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,...

Twenty years ago, Giorgio Armani launched his interior design collection, Armani/Casa, bringing his sleek, opulent Italian design beyond closets and into the living rooms of homes around the world. Ten years after that, he opened an Armani hotel in Dubai, followed by Milan shortly after. Now, the 85-year-old designer is moving into luxury condomini...

Wanting to share their authentic Italian specialties and New York-style pizza making culinary talents, a chef named Giovanni and a pizza maker named Joe decided to buy a restaurant in Port St. Lucie. They didn’t have to go far to find a name for their new venture. They named it, naturally, Gio-Joe’s. The establishment is tucked in the back of a sho...

The buzz in the 175-person dining room at Café Prima Pasta is so steady you can’t hear the music coming from the secret back room. But walk past the four low-ceiling dining rooms bathed in a red-orange glow. Past the black-and-white photos adorning every wall and ceiling of celebrities that have dined here over the restaurant’s 27 years in North Be...

The Italian restaurant empire on Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard was bound to spill over into nearby Flagler Village sooner or later. Heritage, a new fine-dining Italian eatery from chef-owner Rino Cerbone, quietly opened in mid-February at the Hive, the honeycomb of warehouses behind Searstown and north of the MASS art district. Heritag...

Last year, the Miami Open made its first debut at the impressive Hard Rock Stadium to much acclaim. After both players and fans wondered how exactly a tennis tournament would take place inside a massive football stadium, the Miami Open and IMG delivered above and beyond any expectations with new luxury accommodations, facilities, pop-ups experience...