is likely to rise. The disaster has prompt...

For a time it seemed like Green Hills neighborhood in Nashville, TN had been all but forgotten as restaurants opened their doors in every other corner of the city. But if last year is any indication, this busy neighborhood is emerging as a dining destination in its own right with no sign of losing momentum any time soon. North Italia, the latest ad...

At nearly 70 years-old, Dean Gioia says he’s feeling pleasantly surprised. “I guess I never believed it would work out like this,” he says. He looks around at his elegant home, smiles at his three large poodles and fondles a brindle cat. His paintings, lush landscapes, sun-spackled sea vistas, lonely houses and pensive people hang on the walls. Oth...

Monday, September 16th at 12 noon (Games start). The Castle on Versailles Road, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. The Italian American Association of Louisville is looking for up to 5 members who want to be on a bocce team (one day only). There will be plenty of fun and food. This team will be playing in the Bob Valvano "V" Foundation celebrit...

Attorney Antonietta Brancaccio Balzano was newly confirmed by General Counsel Cristiano Musillo Correspondent for the Consulate in Miami. The letter of confirmation arrived from the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Rome on August 23. Attorney Brancaccio- Balzano will be responsible for the areas of Stuart and Orlando where the Italian community is in ne...

Your pre-movie dining options at the Mall at Green Hills are about to increase by 7,000 square feet as North Italia, a mammoth eatery offering pasta, pizza, cocktails, and of course, gelato, opens this Wednesday. The chain is owned by Fox Restaurants, the Phoenix-based national collection of restaurants, including Zinburger and Olive & Ivy. This is...