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One pizza place will replace another in the same spot in downtown Gastonia. Mangiamo Pizza will fill the spot of the former Life of Pie at the intersection of West Main Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Life of Pie had been operating at that corner since 2015. Mangiamo Pizza will open in May. "I will continue to do a great job with the piz...

Nonna Rosa, an Italian Food Restaurant, has made it easy to enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of Okatie, South Carolina. The Okatie restaurant is proud of its delectable Italian cuisine to satisfy even the pickiest diners. Their food was crafted using recipes handed down from generation to generation, yet it still melts hear...

Tonight we decided to go out to our local restaurant but it was closed. Instead, we decided to give it a new try at Tartini Pizzeria & Spaghetteria in Orlando. It always has a crowd when you are there. Especially at 7 pm.  When we arrived they asked if we had a reservation. We said we did not as we looked at a half-full restaurant. Instead, they re...

The candelabra on the bar at Gigi’s Italian Kitchen & Restaurant has accumulated so much wax that it’s beginning to look like a grotto on the isle of Capri. The drippy trio of flames is so much a part of the ambiance of the delightful Italian-American pop-up, run by Atlanta chefs Eric Brooks and Jacob Armando, that it inevitably gets posted on Inst...

Authentic Italian is the only high-end Food & Wine Festival in Miami which mainly focuses on Italian cuisine and flavors. It aims to connect Italian F&B producers, F&B importers and distributors representing Italian brands, and hospitality suppliers with local chefs, restaurateurs, hospitality professionals, importers, and distributors. The event a...

When diners walk into this casual fine dining Italian restaurant opening soon in Warner Robins, they can expect a great meal and a welcoming, relaxing environment, the owners pledged. Brother and sister Christian and Monica Torres of the Torres Hospitality Group expect to open their family owned and operated Fresco Italiano at 1208 Russell Parkway...

One of the largest resident lifestyle clubs in The Villages recently lent a helping hand to a popular community service group. The Benvenuto Americans of Italian Heritage Club donated $1,500 to Helping Hands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that loans durable medical equipment at no cost to Villagers. Typically,  the club raises about $5,000 through its char...

This new Italian restaurant is located at the recently refurbished Gabriel South Beach Hotel. INK's Charles Khabouth, Danny Soberano, and Ricardo Tabet oversee Mia as part of the group's North American growth. Mia is the the second of many restaurants and bars set to open in South Florida by INK in 2022. INK's Executive Corporate Chef, Patrick Ochs...

After his ateliers in Pietrasanta (Italy) and Casa de Campo (Dominican Republic), sculptor Jo Endoro is ready to land in the USA. The inauguration of AM House art gallery (257 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables) is scheduled for April 30th, 2022. For the Italian artist, who has been active in Europe, South America, and the USA, this is an important recognit...

The first-ever Italian American Heritage Festival in Fountain Inn is happening this weekend, on Saturday, April 30th, 2022. Are you thinking about attending the festival? We have the schedule, the vendors, and all the details you need to plan your day! Good Italian food is not always easy to find in the south, and that’s just one of the things that...

The Italian-American Club of Greater Greenville is hosting an Italian Heritage Festival in the Upstate later this month. The festival will take place on Saturday, April 30, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The best part is, it’s free! The idea for the event began when Maria Natale began selling Italian pastries. Natale decided that if she ever opene...

An Italian olive oil company is taking its first steps into the U.S. market with a distribution site at Brunswick Landing. Italian natives Julia Franchi Scarselli and her father Camillo Franchi Scarselli learned that local farmers were being forced to abandon their olive groves because of the financial hardships and unpredictability in climate cond...