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Since moving to Charlotte from Chicago, it seemed like I forgot how to speak Italian, as in food. While it was my regular go-to in Chi-town, I have ignored one of my favorite cuisines since moving to the Queen City.  Shortly after landing here, an acquaintance recommended Mama Ricotta’s as a spot I had to try. I still haven’t made it there, but I d...

Opening a restaurant is a high-risk proposition at the best of times. These days, with COVID-19 precautions, limited occupancy, and a staggering 85 percent of restaurants at serious risk of closing in the coming months, it seems to be too serious a risk, like a poker player drawing to an inside straight. But on the Isles of Capri, AJ Black exudes a...

Authentic Italian Restaurant, Nonna Rosa, is reassuring its customers in Okatie, South Carolina safe and efficient food delivery. Customers of Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant in Bluffton SC will not only be treated with authentic Italian dishes but safe food handling, too. The traditional restaurant goes above and beyond to provide safe food and a se...

With the holiday season approaching and winter break for the University of the Hampshire just over the horizon, students are running out of time to enjoy all that the town of Durham has to offer before returning home.  Whether it’s treating your parents to a nice local dinner while they’re in town or shooting that final shot in the midst of ‘cuffin...

Devito's is a passion project from James Devito owner of Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge in downtown Tampa. Founded on Italian heritage and principles nothing is bought; everything is handmade and made from scratch. What separates DeVito's is the love and passion that goes into making every single dish ordered. Each menu item has a story, and the best...

Sal Rando regretted ever selling his quaint pizza shop at New Hope Square shopping center in north Gastonia in 2015. But after spending the last five years working a number of other jobs, Rando's made his long-awaited return to the shop, where he'll sling pizza dough once again. Rando's been a pizza and food fanatic as long as he can remember. At a...

Chris Chagnon knows a thing or two about restaurants, which likely explains the immediate success of his latest venture, Pavino’s Italian Bistro and Pizzeria in Maggie Valley, The restaurant opened a month ago and has seen a constant stream of customers, as well as positive reviews. Walking into Pavino’s feels like walking into a hole-in-the-wall m...

Nestled in a local shopping center sits a little slice of Italy right here in Peachtree City. Owned and operated by siblings, Cristiana and Alessandro Folchitto, Borgo Italia is a local favorite serving up true authentic Italian “trattoria.”  Dawned in warm Tuscan colors and surrounded by bottles of delicious Italian wine, the Folchitto siblings ha...

Christopher Condon has an appetite for good food and a passion to share it with family, friends and strangers alike. An avid home cook, the former banker inherited his grandfather's authentic, old-world recipe for Italian sausage — the mainstay of many a meal at his close-knit family's table. A taste of his family tradition can be found in each one...

In the battle for the title of best pizza, which side are you on: New York or Chicago? The Big Apple’s Neapolitan-style has as many fans as Chi-Town’s stuffed pies. Now a popular Windy City franchise is in Broward and making the choice even more deliciously difficult. Chicago’s Rosati’s Pizza has opened its first South Florida location in Coral Spr...

Cocozza American Italian, the pop-up restaurant at The Majestic Grille, will open for indoor dining on October 9th. Cocozza features red sauce comfort foods to go for walk-up pickup, straight to your car with curbside pickup, on the patio and now in person in the transformed Majestic Grille dining room. Delivery to Downtown and Midtown is planned f...

Macaroni Grill locations in Tennessee and nationwide will be offering a free meal to first responders this month. The restaurant says in honor of National Pasta Month, any first responder dining-in can get a free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti entree at any location. This includes firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, all hospital medical staff me...