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Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar owner Brian Solari opened the Italian-inspired cafe in 2014 with the intention of bringing a little piece of Europe to Charleston.  “Charleston has such an amazing European feel to it. It’s a very old-looking, beautiful city, and I just thought that bringing some of that European flair would definitely fit well,” Sol...

While it is commonplace around the globe, pizza-making began hundreds of years ago in the narrow alleys of Naples, Italy. Pizzaioli (pizza makers) in Atlanta continue the tradition, with the same simple ingredients used in the past, cooked in ovens that are the heart of their pizzerias. Jeff Varasano, Varasano’s Pizzeria If it’s not too hectic, Jef...

Prepare to “embark on the most affordable trip your mouth will ever take to Italy.” That’s what Cugino Forno promises, an authentic Italian pizzeria planning to open its fifth location in Wilmington in about two weeks. Launched in Greensboro in 2017, Cugino Forno was founded by three cousins: Joseph Ozbey, Adam Aksoy and Yilmaz Guver. Each of the b...

Deep in the heart of Ballast Point stands a small, unassuming cottage. From the outside, the building looks like an old family home. On the inside, however, hand-spun cheeses and flame throwing chefs mark it as anything but. For the past three years, Antonio Casamento has quietly entertained Tampa’s most sophisticated palates from behind these wall...

Marketplace at Avalon Park is getting a new restaurant where the guest is the chef. Spoleto Italian Kitchen has signed on to be the newest vendor in the food hall, Marketplace at Avalon Park. Spoleto is known for its build-your-own portion of its menu, specifically pasta, where guests can choose their base, six ingredients, choice of sauce and garn...

Giminetti Baking Co. will reopen in Northern Kentucky after being purchased by the owners of Pompilios Italian Restaurant. The wholesale bakery, which operated in Walnut Hills for 37 years, shuttered its doors in March when co-owners Jim Ciuccio and Richard Ferguson decided to retire and lease the space. The historic Northern Kentucky restaurant Po...

If you are looking for authentic Neapolitan pizza made from ingredients that arrive weekly from Italy, then Itala Pizzeria is your place. Located at 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 150, in Johns Creek Village in Duluth, the pizzeria recently was opened by Dervis Ozbey, who perfected his craft during seven years at Aliño Pizzeria in the Mall of Geo...

Partners Amanda Ventura and Christopher Doe recently opened Scuderia Italian Cuisine at 4805 Cortez Road W., next door to the Regal Oakmont cinema. Ask chef Doe about his favorite dishes, and he responds, “I love them all.” But in his heart of hearts it might be the chicken Marsala: two chicken breasts with sauteed mushrooms, white onions and roast...

One pizza place will replace another in the same spot in downtown Gastonia. Mangiamo Pizza will fill the spot of the former Life of Pie at the intersection of West Main Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Life of Pie had been operating at that corner since 2015. Mangiamo Pizza will open in May. "I will continue to do a great job with the piz...

Nonna Rosa, an Italian Food Restaurant, has made it easy to enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of Okatie, South Carolina. The Okatie restaurant is proud of its delectable Italian cuisine to satisfy even the pickiest diners. Their food was crafted using recipes handed down from generation to generation, yet it still melts hear...

Tonight we decided to go out to our local restaurant but it was closed. Instead, we decided to give it a new try at Tartini Pizzeria & Spaghetteria in Orlando. It always has a crowd when you are there. Especially at 7 pm.  When we arrived they asked if we had a reservation. We said we did not as we looked at a half-full restaurant. Instead, they re...

The candelabra on the bar at Gigi’s Italian Kitchen & Restaurant has accumulated so much wax that it’s beginning to look like a grotto on the isle of Capri. The drippy trio of flames is so much a part of the ambiance of the delightful Italian-American pop-up, run by Atlanta chefs Eric Brooks and Jacob Armando, that it inevitably gets posted on Inst...