NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

The Honorary Consulate has resumed limited services. We have added a number of passport appointment slots for March through July. Please note that these slots are strictly for Italian citizens living in North Carolina who have an expired passport, or whose passport will expire within 60 days of the appointment date.Strict COVID-19 guidelines are in...

There is a memory Maria Natale has of when she was younger, and her dad would take her to get a bomboli or sfogliatelle or another Italian pastry from a coffee shop in New Jersey. Even now, decades later, the 38-year-old need simply bite into one of those delectable treats and she is transported to her youth and filled with joy. That feeling of, an...

Pastificio Propaganda, the first authentic Sicilian restaurant in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, is now open. Known as Propaganda, the restaurant offers the best of Italian culture and cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients and an expansive wine list. Located at 97 NW 25th St., Propaganda embraces Wynwood’s artistic community as the new home of Shepar...

Italy’s new honorary consul for the state of Georgia was sworn in this week in Miami, officially taking up duties he has been preparing to assume for more than a year. Filiberto Calascibetta leads the Italian practice for the Atlanta office of Rödl & Partner, a tax and advisory firm that helps European companies break into the Southeast U.S. A self...

Greensboro charities, educators and first responders will now have the opportunity to receive free pizzas from Marco’s Pizza.Donating up to 200 pizzas a week, Marco’s Pizza is accepting nominations for Greensboro-area organizations every day leading up to its April 15 new restaurant opening.  To nominate a person or organization who is making a pos...

South Tampa got another carb-lover option when Palazzo Pizza opened on Platt Street Thursday within a building that’s been abandoned for the better part of a decade. According to a press release, the restaurant takes “inspiration from Boston and Italy” which include Boston’s North End-style meatballs, a Tampa Italian salad, and a Cinnamon Toast Cru...

“The Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett look forward to advancing our relationship with Italian businesses here and in Italy,” Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett President & CEO Nick Masino said. “Honorary Consul General Calascibetta is already an effective partner in our recruitment efforts, and even joined us on our 2017 recruitment...

Like seemingly most of New York City right now, Major Food Group’s incredibly popular red-sauce focused eatery Carbone (49 Collins Avenue) has made its way down to Miami with the debut of its latest location in the South of Fifth neighborhood in the former Upland Miami space. The one Michelin-starred eatery first came onto the scene in New York Cit...

A South Florida bakery is doing more than just selling authentic Italian food. It’s educating customers about the Best Buddies program while helping the organization fulfill one of its missions. “They make first-class employees, change the vibe and culture of the company for the better,” said Best Buddies CEO Anthony Shriver. Shriver is talking abo...

For over 35 years, the names Tony and Cathy Mantuano have been synonymous with the best of Italian cuisine in the US. In 1984, the couple helped open Chicago’s Spiaggia—he as chef, she in the front-of-house and wine departments—then went on to helm the restaurant as it garnered Michelin stars, James Beard awards and famous fans like Barack Obama. C...

Every time that Flora Fine Foods CEO John Flora returns to his native Italy, he finds new ideas to bring home to South Florida. Like Taralli, a crunchy olive-oily wheat biscuit. “It’s the most popular snack in all of southern Italy,” says the 68-year-old Parkland resident and company founder. Flora Fine Foods was the first company to market t...

If it's Wednesday or Saturday, he's singing at  Matteo's of Boca Raton. If it's Friday or Sunday, he's singing at Matteo's of Hallandale (Beach). Tuesdays you can catch him at the Seagate Hotel in Delray Beach. Thursdays, the Seagate Beach Club, Delray Beach. "My quote in life is 'When I’m singing, I’m happy,' " said Worcester native Marco Turo, wh...