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It’s an ordinary Monday night in North Beach. The parking lot at Abbot Avenue and 71st Street is nearly full. The corner restaurant, Café Prima Pasta, emits an inviting red glow. Past the red awning awaits a warm space blushing with red lanterns and excited chatter. It almost feels like home. Owner Gerry Cea has been welcoming diners to his humble...

From the looks of it, this story represents the American Dream – fulfilled. Three young Italian buddies opened their first ice cream shop, Gelato-go, at 458 Ocean Drive in sunny South Beach on January 18th, 2013. Their Gelato Master learned his Italian gelato-making skills from his father and his family – who have been in the business for over 80 y...

In order to accommodate growing crowds, Ryan Rogers' bar Vetti is moving to NuLu, in a 3,300-square-foot space on the first floor of the new AC Hotel. The new location will allow the bar and restaurant to double its seating capacity, which will include outdoor seating on Market Street, and expand its menu.  "Too often we are unable to accommodate t...

A new Italian Deli is opening next week in Murfreesboro, featuring sandwiches, pasta and soups. Jeff Murphy came to Murfreesboro in 2010 from Alameda, California on a football scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University to get a degree in Entrepreneurship. After graduation, his original plan was to go back home and join the family business, Do...

When it comes to pie of the pizza variety, everyone has an opinion. The basic combination of crust, sauce, cheese and toppings is what defines a pizza, but for so many of us, the style of pizza is what holds the key to our hearts and stomachs. Wouldn’t dare order a thick-crust, Chicago-style pie when you can find the distinctive hand-tossed New Yor...

You have probably already figured out that I love to eat, but food is so much more than ingredients and flavors feeding our bellies. Sometimes we seek flavor, and other times, we seek memories. We search for a restaurant to bring us back to our past. Maybe a dish reminds you of your grandmother’s, you had the same dish at your wedding, or you’re se...

After a two-year run, La Centrale has given way to a new food hall at Brickell City Centre. Luna Park is still all about Italian food, but the new team behind the renamed three-story complex has infused the space with different decor, flavors, and ingredients. "Like La Centrale, we cover many regions of Italy and offer fish, meat, and vegetarian di...

An Italian restaurant debuted at Park Road Shopping Center for dinner service on Wednesday. Osteria LuCa is tucked into a 3,100-square-foot spot at the shopping complex owned by Columbia, South Carolina-based Edens. The space was formerly home to Charlotte Cafe. Osteria aims to be a neighborhood restaurant with really good food, says owner Ken...

For nearly 13 years, Dan Oliver had enjoyed success owning and operating a popular Italian restaurant in Huntsville. When property became available about 35 miles away in downtown Athens, he decided it was time to branch out and open a second location of Terranova’s. “Athens is a wonderful, growing, caring community,” he says, “and they did not hav...

Sometimes a first impression says it all. Whether it’s the brick and dark wood décor, or the staff’s crisp white oxfords and hip chillout music, the moment you step into La Fontana Steakhouse, you get an immediate sense this is what sophisticated dining is all about. Fast becoming the place to go for a romantic night out or a special family gatheri...

You can’t wait to eat, and one restaurant couldn’t wait to get cooking! It’s perfect! Because now, you can get a taste of what they’ll be serving before they start serving! Something delicious has popped up in Miami. It’s Erba Italian restaurant.  Niven Patel, Erba Italian: “It’s our take on ingredients that are sourced locally, but with Italian fl...

Marco’s Pizza has opened a new location in Poinciana. Situated at 3749 Pleasant Hill Road, locals can expect a Primo Italian pizza experience that uses the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, according to a company press release.  The Marco’s Pizza location is owned and operated by Roger and Julia Mellen. Roger, a former chef and restaurant owne...