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A new authentic Italian food restaurant is making a home in Downtown Statesville. Pasta Amore's owner Cesar Mesias plans to bring new flavors to the area. He plans to open Thursday or Friday of this week in the building with the orange trim at 240 W. Broad St. Mesias has been in the service industry for the past 25 years. He started as a dishwasher...

The last several years for the corner lot that now houses Sette – Italian for "seven," natch – are basically a blur. A veritable parade of concepts set up shop, briefly shone (or didn't) and then closed. Now, the new Italian restaurant from Se7en Bites Bake Shop owners Trina Gregory-Propst and her wife, Va, whom Trina describes as "the brains behin...

A new Italian spot, offering pizza and more, has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 8170 Okeechobee Blvd., the fresh addition is called Knot Just Pizza. There's no shortage of options: if you're in the mood for pizza, choose from 30 toppings plus sauces like Alfredo, spicy red, pesto and more as well as thin, New York style and caulif...

When Gary’s on Spring, the upscale restaurant in the Irish Hill neighborhood, closed last February, it was a surprise to most and a disappointment to its regular customers. Now there are plans in the works for a new restaurant to open in the space, located at S. 204 Spring St.: Palatucci’s Italian America Ristorante. According to a post on the busi...

Franco Contaldo knows there’s an easy way to ruin a good Italian dish. “People use too much garlic,” he said. “You want to taste it, but you don’t want it to overpower everything else.” When he makes pesto, he doesn’t even put garlic in it. Before you think him a madman, give his Pesto Delicato recipe at the end of this article a try, and have a lo...

La Dolci Mania is a cafe first and foremost. Located in Carolina Forest next to the Ollie’s, the cafe opened this month. It’s currently serving sandwiches, some traditional baked goods and desserts, and starting next week — soups. While it does not have the full offerings of a bakery, everything is made in house with several products coming from It...

The Gelato Festival America is taking place this Saturday and you can experience all-you-can-eat gelato at the event. The Gelato Festival America is a competition hosted by Miami, where different contestants bring different flavors of gelato to compete for the ultimate prize. Each contestant at the Gelato Festival America has already won the gold m...

As the South Beach Wine and Food Festival celebrates its 18th year on Miami Beach this week, the Thursday night special “Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach” is back and hosted again by top chef, author, and TV personality Giada De Laurentiis. CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo caught up Giada during last year’s event, asking her why she thinks this event is so...

Nearly everyone has a pizza-and-pasta restaurant nearby, and now that includes Tuscany Italian. The new restaurant moved in off Boat Club Road near Lake Worth High School, serving the usual wide choice of pizzas but also adding a few surprises. Tuscany is the first Tarrant County outpost for a restaurant family with locations from Duncanville to Ro...

“Italian food is very traditional, very classic, it's also something that requires a lot of hands on attention,” said Matt Gallaher, owner of Emilia Italian. Whether it's romance, family gatherings, or celebration, Emilia courts customers with handmade Italian. “Anytime we get guests in for their first visit, we try to steer them near pasta,” Galla...

Chef Vinny Esposito’s passion for Italian cuisine runs deep. Esposito, 67, opened Vinny’s Italian Kitchen at 5337 Gulf Drive, Suite 500, one week ago. He still remembers the tastes from his childhood and the flavors that came out of his grandmother Maria’s kitchen in Naples, Italy. It’s those tastes, and those from his Italian-American family in Ne...

After the dough has risen and the sauce has been made, Giuseppe Scotto builds a pizza, sometimes adding pepperoni and other toppings, always adding whole-milk mozzarella cheese. The owner of Napoli’s Pizza with three locations across Hall County eats a slice or two every day, and it’s because of the way he grew up that he’s been able to keep his bu...