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Authentic Italian restaurants in Florida will be recognized during the 4th edition of "Marchio Ospitalita' Italiana" award ceremony that will be organized, as every year, by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, at Mia Cucina Showroom in Coral Gables on Wednesday, May 27th from 6.00 to 8.00 pm. Marchio Ospitalità Italiana is a prestigious acknowl...

"Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona," by Baroque composer Francesco Cavalli, is one of Spoleto Festival USA's two festival-produced opera productions.   Conductor Aaron Carpene and director Stefano Vizioli worked hard to unearth and reconstruct the obscure opera, which was last performed more than 350 years ago, in Naples and Venice.  ...

by Lizzy Alfs   Handcrafted pasta will be the focus of a new restaurant and retail shop planned for East Nashville. Brothers Ryan and Danny Nicoletto, owners of East Nashville-based Nicoletto's Pasta Co., are preparing to open Nicoletto's Italian Kitchen at 2905A Gallatin Pike later this month.   Since launching their pasta...

Miami is both a lifestyle, and a state of mind. Miamians seek out fun in everything they do. This is especially true with respect to their transportation. Whether on land, sea or on the ocean. Miamians enjoy expressing themselves by having fun, but because they are Miamians, it has to be done in style.   Just as there are clothing choices fo...

Apre i battenti domani, 10 dicembre, a Miami, Italian Eyewear Exhibition, la Mostra autonoma di occhialeria organizzata dall'Agenzia Ice in collaborazione con ANFAO, che presenterà i prodotti di 17 aziende italiane dell'occhialeria a buyer e professionisti del settore provenienti dall'America centro-meridionale.   L'evento si svolge nella pr...

by Rebecca Kleinman   Elisabetta Armellin, the Italian designer behind V°73, a women's accessories line named after her birth year and atelier's address in Venice, is such a big fan of Miami that she chose the city's Design District for her foray into retail. "Miami is booming, with so much construction going on and exciting shopping ce...

If there's one thing most people are familiar with when it comes to Italian culture, it's food. Cannoli, gnocchi, stromboli, zeppole, gelato and, yes, more than a few slices of pizza – if you weren't filling your belly at Saturday's Italian Festival in downtown Columbia, then what were you doing?   The annual festival drew thousands of atte...

Since the Real Italian Deli opened just under a year ago in Palm Desert, the deli-store combination has dished out traditional Italian sandwiches and desserts, and kept the shelves stocked with house-cured and imported deli meats, olive oils, fresh and frozen pastas and vinegars that could rival any New York City deli.   "I want to bring the...

There's always poker and slots talk at the Isle Casino and Racing, but now the Italian restaurant is speaking a new language: seafood, including lobster francaise. The restaurant, called Bragozzo Osteria and Wine Bar, has revamped with a more sophisticated menu, says Mark Sicilia, Isle's senior director of hospitality.    Checks sh...

The dine-around bunch and I had spent the day car-shopping with the Retiree in Greeneville, and a thoroughly pooped and over-heated bunch we were. The Retiree was looking for a hybrid vehicle of some sort. Her mentioning this to the sales force of several dealerships was greeted in each case with the same enthusiasm Jaws had for the opening of Long...

By Evan S. Benn   Miami was this close to getting Grato, chef Clay Conley's new pizza-pasta place, in our back yard. Conley and his partners say they scouted locations in Wynwood and Coral Gables before deciding to plant Grato in Palm Beach County (1901 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach), a few miles from where Conley's sister restaurants Bucca...

The champagne bar at Campiello was abuzz on a Tuesday summer evening at 5:30 p.m. And why not? French champagne Perrier Jouet was going for $5 a pop. We sank our noses into the froth and breathed deeply. While the bright citrusy notes are more acidic than I prefer in my champagne, this is luxury sipping on the cheap. The fountain trickled musically...