Dear friends, Next June 4 will be a very important date. Exactly 80 years earlier, on June 4, 1944, troops of the American Fifth Army entered Rome, liberating it from Nazi oppression and war. The people of Rome took to the streets, finally free and happy, to celebrate, hug and thank the American soldiers. These are scenes of happiness that all us R...

An Alpharetta pizzeria is expanding with a second location. Minnie Olivia will be joining the restaurant lineup at Medley, an upcoming 43-acre mixed-use destination coming to Johns Creek. The menu features handcrafted pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and more. The restaurant is “driven by local seasonal ingredients and products, where Southern Italy and T...

The Georgia Chapter of the IACCSE has recently reorganized its Executive Committee, which now consists of five well-respected entrepreneurs and professionals from the Atlanta area.Emanuela Barzaghi, CEO of L&S Lighting Corp, will retain her position as Vice President of the IACCSE Georgia Chapter. She will be supported by four other committee membe...

There’s something so special about Italian food, isn’t there? It’s so homey and comforting, not to mention delicious! If you’re as big of a fan of Italian restaurants in Georgia as we are, we think you’ll love the spot we’re featuring today. Mom & Dad’s Italian Restaurant is a tasty place with locations in both Thomasville and Valdosta. This family...

Fresca Trattoria, a locally owned Italian restaurant with a seasonal menu, opened two months ago in Stone Mountain at 1227 Rockbridge Road. It is adjacent to Kroger and Mountain Park First Baptist Church in Stone Mountain. Pastry Chef Lisa Myers, one of the co-owners, has lived in Lilburn for 27 years and said they chose Italian because they believ...

Chef Kevin Maxey boasts an impressive resume. The former vice president of culinary for Ford Fry’s Rocket Farms Restaurants honed his skills at Tom Colicchio’s Craft and Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Tavern in New York. The past four years, he’s been helping other restaurateurs fine-tune their businesses; now it’s time for him to focus on his own. On Marc...

Delta Air Lines has a stacked schedule to make it easier for travelers to get to Italy, with several new routes to Venice ahead of the summer. By the end of this month, Delta will relaunch nonstop service between its New York-JFK gateway and Venice Marco Polo Airport on a Boeing 767-300, configured with Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfor...

Join us at the MoDA in Atlanta, GA this spring for Al Dente: The Design of Pasta, an exhibition that explores the world of one of Italy's most beloved culinary treasures. Opening April 11, 2024, this exhibition explores the history, design, and culture of pasta. Dive into the history of pasta from ancient to contemporary times. Discover the artistr...

His photo in Times Square, New York, as he passionately kisses nurse Edith Shain on August 14, 1945, has become immortal because it symbolizes the end of World War II. The success of the shot by a master photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt was immediate because it ended up on the cover of Life magazine. On Tuesday, sailor Carlo Muscarello-known to ever...

European-style café illy is now open at Atlantic Station, the brand’s 18 location in the U.S., its first ever in Georgia, and its first full-service restaurant in the U.S. The café offers authentic and thoughtfully sourced Italian coffee, full-service breakfast, lunch and dinner and made-in-house pastries by 2022 James Beard Award Finalist and Café...