NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

One of our favorite new spots downtown for delicious food and drink has added a game-changer to St. Pete’s lunch scene. Beginning this week, Bonu’ Taverna is now open daily at 11:30 am, bringing a delicious new weekday lunch option to town. And on weekends, Bonu’ has rolled out Saturday and Sunday brunch, with some incredible cocktails and food spe...

Tucked away unsuspectingly in Miami’s trendy MiMo district lies one of the best new Italian restaurants in town. Already a neighborhood favorite, Osteria’s rustic, welcoming atmosphere and vibrant mix of authentic Italian comfort foods, creatively crafted and prepared table-side, make guests feel as though they are dining in someone’s home in the I...

Ever since I moved to Kentucky, I've kept a running list of restaurants I'd like to try. Whenever someone recommends an eatery or I hear about another spot that's opening soon, I add it to my list. I have yet to cross everything off — and the way new places keep popping up, I probably never will — but that's something I love about Louisville. A few...

Fiorella Italian Bistro has opened on Tuttle Road, near Bee Ridge. Owner Francesco Giovannucci, who hails from the Abruzzo region of Italy, has been working on the concept since before the Covid-19 pandemic, but waited to open until things quieted down. “I like the fusion of French and Italian,” says Giovannucci. His passion for both cuisines is ev...

Acclaimed Italian restaurant brand Mandola’s Italian Kitchen, now with two highly successful locations near Tampa, Florida, is proud to announce further expansion into the market with two upcoming exciting locations. Created by Chef and Restaurateur Damian Mandola, best known as Co-Founder of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and his wife and business part...

Festa Italiana Raleigh, the largest Italian festival in the south east, celebrates Italian culture and heritage while providing financial support to local charities. Now in its fourth year, Festa Italiana Raleigh is a fun and free event for the entire family. Make your way to Raleigh on Saturday September 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the in...

Florida Polytechnic University leaders have solidified an agreement with the U.S-Italy Fulbright Commission to provide educational opportunities between the University and Italy, the school said in a news release. A memorandum of understanding will allow Italian scholars to conduct research at Florida Poly and work with the University’s faculty and...

If you frequent the Saturday Key Biscayne Farmers Market, you may have been drawn to the delicious smell of fresh baked lasagna, a quintessential comfort food. What’s not to like? Pasta sheets layered with a variety of sauce and meats, then perfectly baked so that each bite tastes better than the last. In the case of the Il Mercato lasagna, there i...

Columbia Restaurant Group is back at it again, debuting a new concept this year. Casa Santo Stefano is set to take over the former historic Ferlita Macaroni Factory at 1601 N. 22nd St. in Tampa. That's a two-minute walk away from its sister concept Columbia Restaurant. Although little has been shared about the forthcoming joint, its social media pa...

Listen to how good this sounds. Decadent truffled ricotta ravioli with prosciutto, alongside Battilardo, a stunning meat and cheese board, and a robust Italian wine or a refreshing cocktail that pairs naturally with the cuisine…delizioso!  At the premier, highly acclaimed Osteria Morini restaurant, Italy’s soulful cuisine and convivial spirit shine...

The latest culinary venture from Chef Anthony Cerrato, Gemelli marks its grand opening to the public September 12, 2022, bringing an all-day Italian dining experience to West Asheville, at 70 Westgate Pkwy., next to EarthFare. In the European-inspired, newly renovated space, restaurant-goers can expect gourmet Italian food and scratch-made pastas a...

Cirque Italia has found a permanent home in Palmetto, following approval at a Manatee County land-use meeting on Thursday. The meeting also included major items like plans for a new State College of Florida campus and the creation of a new improvement district in Parrish.  County commissioners gave Cirque Italia the green light to build a new perma...