Nineteen years after debuting his first South Florida restaurant, Angelo Elia, one of the area's most celebrated chefs, is finally opening a location in Miami-Dade. Italian-born Elia will bring his fine-dining Casa D'Angelo restaurant to Aventura Park Square this summer. The elegant, 5,600-square-foot space will feature an open kitchen, a bar, an o...

The Village of Palmetto Bay, which is not known for having a lot of fine local restaurants, gained a new addition with the soft opening of Trattoria Blu on Mar. 28. The restaurant specializes in artisan wood fired pizza and Italian Fusion cuisine. The upscale and artfully designed restaurant is located in a new office building on the east side of t...

Famous for his abstract furniture and decorative objects, Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass is getting a brand new exhibition that places his bold, blocky and brightly-colored work in a somewhat unexpected context: the upheaval of his time. Opening on April 18 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (I.C.A. Miami), “Ettore Sottsass...

Chef Antonio Mermolia won over Miamians with his authentic Southern Italian fare with the debut of the stunning Le Sirenuserestaurant at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. At Le Sirenuse, he brought his beloved cuisine from its Positano counterpart to the beautiful beaches of Surfside in North Miami. Now, he’s debuting his second culinary project...

"Opera Italiana is in the Air" takes to Miami's Regatta Park Saturday night for a free concert under the stars with some of the biggest names from the Italian stage. President and Music Director Maestro Alvise Casellati is bringing his outdoor production to the Magic City as part of a tour of select U.S. cities. Soprano Davinia Rodriguez and tenor...

Many local students were taught a different kind of lesson at school this week. Cooking instructor Teresa Colors came to Crestview from Italy, where she lives, to spend the week teaching students from Richbourg Middle School and fifth-graders from Northwood Elementary how to make dishes such as pizza, pasta and ricotta gnocchi, which is like a smal...

The Italian American Society of Marco Island held their annual Dale Johnson Memorial Bocce Picnic at Mackle Park with 125 members and guests enjoying a great barbecue of chicken, sausage and peppers, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, assorted desserts and music with DJ Steve Reynolds. The picnic signals the end of the Monday afternoon league for the se...

A local coal-fired pizza restaurant plans to open its third location in the Marketplace at the West Villages in South Sarasota County. Bocca Lupo Coal Fired Pizza, which has existing locations in Port Charlotte and at 4301 Aidan Lane in North Port, plans to open a 4,500-square-foot restaurant in the Publix-anchored Marketplace development, which is...

Members of the Benvenuto Americans of Italian Heritage club recently held their 10th annual Bocce Tournament for charity. This year’s tournament, in honor of late club memberTony DiMare, raised more than $5,000, which will be presented to Cornerstone Hospice at the Benvenuto’s April club meeting. “Tony was one of the founding members of our club,”...

Major League Soccer contends that it will be damaged by a 2014 U.S. trademark application filed by Serie A club Inter Milan over usage of the term "Inter," according to a legal document filed by the league and obtained by ProSoccerUSA. In a notice of opposition filed on March 25 to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, MLS says: "No one soccer team...