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The drive to Giovanni Di Palma’s Little Italy dining “compound” in Home Park took one-third the time it normally would at 6 p.m. on a Thursday. The Connector was traffic-free and the sidewalks along 14th Street empty, except for the lone college-aged student wearing a facemask – stark signs of the reality that we are all navigating right now. My sp...

Looking for a sublime Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to achieve your dreams. Atlanta-area buyers usually spend more in March at restaurants than any other month of the year, according to data o...

Joe Picarelli, the Italian immigrant whose food and hospitality has been a staple of the Long Beach culinary scene for decades, passed of a heart attack at the age of 65 on Sunday, March 22. “He was a great man, brother and restaurateur,” said Councilmember Suzie Price. “He will be greatly missed, but will be remembered often, and never forgotten....

We are sad to confirm that, at the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been directed to cancel the 2020 Memphis Italian Festival. Though we are disappointed that we cannot present MIF this year, we understand this must be done for the greater good. We WILL have the festival next year M...

Italian architect Antonio Citterio has opened the doors to the first residence at Arte, his first US building. The 12 storey residential building in the shape of an abstract pagoda brings 16 new residences to the sought-after oceanfront location. Inspired by Miami Beach’s 1930s modern architectural heritage, the majestic building is layered with te...

A donation from an anonymous group allowed Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant to feed 40 people, including 20 children, at the Salvation Army homeless shelter Tuesday evening. Meals including baked ziti, lasagna, cheese ravioli or chicken Parmesan, plus bread and salad. "The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem is extraordinarily grateful to whoever...

A new sweet shop, Mammamia Gelato Italiano, has set its sights on The Artistry, located between the popular Grand Central and EDGE Districts. Debbie Reeser, Commercial Realtor with Barkett Realty helped the concept settle on its planned location at 1691 Central Avenue. Mammamia Italian Gelato offers a wide range of products created using the best r...

Frank Stephen Coniglio, the jovial husband of Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio and the restaurateur behind popular E.R. Bradley’s Saloon, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his home in Palm Beach after a long illness , his family said. He was 81. The Coniglios opened E.R. Bradley’s in 1983 as a restaurant and bar in Palm Beach but it is today a fixture...

Relatively short for an outsider hitter, Rachel Giustino excelled at collegiate volleyball through a combination of power, finesse and athleticism. In volleyball, being taller does give a player an advantage — something Rachel Giustino readily admits. Height is almost a prerequisite if a female high school player hopes to catch the eye of a major u...

The Solorzano Brothers, Philip and Carlos Jr., are the infamous owners of multiple local pizzerias on Florida’s West Coast. The brothers recently brought their Jersey-style pies to North Port. Between their “Pay it Forward Wall” to give to the homeless community and their support for those in need to their offer of a “free slice for life” if you ge...

While most European nations are undergoing a complete shutdown, the White House has woken up and started imparting directions for a national state of emergency.  This situation is unprecedented, and we are bracing up for a major paralysis of our society. After such ordinances, gathering in public places would not be just unsafe, it would be plain i...

Ristorante Enrico has a certain warmth about it. "When people come here they feel like they are home," Ivana Rosa says.  Rosa's uncle Enrico Costagliola owns the Bonita Springs restaurant, and she is his right hand, greeting every customer that walks through their doors with welcoming smiles and lots of hugs. Costagliola hails from a small town out...