NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

While it is commonplace around the globe, pizza-making began hundreds of years ago in the narrow alleys of Naples, Italy. Pizzaioli (pizza makers) in Atlanta continue the tradition, with the same simple ingredients used in the past, cooked in ovens that are the heart of their pizzerias. Jeff Varasano, Varasano’s Pizzeria If it’s not too hectic, Jef...

Prepare to “embark on the most affordable trip your mouth will ever take to Italy.” That’s what Cugino Forno promises, an authentic Italian pizzeria planning to open its fifth location in Wilmington in about two weeks. Launched in Greensboro in 2017, Cugino Forno was founded by three cousins: Joseph Ozbey, Adam Aksoy and Yilmaz Guver. Each of the b...

Deep in the heart of Ballast Point stands a small, unassuming cottage. From the outside, the building looks like an old family home. On the inside, however, hand-spun cheeses and flame throwing chefs mark it as anything but. For the past three years, Antonio Casamento has quietly entertained Tampa’s most sophisticated palates from behind these wall...

Marketplace at Avalon Park is getting a new restaurant where the guest is the chef. Spoleto Italian Kitchen has signed on to be the newest vendor in the food hall, Marketplace at Avalon Park. Spoleto is known for its build-your-own portion of its menu, specifically pasta, where guests can choose their base, six ingredients, choice of sauce and garn...

The Italian American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) has been awarding scholarships to local graduating high school students for more than twenty-five years.  Each recipient receives $1,000 towards their college expenses for the following year at college. The checks are awarded at a special luncheon hosted by the IACHH, where Club members get to meet a...

Giminetti Baking Co. will reopen in Northern Kentucky after being purchased by the owners of Pompilios Italian Restaurant. The wholesale bakery, which operated in Walnut Hills for 37 years, shuttered its doors in March when co-owners Jim Ciuccio and Richard Ferguson decided to retire and lease the space. The historic Northern Kentucky restaurant Po...

If you are looking for authentic Neapolitan pizza made from ingredients that arrive weekly from Italy, then Itala Pizzeria is your place. Located at 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 150, in Johns Creek Village in Duluth, the pizzeria recently was opened by Dervis Ozbey, who perfected his craft during seven years at Aliño Pizzeria in the Mall of Geo...

Partners Amanda Ventura and Christopher Doe recently opened Scuderia Italian Cuisine at 4805 Cortez Road W., next door to the Regal Oakmont cinema. Ask chef Doe about his favorite dishes, and he responds, “I love them all.” But in his heart of hearts it might be the chicken Marsala: two chicken breasts with sauteed mushrooms, white onions and roast...

Based on the success of our XIV edition back in November of last year we have decided to come back with a brand new edition from the 26th to the 29th of May. We have also expanded our film lineup by adding a seventh title to our usual lineup of six to include the best award-winning films while maintaining our 4 day format to allow our audience to s...

Many people hold several jobs throughout their life. Some loyal employees hold jobs for decades. But one man in Brazil has stayed at one company longer than anyone in the world – literally. Walter Orthmann, 100, set the Guinness World Record for working at the same company for 84 years and nine days. Orthmann's career started when he was just 15 ye...

The Consulate General of Italy in Miami is pleased to present the fifth edition of FARE CINEMA – the Italian film festival that touches down in 100 cities around the world. Fare Cinema will be opening its doors once again at the Coral Gables Art Cinema in the heart of the beautiful City of Coral Gables. From May 6 through May 11, selected Italian m...

The unrelated Ferrari Trento sparkling wine brand took over as F1’s ‘Official Toast’ in 2021 – although it wasn’t the first time its product was sprayed on an F1 podium. The 1981 Italian Grand Prix, won by Renault’s Alain Prost, featured its wine in a one-off deal. After several decades of using Moet and Mumm champagne after races, sparkling wine p...