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Jay Luigi is quaint in size, but bountiful in flavor. This exquisite restaurant along the sprawling 4th Street North corridor is hard to miss with its vibrant Vitale Bros mural out front. An intimate indoor dining area proceeds what appears to be a private oasis. Walls of greenery submerge Jay Luigi guests in a garden of Italian delights. The resta...

Duke southpaw Jonathan Santucci has earned an invite to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Camp in Cary, N.C., later this month. Santucci, a native of Leominster, Mass., enjoyed a strong freshman season in Durham during the 2022 season. An outfielder and pitcher, Santucci began the year as a reliever before emerging into a starting role. San...

If you’re the ultimate wine lover, you’re in luck because Alabama is home to a variety of places that offer a great selection of wines. One place in particular is the award-winning restaurant Ariccia Cucina Italiana. To learn all about Ariccia Cucina Italiana, including its most famous wine feature, take a look below. Ariccia Cucina Italiana, which...

Grappino, the groundbreaking Italian restaurant owned by Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli, will be hosting a wine dinner featuring the Berlucchi Winery on June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Berlucchi is an icon in the world of Italian wine, a pioneer of the classical method in Franciacorta, whose passion gave rise to the very first Franciacorta release in 1961. This...

Almost two years after opening Enzo’s Delicatessen, owner Joe Cardinale is on a new adventure — opening a Venetian-style wine bar next door to his specialty sandwich shop.  In the intimate space next door to Enzo’s, Cardinale stood chatting with friends during a private soft opening event June 13. Italian wines adorned the floor-to-ceiling shelves...

Piada Italian Street Food is making their Carolinas debut by celebrating the opening of its 45th location at 336B S Sharon Amity Road. The fast casual Italian restaurant will open its doors on Thursday, July 7 at 10:45 a.m. and will be open Sunday through Saturday, 10:45 a.m. until 10 p.m. This marks Piada’s first Southeastern location, with additi...

Italian-born Maria Vilella feels right at home in her new La Bella Apulia Gourmet Market & Apericena in historic Naples. La Bella is so homey and comfortable that people may feel as if they should be bringing host Vilella a bottle of wine or a bouquet of flowers when they dine there as her guest.  “Everybody says it feels like being home, so they l...

One of my haunts as an ETSU student was the Italian Pizza Pub on West Walnut Street in Johnson City. Originally founded some 50 years ago by Kingsport restaurateur Raffaele Miscagnia, the “Pub,” as we called it, was the regular gathering place for my fraternity brothers and I. With New York-style pizza made available by the slice and cold beer on t...

Each pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase completely immerses Guests in the beauty and culture of an international country and Guests love to sample authentic and delicious cuisine from each location on a Disney vacation. The Italy Pavilion is home to several table service dining locations that offer up regional specialties from around Italy that are...

Ask Americans what their favorite international cuisine is, and Italian is bound to make their top three at least. But “Italian food” is such a broad topic that it is unfair to the many different regional cuisines and styles of service in the country. Anyone who follows Stanley Tucci on his gastronomic tour of the boot in CNN’s Searching for Italy ...

The 30th Anniversary Italianfest 2022 starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday on Newport’s Riverboat Row — featuring (as usual) multiple Italian Food Specialties, Live Music, History of Newport’s Italian Heritage and much more. Kicking off summer festivals is the one that has everything — including a free bocce ball court– and it’s free to all to a...

Jacqueline Pirolo knows all about the grind. The Italy-born, Long Island–raised beverage director of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner Macchialina in Miami started her career at a grueling, sleep-at-the office film production job in New York City. But when one of her older brothers asked her to help open the Saint Austere restaurant in Broo...