NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

There’s something about the smell of garlic, onions and tomatoes cooking. It’s like a warm embrace. That’s exactly what you’ll find at LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. The family team of Maria and Sal LaMotta and their son, Carmelo, immigrated to the U.S. from Palermo, Sicily in 1976. Food has always been central to the LaMottas. Sal was bo...

As an omnivore facing a vegan menu, I always bring in a ringer. Unlike sports when that’s cheating, in the world of food criticism it’s more like having a translator in a foreign country. I’ve studied the “phrasebook,” I know the universal design symbols so I can find the toilet, but help is needed to get the jokes.  Chef/owner Greg Koodish and his...

Fazoli’s – the renowned, Lexington-based brand known for serving up premium Italian dishes at a great value – continues to expand its Florida footprint as the brand brings its craveable dishes to Tampa. Fazoli’s President and CEO Carl Howard announced today that the company has executed an area development agreement with Franchisee Carlos L. Saenz...

The Miami Marlins and Team Italy catcher Francisco Cervelli have reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth $2 million. The 33-year-old Italian-Venezuelan made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 2008 when he played alongside current Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and special adviser Jorge Posada. 2009 proved to be a monumental year for Fr...

Fabrizio Aielli is chef and owner to three of Naples' most prominent restaurants: Sea Salt, Dorona and Barbatella. Last week, he welcomed a fourth into the fold, Grappino, with a menu focused on Italian comfort foods. “It’s a very classic, very homey Italian menu,” Ingrid Aielli said.  Fabrizio's wife and business partner, Ingrid has helped launch...

At Rocca, there are at least three different types of olive oil. There’s a Ligurian version, a golden elixir that’s floral and soft. There’s a Sicilian oil that’s deeply aromatic with an almost spicy finish. And then there’s the Spanish Venta del Baron, an award-winning pale green oil that’s fruity and herbaceous and comes draped over a plate of ha...

Saturday January 4 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00 EST. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, 310 N Tryon St, 28202 Charlotte (NC). For our first Storytime of 2020, we will have a very special guest: La Befana! Come join us once again as we read Italian stories and socialize with other Italian-speaking families at the Main Branch of the Public Library in the Fra...

Automobili Lamborghini has left its signature mark on Art Basel, as this year the storied Italian brand was highlighted during an illustrious evening at The Wolfsonian-FIU museum in Miami’s Art Deco district during Art Basel Miami Beach. The private VIP gathering, known as “A Dreamscape of Italian Design,” commemorated masterpieces created by Itali...

Joe Mele believes he can revolutionize how we build aircraft wings. A man who spent his career working for the Grumman aircraft company, Mele received two master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, and has several patents as well. And experience. At 96 years old, he’s got a lot of experience. Mele spent most of his life aroun...

“Master, Pupil, Follower: 16th- to 18th-Century Italian Works on Paper,” on display at Georgia Museum of Art through March 8. Drawing was at the core of Renaissance art and from the 16th century on Italian artists focused on drawing just as much if not more so than painting. Giorgio Vasari, an influential Italian painter, architect and historian, r...

2019 has undoubtedly been a very positive year for the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. First of all, the Chamber was able to reach the highest number of members in 28 years of its history – an all-time record of 300 corporate members. In addition, thanks to the efforts of our local coordinators and the support of the Consulate General of Italy,...

Divieto Ristorante proudly opened the doors to its third location in Aventura Mall, offering locals and visitors from around the world a unique culinary take on Italian-American fusion cuisine, in a fun and family friendly 1920’s décor. After positioning itself among the most loved and visited Italian restaurants in both Doral and Estero, Divieto R...