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Florida offers more than beautiful beaches and bustling cities — it is a gateway to a world of art, history and vibrant traditions deeply rooted in Italian heritage. Florida’s thriving appreciation for Italian culture makes it an ideal location for language learners. Studying the Italian language in Florida can lead to fluency and a deeper connecti...

A restaurant and franchise consultant for years, Jennifer Erdman hadn’t considered opening her own concept until she met Italian restaurateurs Giuseppe Barbera and Andrea Casarin. The Venice residents opened her eyes to authentic Italian cuisine. Together with co-founders Chris Lowe and Sam Lundy, they created Pochino Italy, a counter-service Itali...

When you think of Kentucky, you think of bourbon, and a new distillery here in Danville is giving residents a new option to enjoy Kentucky’s signature spirit. The Luca Mariano distillery is bringing a taste of Italy to the bluegrass. In 2017, owner Francesco Viola’s dream of infusing his family’s Italian-inspired whiskey recipe became reality with...

World-renowned Italian food hall Eataly is officially coming to Aventura Mall in South Florida. A New Times source confirmed the news on Tuesday, July 9. Eataly will be located inside of Aventura Mall at 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Unit 3004, in Aventura. It will take up three levels and will span approximately 29,000 square feet.According to the most re...

Many fathers push their goals aside to raise and provide their family. Now, Phil and Anthony D’Amico are making cannolis, lobster tail and other Italian foods to make their father’s dream come true. “After years and years of putting it off, he finally said ‘I just turned 61 I got to do it.’ It’s a goal of his. He said you know whatever you wanna do...

Trattoria Pasquale’s “Big Night” 7-course Italian feasts have become one of the most anticipated culinary events in Tampa. Each month, the restaurant showcases a different region of Italy, bringing its food and culture to life through a meticulously curated 7-course meal. Chef Luigi, the mastermind behind “Big Night,” pours his passion into creatin...

Something sweet is coming to Atlanta. Rosetta Bakery is planned for Two Buckhead Plaza, according to a building permit application with the City of Atlanta. The company aims to be “an official ambassador of the Italian art of baking.” The menu includes focaccia, sandwiches, sweet pastries and coffee. Customers are able to get a glimpse into the pro...

Dean of Miami Dade College’s(MDC) Miguel B. Fernandez Family School of Global Business, Trade and Transportation, Pamela Fuertes Berti recently was awarded the Italian National Honor of the Knighthood of the Order of the Star of Italy (Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia) by the Hon. Michele Mistò, Consul General of Italy in Miami. This dis...

On Monday, former New York Islanders goaltender and current Florida Panthers employee Roberto Luongo had the opportunity to win his first Stanley Cup.  The 45-year-old Hockey Hall of Fame member, who is currently serving as Special Advisor to the General Manager of the Florida Panthers, fell to the Boston Bruins in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final as a m...

Ciao Bambino is an original family-friendly show, giving a slice of life inside the 1940's Italian-American immigrant experience. This uniquely crafted musical by Elizabeth Allen Turner, whose great-grandparents arrived at Ellis Island from Gambettola, Italy, is great fun and inspirational to those who find themselves in the situation of starting o...

M’ama Napoli opened its doors Tuesday, introducing its pastries, coffee, pizzas and an authentic taste of Italy to Winter Park. The Italian bakery and deli serves up elaborate pastries like Ferrero Rocher maritozzi, Nutella maritozzi, cannolis, bombolone and more. In addition to the sweets, savory options include pizza mortadella topped with ricott...

Dear Members of the Italian American Community, I extend our heartfelt congratulations to John Viola, and his parents, Vincent and Teresa, owners of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup champion Florida Panthers. The Panthers won their first title in franchise history on June 24 with a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 of the champ...