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...

North Asheville’s Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian is opening a second location, this time in South Asheville! The second Vinnie’s will be located at 1981 Hendersonville Road, in the former Iannucci's Pizzeria space. The timing of the expansion, which is slated for summer 2021, ushers in the next chapter of Vinnie’s after the original location celebra...

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Dec. 8 that Farmina Pet Food USA LLC, part of Italy-based Farmina Pet Foods Holding, has chosen Reidsville as the location for its North American headquarters. The decision will create an estimated 129 jobs over a five-year period and is the result of an approximate $28.5 million capital investment by th...

Farmina Pet Food USA, a provider of scientifically-developed foods and personalized nutrition services for dogs and cats, will establish its North American headquarters in Reidsville, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company’s plans in Rockingham County include the creation of 129 jobs over five years and a capital investment of nearly $28....

Since moving to Charlotte from Chicago, it seemed like I forgot how to speak Italian, as in food. While it was my regular go-to in Chi-town, I have ignored one of my favorite cuisines since moving to the Queen City.  Shortly after landing here, an acquaintance recommended Mama Ricotta’s as a spot I had to try. I still haven’t made it there, but I d...

With the holiday season approaching and winter break for the University of the Hampshire just over the horizon, students are running out of time to enjoy all that the town of Durham has to offer before returning home.  Whether it’s treating your parents to a nice local dinner while they’re in town or shooting that final shot in the midst of ‘cuffin...

Sal Rando regretted ever selling his quaint pizza shop at New Hope Square shopping center in north Gastonia in 2015. But after spending the last five years working a number of other jobs, Rando's made his long-awaited return to the shop, where he'll sling pizza dough once again. Rando's been a pizza and food fanatic as long as he can remember. At a...

Chris Chagnon knows a thing or two about restaurants, which likely explains the immediate success of his latest venture, Pavino’s Italian Bistro and Pizzeria in Maggie Valley, The restaurant opened a month ago and has seen a constant stream of customers, as well as positive reviews. Walking into Pavino’s feels like walking into a hole-in-the-wall m...

Thirty-seven online music, dance and film performances will replace an annual street fair this year in a benefit organized by a Mebane man. Festa Italiana Raleigh will present Raleigh Virtuale Venti Venti at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at https://www.youtube.com/user/LoreinsPacif, as well as on Facebook. The free 2½-hour benefit will feature Mebane-...