Beginning tonight at 5 p.m., Giorgios Bakatsias and chef/partner Daniel Jackson open the doors to Osteria Georgi on Elliott Road in Chapel Hill! This marks the first new restaurant for Giorgios Hospitality Group to open since Rosewater in Raleigh’s North Hills 2019, and the third addition to GHG’s Chapel Hill repertoire of restaurants – including B...

In Italian recipes, q.b. is shorthand for “quanto basta,” or as much as needed. When she wanted to start an Italian kitchenware e-commerce company, Sarah Ubertaccio took inspiration from the phrase, applying it to the idea that home cooks should update their kitchen whenever something needs to be replaced. Ubertaccio launched q.b. Cucina, her e-com...

A not-so-funny thing happened to chef Paul Verica when he took his final research trip to Italy before opening his first Italian restaurant last year. Traveling through Genoa with his partner and fiancée, Jane Tramontana M.D., with plans to head north to Milan, news of the pandemic’s spread in Italy became grimmer and grimmer. Tramontana, a pulmona...

Ynot Italian – a full-service restaurant franchise known for its extensive menu of traditional, homemade Italian entrees – has announced plans to expand its footprint across the Southeastern United States. According to founder and CEO Tony DiSilvestro, the growth will focus on developing both full and express units and will initially target other p...

An Italian company specializing in automation of food and beverage warehouses is planning a $3 million expansion of its Buncombe County regional headquarters. System Logistics Corporation will hire an additional 47 people to work at the enlarged facility with pay averaging $32.17 an hour, or $66,900 annually, SLC and economic development officials...

Carrboro’s East Weaver Street will soon have a new restaurant joining its other businesses. Tesoro, a restaurant featuring house-made pasta, is set to move into the space at 100 East Weaver Street in the coming weeks. The space, which previously housed Market Street Coffee and Ice Cream, will now be home to an 18-seat eatery owned by chef and Carrb...

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) in collaboration with the North Carolina Governor's Office and the N.C. Department of Commerce has just awarded Italian-owned DGL Logistics with the North Carolina Governor's Top Export Service Provider Award. Once COVID restrictions are lifted, the award will be presented to owner Davi...

It’s 8:45 a.m. and 28 degrees outside of Amici’s in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Waynesville. The sidewalk has been shoveled, while the roof of the fine Italian restaurant is still covered in a fresh blanket of snow that had fallen the night before.  Sitting at a table in the dining room is Amici’s owner Mary Anne Perrone, going through the books...

The Honorary Consulate has resumed limited services. We have added a number of passport appointment slots for March through July. Please note that these slots are strictly for Italian citizens living in North Carolina who have an expired passport, or whose passport will expire within 60 days of the appointment date.Strict COVID-19 guidelines are in...

Greensboro charities, educators and first responders will now have the opportunity to receive free pizzas from Marco’s Pizza.Donating up to 200 pizzas a week, Marco’s Pizza is accepting nominations for Greensboro-area organizations every day leading up to its April 15 new restaurant opening.  To nominate a person or organization who is making a pos...