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Toscana Divino in Mary Brickell Village is serving up Italian specialties to an upscale crowd, recently receiving some of the city’s most esteemed sports executives for a SocialMiami Editor’s lunch. There, tucked away in a dining room that offers city views through oversized windows and floor-to-ceiling wine racks displaying selective vintages, the...

La visita in Florida della senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta in Nord e Centro America, si è conclusa lo scorso fine settimana con l'incontro, tenutosi presso il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Miami, con il Console Generale Cristiano Musillo e il personale della sede consolare. Durante il colloquio sono state affrontate le principali question...

When Grana opens next to the Sprouts on Piedmont Road in January, it will serve as an ode to owner/chef Pat Pascarella’s childhood in Connecticut and his Southern Italian heritage. With wood-fired pizzas, meats, and vegetables, plus house-made pasta, a meatball tasting, and build-your-own cannoli, Grana is designed to feel like a party “no matter w...

Woodlawn is known for the beautiful sculptures and unique works of art. Peace, love, sorrow, and hope are what these delicate figures symbolize, many of them inspired by classic statues found in Europe.  Among the most photographed is the Gerould Memorial, a replica of the famous Monteverde Angel in Staglieno, Cemetery.  Carved from marble, many of...

On November 15th, the Peter Pedroni Memorial Charity event was held at the Fairway Café & Venue at the Boone Golf Club. The event is presented by Casa Rustica Restaurant and Catering, a local Italian-American restaurant, and benefits this year’s charity: LIFE (Living Innovations For Exceptional) Village. The Memorial Charity event has traditionally...

A Fort Myers woman is the epitome of living a long and full life. Anna Natella celebrated her 107th birthday Thursday, surrounded by family and friends. “Couldn't believe my eyes to see all those people we had for the birthday.” Anna celebrated at the Brookdale Senior Living Facility in Fort Myers. She’s been living here for a few years, but living...

In occasione della IV Edizione della Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo, Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta in Nord e Centro America, questa settimana ha preso parte a Miami a “The Authentic Italian Table”, manifestazione per la promozione della cucina italiana che ha riunito la collettività italo-americana e gli amanti della nostra gastronomia...

On November 21, 2019, a very important date for Venetians, the feast of Madonna della Salute (Our Lady of Health), the Venice Study Abroad Program at Florida Atlantic University was honored with the Program of the Year Award. The Venice program runs for 6 weeks in the city of Venice, between May and June, every year. Students have the chance of stu...

The latest project from three local restaurateurs — Chris and Michelle Ponte, of Clearwater's Cafe Ponte and Hyde Park's On Swann, and their son, JT Mahoney — makes its debut when a new South Tampa Italian restaurant, Olivia, opens next week. Olivia — located at 3601 W. Swann, where Carmel Kitchen closed in August 2018 — has been in the works since...

Inside a cozy booth at his new McAdenville restaurant, Tony Coppola pats the exposed brick wall and grins. It's just days before the launch of his new restaurant and it's apparent Coppola is having fun. "We felt like we had a great opportunity here, right now in McAdenville," Coppola said, his voice booming throughout the space. "We've got a passio...

To many Americans, the third Sunday in November is typically a regular day. But to American and European Soldiers and Veterans, it is a day to honor the fallen German and Italian Prisoners of War. For nearly four decades, services have been held at the German-Italian Prisoners of War Cemetery to honor the 26 Germans and three Italians buried there....

Legendary Italian rides maker Alberto Zamperla is one of two inductees to the IAAPA Hall of Fame to be announced this week during the show in Orlando. Zamperla is joined by Frederick Langford in the honours, a programme that celebrates significant and lasting contributions to the global attractions industry. Antonio Zamperla has run his family comp...