Ask manager Fabio Onori what he would recommend from the menu at Angelino Palmetto, and he might recommend the parmigiana, the rigatoni alla carbonara or the saltimbocca all romana. “All are very good,” he said. Angelino Palmetto recently opened at 336 Eighth Ave. W. in a white, two-story buidling that has been home to several previous restaurants....

Searching for your ancestors is one of the greatest adventures you can ever undertake. Perhaps the most powerful and connecting experience you can have is taking a trip to the place your ancestors came from. It was certainly the case for Joe Agosta. Like an increasing number of Americans, Joe became curious about his heritage. It’s an understandabl...

Trade between Florida and Italy rose by 5.4% in 2019, bolstered by a rise in technological, mechanical and culinary industries doing business in the Sunshine State. Within those sectors and others is an opportunity to broaden environmental protection efforts, Italian diplomats say. Last year, exchanges of goods and services between Italy and the US...

“I am most of all an educator,” says Leonardo La Cava, 29, who approached the cuisine in his adolescence when he was living in Rome. He learned valuable lessons from a very young age: food makes people come together, fresh is better, cooking is an art and you are what you eat. “There is nothing like making fresh pasta with your family on a Sunday a...

You can never have too much of a good thing, at least as far as Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli are concerned. The couple first came to the Paradise Coast when chef Fabrizio cooked for the Naples Winter Wine Festival, and the seaside ambience and availability of fresh seafood immediately transported him back to his native Venice. After relocating here...

Did you know we have our very own upstate New York, Utica inspired restaurant in Bradenton, FL? Lamantini Trattoria brings Old-World style Italian cuisine with a modern flare to Manatee County. It is next to Blake Hospital off 59th Street West, previously well-known local spot, Nikki’s on 59th. Where does this interesting name come from you might a...

Just completed, Eighty Seven Park in Miami is Renzo Piano’s first residential commission in the United States. The Pritzker Prize winner, known for his cultural interventions around the globe, imagined an architecture that creates the illusion of a floating building above the ocean and park. With interiors designed by RDAI in Paris, known for their...

Chef Joel Ehrlich moved from San Francisco back to his hometown of Fort Lauderdale last summer to take over the kitchen at One Door East, the global small plates restaurant next to Valentino Cucina Italiana. Giovanni Rocchio, the founding chef and partner of both restaurants, had spent years trying to lure Ehrlich east. The two became friends aft...

Antonella Diluca and Simone Raccanello emigrated from Italy to South Florida in early December. Two months later, on Feb. 4, the couple opened Via Vai Italian Deli and Wine Bar in Wilton Manors. “We had a big dream, the American dream,” says Diluca. “We love America. We love Florida. But I can [say] it was not easy. We were scared, of course. We ju...

An estimated 15,000 people will attend this weekend’s Italian Feast and Carnival at the airport festival grounds in Venice. Festivities, with lots of food, live music, a bull machine, carnival rides and games by Great Southern Amusement Co., and a beer tent, began Thursday and continues through Sunday evening. Past President Bruce Bastian, who head...