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According to popular legend, in 1889, Queen Margherita of Italy visited Naples, where a local pizzaiolo named Raffaele Esposito whipped up a new style of pizza in honor of her majesty. Made with mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and tomatoes grown in the volcanic soil near Mount Vesuvius, the Margherita pizza, as it came to be known, paid tribute to t...

Roll after roll Rosetta Bakery delivers the authentic Italian art of bakery to Miami. With seven locations in the Floridian city and one coming soon in New Jersey, the bakery was opened in 2015 with the intent to be an official ambassador of the Italian art of baking and also to export the concept of a typical Italian breakfast. From sandwiches to...

A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Louis Graziano was given the French Legion of Honor during a ceremony on Friday in Thomson, Georgia, where he lives. The honor...

Italian food's appeal is universal: Simple, relatable ingredients are used to make a soulful and comforting dish of food that most people adore. This year, Miami Spice has nearly 200 restaurants on its roster, and it's no surprise that a large portion of them feature some of the best of Italy's gastronomy. The five restaurants below (listed in alph...

This week at the Miami Culinary Institute we had a simple ceremony to present the 2021 renewal certificate of “Marchio Ospitalità Italiana” to 8 Italian restaurants in Miami that have been awarded with this prestigious acknowledgment a few years ago.The quality seal “Marchio Ospitalita’ Italiana” is an international certification that identifies ar...

Italian restaurant and market Tre Vele, from Mission and Market chef Ian Winslade and brothers Ryan and Jonathan Akly, opens Monday, September 20, in Sandy Springs. Tre Vele takes over the former Three Sheets restaurant and lounge space, which the Akly family opened in 2010 at the City Walk complex. Winslade opened Mission and Market with the Aklys...

A bell believed to have belonged to the ‘Santa Mara’, the largest of the three ships of the voyage of discovery of America in 1492, to be put up for sale at a private auction at Miami (USA) by the Italian ex-sailor and diver Roberto Mazzara. In a statement released Monday, Mazzara, who found the bell in 1994 on the north coast of Portugal and has k...

In Nashville, the Frist Art Museum presents Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City, the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on medieval art made in the prosperous northern Italian city of Bologna. Conceived and organized by Frist Art Museum senior curator Trinita Kennedy, the exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, paint...

Toscano Ristorante Italiano, a “vintage yet modern” Italian eatery, has officially opened its Atlantic Station doors, according to a press release Monday. Toscano is owned by Gianni Betti, Linda Harrell, and Gonzalo Di Aristegui, and is the sister restaurant to Cibo e Beve, located in Sandy Springs. “Atlantic Station has already proven to be the pe...

A Bronx Tale,” an original one-man show written for the stage and performed by actor Chazz Palminteri, will be presented Sunday, March 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m., at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $55. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Well known for “A Bronx Tale,” Palminteri originally per...

During the Middle Ages, the Waldensians – a religious sect that broke away from the Catholic Church before the Reformation – found their refuge in the mountains that form the border between Italy and France. First established in Lyon, France in the early 12th century, the name and philosophy of the Waldensians are said to have derived from Peter Wa...

Charlotte’s roster of Italian eateries continues to expand, proving the city’s robust appetite for pizza and pasta isn’t going anywhere. Fortunately, we’ve got a range of options, from white tablecloth ristorantes to more casual osterias. Enjoy scratch-made tagliatelle the way you’d eat it in Bologna or order meatballs and breadsticks at a counter....