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As the world’s largest Mazzaro’s Italian Market fan, when I heard about a new spot opening closer to the radio station, I got a little excited. DeCosmo Italian Market is doing a soft opening right now, but they are already packed during lunch hour. Word spreads quickly among us northern transplants when places like this open up. I heard a lot of Ne...

Prepare your pantries and ready your stomachs – a massive Italian market is now open in Pinellas Park. DeCosmo Italian Market soft opened at 6832 49th Street North and celebrates the official grand opening of its sprawling grocery store and cafe this weekend. Specializing in imported Italian goods, fresh pastas and produce, bakery items, sweets, an...

Walk through the doors of Tutti Da Gio and you are in Sicily. Everyone behind the counter is speaking Italian. A fire blazes in a ceramic pizza oven. Balls of dough stand ready. Tutti Da Gio, 5851 Old Hickory Blvd. in Hermitage

Sammio’s Italian Restaurant in Fayetteville has house-made red sauce favorites, quick lunch options and a family atmosphere. Louis Frangos has owned the original Hope Mills location for decades. He opened the Raeford Road location in 2004 and sold it to Sarah and James Whiteaker four years later.  Sarah, 37, grew up in Fayetteville. James, 39, is a...

A group of Italian pizza experts has named Tampa Bay-based pizza company Fabrica one of the 50 best pizzerias in America. 50TopPizza is an online guide curated by a team of anonymous and hand-selected inspectors, who travel Italy and the globe in search of the best pizzerias around. Their guide for 2022 was recently released, and local favorite Fab...

A restaurant dedicated to authentic Italian cuisine is opening in downtown Alpharetta. Sorella Vicina is coming to the Hamilton Hotel at 35 Milton Avenue. The concept is from Cellared Roots Hospitality Group, led by Phillip Cooper. The company also operates Vin 25 in Roswell and Citizen Soul in Alpharetta.  orella Vicina will offer house-made and...

We have a plethora of casual Italian restaurants – pizza and pasta houses and red-sauce eateries – that offer a good meal, especially for families. But there is a dearth of fine dining Italian restaurants that serve traditional Italian regional classics in a a more upscale atmosphere suitable for a romantic night out, with fine white tablecloths in...

When Miami-based restaurateur and chef José Mendín is behind a new culinary concept, it’s safe to assume it will be a hit. If it’s Italian? Even better. Closing down his former La Placita eatery and relaunching an alfresco Italian paradise, Patio Isola, Mendín presents the sister concept to his beloved Sunset Harbour Casa Isola. Famed for its mouth...

A taste of the roaring twenties is coming to Coral Springs. Divieto Ristorante, a Miami-based Italian chain restaurant, will open its doors in Coral Springs at 2729 N. University Drive, the former location of Applebee’s. Applebee’s closed in February 2021 due to pandemic-related financial difficulties. Divieto Ristorante proposed opening in Coral S...

One of our favorite new spots downtown for delicious food and drink has added a game-changer to St. Pete’s lunch scene. Beginning this week, Bonu’ Taverna is now open daily at 11:30 am, bringing a delicious new weekday lunch option to town. And on weekends, Bonu’ has rolled out Saturday and Sunday brunch, with some incredible cocktails and food spe...

Tucked away unsuspectingly in Miami’s trendy MiMo district lies one of the best new Italian restaurants in town. Already a neighborhood favorite, Osteria’s rustic, welcoming atmosphere and vibrant mix of authentic Italian comfort foods, creatively crafted and prepared table-side, make guests feel as though they are dining in someone’s home in the I...

Ever since I moved to Kentucky, I've kept a running list of restaurants I'd like to try. Whenever someone recommends an eatery or I hear about another spot that's opening soon, I add it to my list. I have yet to cross everything off — and the way new places keep popping up, I probably never will — but that's something I love about Louisville. A few...