From the sunny sands of South Beach to the eclectic, mural-lined streets of Wynwood, food is part of the fabric that makes Miami a culinary melting pot. It’s a city that really brings the heat when it comes to flavor, Italian cuisine included.  Although restaurants have temporarily closed their doors, locals are still able to enjoy their favorite d...

Joe Picarelli, the Italian immigrant whose food and hospitality has been a staple of the Long Beach culinary scene for decades, passed of a heart attack at the age of 65 on Sunday, March 22. “He was a great man, brother and restaurateur,” said Councilmember Suzie Price. “He will be greatly missed, but will be remembered often, and never forgotten....

Italian architect Antonio Citterio has opened the doors to the first residence at Arte, his first US building. The 12 storey residential building in the shape of an abstract pagoda brings 16 new residences to the sought-after oceanfront location. Inspired by Miami Beach’s 1930s modern architectural heritage, the majestic building is layered with te...

A new sweet shop, Mammamia Gelato Italiano, has set its sights on The Artistry, located between the popular Grand Central and EDGE Districts. Debbie Reeser, Commercial Realtor with Barkett Realty helped the concept settle on its planned location at 1691 Central Avenue. Mammamia Italian Gelato offers a wide range of products created using the best r...

Frank Stephen Coniglio, the jovial husband of Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio and the restaurateur behind popular E.R. Bradley’s Saloon, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his home in Palm Beach after a long illness , his family said. He was 81. The Coniglios opened E.R. Bradley’s in 1983 as a restaurant and bar in Palm Beach but it is today a fixture...

The Solorzano Brothers, Philip and Carlos Jr., are the infamous owners of multiple local pizzerias on Florida’s West Coast. The brothers recently brought their Jersey-style pies to North Port. Between their “Pay it Forward Wall” to give to the homeless community and their support for those in need to their offer of a “free slice for life” if you ge...

Ristorante Enrico has a certain warmth about it. "When people come here they feel like they are home," Ivana Rosa says.  Rosa's uncle Enrico Costagliola owns the Bonita Springs restaurant, and she is his right hand, greeting every customer that walks through their doors with welcoming smiles and lots of hugs. Costagliola hails from a small town out...

Time to add a new brunch joint to your list. Italian restaurant Olivia (stylized "OLIVIA") has launched weekend brunch service (Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.), and the menu has the three sections: Sweet & Savory, Eggs & Folds and Crostinos (loaded toast). One of the three Sweet & Savory dishes is an Italian toast with almond, fresh berries, pa...

A funny thing happened in 1992. Italian designer Gianni Versace came to Miami to visit his sister Donatella, whose then-husband was from nearby Hollywood, Fla. With some time to sightsee, Gianni asked his cabdriver to take him “somewhere good.” He was dropped at the corner of Eighth Street and Ocean Drive. The rest is history. This past December, t...

Craving Italian food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Miami, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. March is the top month of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Miami area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply,...