Next month, on November 13, North Italia will open its first North Carolina location in The Railyard development in South End, just a quarter mile from its sister restaurant, Flower Child. North Italia—which also has locations in Arizona and Texas, among other states—promises housemade pastas, pizzas, and small plate dishes, including white truffle...

In honor of SC’s law proclaiming October as Italian-American Heritage Month (section 53-3-200, signed by Governor Nikki Haley, March 27, 2015), and the recent Friendship Pact signed between Hilton Head, SC and Verona, the IACHH* is proud to announce several fundraising events celebrating a banner year between the Lowcountry and Italy. In June, 2019...

The Market Common turned into Italy for the 28th Italian Festival in Myrtle Beach, hosted by Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2662. There were Italian art vendors, music, and food during the two day event. “Naturally the star of the show is the food,” Frank Baldari, Chair of the Italian Festival said. “Ask your neighbor what their favorite food is...

Charleston Village Italian restaurant Le Farfalle opened in the summer of 2016, and now the owners Michael and Caitlin Toscano announce that they will start a second modern Italian restaurant in Manhattan. Named Toscano, the new place will premiere later this year at 24 Minetta Lane in Greenwich Village. The address is the former home to Perla wher...

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) announces the flagship trip to Verona, Italy, June 2019, where Hilton Head Island Mayor, John McCann, will meet with Verona Mayor, Federico Sboarina, to sign a Friendship agreement, which is the first step in the process towards a Sister-City pact. Also attending this historical event will be John De...

Portofino Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria has become somewhat of a local institution since opening nearly 20 years ago in Gastonia. With its reputation firmly solidified within the Franklin Square shopping center, two chefs from the business are now ready to expand with a second venue in a pocket of the city that they believe desperately needs it....

A local philanthropist was awarded the state’s highest civilian honor. During a recent visit to the Grand Strand, Governor Henry McMaster recognized Fred Nesta with the Order of the Palmetto. According to the state’s website the Order of the Palmetto is awarded to citizens of South Carolina for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of n...

Nunzio Restaurant + Bar is on schedule to open on New Orleans Road on Hilton Head Island this month, according to manager Maribel Patruno. The restaurant’s owner, Nunzio Patruno, has seen success with New Jersey restaurant Nunzio Ristorante Rustico, which opened in 2003 and has been reviewed by The New York Times among others. “Adulation of fresh v...

Downtown Spruce Pine will soon be home to yet another new restaurant.  Capone’s Italian American Bar & Grill is set to open in mid-May at 69 Locust St. and owners Tim and Marsha Hoilman intend to offer not only high-quality dining but an unforgettable experience. “I’ve always wanted to open a restaurant,” Tim said. “I saw the opportunity and my wif...

Randolph Italian Ice & Gelato, LLC has opened at Five Rivers Market at 950 Chestnut Street. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening April 24. "We have been a mobile business for six years," said Devin Randolph, who owns the business with his wife, Nakisha. "We were presented an opportunity from the Shuler Group to open in the Five Rivers Market...