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by Jessica Carr   I will always be a tough critic when it comes to Italian food. No, I'm not Italian, but I did study abroad there last summer. There is nothing quite like eating a plate of spaghetti in Florence or stuffing your face with pizza in Venice. Wow, those were good times.   Now that I'm back in the Knoxville, find...

Piola, the popular pizza place that lost its lease near Lincoln Road last year, has found a new spot in South Beach.   The restaurant has just leased 3,031 square feet at 705 Washington Avenue, and will soon begin building out the space, Irma Figueroa, director of retail leasing and sales for the Comras Company told The Real Deal. Figueroa r...

Ann Albano has been cooking for her family since she was 10 years old, but today she's nervous about cooking. Her granddaughter has convinced her to do a pop-up dinner at Butcher & Bee on Sunday. "I never did a thing like this," she says in her distinctive New York accent. "I'm a housewife. I've cooked for my family, maybe 20 to 25 people. I'v...

by Kinsey Gidick   This spring, Beaufain Street's Leaf restaurant — that's the downtown Vickery's for some of you — will be transformed into an Italian restaurant. Michael and Caitlin Toscano are the couple behind the spot they've dubbed Le Farfalle, and today Michael, formerly of NYC's uber-successful Perla, revealed a few more details abou...

by Andrea Weigl   I've written before about how I don't often judge cooking contests anymore. I could probably judge four to six contests a month if I accepted all the invitations I receive. But I have a preschooler and want to be home with her after work and on the weekends. (Well, most of the time anyway.) But when the Sons of It...

October is National Sausage Month, and Americans surveyed have crowned a king. An online survey found Italian sausage edging out breakfast sausage as America's favorite, with kielbasa and bratwurst in the number three and four slots. This news comes from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), who worked with Harris Poll to survey more t...

by David A. Mann   A new Italian restaurant on Frankfort Avenue invited guests in for an open house Friday night. At The Italian Table, at 2359 Frankfort Ave., was opened recently by Italian American chef Gina Stipo, according to a news release. The restaurant offers both chef-table dinners and hands-on cooking classes. Guests are serv...

by TaMaryn WatersThe night before Tuesday's announcement, an A-Team of Italian chefs sat at a long rectangular table in the leasing office at the Centre of Tallahassee mall. Four men with heavy Italian accents finalized details with top staffers with Blackwater Resources, the Alabama-based company that took over ownership two years ago.  ...

Come February or March, Storico Fresco, the handmade pasta shop that opened in Buckhead last year, will move to a new location and expand its offerings to be more like an Italian grocery. The 4,000 square foot space will be just around the corner from the old at Grandview Avenue and Peachtree Road. "It'll be like a smaller Eataly," says Storico Fr...

by Carla Torres   If there's one thing that's always in order after a day at the beach, gelato is it. And now, with Gelato-Go's third location, you don't have to travel all the way down to Fifth Street and Ocean Drive and fight flocks of tourist for a scoop of nocciola. Alessandro Alvino and his two partners, Antonio Armino and Domenico D'A...

The Hummingbird Pastaria opened its doors two years ago on Signal Mountain and has been drawing an ever- widening clientele ever since. Co-owners Patrick Halloran and his wife, Sally, present a classic rustic Italian menu. Chef Patrick describes "rustic" as—"approachable food that people would want to eat every day."   Ellen Cook of Signal M...

Nobu and Sushi Samba vet Carlos Barillas has taken his talents to Kendall for his latest venture, Noche Kitchen & Bar inside Town & Country Mall at 11745 Sherry Ln.   Self-described as a "contemporary Italian supper club" it showcases a clubstaurant type atmosphere with Italian cuisine and lots of DJ-played music in the background....