Join us for Festa Italiana Raleigh's inaugural on-line benefit concert. More than 90 artists & performers across 20 provinces, regions & states in the US, Italy & Morocco! All proceeds to support the Festa 2020 charities: "Spare Some for Autism" & "Military Missions in Action. " Featured artists include Genoa's Beppe Gambetta, Raleigh's Bill Stoneh...

The Triangle Sons & Daughters of Italy, a member of the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, has named author, filmmaker, and We The Italians contributor Mark Spano of Orange County, NC (USA) as its 2020 Outstanding Italian-American in North Carolina. The organization will present the award during its Annual Picnic and General Membership Mee...

Italian hose manufacturer FITT Group is building its U.S. headquarters in Mooresville, a move that's expected to create 144 new jobs, the company announced Wednesday. "Opening our facility in Iredell County and North Carolina was the right decision," Alessandro Mezzalira, president and CEO of FITT Group, said in a statement. "The environment is con...

Luca Annunziata, Executive Chef of forchetta, participated in, and won an episode of Food Network’s Chopped which aired on June 30, 2020 at 9:00pm. Chopped is a Reality Television Chef’s Competition. In this show, four chefs compete against each other in creating a three-course meal including one appetizer, one entrée and one dessert. Chefs must on...

If you wanted to call Cibo Trattoria “Paul’s 2.0,” you wouldn’t be far off. Risen out of the ashes of Paul’s Fine Italian Dining, Cibo features the chef, sous-chef and longtime manager of Paul’s, along with many of the same Italian dishes served at Paul’s for more than 30 years in Winston-Salem. Paul’s, founded in 1988 on Robinhood Hood by Italian-...

Boasting an unapologetic commitment to Italian traditions and authentic recipes, Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar will open in downtown Wilmington on Thursday. The family-run restaurant’s opening comes after two years of meticulous planning and intensive renovations of a unique 1800s building that previously housed law offices. Separated by a...

The word family has taken on a whole new meaning this year as we navigate the unfamiliar terrain that is 2020. We are staying home more, gathering around the dinner table seeking safety and comfort in both family and food because these are two things we trust. If you are ready to get back out into the world and venture back to restaurants seeking a...

With a desire to “reclaim” parts of the college community’s downtown area for the town’s adult population, entrepreneur Doug Clark and his wife, Kim, have opened the doors to their 106-seat restaurant Ciao Italia Ristorante + Mercato. The restaurant’s name and likeness were licensed to Clark by acclaimed chef and cookbook author Mary Ann Esposito,...

Festa Italiana Raleigh, Inc.--a nonprofit corporation and the sponsor of the Triangle’s largest, most diverse, annual celebration of Italian and American Italian culture—announces the cancellation of its annual, shoulder-to-shoulder, open-air street fair, “Festa Italiana Raleigh,” originally scheduled for September 26, 2020 in the Glenwood South Ne...

As she lays plans with Christmas House Bed & Breakfast owner-innkeeper Pamela Deskins to launch take-out and dine-in lunch eatery Nonna Totero’s at Christmas House, 116 10th St., many happy memories are being rekindled for Madison resident Marisa Totero. Born into the restaurateuring Totero family, life for Totero revolved around the family’s iconi...