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With wide experience as a chef and restaurateur, Joe Tarantino opened Tarantino’s to the public last week. Located at the site of the old Primos Italian Pizza Kitchen on Brannen St., Tarantino’s will offer pizza, various Italian dishes and other specialties. “I love Italian food. That’s what I grew up with my grandmother cooking,” Tarantino said. “...

The development of Italian cuisine mirrors the country’s rich political and geographic diversity. Mediterranean influences bring fish and olives into culinary creations, carefully handcrafted ziti, cavatelli, and other types of pasta hail from southern Italy, and exquisite desserts such as tiramisu find origins in the north—combining for a tasty ea...

Set amid historical sites like the Charleston Naval Shipyard and plantations dating back to the 17th century is Amici’s Italian Bistro, a place filled with the sounds of Sinatra playing in the background, red and white checkered tablecloths, and chianti bottle-candles lit on every table. Here, you’ll encounter the aromas of garlic and nana's fresh...

Join the Italian American Baseball Foundation for an Italian Heritage Celebration at loanDepot Park on Friday, August 13 at 7:10PM. Make some noise and represent Italy as the Marlins take on Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs. Purchase an Italian Heritage ticket package that includes an exclusive Italian Heritage Marlins t-shirt. A portion of the p...

Ready to lose yourself in spaghetti? The area has oodles of options for noodles, or for you to get your Lady and the Tramp reenactment on with a “Bella Notte” moment, or to explain “Perfecto!” over the best linguini, or…you get it. Here are some of the best places to get Italian in the Myrtle Beach area, according to Yelp: Sole Italian RestaurantLo...

Auburn softball assistant coach Emily Carosone was the first Tiger to hit the Olympic stage as Team Italy opened the 2020 Tokyo Olympics against Team USA Wednesday afternoon at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium. After three scoreless innings to open the game, the United States plated a run in both the fourth and fifth innings to take the opening rou...

Aaron Thompson and Jessica King canceled a flight to Rome just 24 hours before boarding, and it's a good thing they did. Their planned trip in search of an Italian chef and aperitivo inspiration was scheduled as Italy's COVID-19 numbers were increasing in March 2020.  Although their Brother Wolf bar and Osteria Stella restaurant concepts seemed to...

Amalia Brusati di Settala was a Milan-based fashion buyer for many years, but she started to feel burned out and decided to switch careers. Brusati di Settala grew up in Italy watching her grandmothers, Angelina and Liliana, cook the family’s favorite regional dishes, so she enrolled in an intensive professional cooking program at the Food Genius A...

North Italia held a soft opening over the weekend to prepare for its grand opening on Wednesday at its new McEwen Northside location in Franklin. The Cool Springs spot is the California-based Italian restaurant’s second Tennessee location, adding to the other in Nashville. The chain is owned by The Cheesecake Factory.   The restaurant serves up hou...

Emily Carosone has played in the Women’s College World Series … twice. It was her clutch piece of hitting that secured first place for Team Italy in the 2021 European Championship earlier this month. But she’s about to embark on what might be the crowning achievement of her career to this point – the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. “Going to the Olympi...

After opening his second Italian restaurant Grana in Piedmont Heights last year and overseeing a renovation that added a patio to his Decatur Italian restaurant the White Bull, chef Pat Pascarella is now poised to open Bastone mozzarella bar in the former Bocado space later this year. Bocado closed in March after 12 years at its Howell Mill Road lo...

Paesano's Italian Market in Cape Coral is hiring butchers and deli workers. "The atmosphere is like you're walking in an Italian Village," Jerry Furio, the owner of Paesano's Italian Market, said. "You can see, I have my underwear hanging there just like Italy, they would do over the balconies, and my wife's hanging also." Furio opened his first ma...