NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Italy’s new honorary consul for the state of Georgia was sworn in this week in Miami, officially taking up duties he has been preparing to assume for more than a year. Filiberto Calascibetta leads the Italian practice for the Atlanta office of Rödl & Partner, a tax and advisory firm that helps European companies break into the Southeast U.S. A self...

Greensboro charities, educators and first responders will now have the opportunity to receive free pizzas from Marco’s Pizza.Donating up to 200 pizzas a week, Marco’s Pizza is accepting nominations for Greensboro-area organizations every day leading up to its April 15 new restaurant opening.  To nominate a person or organization who is making a pos...

South Tampa got another carb-lover option when Palazzo Pizza opened on Platt Street Thursday within a building that’s been abandoned for the better part of a decade. According to a press release, the restaurant takes “inspiration from Boston and Italy” which include Boston’s North End-style meatballs, a Tampa Italian salad, and a Cinnamon Toast Cru...

“The Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett look forward to advancing our relationship with Italian businesses here and in Italy,” Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett President & CEO Nick Masino said. “Honorary Consul General Calascibetta is already an effective partner in our recruitment efforts, and even joined us on our 2017 recruitment...

Like seemingly most of New York City right now, Major Food Group’s incredibly popular red-sauce focused eatery Carbone (49 Collins Avenue) has made its way down to Miami with the debut of its latest location in the South of Fifth neighborhood in the former Upland Miami space. The one Michelin-starred eatery first came onto the scene in New York Cit...

A South Florida bakery is doing more than just selling authentic Italian food. It’s educating customers about the Best Buddies program while helping the organization fulfill one of its missions. “They make first-class employees, change the vibe and culture of the company for the better,” said Best Buddies CEO Anthony Shriver. Shriver is talking abo...

For over 35 years, the names Tony and Cathy Mantuano have been synonymous with the best of Italian cuisine in the US. In 1984, the couple helped open Chicago’s Spiaggia—he as chef, she in the front-of-house and wine departments—then went on to helm the restaurant as it garnered Michelin stars, James Beard awards and famous fans like Barack Obama. C...

Every time that Flora Fine Foods CEO John Flora returns to his native Italy, he finds new ideas to bring home to South Florida. Like Taralli, a crunchy olive-oily wheat biscuit. “It’s the most popular snack in all of southern Italy,” says the 68-year-old Parkland resident and company founder. Flora Fine Foods was the first company to market t...

If it's Wednesday or Saturday, he's singing at  Matteo's of Boca Raton. If it's Friday or Sunday, he's singing at Matteo's of Hallandale (Beach). Tuesdays you can catch him at the Seagate Hotel in Delray Beach. Thursdays, the Seagate Beach Club, Delray Beach. "My quote in life is 'When I’m singing, I’m happy,' " said Worcester native Marco Turo, wh...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to Warner Robins. Christian Torres is planning to open a second location of his Tifton-based, family-owned Fresco Italiano restaurant. He described the restaurant as casual fine dining. “We want to be that neighborhood place where you can still go during the week and get a plate of lasagna and get a plate of pasta...

Chef Peppe Gialone pays homage to authentic Italian cooking with Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant's menu. The Italian restaurant named after the chef's grandmother began many years ago in a small town called Pozzuoli, located on Italy's southern coast. In this town, like many other small towns, recipes that are most loved by everyone are passed down t...

Pizza has been in Anthony Peluso’s family since 1934, and along with wife Giuseppinna and son Carmine, he’s bringing the family tradition to Johns Island with Tolli’s Trattoria, a modern Italian restaurant that quietly opened on Maybank Highway in September. “We moved down here about a year ago,” Anthony said. “The growth potential is there — it’s...