Casa Bella means beautiful house. It lives up to its name. For those who regularly come to dinner, it is a beloved retreat. The location is downtown, but far enough away from the bustle of Laurens and Newberry streets to feel like a peaceful enclave. The tall brick wall that surrounds it further ensures a sense of seclusion. The Iannelli family, wh...

Nick Sarabella has been like a DJ recently. He’s been taking requests. Acquaintances that know he’s about to open an Italian deli in North Myrtle Beach have been giving him lists of specific hard-to-find Italian foods that they want him to stock and sell. “We’re going to try to accommodate everybody that’s been asking me,” Sarabella said. “Every da...

New Jersey-transplants Marissa and Mario Massarelli settled down in the Lowcountry in July to start the next phase of their lives – Holy City Cannoli.  The couple made the decision to leave the “hustle and bustle” of New Jersey for the “laid-back” atmosphere of Charleston. “It’s very family-oriented,” Marissa said about the decision. “Which is real...

A pair of local organizations took home $5,000 each to get some economic plans off the ground at the annual Ten at the Top Celebrating Success event in Greenville on Nov. 18. The teams of Belton Mayor Eleanor Dorn and Belton Alliance representative Richard Dorn and the Italian-American Club of Greater Greenville each won the $5,000 Hughes Investmen...

The owner of Bellissimo Italian Pizzeria in Conway is embarking on her next restaurant adventure this fall. After selling Bellissimo earlier this year, she’s opening a new business down in Pawleys Island. Rose Misseri plans to open Rosie’s Pizzeria close to Thanksgiving. The Post & Courier Myrtle Beach first reported on the business’ plans last mon...

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, in partnership with the College of Charleston, is proud to announce the 15th edition of the annual celebration of contemporary Italian cinema and culture. The 2021 event will take place Nov. 4-6, 2021, at the Queen Street Playhouse and will feature 10 award-winning films. “We are very happy to have a real pr...

"This is the original mozzarella, and it can only be made with buffalo milk," says Fading D Farm co-owner David DiLoreto. Along with his wife, Faythe DiLoreto, they've been operating their Italian Mediterranean Buffalo creamery since January 2016. Not to be confused with the American bison, their 64-acre Rowan County-based water buffalo farm is one...

Hughes Investments Inc. announced Oct. 5 Belladina’s Italian Market will open at BridgeWay Station in Mauldin in late 2022. The Mauldin eatery will use at least 50% of its 6,013 square feet for an Italian market, which will sell authentic Italian food items. It will also serve as Belladina’s fourth storefront, joining Belladina’s Pizzeria at 9 W. W...

The Italian American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH)* is back with a botto (bang!), after a long year of suspended fundraising events. We are especially excited to celebrate South Carolina's OFFICIAL ANNUAL ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (OCTOBER) with two popular events that benefit the local Hilton Head community. The Zin Experience, and Italian Her...

Before closing Dec. 31, 2019, Iannucci’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant served the South Asheville community for over 40 years. The bulk of that service took place at 1981 Hendersonville Road. So, when Eric Scheffer, owner of Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian on Merrimon Avenue and Jettie Rae’s Oyster House on Charlotte Street, purchased the building an...