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Weeks after the closure of Atlantic Beach restaurant Ocean 60, a new Italian restaurant is planned for the site.  Miami-based Salumeria 104, a trattoria-style restaurant specializing in salumi plates and traditional homemade Italian dishes, plans to take over the spot at 60 Ocean Blvd., according to Salumeria 104 parent company Graspa Group.   “We’...

Laura, the newest concept by French chef Nico Romo, who was voted Best Chef in City Paper’s 2022 Best Of awards, is now open in historic Summerville on 101 Main Street. Named after Romo’s grandmother, Laura joins NICO in Mount Pleasant and Bistronomy downtown as part of the Nico Dining Group.  While Romo’s first two restaurants focus on his French...

After years of renovations and millions of dollars spent in the process, the old City Federal Savings and Loan building on Commerce Street is now downtown Montgomery’s newest fine Italian restaurant, Ravello. “We started November 8, 2018. And we just got opened last week,” said Eric Rivera, Executive Chef for Vintage Hospitality Group, the owner of...

As Revere is seeing many changes in its neighborhoods, one of the many staples in Revere is the popular Vinny’s Market on the corner of Malden Street and Newhall Street. The store was opened 45 years ago by the Prezioso family who had immigrated from Cerignola, Italy. Owner Angelo Prezioso is a proud Italian immigrant who moved to the United States...

They saw dead bodies in the road, climbed over destroyed bridges and heard bombs pounding a nearby airport. A mother, her three children, escaping Ukraine, where they were born, came to safety in a 500-year-old villa in Rome owned by an Italian princess who once had ties to South Carolina. Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi of Italy, the former wif...

The Majestic Grille owners Patrick and Deni Reilly will be opening a new restaurant in the fall. The couple signed a lease in Harbor Town to open a permanent location for Cocozza American Italian. What started as a temporary pop-up idea to reopen in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cocozza pop-up quickly became a beloved dining concept, whi...

The latest in a series of Buckhead hotel restaurants to open (following Dirty Rascal in the Thompson Buckhead and the Betty in the Kimpton Sylvan), the Americano is now serving dinner nightly in the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Led by celebrity chef Scott Conant—known for his Food Network appearances and two James Beard Awards—the Americano i...

It’s all about the gravy at Memphis Italian Festival. And don’t dare call it spaghetti sauce. That’s blasphemy at this event. “Sauce is a marinara, but when you add meat, it becomes a gravy,” explained defending Grand Champion Scott Manes, who has been the head cook of the team Mama Biondini's for the past seven years. The beloved festival "where e...

A new Italian restaurant is designed to give guests a full-range dining experience morning, noon and night. On June 13, Gemelli will open at 70 Westgate Parkway in the Westgate Regional Shopping Center. Gemelli is the newest concept from Anthony Cerrato, a chef and the owner of Strada Italiano and Social Lounge in downtown Asheville. Gemelli is the...

With a soft opening the second week of May and a full opening the following week, Sorelles Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant in Eagleville is now open and reviews are “delizioso”! The town of Eagleville came out to welcome sisters Kyah Richards and Jodi Gnoffo with a hunger for traditional New York-style pizza and other great Italian food the sisters...

Foreign Cars Italia, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, has had the pleasure of housing two incredible examples of the Ferrari LaFerrari hypercar. These two magnificent Ferraris were at the dealership for service as the dealership is an Official Ferrari Dealer. To learn more about these cars, the dealership uploaded a video to YouTube video, fo...

Restaurateur Anthony Scotto of renowned Fresco by Scotto has announced his first individual project beyond New York City — Luogo, expected to arrive in Nashville later this year. While visiting family in town for the past five years, Scotto has felt called to bring a new culinary vision to Nashville after growing familiar with the local scene and b...