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You can find some of the world’s best pizza in Madison, Alabama. Go ahead and read that sentence again. From his base of operations at Valentina’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar, chef Joe Carlucci is sharing his lifelong passion for pizza with the world, one record at a time. At last year’s International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, Carlucci earned his sixth and...

Located in the highly anticipated Flat Iron Hotel (20 Battery Park Ave, Asheville), Luminosa opened on Wednesday, May 15. The newcomer is the work of Charleston-based Indigo Road Hospitality Group, which has multiple restaurants all along the East Coast. Still, Luminosa is very unique to its Blue Ridge environment. Indigo Road was committed to hiri...

Nick Valenti has quite the résumé — James Beard Award winner, chairman emeritus at the Culinary Institute of America and former Patina Restaurant Group (now Delaware North) CEO. He's been responsible for numerous restaurants at Disney, some of which I'm sure he's truly sorry for and others, including Tutto Italia and Via Napoli in Epcot, that consi...

This story has gotten so confusing. Years ago, I became obsessed with the chicken parmesan at Italia Mia. I’d often go for lunch since their location on 62nd in St. Pete wasn’t far from our studios. The lunch specials were super cheap. Most times, I stuck with the chicken parm but the Italian sausages and pizza were also pretty amazing. Then the pa...

An Alpharetta pizzeria is expanding with a second location. Minnie Olivia will be joining the restaurant lineup at Medley, an upcoming 43-acre mixed-use destination coming to Johns Creek. The menu features handcrafted pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and more. The restaurant is “driven by local seasonal ingredients and products, where Southern Italy and T...

An Italian American cafe named after a Philadelphia sports team will open a new location in north Marion County soon. Flyers Cafe is gearing up for its grand opening on June 1. The new cafe is located at 18651 N US Hwy 301 in Citra. Located in Longo Plaza, the space was formerly occupied by Ted’s Restaurant, which closed its doors after over 15 yea...

A new Italian restaurant — DeLuca — opens Tuesday, April 30 in the former Porta Via restaurant space off White Bridge Road, the latest of several Italian fine-dining spots to open in Nashville in the past five years. Managers at DeLuca — so named for its Italian chef, Rosario DeLuca — said their restaurant will stand out for authenticity because it...

Sure, salad is great, and meat and chicken have their moments in the culinary spotlight, but nothing—absolutely nothing—beats pasta. Luckily, Miami has its fair share of restaurants where the beloved carb, in all shapes, sizes, and flavors, reigns supreme. Here are the 12 best spots for a plate of pasta in Miami. Il Mulino New York - MiamiThose cra...

A vacant commercial space in St. Pete's Grand Central District will become a new high-end Italian market and dining hall.  Julius Nasso, founder of The Big City Group and Big City Hospitality, has announced plans for the new concept, San Valentino Italian Market, which will debut later this year at 2063 1st Avenue South.  The 12,082-square-foot bui...

We hadn’t been to Mangia e Bevi Pizzeria Napoletana, with its puffy pizzas and its lovely meat and cheese trays, since well before it added sandwiches, pasta dishes and a new dining room. We should have headed to Cocoa Beach sooner. As always, it has that long, narrow main room dominated by its ovens, with those Italo-stylish movie posters and a ra...

In an exciting development for Italian cuisine enthusiasts, Antonio Cerrato, a seasoned chef and entrepreneur, has officially opened 450Gradi, his newest Italian restaurant, in Coral Gables, Miami. This venture significantly expands Cerrato's culinary influence across America, blending traditional Italian flavors with innovative global techniques. ...

After about a year without a food truck, the folks at Revelry Brewing decided to build out the downtown brewery’s kitchen space and bring in a local chef. Michael Toscano said when Revelry reached out, he was “pumped” to join forces and create da Toscano Fugazzi, now open daily.  The owner of downtown’s Le Farfalle and da Toscano Porchetta Shop, To...