With wide experience as a chef and restaurateur, Joe Tarantino opened Tarantino’s to the public last week. Located at the site of the old Primos Italian Pizza Kitchen on Brannen St., Tarantino’s will offer pizza, various Italian dishes and other specialties. “I love Italian food. That’s what I grew up with my grandmother cooking,” Tarantino said. “...

After opening his second Italian restaurant Grana in Piedmont Heights last year and overseeing a renovation that added a patio to his Decatur Italian restaurant the White Bull, chef Pat Pascarella is now poised to open Bastone mozzarella bar in the former Bocado space later this year. Bocado closed in March after 12 years at its Howell Mill Road lo...

Atlanta Hawks big man Danilo Gallinari has been named to Italy’s Olympic roster. This comes as no surprise, as he’s one of if not the best Italian basketball player of his era, and coming off of another fine season in the NBA. At 32 years old, Gallinari is probably past the prime of his career, but he’s still an intelligent, helpful player who is v...

It looks like Italian pizza and pasta joint Bambinelli’s is about to start cooking up some spicy meat-a-balls. Owner Joseph Bambinelli has filed for permits to open a meatball factory at 455 Plasamour Drive in Armour.  Bambinelli owns three namesake restaurants in Lilburn, Northlake, and Roswell, each of which bring a taste of New York City’s Itali...

A new Italian restaurant called Tre Vele is planned for Sandy Springs. It’s coming to the City Walk shopping center at Roswell Road and Hammond Drive, taking over the former Three Sheets location. It will occupy 3,500 square feet with a 1,500-square-foot rooftop patio. The concept is from the team behind Buckhead’s Mission + Market restaurant. That...

Another food stall has been claimed at Chattahoochee Food Works. LoRusso’s Italian Market is set to open at the new food hall, which will soon be home to 31 vendors. Chattahoochee Food Works partner Robert Montwaid owns LoRusso’s, and is planning to sell European market items, Italian-style sandwiches, and New York deli-style food, Eater reports.

Please note that in order to process passport applications, in the wake of the reactivation of the fingerprinting system at the honorary Consulate in Charleston, starting from June 21, 2021 and until further notice, Italian citizens may refer to the Honorary Consulate in Atlanta upon reservation that can be made at the telephone number +1-404-855-4...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to downtown Macon. La Bella Vita co-owner Donny Barnes says he and the other co-owner, Vincent Kelly, plan to open the spot at 347 Cotton Ave on May 1. This is Barnes’ first restaurant venture, but he says Kelly has his hands in Fatty’s Pizza -- a Macon pizza restaurant franchise. The Alabama native moved to Centr...

The Strafaci family name is one of the more accomplished and respected legacies when it comes to amateur golf dating back to the 1930’s. This week at Augusta National Golf Club the next member of the Strafaci family will write his name into the history books. “The Strafaci family in the American dream,” said Tyler during his press conference conclu...

What started as a boring day to renew my passport in Snellville, Georgia, turned into a spontaneous trip to Atlanta’s famous Ponce City Market. As a New Jersey native who knows nothing about Georgia other than the fact that its capital is Atlanta, I’ve always asked my Georgian-native friends for hot spots in the city. After asking around, Ponce Cit...