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...

Global packaging maker Serioplast US LLC will establish production operations in Red Springs in a project that will create 46 new jobs in Robeson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company, which manufacturers rigid plastic packaging for a wide variety of consumer goods, plans to invest $9.42 million in its new North Carolina presence...

Little Mama’s opening Friday in SouthPark hopes to become a new favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. Little Mama’s Italian Kitchen will serve classic Italian-American dishes of homemade pastas and mozzarella from the Porter Building at 4521 Sharon Road, across from SouthPark mall. The collaboration of owner Frank Scibelli, operations guru Step...

This week, in addition to telling you about my delivery experiences from a local restaurant, I’d like to share another discovery. It’s a locally owned restaurant delivery service called Takeout Central. The name will no doubt be familiar to many, including UNC alumni who can tell you that the business started out in 1996 as Tarheel Takeout. Over th...

The new restaurant Ciao Italia Ristorante + Mercato, offering authentic Italian cuisine, opened in Durham last Saturday.The Ciao Italia team and owner Doug Clark are preparing to open up a portion of their indoor seating in conjunction with phase two of Governor Chris Sununu’s social distancing guidelines on June 15th. Ciao Italia currently has fiv...

A donation of 1000 face masks was given to Hope Abounds Cancer Network by Mike Campbell, CEO and President of Leather Italia USA. Mr. Campbell purchased the masks and donated them to Hope Abounds for appropriate distribution. “Supporting Hope Abounds, and all of the “Extraordinary People” that truly bless so many through their sincerity of love, ca...