Students from the Italian program at Meredith College attended the 16th annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival in Charleston, S.C., November 11-13, 2022, together with their instructor, Sandra Pesoli. The festival, hosted by the College of Charleston, screened 13 Italian movies produced in Italy over the past two years. The movies included a mi...

The Dorchester District Two (DD2) Educational Foundation has received a generous donation from a Summerville Italian food festival. Over 10,000 people came to downtown Summerville on October 9 to enjoy the Summerville Italian Feast. The event celebrating Italian cuisine and culture featured students from several DD2 schools. Summerville High School...

Congratulations to Blake Butera on being named Carolina League Manager of the Year for his efforts with the Charleston RiverDogs, the Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. This is the second time he has won the honor. Butera is an assistant with Team Italy in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Butera guided the team to a franchise record 88 w...

Ciao, Charleston. The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival is back for the 16th year. The festival partners with the College of Charleston to bring a celebration of contemporary Italian cinema and culture to the city. This year’s event featuring 13 films is Nov. 10-13 at the Queen Street Playhouse downtown. There will be presentations by special gue...

Pascolo Ristorante won’t be open at the former Sweetwaters location by late November, but the business will offer a modified version of its predecessor’s Thanksgiving Day food giveaway. The Italian restaurant that currently occupies a basement space at 83 Church St. will likely open at the old Sweetwaters spot at 120 Church St. near the start of wi...

We caught up with Paul Ciamano, Festival Chairman, with the Italian Heritage Festival this week. He was enjoying a long drive. At least we assumed he was. “I’m driving to Morgantown, West Virginia to pick up 420 pepperoni rolls” That’s dedication. Saturday, Paul and his team will host the 12th Italian Heritage Festival at the Coastal Discovery Muse...

Mama Mozzarella, an Italian deli restaurant concept with a twist, is coming to Gather GVL next month, Sept. 2022. Taking over the booth formerly belonging to The Pasta Addict, Mama Mozzarella will feature sandwiches, wraps + fun bites (like a Sicilian quesadilla) with an emphasis on local ingredients. We can’t wait to try the Caprese BLT with prosc...

Perhaps less surprising that Brian Solari decided to bring his Italian dessert café to Greenville is that the owner of Carmella’s Café and Dessert Bar found a location so fast. When Solari and his wife and partner, Tiffany Solari, opened the first Carmella’s in Charleston eight years ago, it took nearly two years to find the right space, Solari say...

Next month, downtown Landrum will get a little taste of New York and a little taste of Italy. Brian Frascino, an Italian from New York, is opening Biazzo, a New York style Italian deli, where he can share a bit of his roots with locals. Biazzo is expected to open around the end of August, in the space on Rutherford Street formerly home to Mocha’s M...

The Italian American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) is pleased to announce the first sister-city education program since the pandemic restricted international travel two years ago.  Despite the delay, Bob LeFavi (Former Dean of the University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus – USCB), and Italian liaison, Richard Collins (CEO, Inlingua, Verona) have o...