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Charleston Village Italian restaurant Le Farfalle opened in the summer of 2016, and now the owners Michael and Caitlin Toscano announce that they will start a second modern Italian restaurant in Manhattan. Named Toscano, the new place will premiere later this year at 24 Minetta Lane in Greenwich Village. The address is the former home to Perla wher...

Once upon a time, within living memory for many of us, Italian dining meant hearty, red-sauced pasta, garlic bread, maybe a little lasagna and fake ivy on the ceiling. Then, just like that, back in the ‘70s, Italian went upscale. Before we knew it we were all gaga about what we called Northern Italian cuisine, with nary a drop of marinara in sight....

Fino’s is back. The beloved Midtown Italian deli will reopen its doors at 11 a.m. Thursday. Regular customers will be happy to hear that the new ownership group has not changed the core menu or the recipes. All the favorite sandwiches will be back. The Aquisto with ham, mortadella, salami, provel and green olive dressing. The Fino with salami, prov...

Joey O’s Pizzeria and Italian Grill will be opening on Thursday, June 6 at 1521 Hwy. 17 Little River. The grand opening will start with the Little River Chamber of Commerce leading the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The grand opening offers 10 percent discount on all pizzas and calzones from June 6 thru 9 and other specials. Guests can also enjoy live mu...

It’s the last thing you’d expect to find tucked between two Peachland Promenade fast-food franchises. After taking her first-ever bite of authentic Roman pizza, Port Charlotte’s Alicia Wilson cried, “Oh my God! Fantastic!” Even before an official opening date, word was out that you could get pizza samples there like you’d never experienced before....

It’s not much to look at from the outside. But pull back the curtain on this unassuming storefront enterprise and you’ll find treasure, Italian style. Romeo’s Pizza and Pasta is a welcoming oasis of comfort food, much of which is bathed in bright, light marinara tasting slightly sweet and perfectly seasoned. A touch of cream only adds to the charm...

Easygoing perfectionist. Fun-loving mischief maker. Dedicated and determined, a “heart rooted in service.” Pete D’Elia was the guy who got things done. If he had a nickname among the members of the Inverness Kiwanis Club, it would be “Pete will do it.” “Pete did not know how to say no,” said fellow Kiwanian Bob Adams. “That was a longstanding joke...

Veroni, the Italian salumi producer known for giant mortadellas, brought a record-breaking 600-pound version to the U.S. The Italian-made mortadella is 6.4 feet long and will be featured at IDDBA 19 in Orlando next week. Veroni, founded in Emilia-Romagna in 1925 and present in the USA since 2016, has specialized in the production of giant mortadell...

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) announces the flagship trip to Verona, Italy, June 2019, where Hilton Head Island Mayor, John McCann, will meet with Verona Mayor, Federico Sboarina, to sign a Friendship agreement, which is the first step in the process towards a Sister-City pact. Also attending this historical event will be John De...

Taking the oath as Treasurer I am humbled to be trusted with finances of our Club. My parents, who invested hard work and financial support in IAC, would be proud that their legacy continues. Angelo and Lucy Giardino with many others organized a social club to promote Italian culture in our community. In 1951 our founding fathers realized their dre...

In the United States, the sport of soccer can sometimes be a bit of an afterthought when compared to sports like football, basketball and baseball. In other nations like Italy, soccer is more than just a sport. It's the beautiful game, closer to a way of life than just something to do. This year, Central High School boys' soccer got to experience t...

Portofino Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria has become somewhat of a local institution since opening nearly 20 years ago in Gastonia. With its reputation firmly solidified within the Franklin Square shopping center, two chefs from the business are now ready to expand with a second venue in a pocket of the city that they believe desperately needs it....