NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Pascolo Ristorante won’t be open at the former Sweetwaters location by late November, but the business will offer a modified version of its predecessor’s Thanksgiving Day food giveaway. The Italian restaurant that currently occupies a basement space at 83 Church St. will likely open at the old Sweetwaters spot at 120 Church St. near the start of wi...

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli announced new US tour dates for February and May 2023, featuring shows in Nashville, New Orleans, Sunrise, Tampa, Sacramento, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Minneapolis and two dates in Los Angeles returning to the legendary Hollywood Bowl. The tour kicks off on February 9 at Bridgestone Arena with The Nashville Symp...

The Best of Italian Design is a unique event dedicated to celebrate and display the most prestigious Italian brands and Made in Italy high-end products. The event is created for local industry professionals, architects, interior designers, general contractors, and developers interested in meeting and networking with Italian iconic design companies...

The legendary Cacciatore and Sons Italian Market and Deli has operated in the Tampa area for more than 125 years. Their arrival in the region was more than a century in the making. In 1896, the Cacciatore family came to the United States from Italy “in search of the American dream,” note the owners. They originally settled in Ybor City and opened a...

The Cultural Italian American Organization of Cayuga County recently honored two Catholic priests for their dedication to the Auburn community. Father Frank Lioi and Father Louis Vasile were the guests of honor at the organization’s seventh-annual recognition dinner, which took place Oct. 9 at Auburn’s Springside Inn. The organization, known as C.I...

A buzzy, upscale Italian restaurant hailing from Toronto’s affluent Yorkville neighborhood is making its way down to Miami this fall. Decked out in pink marble and polished chrome, Sofia Design District is slated to open this November in Palm Court, offering classic Italian fine dining in a modern, Neapolitan ice cream-hued indoor-outdoor space. Th...

The Feast of Little Italy returns to Abacoa in Jupiter November 4-6. This year’s festival will celebrate the theme “Italian American Heritage and Culture” with its quintessential welcoming ambiance, Italian-American entertainers, and authentic food by local chefs and confectioners. Admission is free. Guests are welcome from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday;...

Festa Italiana returns this weekend to downtown Pensacola. Festa Italiana is a celebration of all things Italian, including food offerings like shrimp scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, sausage and pepper sandwiches, and tiramisu. Italian music, prize drawings and a silent auction are all part of the event. This year’s drawing: 1st prize is...

Paolo Banchero said his dazzling NBA debut was a moment he had "been working for my whole life" after showing why the Orlando Magic made him the first overall pick. The 19-year-old American-Italian set a Magic points record for a rookie by scoring 27 points with 11-of-18 shooting against the Detroit Pistons, also claiming nine rebounds and providin...

We caught up with Paul Ciamano, Festival Chairman, with the Italian Heritage Festival this week. He was enjoying a long drive. At least we assumed he was. “I’m driving to Morgantown, West Virginia to pick up 420 pepperoni rolls” That’s dedication. Saturday, Paul and his team will host the 12th Italian Heritage Festival at the Coastal Discovery Muse...

Two shuttered restaurants have merged to offer a new twist on Italian-American cuisine.  Magnolia's (formerly Magnolia's on King) has joined forces with Michael's Little Italy and is now operating as Michael's on King at 703 King St. Dinner service starts at 5 p.m. nightly, and brunch is offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Res...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is looking for a Junior Office Manager.  The candidate will organize and coordinate administration duties and office procedures, from reception, copy editing and support, to handling a specific type of paperwork.  The Junior Office Manager is responsible for developing intra-office communication proto...