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Behind every great Italian restaurant, there is an Italian grandmother or two. Brian Ricciardi, chef and owner of Mozzarella Fellas in Winston-Salem, was taught everything he knows right in his own kitchen growing up. “As much as the food matters, it’s really something more” Brian says. “Good is good, right?”. There is a very special feeling surrou...

Thomas Flaherty segued from patrolling the highways for the Seminole Indian Tribe Police Department to perfecting pizzas and other tasty Italian dishes at Mariana’s The Stinky Rose Restaurant. The former law enforcement office in Collier County for 25 years and in Citrus County before that, assumed ownership of the restaurant in the Shoppes of Citr...

For over two decades, Casa D’ Angelo in Ft. Lauderdale has stood amongst the elite echelon of top restaurants (and arguably THE best Italian restaurant) in Broward County, under Chef / Owner Angelo Elia.   Chef Angelo grew up in Salerno, Italy, where he learned authentic Italian cooking the real way – in his mother’s kitchen. Here, along with his f...

Due Amici, the Ybor City pizza and pasta stalwart, made headlines in late 2016 when owner Genti Bunjaku – an avid Trump supporter – created a garish victory pie embellished with gold leaf shaped into a "T" and – try not to cackle – Russian caviar. Now the Albanian-born restaurateur is expanding his reach by opening an outpost in College Park and, I...

The Chefs of Napoli has opened its first Tampa location at 10920 Cross Creek Blvd. in the Cross Creek Publix shopping center. "Food is part of the very fabric of Neapolitan society. Many Americans' favorite Italian dishes have their roots in Naples, including pizza," said managing partner Jeanne DeLuca. "Chefs of Napoli is thrilled to be able to br...

When a new restaurant opens its doors in The Villages, it will immediately draw the curious. So when Roberto’s Ristorante and Pizzeria opened July 25 at Pinellas Plaza, it was no surprise to see long lines out front. Owner Roberto Manco’s reputation had preceded him before he opened his own eatery. He had worked for years as executive chef at his b...

After returning home from the kitchens of New York determined to open his own restaurant, Tampa native Bryce Bonsack traveled to Italy’s Piedmont region to do some soul searching. But Bonsack was on another mission, too. If he wanted his place to focus on pasta, which he mastered while leading pasta production and cooking pasta courses as a sous ch...

Sure, Miami may be an unexpected mecca for ice cream, but what about Italian ice? This smooth, southern European take on the snow cone is what gelato is to American ice cream. Brought to America by Italian immigrants, the many-flavored concoction is also about to get much more accessible in the Magic City. The Philadelphia-based chain Rita's Italia...

One of Italy’s most beloved pizza makers, Gino Sorbillo, is bringing his fan favorite pies to South Beach starting Wednesday, October 30, with the debut of Sorbillo Pizza (100 Collins Avenue). Frequently touted as one of the most famous pizzaiolos in Italy, he has set on a worldwide expansion of sorts in the past few years. With eight eateries in I...

There’s a new place for pasta in Aventura. The 5,600-square-foot Casa D’Angelo, an Italian favorite in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and the Bahamas, is now open in the ParkSquare development. Chef Angelo Elia uses fresh ingredients to make all the Italian classics, and of course pasta isn’t the only choice. But let’s be real: the pasta dishes are sw...

The chicest place has just arrived at the Miami Design District and it is time for you to invite your lady friends. If you're looking for unique bars in Miami, Baccarat is the new lounge offering drinks in the most elegant ambiance and the first one to open in the U.S. This luxury space features a cafe and bar area serving things like coffee, tea,...

For the past three years, Jimmy DiBartolo has called South Florida home. He opened South Florida Foods, known locally as DiBartolo’s Wholesale Food Warehouse, two years ago to serve as a catalyst for bringing traditional Italian ingredients to area restaurants and kitchens. “We basically wholesale to stores, restaurants and institutions. We even de...