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La Norma is delivering pieces of Italy to Longboat Key: ingredients, staff and the Italian sensibility have been transported from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Mexico. Proprietors Gianfranco and Alessandra Santagati come from Sicily, and they have extensive backgrounds in the restaurant business. With their two eateries, they serve two clien...

When it comes to restaurants on Via Veneto, uh, I mean Las Olas Boulevard, I wish there was more variety. But mostly we get a river of red sauce and a parade of pasta, pizza and prosciutto, with a few giant meatballs, veal parms and grilled steaks and shrimp thrown in. Three more Italian restaurants have opened this year, bringing the total to 12 i...

Get ready to be greeted by an array of Italian delicacies the second you step into Rosalie’s Italian Deli and Subs. Far from your average sub shop, Rosalie’s serves up much more than the typical deli meats and cheeses that most sandwich shops have. Instead, what they offer is a variety of menu items you would usually have to go to a formal Italian...

Picture the coastal towns of Italy: weathered pastel buildings overlooking a turquoise sea. Stepping into Bellini, you find a similar aesthetic. The same palette fills a yacht-inspired dining room of leather-upholstered barstools, striped booths, and floor-to-ceiling windows framing the waters of Biscayne Bay. "Our goal was to create a relaxed yet...

The Palace family of Italian restaurants features an array of enterprises scattered throughout greater Lakeland, Mulberry and Bartow. All six are inviting spots where dress is casual and service, generally, is topnotch. Many, if not all, are connected by family. But all are not equal. Though menus have some overlap, each is unique. This review focu...

When temperatures start to rise, hearty cuisine like creamy pasta dishes and sandwiches brimming with savory meats tend to get replaced by much lighter bites like salads, veggie-filled wraps and dishes loaded with fresh fruit. But at Atlanta's Bellina Alimentari, which is located inside of Ponce City Market, the Italian restaurant has managed to in...

While Riverboat Landing is long gone, Wilmingtonians can still catch their favorite balcony views of the Cape Fear at downtown's newest pizza restaurant, Marsello's. The Christiana family moved to the area from Cary to bring their Italian family recipes and Sicilian style pizza, opening up just before the summer season at 2 Market St. While the men...

A little piece of the Bronx has broken off and come to Louisville, and we couldn’t be happier. Especially since the piece that landed here reminds us of Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s memorable slice of Little Italy. So, say hello to Palatucci’s Italian American Ristorante, which opened last month in the quarters previously occupied by Gary’s on Spring...

If the idea of eating at a hotel restaurant has you thinking you’ve made an odd choice, you might want to reconsider, especially in Charlotte’s center city. This wasn’t always the case. Hotel restaurants have often carried with them a stigma, suggesting they offer convenience in exchange for low quality. For travelers, hotel dining is a phone call...

Hey, Mombo's! Mombo's Italiano! Trade the "A' in "Mambo" from the old Dean Martin song for another "O" -- as in, "Ohhh, that's good!" -- and you have Mombo's Italian, another in an ever-growing market on the local dining scene: the food truck. This one is owned and operated by Ward Crisp, an Ashland, Ky., transplant by way of Dayton, Ohio, who said...

Despite his heritage, chef Pat Pascarella never wanted to cook Italian food. A first-generation American, he focused his career on fine dining, working at Le Bernardin and the Optimist before opening the White Bull in Decatur last year. But it was while cooking at White Bull that nostalgia changed his mind, and by the end of 2019, Pascarella will b...

Ask anyone in Coral Gables for a restaurant recommendation, and chances are Caffe Abbracci will be at the top of the list. Known for its Northern Italian specialties and topnotch service, the Italian eatery is turning 30 this month. How does a restaurant keep its status as one of Miami's best-loved culinary destinations? It treats its staff and all...