NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

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...

Dear compatriots and friends of the Italian community in North Carolina, I am honored to assume the role of Honorary Consul of Italy in our state of North Carolina. I look forward to serving you and continuing the impressive work of my colleague Dr. Claudio Carpano, former HC, in supporting a thriving and dynamic Italian community in our state. For...

Italian families many times are bonded over a passion and love of food. Recipes are passed down from generations, and the apple doesn’t fall very from the tree right down the street here either. There's a little slice of Italy in South Tampa at Joe and Son's Olive Oils. "The original Joe and Son’s market or grocery store started in Ybor City in 193...

When it comes to movies beyond the United States, Italy is the most awarded country in the world by the Oscars, with 14 wins and 29 nominations. The tradition and impact of contemporary Italian film has an Atlanta connection to Cinema Italy. The Italian movie festival returns on May 26 after a two-year COVID absence. Claudio Di Persia is the presid...

Fifteen months after their wedding in January 2006, Jeff Tonidandel and Jamie Brown quit their jobs, put everything they owned into storage, and booked a flight to Europe for what turned into an eight-month backpacking trip. They tracked down members of Tonidandel’s extended family, who lived in small towns near the mountainous northern Italian vil...

Italian Food Company owners Tony and Isis Wright never dreamed of opening a restaurant. With a love for Italy and good food came an opportunity the two couldn’t pass up. Now, patrons stopping by the bar-trattoria style restaurant are indulging in authentic southern Italian cuisine, with freshly-made Neapolitan (Naples-style) pizza, delicious boccas...

Laura, the newest concept by French chef Nico Romo, who was voted Best Chef in City Paper’s Best Of awards, is set to open its doors in historic Summerville on 101 Main Street June 1. 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 roots, Laura take...

Giordano's is an Italian restaurant that specializes in Chicago deep-dish pizzas. The idea for Giordano's was created in Torino, Italy, by Mama Giordano. She specialized in making what's called an Italian Easter Pie, which is the double-crusted and cheese-stuffed pizza we know today as the deep-dish pizza. In 1974, the first Giordano's was opened i...

Beginning August 1, 2022, Federica Santini will take the position of interim chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC). Most recently, Santini was the Coordinator of Gender and Women's Studies and Professor of Italian and Interdisciplinary Studies. In her new role, she will focus on supporting department’s faculty in implementin...

Modern Italian eatery North Italia later this year will enter the Atlanta market with not one but two locations in Buckhead and Dunwoody. North Italia Buckhead, at 3393 Peachtree Road in Lenox Square, will open on June 22, 2022, and marks the brand’s 30th location in the U.S., according to a press release Tuesday. The Buckhead location will feature...

Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar owner Brian Solari opened the Italian-inspired cafe in 2014 with the intention of bringing a little piece of Europe to Charleston.  “Charleston has such an amazing European feel to it. It’s a very old-looking, beautiful city, and I just thought that bringing some of that European flair would definitely fit well,” Sol...