You know that line you always hear about there being no decent pizza — let alone apizza — down South? Fuhgettaboutit!  One of East Haven’s oldest and best pizzerias, Tolli’s Apizza at 410 Main St., is getting ready to open a second place later this year in a well-traveled, fast-growing shopping area of Johns Island, S.C., a barrier island just outs...

Old recipes, extra carbs, complex sauces, and cheese — it’s no shocker why Italian cuisine is adored. The weather may not get that cold here in Charleston, but that doesn’t mean Lowcountry residents can’t join the Northerners and hunker down with a comforting plate of pasta this time of year. Restaurants choose the traditional approach or a fresh t...

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mom, Bernice C. Pellitteri,on November 6, 2018, from Alzheimer's Disease. Mom came into this world a fragile being, born on October 16, 1932 in Early Branch, South Carolina, weighing less than 2 pounds. The doctor wrapped her in cotton soaked in oil and placed her in a dresser drawer...

The name, the menu, the recipes, and the family are the same. There’s only one difference between the brand new Michael’s New York Style Pizza, Pasta & Grill in Carolina Forest and the one at 1701 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. The new one is closer to home. “A lot of the customers who live in this area kept asking us to come out here,” Tom Nuzz...

Hilton Head Island is set to welcome a new Italian restaurant owned by a popular New Jersey chef. Nunzio Patruno, a noted chef, is renovating a building on New Orleans Road and expects it to open by March. “We plan to improvise with a lot of seafood and homemade pasta,” Patruno said Wednesday. “We want a lighter menu.” The restaurant will be at 18...

Marion and Andrea Petruzzi came all the way from Italy to create their restaurant, DiVino Ristorante Italiano, in North Augusta. The couple came to North Augusta in part because Marion's father lives there. "In Italy now, it's very difficult to have a business," Andrea said. "So we decided to try here." They decided to open DiVino mainly because of...

Lovers of Italian music, fashion, cuisine and history will gather for the sixth annual Summerville Italian Feast on Sept. 30 in downtown Summerville to celebrate Italian American heritage month. Event Director Jay Lombardo said the feast has grown every year since it began and he anticipates this year to be the most popular. “We started off really...

George Diakomihalis believes fresher pasta will sweeten the lives of Anderson residents. With that in mind, Diakomihalis is part of a family foursome — which includes wife Foula, brother Michael and sister-in-law Vasoula — who plan to bring authentic Italian dishes to Anderson. Their new restaurant, Dolce Vita (the Italian term for "Sweet Life") ha...

When Punt and John Presto decided recently to throw a birthday party for their 200-year-old house on Charlotte Avenue, they knew where to turn for dessert. A neighbor, Jennifer Sandler is a gelatician. She’s trained in the centuries-old art of making Italian-style ice cream. She also owns a gelato bicycle cart — a shiny blue and white rig, with str...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2662 of Myrtle Beach, SC celebrates 26 years of Italian Festivals with “FESTA ITALIANA” on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1, 2018. The 2-day event will be held at The Market Common on Farrow Parkway, Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM and on Sunday from 11 AM to 7 PM. Thousands come each year to enjoy authentic Ital...