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Partners Amanda Ventura and Christopher Doe recently opened Scuderia Italian Cuisine at 4805 Cortez Road W., next door to the Regal Oakmont cinema. Ask chef Doe about his favorite dishes, and he responds, “I love them all.” But in his heart of hearts it might be the chicken Marsala: two chicken breasts with sauteed mushrooms, white onions and roast...

One pizza place will replace another in the same spot in downtown Gastonia. Mangiamo Pizza will fill the spot of the former Life of Pie at the intersection of West Main Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Life of Pie had been operating at that corner since 2015. Mangiamo Pizza will open in May. "I will continue to do a great job with the piz...

Nonna Rosa, an Italian Food Restaurant, has made it easy to enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of Okatie, South Carolina. The Okatie restaurant is proud of its delectable Italian cuisine to satisfy even the pickiest diners. Their food was crafted using recipes handed down from generation to generation, yet it still melts hear...

Tonight we decided to go out to our local restaurant but it was closed. Instead, we decided to give it a new try at Tartini Pizzeria & Spaghetteria in Orlando. It always has a crowd when you are there. Especially at 7 pm.  When we arrived they asked if we had a reservation. We said we did not as we looked at a half-full restaurant. Instead, they re...

The candelabra on the bar at Gigi’s Italian Kitchen & Restaurant has accumulated so much wax that it’s beginning to look like a grotto on the isle of Capri. The drippy trio of flames is so much a part of the ambiance of the delightful Italian-American pop-up, run by Atlanta chefs Eric Brooks and Jacob Armando, that it inevitably gets posted on Inst...

When diners walk into this casual fine dining Italian restaurant opening soon in Warner Robins, they can expect a great meal and a welcoming, relaxing environment, the owners pledged. Brother and sister Christian and Monica Torres of the Torres Hospitality Group expect to open their family owned and operated Fresco Italiano at 1208 Russell Parkway...

This new Italian restaurant is located at the recently refurbished Gabriel South Beach Hotel. INK's Charles Khabouth, Danny Soberano, and Ricardo Tabet oversee Mia as part of the group's North American growth. Mia is the the second of many restaurants and bars set to open in South Florida by INK in 2022. INK's Executive Corporate Chef, Patrick Ochs...

Enzo, a new Northern Italy-inspired, chef-driven steakhouse and bar concept from Andrea Montobbio and Carmine Noce, is set to debut in summer 2022 in the Town at Trilith, the community for creatives in Fayetteville, Georgia. Adjacent to Trilith Studios and its sound stages best known for film productions such as “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Aveng...

Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen more restaurant activity in the Bull City as we slowly pull out of the pandemic. And was once old is new again! Take, for example, Lucky’s Delicatessen on W. Chapel Hill Street. A victim of the pandemic, the deli closed but the space ended up transitioning to Alimentari at Mothers and Sons. Which is not a bad thi...

Montgomery’s City Federal Bank Building will be the home of Ravello Ristorante, an Italian-inspired restaurant scheduled to open in May. Ravello, located at 36 Commerce St., will offer authentic Italian dishes inspired by the Amalfi Coast. The restaurant’s bar menu includes a mix of classic and original craft cocktails inspired by Italian tradition...

Casa Tua Cucina won the Italian food hall war inside Brickell City Centre, where it outlasted a competing concept. Now it wants to take on Wynwood. The successful wide-open dining room, which combines nine stations ranging from pizzas and pastas to a bar and market, will open a second location inside an upcoming NoMad Residences, an apartment and c...

Employment in leisure and hospitality continues to increase, with an overall gain of 112,000 employees in March of 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report cites food services and drinking places accounting for over half (+61,000) of that jobs tally. This is great news for restauranteurs who are working tirelessly to regai...