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...

The smell of baking bread wafts through the door at Mamma Leone, a family-run Italian bakery in Edgewater where Benedetta di Persia, a Tuscan chef and baker, kneads dough by hand with two assistants to make sure it will hold for days. Together with her husband, Gianpiero di Persia, the former restaurateur and master baker opened the 1,000-square-fo...

Q: Many of us transplants from up north wonder why it seems there are Italian restaurants on every street corner here, and why most of them are not very good? — Randall H.  A: I think anyone who's lived in Southwest Florida long enough has pondered this same question. I once took a winding path from south Fort Myers to Fort Myers Beach. I passed Ol...

Tacita Motorcycles, based in Torino, Italy, has announced that the company will be entering the United States. It will join other US-based members of the electric motorcycle industry, including heavyweights Zero Motorcycles and Lightning Motorcycles. The company has decided to open its first headquarters in the US in order to begin sales and servic...

Downtown Miami’s hottest neighborhood celebrates a true architectural icon with the highly-anticipated Brickell Flatiron on track for completion this summer. Nestled in the heart of Brickell, this luxury sky oasis is set to revolutionize Miami’s iconic skyline. Developed by the visionary mastermind, Ugo Colombo and designed by Luis Revuelta, Bricke...