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Pasta is a dish that can easily and affordably be made at home, but can also be found at most restaurants in metro Atlanta. The noodles you’ll find at some of Atlanta’s most popular Italian restaurants “are almost always handmade, using flour, eggs and a lot of love,” Bob Townsend wrote for the AJC Dining Guide: The Noodle Edition. And Atlanta lo...

There is a shirt for sale at LaMotta's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria on San Carlos Boulevard imploring you not to go to New York for pizza, to head to LaMotta's. Their New York style pizza has been a cornerstone for 40 years in Fort Myers and though it is not on the Beach, it feels like the last stop as you leave San Carlos Island with signs direct...

The South Bay is tasting more and more like the Italian coast lately with another respected chef bringing the cuisine to one of the area’s beachfront communities. Chef Anne Conness, who runs the new modern Middle Eastern spot Jaffa in Palms near Culver City and El Segundo’s Spanish and Mexican restaurant Sausal, is now looking at Italy for inspirat...

After living in Florida for the past 23 years, Sal Tuto recently opened his new Italian restaurant in the Grove Market Shopping Center on Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. Il Pomodoro is a family friendly space with an expansive menu for all tastes. The restaurant opened only a few weeks ago, but it has already become a local hotspot. “I felt very stron...

Goodbye, La Centrale. Hello, Luna Park. The three-story Italian food hall that anchored one end of the indoor-outdoor Brickell City Centre mall has changed owners. And the new owners have a plan to distinguish its new-and-improved Luna Park from the other Italian food hall at the other end of the mall, Casa Tua Cucina. Namely: a chef with a two-sta...

Toscana Divino in Mary Brickell Village is serving up Italian specialties to an upscale crowd, recently receiving some of the city’s most esteemed sports executives for a SocialMiami Editor’s lunch. There, tucked away in a dining room that offers city views through oversized windows and floor-to-ceiling wine racks displaying selective vintages, the...

When Grana opens next to the Sprouts on Piedmont Road in January, it will serve as an ode to owner/chef Pat Pascarella’s childhood in Connecticut and his Southern Italian heritage. With wood-fired pizzas, meats, and vegetables, plus house-made pasta, a meatball tasting, and build-your-own cannoli, Grana is designed to feel like a party “no matter w...

In occasione della IV Edizione della Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo, Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta in Nord e Centro America, questa settimana ha preso parte a Miami a “The Authentic Italian Table”, manifestazione per la promozione della cucina italiana che ha riunito la collettività italo-americana e gli amanti della nostra gastronomia...

The latest project from three local restaurateurs — Chris and Michelle Ponte, of Clearwater's Cafe Ponte and Hyde Park's On Swann, and their son, JT Mahoney — makes its debut when a new South Tampa Italian restaurant, Olivia, opens next week. Olivia — located at 3601 W. Swann, where Carmel Kitchen closed in August 2018 — has been in the works since...

Inside a cozy booth at his new McAdenville restaurant, Tony Coppola pats the exposed brick wall and grins. It's just days before the launch of his new restaurant and it's apparent Coppola is having fun. "We felt like we had a great opportunity here, right now in McAdenville," Coppola said, his voice booming throughout the space. "We've got a passio...

Miami Dade College (MDC), in collaboration with the Consul General of Italy in Miami and the Italy America Chamber of Commerce South East, present the 4th Edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, featuring dishes by Michelin Star Chef Luigi Nastri and Miami-born Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli. The masterclass will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p...

Through permits, construction and hard work, the opening of a new restaurant has been confirmed and the talk around town is true. Lee resident, Henry Mendoza, is preparing to open the doors of La Piazza Bella Italian Restaurant. Over the past couple of months, crews have worked diligently to prepare the building which will be home to Madison's newe...