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Looking for a delicious Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Clayton, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs. 1. Venero's Pizzeria Topping the list is Venero's Pizzeria, situated at 9973 US Highway 70 West. With four stars out of 82 revi...

From Italian chef and restaurateur Roberto Bearzi and wife Fiorella Blancocomes — the owners of Fratelli Milano downtown — comes Vista, a romantic Italian stunner, hidden away in the Upper Buena Vista complex. The kitchen is overseen by Chilean-Italian chef Giuliano Leverone (Cecconi’s, Barceloneta and Matador Room). Located halfway between the Des...

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” the famed writer Virginia Woolf wrote. That about lines up with my experience at Goodfella’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant in DeBary, which celebrates its eighth anniversary at the end of this month.  The restaurant is owned by husband-and-wife team Salvatore and Caitlin...

Still getting into the swing of things and dealing with “new baby syndrome,” my life is slowly starting to find some order. There has been an appreciated outpouring of love in the form of gifts of onesies (for baby Henry), a bottle or two of liquor (presumably for me), as well as diapers and baby wipes (for humanity). I expected some of our wonderf...

It no longer carries the U.S. Army stamp or the military pomp and circumstance that came with that, but making the All-American Bowl roster still is a really big deal. Naples High School's Chez Mellusi officially became one of 300 high school seniors in the nation to earn a spot in the annual high school all-star game in San Antonio's Alamodome on...

Trinity Episcopal Church on Ford Avenue was without a rector for 16 months, but the church's long wait for a pastor has ended with the arrival of the Rev. David Carletta, who took over the duties earlier this month. His first Sunday as rector was Oct. 6. Carletta, 51, a Rochester, New York, native, was most recently the associate rector at an Epis...

Just in time for the weekend, Miami’s most popular neighborhood has a new restaurant to check out. Dōma (35 NE 26th Street) arrives in Wynwood boasting a seafood-centric, Italian menu with plenty of Florida elements. The Dōma menu is divided into five different categories, ranging from bites like the Neopolitan fried pizza and grilled octopus, to m...

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...

Gov. Roy Cooper (D) proclaimed the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day, the day that the federal government has designated as Columbus Day. While the move, whether it’s done by states or cities, such as Asheville, is intended to commemorate the contributions and sacrifices of Native Americans, it does draw some controversy among thos...

The Office of the Italian Consulate in Miami, under the leadership of the honorable Consul General, Cristiano Musillo, who started his tour of duty last August, has announced that a week-long celebration, the 18th International Week of the Italian Language, will take place in various Florida cities from October 15 until October 22, 2018 during the...

CCI-NC had a very busy September and we are thankful for all the support shown during the visit of the Honorable Pier Forlano, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia. On September 18th, we were in Raleigh for the 3rd Round Table on Italian Technology & Italian FDI in North Carolina. The evening started off with a lovely reception, where business l...

In honor of the 10th anniversary of their first restaurant, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman are throwing a star-studded chef block party Oct. 22. Ticer and Hudman have invited some of their closest chef friends and industry peers who have inspired them throughout the last decade to join them for this special cele...