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There’s a new spot for pizza and more in West Columbia. Cucinella’s Pizzeria and Italian Ice recently opened at 2250 Sunset Blvd. suite M in West Columbia. That’s in a shopping center that includes a Food Lion grocery store, among other offerings. The location is just east of Interstate 26, not far from the Lexington Medical Center. It’s along a bu...

Cicchetti is back. The Venetian-style wine bar opened in October 2019 and served uptown customers in the Bank of America Corporate Center for about five months until COVID-19 hit Charlotte. Now, the sister space to Aria Tuscan Grill — pronounced chee-KEH-tee, if you’re wondering — has reopened with a new entryway and staircase connecting the spaces...

A short walk from East Campus, straight down West Main Street, lies Cucciolo Osteria, an upscale, yet friendly restaurant, offering “modern Italian Cuisine with a twist.” Brought to Durham by cousins Jimmy (a Duke alum!) and Julian Kim, Cucciolo Osteria is the sister restaurant to their inaugural location in Seoul, South Korea. Best known for their...

Tucked away in Altamonte Springs’ quiet Prairie Lake Plaza is one of Orlando’s most delicious, garlic-scented hidden gems: Nonno’s Italian Restaurant. Nonno’s is—simply put—charming. Within the cozy interior featuring photos of Italian food on the walls and relaxed seating, diners find the perfect spot to enjoy an Italian meal. But even more charmi...

It’s basically summer year-round in Tampa, so we can never have too many spot for frozen treats. That’s why we are so ready to experience Amorino, an authentic Italian Gelato shop that’s now open at the International Plaza in Tampa. Created in 2002 by two childhood friends, Amorino delights connoisseurs around the world with its finest quality gela...

Simply Italian. It’s not that easy to present Italian wine in a simple way. Just to begin, Italy is a country with nearly 600 native grapes. There are 331 DOC’s, 118 IGT’s, and 76 DOCG’s * within the 20 Italian regions. Never mind how many producers there are or the volume of wine that gets exported internationally every year. To comprehend the Ita...

A new Italian restaurant from the team behind The Vintage and The Wine Loft will be moving into the former Orto space this summer. Menagerie Hospitality Group, which runs both of the South End spaces, will come into NoDa with a yet-unnamed concept that will serve modern interpretations of Italian classics. Dan Weiss, president and founder of Menage...

The farther south you go in Florida the more surprises await. But there is one Italian restaurant located near Homestead and Florida City which offers some of the best home-style food in the Everglades. Richard Accursio’s Capri Restaurant in Florida has been family-owned and operated since 1958 and the Italian recipes just keep getting better with...

Greenville-based Marabella Old World Pizza will soon be serving up its first slice of authentic Italian pizza pie. Co-owner Massimo Mannino said Monday the restaurant, located at 6826½ Market Street, just south of Gordon Road, will open in a couple of weeks. The interior has been ready for a while, but there were other hoops to jump through, includ...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast, thanks to its consolidated expertise in the wine sector, will be collaborating with the IEEM (International Event & Exhibition Management) for the organization of B2B meetings with 7 producers of Consorzio Vini d’Abruzzo, representing the excellence of regional signature wines as Montepulciano d’Abru...

Incontro Italian Cuisine and Steak House at The Walk in Coral Springs had its soft opening a few days ago and is already creating a buzz in the community. According to Commissioner Joy Carter, she visited the restaurant three times in the past week and even brought the city staff with her after the latest meeting. “The food is great, and the servic...

When frozen yogurt spot Yogurtland closed at the West Paces Ferry Shopping Center in Buckhead last year, Antico pizza owner Giovanni Di Palma says he jumped at the chance to snatch up the space to open Pala, an Italian bakery and gelateria serving paninis, pane Romana flatbreads, and desserts. With a plan to open February 14, Pala marks Di Palma’s...