Most of us have noticed some activity at 4217 Lafayette Street and rumors abound about the possibilities of what is to come. Business owners Arty, Paula and Bryan are hoping to open Penello’s Italian Cuisine during the first week of July. The family was born and raised on Long Island in New York. Arty served four years in the Air Force and returned...

A conversation with Dale Recinella, Correctional Chaplain on Florida’s Death Row. How does a successful Wall Street lawyer, Notre Dame Law School graduate, and owner of a Miami Bay penthouse, leave everything in order to offer spiritual assistance to people sentenced to death in Florida prisons, the second largest Death Row in the United States, af...

Forget Brickell for fine dining, the new Trattoria Blu is the real deal and it’s in Palmetto Bay. From the moment you enter, you know this is a foodie’s restaurant. Exceptional, not snooty. The long rectangle-shaped eatery with high ceilings adorned with floating pallets, modern art elements and industrial hanging lights sets the mood, as does the...

Printmaking and performance art master, meet the Italian-American contemporary artist, Massimo Agostinelli. He tends to focus on photography and printmaking, and one thing's for sure, there's definitely a poetic touch, cue his wordplay to form the basis of his visual poetry. Wordplay and anagrams that spotlight and challenge the masters as well as...

The fast-casual pizza concept opened its first location in Rome in 2003 and now has three units in Italy and two in Chicago, with stores opening soon in New Orleans and Miami. It serves pizza al taglio—priced by weight, extravagantly topped and cut with shears. The crust is focaccia-like, made from a high-moisture dough that’s airy yet chewy. The c...

Suzanne Perrotto is tapping her New York roots to debut a second Pineapple Grove restaurant this July down the street from her 12-year-old eatery, Brulé Bistro. “I realized the changes I could make in the layout would allow me to bring back my parents’ trattoria in a modern, contemporary setting,” she says of Rose’s Daughter, which will occupy the...

If you love good Italian food, you’re probably familiar with Via Emilia 9 on South Beach. Now, the team behind it has a new spot, and they’re serving up food with some kicks. It’s hard not to feel at home at Via Emilia Garden. The new restaurant in Midtown Miami is taking a fresh approach when it comes to Italian food, and we guess you could say it...

Last week, Jeff Gigante and managing partner Jay Brunetti opened a new restaurant in Hyde Park Village called Forbici Modern Italian. The restaurant serves a variety of Italian dishes, but the emphasis is on their Roman-style pizza. It's what inspired the name of the restaurant, Forbici, meaning scissors in Italian. It represents the Roman traditio...

Coaching, training, incubation, meetings with companies and potential investors, services that support new entrepreneurs during the developing process of the Made in Italy startups and spin-offs in the USA: This is the goal of the “Venture Bridge Florida” protocol between Miami Scientific Italian Community and Venture Hive, signed today in Miami, d...

We are pleased to announce the new Board of Directors of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast (IACCSE) for the term 2019-2022 as a result of the elections among all our members. We would like to thank all candidates for their active participation to the life of the Chamber and all members who took time to cast their ballots. The election...