While it is commonplace around the globe, pizza-making began hundreds of years ago in the narrow alleys of Naples, Italy. Pizzaioli (pizza makers) in Atlanta continue the tradition, with the same simple ingredients used in the past, cooked in ovens that are the heart of their pizzerias. Jeff Varasano, Varasano’s Pizzeria If it’s not too hectic, Jef...

Based on the success of our XIV edition back in November of last year we have decided to come back with a brand new edition from the 26th to the 29th of May. We have also expanded our film lineup by adding a seventh title to our usual lineup of six to include the best award-winning films while maintaining our 4 day format to allow our audience to s...

The candelabra on the bar at Gigi’s Italian Kitchen & Restaurant has accumulated so much wax that it’s beginning to look like a grotto on the isle of Capri. The drippy trio of flames is so much a part of the ambiance of the delightful Italian-American pop-up, run by Atlanta chefs Eric Brooks and Jacob Armando, that it inevitably gets posted on Inst...

ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and the Italian Trade Agency are organising an Italian Pavilion of 17 Italian machinery builders at Techtextil North America in Atlanta from May 17-19. ACIMIT members taking part are 4M Plants, Aeris, Arioli, Computer House, Fadis, Flainox, Guarneri Technology, Ima, Kairos Engineer...

Gov. Brian Kemp announced Tuesday that sustainability-focused Ecopol, a European leader in the production of biodegradable PVA film, will invest more than $38 million and create 130 new jobs at the company’s first North American facility in Spalding County. “Georgia’s world-class connectivity to markets continues to draw in businesses from around t...

A wait to be seated is expected, but the homey atmosphere and elevated Italian food at Nina & Rafi will leave you unbelievably satisfied - sure to be worth the wait. It's the perfect place to go for a night out with friends, for when your parents are in town, or even for a first date. Here are some of my must-try dishes at Nina & Rafi.  Location an...

La Grotta is where I fell in love with restaurants. It happened over time, and mainly when its doors were closed. As a girl, my parents became friends with owner and chef Antonio Abizanda, who lived in one of the condos above the restaurant tucked away on Peachtree. Abizanda was as close as I came to having an uncle in Atlanta, and I like to think...

Atlanta has Italian restaurants of all stripes, but what it has lacked—until now—is a place combining the cheesy romance of an old-school Italian American red-sauce joint with modern culinary techniques and refined presentations. The idea for Gigi’s Italian Kitchen came to Eric Brooks in 2019 while he was visiting North Beach—San Francisco’s bustli...

In college campuses and towns throughout Georgia and South Carolina, friends gather to enjoy fresh, hand-tossed gourmet pizzas and calzones, pastas, hot wings and appetizers, salads, soups, and hot sandwiches in the appropriately named AMICI, which means “friends” in Italian. Now Amici will open its first Atlanta location at The Mark, a new 28-stor...

Måneskin have announced that they will be hitting the road this autumn to kick off a massive world tour. The dates serve as the Italian rockers' rescheduled run of their Loud Kids tour, which was previously set to take place earlier this year. The newly renamed Loud Kids Get Louder tour, will kick off on October 31 in Seattle for the North American...