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Wanting to share their authentic Italian specialties and New York-style pizza making culinary talents, a chef named Giovanni and a pizza maker named Joe decided to buy a restaurant in Port St. Lucie. They didn’t have to go far to find a name for their new venture. They named it, naturally, Gio-Joe’s. The establishment is tucked in the back of a sho...

The buzz in the 175-person dining room at Café Prima Pasta is so steady you can’t hear the music coming from the secret back room. But walk past the four low-ceiling dining rooms bathed in a red-orange glow. Past the black-and-white photos adorning every wall and ceiling of celebrities that have dined here over the restaurant’s 27 years in North Be...

The Italian restaurant empire on Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard was bound to spill over into nearby Flagler Village sooner or later. Heritage, a new fine-dining Italian eatery from chef-owner Rino Cerbone, quietly opened in mid-February at the Hive, the honeycomb of warehouses behind Searstown and north of the MASS art district. Heritag...

“Wanna go to the Italian place?” An invitation with those words in it is one I rarely, if ever, turn down. Heading into the parking lot of Angelo’s, located just off I-55 North near Gluckstadt, I was surprised to see the words “barbecue and pizza” along with Italian. Although I had my mind set on my favorite cuisine, I was glad to see others could...

Last year, the Miami Open made its first debut at the impressive Hard Rock Stadium to much acclaim. After both players and fans wondered how exactly a tennis tournament would take place inside a massive football stadium, the Miami Open and IMG delivered above and beyond any expectations with new luxury accommodations, facilities, pop-ups experience...

Angelini Pharma announces today it has acquired the ThermaCare® global business rights, excluding North America, from GSK. The deal also includes the dedicated US manufacturing site for ThermaCare in Albany, Georgia. The acquired asset supports Angelini Pharma reinforcing both its Consumer Healthcare business and consolidating its International pre...

Is Sicilian pizza about to be the next big trend? In August, Anthony Spina, of O4W Pizza and Nina & Rafi, announced he’d be bringing Sicilian slices to Virginia-Highland this spring with a restaurant called Pizza By the Slice. Now Antico Pizza’s Giovanni di Palma is getting in on the action with Gio’s Sicilian, which will hold a soft opening this w...

Ask manager Fabio Onori what he would recommend from the menu at Angelino Palmetto, and he might recommend the parmigiana, the rigatoni alla carbonara or the saltimbocca all romana. “All are very good,” he said. Angelino Palmetto recently opened at 336 Eighth Ave. W. in a white, two-story buidling that has been home to several previous restaurants....

Searching for your ancestors is one of the greatest adventures you can ever undertake. Perhaps the most powerful and connecting experience you can have is taking a trip to the place your ancestors came from. It was certainly the case for Joe Agosta. Like an increasing number of Americans, Joe became curious about his heritage. It’s an understandabl...

Trade between Florida and Italy rose by 5.4% in 2019, bolstered by a rise in technological, mechanical and culinary industries doing business in the Sunshine State. Within those sectors and others is an opportunity to broaden environmental protection efforts, Italian diplomats say. Last year, exchanges of goods and services between Italy and the US...

“I am most of all an educator,” says Leonardo La Cava, 29, who approached the cuisine in his adolescence when he was living in Rome. He learned valuable lessons from a very young age: food makes people come together, fresh is better, cooking is an art and you are what you eat. “There is nothing like making fresh pasta with your family on a Sunday a...

You can never have too much of a good thing, at least as far as Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli are concerned. The couple first came to the Paradise Coast when chef Fabrizio cooked for the Naples Winter Wine Festival, and the seaside ambience and availability of fresh seafood immediately transported him back to his native Venice. After relocating here...