Craving tortellini, piadina or gnocco fritto? There is no need to take a trip to Emilia Romagna in Italy, the Emilian tradition is served at Via Emilia 9 in Miami and Nonna Beppa in New York City. Two different names but one message in common: bring authenticity to the United States, and no modifications are allowed. Indeed, because if you want to...

“This meatball reminds me of my grandmother’s,” my companion said, smiling down at the vast spread in front of us. Colorful chopped panzanella salad ($8) with bright tomatoes and briny olives and chewy hunks of bread; two lovely pizzas, charred crusts bubbly, laden with thin-sliced meats, bitter arugula, creamy goat cheese and more. There was wine...

A taste of Italy in Downtown Pensacola wrapped up its two day festival Saturday. In addition to the delicious Italian food and musical entertainment -- this year's Fiesta Italiana added a different type of entertainment, Italian sword fighting. Proceeds from the event allows the "Sons and Daughters of Italy" help local charitable organizations. "Co...

The Neapolitan Gourmet (NG) is an Italian deli in Naples, Florida serving, well,  Italian delicacies. It has been in business for 25 years. In my book, this is a very good sign. I had heard really good things about their sandwiches, here known as heroes, and decided to take a look. NG, open 10:30 AM to 3 PM Monday-Saturday, is suited for the lunch...

Southern Italian Deli & Market is opening a new restaurant at 5065 St Augustine Road, Unit 5, Jacksonville. The eatery will officially have its grand opening Oct. 8 and 9, according to a news release. The event will include swag giveaways, discounted market items, and raffles for free lunch. Cugino's a local artisan sausage company, is opening Sout...

The Palo family, which owns the ever-popular Stasio’s Italian Deli (Facebook | Instagram) in the Milk District, has just signed a lease for a new concept in an empty building at 2300 E. Robinson Street [GMap]. As first reported by Jack Witthaus for Orlando Business Journal, the new concept will be called “Alfo’s Pizza Fritta” and will specialize in...

Coral Gables restaurant row will soon have a new arrival: Giorgio Rapicavoli's Eating House is back. Eating House, the restaurant Rapicavoli opened following his 2012 Chopped win, will make its official return at Giralda Plaza, where developers Marc Schwarzberg and Jose Ortega have since added several new restaurant concepts including Coyo Taco, Sw...

Botter S.p.A, Italy’s largest private wine producer in terms of revenue, announces that it has expanded the distribution for its Brilla! Prosecco DOC into five new states. Through a successful collaboration with Threesixtyfive Wines, New Jersey based importer of wines from Italy, Spain, California, and Private Label services, Botter S.p.a will stre...

According to popular legend, in 1889, Queen Margherita of Italy visited Naples, where a local pizzaiolo named Raffaele Esposito whipped up a new style of pizza in honor of her majesty. Made with mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and tomatoes grown in the volcanic soil near Mount Vesuvius, the Margherita pizza, as it came to be known, paid tribute to t...

Roll after roll Rosetta Bakery delivers the authentic Italian art of bakery to Miami. With seven locations in the Floridian city and one coming soon in New Jersey, the bakery was opened in 2015 with the intent to be an official ambassador of the Italian art of baking and also to export the concept of a typical Italian breakfast. From sandwiches to...