A donation from an anonymous group allowed Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant to feed 40 people, including 20 children, at the Salvation Army homeless shelter Tuesday evening. Meals including baked ziti, lasagna, cheese ravioli or chicken Parmesan, plus bread and salad. "The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem is extraordinarily grateful to whoever...

Fazoli’s - the renowned, Lexington-based brand known for serving up premium Italian dishes at a great value - is set to bring more of its acclaimed Italian dishes to North Carolina. Fazoli’s President and CEO Carl Howard announced today that the company has executed an area development agreement with Franchisee Jeff Milliken to bring one restaurant...

Whenever filmmaker Mark Spano would reference his Sicilian ancestry, he often got the same remark — “oh, your father must be in the mafia.” To which Spano would reply, “no, my father worked in a steel mill.” Spano, an Orange County-based Sicilian-American, hopes that his 2018 film, “Sicily: Land of Love & Strife” will educate viewers about the “tru...

Two Italian-American brothers are taking over the former TwinCity Slice location at 214 W. Fourth St. to bring their own style of pizza to downtown Winston-Salem. Anthony and Mike Scotto Di Frega plan to open Brother’s Pizzeria in March or April. “I was born in Italy, and my brother was born in New Jersey, but we are both full Italian,” Anthony Sco...

Saturday, February 22nd. 2pm-4:30pm. Free. McGuire Woods Board Room, 300 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Bring your little Italian speakers to this family-friendly event! CCI-NC will be hosting a traditional Italian CARNEVALE for children and their families. It will give the kids the opportunity to dress up in their favorite funny outfits, dress...

Just hours before he was to take the stage at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, world-famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli postponed his Friday night concert, a show that would have been the kickoff of his annual Valentine’s Day tour. According to a Facebook post on his official page, it is due to a case of laryngitis. “In over 20 years of performing in...

When it comes to pie of the pizza variety, everyone has an opinion. The basic combination of crust, sauce, cheese and toppings is what defines a pizza, but for so many of us, the style of pizza is what holds the key to our hearts and stomachs. Wouldn’t dare order a thick-crust, Chicago-style pie when you can find the distinctive hand-tossed New Yor...

You have probably already figured out that I love to eat, but food is so much more than ingredients and flavors feeding our bellies. Sometimes we seek flavor, and other times, we seek memories. We search for a restaurant to bring us back to our past. Maybe a dish reminds you of your grandmother’s, you had the same dish at your wedding, or you’re se...

Gustavus Adolphus College history professor Maddalena Marinari’s new book, Unwanted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882-1965, delves into the United States’ often complicated relationship with immigration policy and the effects that those policies have on different ethnic and national groups. Published by the...

An Italian restaurant debuted at Park Road Shopping Center for dinner service on Wednesday. Osteria LuCa is tucked into a 3,100-square-foot spot at the shopping complex owned by Columbia, South Carolina-based Edens. The space was formerly home to Charlotte Cafe. Osteria aims to be a neighborhood restaurant with really good food, says owner Ken...