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A wait to be seated is expected, but the homey atmosphere and elevated Italian food at Nina & Rafi will leave you unbelievably satisfied - sure to be worth the wait. It's the perfect place to go for a night out with friends, for when your parents are in town, or even for a first date. Here are some of my must-try dishes at Nina & Rafi.  Location an...

La Grotta is where I fell in love with restaurants. It happened over time, and mainly when its doors were closed. As a girl, my parents became friends with owner and chef Antonio Abizanda, who lived in one of the condos above the restaurant tucked away on Peachtree. Abizanda was as close as I came to having an uncle in Atlanta, and I like to think...

The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville, announces the promotion of Joey Fecci to Chef de Cuisine at signature Italian restaurant, Yolan. Previously head sous chef, Fecci has been a part of Yolan’s original opening team since August 2020, under the direction of Michelin-starred Chef Tony Mantuano and wine and hospitality expert Cathy Mantu...

Eric Rivera has a vision for an evening at Ravello Ristorante, the gourmet Italian restaurant that opens next month in the refurbished City Fed building in downtown Montgomery. It starts with light plates of crudo and appetizers washed down with Italian wine, then moves to a few shared small-plate pastas before the table collectively devours a mamm...

You may have become familiar with Mano Bella Artisan Foods during its time at The City Kitch in University and finding its products at Charlotte farmers markets. And we told you it was going brick-and-mortar. Now, its storefront is finally open for all your Italian grocery needs. The specialty foods business is in a soft opening phase at The Market...

As I’ve previously mentioned, Mike and I moved to Auburn in November of 2015. Shortly thereafter, we moved our letter and joined Central Baptist Church of Opelika. We are only Twenty-Five miles from my Mama in Dadeville; 4.1 miles from our church; 4.8 miles from Tiger Town; 3.4 miles from the Auburn Mall; and 3.6 miles from East Alabama Medical Cen...

Couples, friends, families and individuals seeking solitude and respite from a hectic day stream into Fiola, South Florida’s upscale restaurant featuring exceptional Italian cuisine. Helmed by the dynamic duo Fabio and Maria Travocchi, Fiola brings with it the same serious dedication that garnered it a Michelin star at its original Washington D.C....

Little Italy Pizza & Italian Restaurant, a fixture in Rural Hall since 1999, has a new home — just down the street from its old one. Little Italy opened March 30 in a brand-new building at 696 Angus St., at the intersection of Bethania-Rural Hall Road. Owners Margherita Looz and Domenico Borredon said they decided to move out of their rented space...

Atlanta has Italian restaurants of all stripes, but what it has lacked—until now—is a place combining the cheesy romance of an old-school Italian American red-sauce joint with modern culinary techniques and refined presentations. The idea for Gigi’s Italian Kitchen came to Eric Brooks in 2019 while he was visiting North Beach—San Francisco’s bustli...

It’s estimated that Americans eat 350 slices of pizza every second which breaks down to a whopping 30,240,000 slices per day. Pizza has been in existence since as early as the 18th century and originated in Naples, Italy, which just so happens to be where my ancestors came from. No wonder I love pizza so much. I’m always excited to showcase new piz...

Local restaurant chain Rico’s Pizzeria & Pasta House recently opened its seventh restaurant, and its first in west Bradenton. Brothers Sal, Gregory and Maurice Dentici own the restaurant at 5408 26th St. W., in the Saddle Creek Plaza. The Dentici brothers grew up in their father’s restaurant business in New Jersey and New York. They thought they wo...

Rocco’s Italian Grille is a hidden gem located inside a vintage 1940’s building in Winter Park, next to The Glass Knife.  The neighborhood has changed some since the opening of Rocco’s over 15 years ago but one thing has remained the same – the consistency of Rocco’s award-winning authentic Italian cuisine prepared by their experienced native chefs...