NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Nobu and Sushi Samba vet Carlos Barillas has taken his talents to Kendall for his latest venture, Noche Kitchen & Bar inside Town & Country Mall at 11745 Sherry Ln.   Self-described as a "contemporary Italian supper club" it showcases a clubstaurant type atmosphere with Italian cuisine and lots of DJ-played music in the background....

by Greg Cox   Gocciolina – Italian for "droplet," the word is undeniably a quirky name for a restaurant. Ask owner/chef Aaron Benjamin if it refers to the restaurant's small but excellent selection of Italian wines, and he responds, "You could say that, but mainly I just like the sound of the word."   It does have a catchy musical sou...

Italia Independent apre a Miami la sua seconda boutique americana, all'interno di Wynwood Block, nuovissimo mall situato nel cuore del distretto affermatosi negli ultimi anni come una delle zone più cool della città. Dopo l'apertura del flagship di New York, avvenuta a novembre, un nuovo store con il quale proseguire l'attività di consolidamento su...

by Greyceli Marin   Doral isn't the first place that comes to mind when picturing a cutting-edge dining scene, but the area's newest restaurant La Ruota seeks to change that by providing a modern ambiance in a neighborhood setting.   La Ruota's menu offers a variety of authentic Italian dishes, special dining rooms for groups and a la...

"The Other Italy" Lecture Series and Wine Tasting"Sicily"February 24,"Umbria,"March 34:00 PMHilary's in Horrigan Hall, Bellarmine University$15 members, $20 guests per dateReserve your spot by calling 502.938.8830 or by clicking on the event link under "Upcoming Events".With the publication of Frances Mayes' best-seller Under the Tuscan Sun, Americ...

Il 2 giugno in occasione dei festeggiamenti della festa della Repubblica partirà la terza parte del tour negli Stati Uniti dello spettacolo teatrale ''Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino'' di e con Massimiliano Finazzer Flory. Lo spettacolo, che rappresenta il teatro di prosa per l'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti, sarà in scena con due...

Atlanta builder Pattillo Construction Corp. has been selected to build Beretta USA's new manufacturing plant and research facility near Nashville, Tenn. Announced in January, the Italian firearms maker said it will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art gun manufacturing plant and R&D facility. The facility will create 300 jobs.   Rea...

The Gianottas have operated Valentino's in Indian Harbour Beach since 1995, which shows they are doing something right. Patriarch Sergio Giannotta Sr. is in charge of making his customers feel welcome, while son Sergio Jr. makes sure the patrons are well-fed.   Question: What is the family history? Senior: I was born in Faicchio in 1949. It...

by Jennifer Agress   Sometimes in life, we come across those incredible individuals whose names we couldn't forget if we tried: like Italian designer Giorgio Armani. Yet, as talented as they are, even professionals at that level of success have their own team of unforgettable individuals they know their brand couldn't live without. For Arman...

Nothing says romance like long walks on the beach and an Andrea Bocelli concert on Valentine's Day! So surprise your amore with tickets to see Bocelli live in Sunrise, Fla., at 8 p.m., on February 14. The renowned Italian tenor will be performing soaring arias and famed loved songs in a heartfelt Valentine's Day concert at the BB&T Center, home...

You know those Italian standards such as "O Sole Mio," "Come Back to Sorrento" and "Funiculì, Funiculà" — those tunes you hear everywhere, from TV commercials to movies to Italian restaurants to Looney Tunes cartoons? They all come from the heartfelt, seaside region of Naples, aka, Napoli (pictured above).   If you have a soft spot for these...

Anthony T. Rossi was born in Messina, Italy. As a young man he immigrated to the United States and settled in Long Island in 1921. During the 1930s he operated a grocery store and relocated to Bradenton, FL to operate various food establishments. Anthony grew weary of being a restaurateur and decided to pioneer a new t...