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Discussing the role of food in Italian culture is pretty much the underlying theme of this entire website. The Mediterranean Diet, Slow Food, la cucina povera… these concepts all speak to the importance of what Italians choose to eat, how they prepare it, and who they share their meals with. And of course, the history and traditions behind the regi...

The City of Tampa is proud to honor the 31st anniversary of our Sister City Agreement with Agrigento, Italy by lighting up the skyline in the national colors of Italy: green, white, and red. This will take place beginning at sunset on February 5, 6, and 7 as a symbol of our deep friendship and cultural exchange between our two cities. Agrigento and...

Andreani, known throughout Europe as the premier distributor of motorcycle and bicycle suspension products, announced today the opening of their first U.S. office and distribution center, located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The facility is building a stock of products from their own lines as well as well-known brands that will be distributed...

Right on the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta Region, Greenwood is a charming little town that’s home to one of the oldest restaurants in Mississippi. The Crystal Grill has been serving up some of the south’s finest food for nearly a century, and this is one restaurant where you’ll want to save room for dessert. Family-owned and operated since...

In only three years, Brooklyn’s Pizzeria has become so popular that it outgrew its little space in the Winn-Dixie plaza in South Leesburg. The restaurant recently moved a couple doors down and now has a larger dining area where customers can enjoy all the Italian specialties.  Owners James and Shawna Pancari purchased the restaurant from the previo...

Forbici is one of the top spots in all of Tampa for fine Italian cuisine. The restaurant puts a modern twist on classic dishes, and offers up a sensational pizza in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village. This restaurant is part of Next Level Brands, a group headed up by prolific restaurateur Jeff Gigante. Next Level just recently opened Boulon Brasserie in Wat...

The Monday after the Super Bowl has traditionally been one of the least productive work days in the U.S., research over the years has suggested. So, one state is proposing to give most workers the day off. A bill proposed in Tennessee by state Sen. London Lamar and Rep. Joe Towns Jr. suggests the Columbus Day holiday be nixed and replaced with a da...

Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero has been named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for January 2023. It is the second straight month that he has earned the monthly honor. Italian-American Banchero becomes the third player in franchise history to be named the league’s Rookie of the Month in consecutive months, joining Shaquille O’N...

South Florida is about to get a big taste of Italy.  DalMoros Fresh Pasta To Go announces their South Florida expansion with new locations coming soon to West Palm Beach and Delray Beach, to add to locations currently open in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Sarasota.  DalMoros will open a 1,436 square foot to-go restaurant at 400 Clematis Street, West Pa...

I’m getting pretty excited, look.” Chef Eric Rivera lifted a pant leg to reveal various shapes of pasta floating on the black background of his sock. It was June 2021, and his enthusiasm for Ravello Ristorante in Montgomery, Alabama, was at full boil. After months of pandemic and supply-chain-related delays, the restaurant opened in July 2022. The...

Italian Sons and Daughters of America is pleased to announce that a new ISDA lodge has been established in Pensacola, Fla! The newest chapter, founded in September 2022, is called Primo Paradiso Lodge. Its members primarily reside in the cities of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, and some travel from as far away as Lillian, Ala. Pensacola is known as Ame...

When: February 17, 2023 - February 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. - Where: Garden Theatre, 160 West Plant Street , Winter Garden, FL 34787 - Price: $35/$55 - Visit Website Steve Solomon’s smash hit, is inspired by Steve’s hilarious family and all the people in his life whose sole purpose is to drive him into therapy … and they succeeded! One part lasagna, o...