Anthony Marino, owner of Marino’s Market in Five Points West, has had many reasons to expand his stores, but one always seemed paramount. “We’ve built onto our stores . . . so we could put in healthier fruits, vegetables, and different types of foods,” he said. “We closed the gap for the underserved … by expanding and remodeling our store and addin...

The University of Alabama will host the southeastern premiere of a multimedia presentation based on the works of a leading figure of the Italian Renaissance. Minneapolis composer Jocelyn Hagen’s “The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in concert hall of the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave. The performance will comb...

Traditional Italian pastries filled Angelo's Pizza in Auburn Sunday morning. Preparing for the St. Joseph's Day Feast Celebration starts early for members of Auburn's Cultural Italian American Organization, CIAO chairman Paul Saltarello said. Every year before the feast people meet at Angelo's to make bread in the shape of a shepherd's hook, zeppol...

Rick Gambino first created his Italian dressing some 40 years ago for his Fairhope restaurant. “It was always a dream of mine to get it in supermarkets,” he says. His dream has officially come true. Gambino’s Original Gourmet Italian salad dressing is now available at Piggly Wiggly stores in Baldwin County, with more to come throughout Alabama, as...

Missione ad Atlanta per il funzionario itinerante del Consolato generale a Miami. Dal 16 al 18 gennaio prossimi, il funzionario sarà da Atlanta per venire incontro alle esigenze dei connazionali residenti in Georgia, Mississippi e Alabama che hanno bisogno di un nuovo passaporto. Per prenotare il servizio consolare occorre scrivere a amministrativo...

Fort Benning observed the German and Italian memorial day at the main post cemetery today. There are 51 German and Italian veterans of world war two laid to rest at the Fort Benning cemetery. Those soldiers became prisoners of war after they were captured by the allies. Olaf Ladegast was the Keynote speaker and emphasized that although these countr...

Still getting into the swing of things and dealing with “new baby syndrome,” my life is slowly starting to find some order. There has been an appreciated outpouring of love in the form of gifts of onesies (for baby Henry), a bottle or two of liquor (presumably for me), as well as diapers and baby wipes (for humanity). I expected some of our wonderf...

Mobile Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has a hard climb following season-opening Renée Fleming. But they’re prepared to come, to see and to conquer by taking the audience to the glory of Rome. Ottorino Respighi’s final of three suites inspired by the ancient Italian capital is the eponymous core of MSO’s “Roman Festivals” performances, Oct. 6 and 7. They...

Every college town has a go-to pizza place. Some might have two or even three. But only one town has Ricatoni’s. This Italian restaurant in historic downtown Florence has been around for decades serving tasty, homemade food, supporting its community and employing lots of local students, but the passion of owner Rick Elliott is what makes Ricatoni’s...

An Italian restaurant concept will open its first Alabama location later this summer in Mountain Brook. MidiCi, the Neapolitan Pizza Company, will open in Lane Parke in August. We previously reported that the franchise location will be located at 270 Rele St. Information from MidiCi (which means "You tell me," in Italian) said franchisee Lane Carri...