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For those that love their wine with a side of incredible Italian food, head over to Famiglia Italian American Cuisine located at 740 West Firetower Road in Winterville. They serve fresh Italian-American cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. “Famiglia” means family in Italian and that family flavor comes through from beginning to end with every...

Massimo Tundo didn’t feel like going out that night in November 2003. A friend had to push hard to get him to join a dinner party at a restaurant in Piacenza, Italy. Massimo sat across from a woman with short red hair, warm eyes and something about her that kept them talking all night. Elisabetta Callegaro, who was working as a chef on a sailboat,...

The beloved Fino's restaurant will return to Memphis in April. Kelly English and the Iris Restaurant Group (Restaurant Iris, The Second Line, Magnolia House, Iris Etc.) have purchased the Fino’s brand from former owners. Fino’s will open back up and operate at the original location on the ground level of the Gilmore apartments (corner of McLean and...

The waiting is finally over, the much-anticipated brick and mortar Catullo’s Italian Restaurant is here, and I have to tell you if it is even possible the food is better than ever. I was invited to the friends and family night pre-opening, so I was giddy with anticipation, it had been way too long since I have eaten their food so to say I was ready...

Melillo’s on East Market Street may have closed at the end of 2008, but Bill Silvio Melillo was determined to bring his family’s Italian cooking back to the city. Seven years later in 2015, he opened Silvio’s on Fairfax Avenue in St. Matthews, promising Louisvillians delicious authentic Italian-American cuisine. My first interaction with anyone fro...

Hanging in the curing vault at San Giuseppe Salami Co. is more than just several dozen sausages that have been aging for four months. Suspended there is a history as rich and layered as the spices in the meat. A bite of a soppressata is the culmination of hundreds of years of experience across two continents. “Those traditions I learned to do were...

Known to locals who grew up on their delicious pizza and garlic rolls in Pembroke Pines, John the Baker has finally headed north with their newest Coral Springs location. The new 2,200 square foot restaurant at 9709 W. Sample Road will officially open on Monday, March 4and will seat 80 hungry customers. Similar to the Pembroke Pines location, the r...

A visit to Frankie's Pizza and Grill in Spring Hill is a journey through one of world's most beloved culinary traditions, and a family legacy that exemplifies this nation's ongoing ability to cultivate far-away customs into an indispensable, practically local fare. At Frankie's you will find an outstanding selection of traditional Italian dishes fr...

Collage Day School recently hosted a workshop on an educational philosophy rooted in Italy that focuses on viewing children as individuals who are curious and have powerful potential to learn. Angela Fowler, executive director and lead consultant of Cultivating the Early Years, led the workshop on the concept known as the Reggio Emilia Approach. Sh...

Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP di nuovo protagonista sulla scena gastronomica statunitense: il Consorzio di Tutela, ha infatti portato il prezioso condimento a fregiarsi negli ultimi giorni, di prestigiose vetrine nel principale mercato d’Oltreoceano con una serie di iniziative promozionali. La più importante è stata certamente quella che dal 19 al...

A slice of a longtime Connecticut pizzeria is headed to the Lowcountry. The owners of Tolli’s Apizza in East Haven plan to open a new restaurant on Maybank Highway on Johns Island by late summer. The space, with seating for 40 and a bar and patio, is still being built as part of a new shopping area on Crowne Commons Way near Crowne at Live Oak Squa...

IF YOU’RE a local, you have probably noticed the magnificent pink Victorian that sits on East 36th Street by now. What looks like a grandiose home of Savannah’s elite is not that at all, instead housing Savannah’s newest upscale authentic Italian restaurant, La Scala Ristorante.  The bold duo behind the massive undertaking, Donald Lubowicki and Jef...