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As the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a must-visit attraction when touring Italy, Melbourne’s own Leaning Tower of Pizza restaurant is a dining experience not to be missed. “Nothing Fancy, Just Good Food” is the restaurant’s slogan, and with its affordable menu with daily specials, diners don’t have to be in Italy to taste these authentic flavors. Open f...

Every college town has a go-to pizza place. Some might have two or even three. But only one town has Ricatoni’s. This Italian restaurant in historic downtown Florence has been around for decades serving tasty, homemade food, supporting its community and employing lots of local students, but the passion of owner Rick Elliott is what makes Ricatoni’s...

In the last 20 years, the United States have witnessed a true explosion of interest toward everything Italian. Pizza in “teglia” is the latest trend in the pizza world to reach the American Market. It represents an aesthetically appealing, high-quality alternative to traditional pizza, and it easy to serve. The main goal of AMPTO is to work along w...

When it comes to south Florida restaurant cuisine, Italian still reigns supreme. There’s certainly a preponderance (arguably an overabundance) of Italian eateries in the area. And for the most part, they’re all pretty good – and fairly similar.  In fact you can basically predict most of the menu items even before you ever see the menu. With so many...

Adalina could open as soon as next week on Northside Parkway, a representative for the Italian restaurant confirms. They’ve been teasing followers on Instagram and Facebook with the news. The restaurant, owned by Dennis Lange (Five Seasons Brewing Co.), is located at the Post Riverside apartment complex in the former River Room space. Adalina’s men...

The year was 2000 and South Beach was still riding high on its status as a sizzling sandbox of celeb-saturated clubs, bars and restaurants. There was Level, Bar Room, and The Living Room and even the bar at the Marlin Hotel where the likes of Martha Stewart and Bono boozed it up to a reggae soundtrack. There was, and always will be The News Cafe, b...

Carol Shina never planned to open a restaurant. She grew up in New York, where on Sundays, she reveled in the aromas of fresh garlic, basil, mushrooms and Italian sausage, along with the sounds of sizzling pans in her Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Shina and her husband started a nuclear imaging company in their garage; they now have about 40 emplo...

Despite vowing never to open a restaurant, Marie Stitt, the daughter of James Beard Award-winning chef Frank Stitt, is opening a restaurant. But she won’t be running it. That job goes to her husband, Edward Crouse.  Crouse said Babas on Cannon will be an all-day cafe inspired by those the couple frequented in northern Italy while attending Slow Foo...

Corinth will soon be home to a Marco’s Pizza, one of the franchise owners said. Marco’s Pizza, which started in Ohio 40 years ago, will open in the former Papa John’s location in a strip mall on U.S. Highway 72 East just west of the South Harper Road intersection. Peter Morgan of Collierville, Tennessee said he and business partner Jeff Friedrich o...

Niven Patel, the man behind one of Miami’s most successful new restaurants, Ghee Indian Kitchen, is expanding his mini culinary empire with Erba, a pasta focused restaurant debuting sometime in 2019. “When I started this career of mine I always had a fascination for pasta, and a lot of people who don’t know me perceive me as the Indian chef,” notes...

While investigating franchise opportunities with his father, Michael Dowell took one bite of cheesy, deep-dish Chicago-style pizza and knew he was hooked. “After graduating UCF, my father and I decided to go into business together,” Dowell said. “My dad has always had businesses, but we had never really found our niche. Then we discovered Rosati's...

Terre del Sapore feels like home. This Coral Gables restaurant is replete with a welcoming vibe, an exposed brick wall, and a wood-fired oven where you can watch your pizza being cooked. Owner Marcelo Lederman opened the eatery so he would have a place for his family and friends to enjoy the cuisine he loves best. The idea is for patrons to drop in...