NEWS FROM : Food & Wine  

Fabio Viviani has had a crash course in U.S. geography. The Top Chef Season 5 fan favorite opened Osteria in Tampa at the beginning of October. Next, he opens a restaurant in Oklahoma City. Then back to Tampa to open a restaurant called Mole, where Fly Bar was until recently. After that, another restaurant, he says in Charleston, S.C., but he looks...

Ammazza, the Atlanta-based pizzeria and restaurant, is set to open a Decatur location on Tuesday, November 13. Ammazza's Decatur restaurant will offer an expanded dinner menu of reimagined staples in the Italian style. Guests can expect antipasto, pasta and pizza, alongside a forthcoming beverage program of craft cocktails, beer and small productio...

The stone castle at 13851 S. Tamiami Trail in south Fort Myers reopens to the public this weekend. Leopardi’s Italian Restaurant will open its doors at 11 a.m. Saturday with a menu of classic Italian fare, cocktails and pizzas. Owner Anthony Leopardi knows kitchens well, or at least how to construct them. The founder of Cornerstone Builders of Sout...

A new Italian restaurant is going to open in Fort Lauderdale: Bufarella, la pizza di Napoli. The restaurant will offer to customers the ancient tradition of historical dishes in an innovative and unique concept. The pizza will be cooked in a wood oven specially built in Naples, and inside the restaurant the processing of handmademozzarella can be a...

I’ve spent a good part of 2018 writing about New Orleanians of Sicilian descent and their food. Inevitably, the discussion turns to “red gravy.” In New Orleans, many of us call our spaghetti sauce by that moniker, which is a term new-to-town Italians find confusing. That includes chef Giovanni "Gio" Vancheri of Villa Vancheri in Mandeville, who in...

It had been a while since my dining partner and I had a real sit-down supper with my Aunt, my cousin the Teacher and her husband, the Tycoon. Naturally, both my partner and I were looking for a restaurant that had a pleasant atmosphere for dining, superlative service and of course, an unmatched cuisine that everyone would like. There was no questio...

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar, downtown Raleigh’s award-winning Italian trattoria, is hosting the inaugural Turkey Ball on Nov. 8 with the goal of providing 500 turkeys to families in need of a Thanksgiving meal. Mulino will donate turkeys to several Raleigh-based charities including: Catholic Parish Outreach, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Urban Ministr...

In the spring of 2003, when Niko and Lola Nousiadis opened Niko’s Italian Cuisine in The Springs medical complex at 2200 E. Parrish Ave., there was only one other building in the new development. “There was nothing out here then, but Highland Elementary School, Foodland and a few other places,” Lola Nousiadis said last week. Her son, Christo, remem...

While South Florida boasts a number of Italian restaurants, Sardinia Enoteca serves dishes that differ from typical Italian-American fare. It’s located at the South Delray Shopping Center and is co-owned by Antonio “Tony” Gallo and chef Pietro Vardeu. Its sister restaurant in Miami Beach has been a staple since 2006. “This is more authentic Italian...

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...

Bringing more than fifteen years of experience from Washington D.C. under the same name, Sette Osteria opened in the Wynwood Arts District in late May.  It is an authentic Italian restaurant and bar with an open kitchen, soft tones, and high ceilings leading way to a sophisticated casual feel. “We wanted it to be updated because Wynwood is about mi...

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...