A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Louis Graziano was given the French Legion of Honor during a ceremony on Friday in Thomson, Georgia, where he lives. The honor...

Italian restaurant and market Tre Vele, from Mission and Market chef Ian Winslade and brothers Ryan and Jonathan Akly, opens Monday, September 20, in Sandy Springs. Tre Vele takes over the former Three Sheets restaurant and lounge space, which the Akly family opened in 2010 at the City Walk complex. Winslade opened Mission and Market with the Aklys...

Toscano Ristorante Italiano, a “vintage yet modern” Italian eatery, has officially opened its Atlantic Station doors, according to a press release Monday. Toscano is owned by Gianni Betti, Linda Harrell, and Gonzalo Di Aristegui, and is the sister restaurant to Cibo e Beve, located in Sandy Springs. “Atlantic Station has already proven to be the pe...

On a recent summer morning, Lynn Hirsch was determined as she packed the back of her gray SUV with 20 aluminum pans of lasagna. The retiree was on a mission: Drive nearly 70 miles from her suburb of Atlanta to two rural Georgia towns and get the hearty dishes into the hands of people who needed them. It's an increasingly typical mission for volunte...

After opening his second Italian restaurant Grana in Piedmont Heights last year and overseeing a renovation that added a patio to his Decatur Italian restaurant the White Bull, chef Pat Pascarella is now poised to open Bastone mozzarella bar in the former Bocado space later this year. Bocado closed in March after 12 years at its Howell Mill Road lo...

Atlanta Hawks big man Danilo Gallinari has been named to Italy’s Olympic roster. This comes as no surprise, as he’s one of if not the best Italian basketball player of his era, and coming off of another fine season in the NBA. At 32 years old, Gallinari is probably past the prime of his career, but he’s still an intelligent, helpful player who is v...

It looks like Italian pizza and pasta joint Bambinelli’s is about to start cooking up some spicy meat-a-balls. Owner Joseph Bambinelli has filed for permits to open a meatball factory at 455 Plasamour Drive in Armour.  Bambinelli owns three namesake restaurants in Lilburn, Northlake, and Roswell, each of which bring a taste of New York City’s Itali...

Another food stall has been claimed at Chattahoochee Food Works. LoRusso’s Italian Market is set to open at the new food hall, which will soon be home to 31 vendors. Chattahoochee Food Works partner Robert Montwaid owns LoRusso’s, and is planning to sell European market items, Italian-style sandwiches, and New York deli-style food, Eater reports.

Please note that in order to process passport applications, in the wake of the reactivation of the fingerprinting system at the honorary Consulate in Charleston, starting from June 21, 2021 and until further notice, Italian citizens may refer to the Honorary Consulate in Atlanta upon reservation that can be made at the telephone number +1-404-855-4...

What started as a boring day to renew my passport in Snellville, Georgia, turned into a spontaneous trip to Atlanta’s famous Ponce City Market. As a New Jersey native who knows nothing about Georgia other than the fact that its capital is Atlanta, I’ve always asked my Georgian-native friends for hot spots in the city. After asking around, Ponce Cit...