NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Augusto Cavallini, a South Florida resident and manager of the HarperLove Adhesives has been appointed by unanimous vote of the Steering Committee as the new president of the COMITES (Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero) of Miami. Dr. Cavallini is an Industrial Engineer with a PhD in International Business and currently is a manager of HarperLove Ad...

A new restaurant has debuted on the Radcliff dining scene, offering a variety of hand-crafted pizzas and Italian-inspired selections. At 125 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd., Kickin’ Pizza officially opened April 19. Customers can dine-in or order to-go through curbside pickup. Catering also is available through the business. The restaurant is co-owned and o...

Beginning tonight at 5 p.m., Giorgios Bakatsias and chef/partner Daniel Jackson open the doors to Osteria Georgi on Elliott Road in Chapel Hill! This marks the first new restaurant for Giorgios Hospitality Group to open since Rosewater in Raleigh’s North Hills 2019, and the third addition to GHG’s Chapel Hill repertoire of restaurants – including B...

I sit in a small music studio in Clearwater — overjoyed — talking with one of my rock ‘n’ roll heroes. He is Joey Dee, leader of a dynamic dance band called the Starliters. In 1961 he stood near the top of the music world. He had a number one hit, Peppermint Twist, and starred in a movie about the dance sensation that was sweeping the nation. He to...

In Italian recipes, q.b. is shorthand for “quanto basta,” or as much as needed. When she wanted to start an Italian kitchenware e-commerce company, Sarah Ubertaccio took inspiration from the phrase, applying it to the idea that home cooks should update their kitchen whenever something needs to be replaced. Ubertaccio launched q.b. Cucina, her e-com...

A not-so-funny thing happened to chef Paul Verica when he took his final research trip to Italy before opening his first Italian restaurant last year. Traveling through Genoa with his partner and fiancée, Jane Tramontana M.D., with plans to head north to Milan, news of the pandemic’s spread in Italy became grimmer and grimmer. Tramontana, a pulmona...

Cerrato’s Italian Market and Deli does not look like much. Tucked away at the end of a little plaza that could use some smartening-up, it’s fairly easy to miss as you whiz along New Haven Avenue. Inside, it’s pretty unpretentious too, with hand-penned signs, cleaning products piled up along one wall, Italian/Italian-American products on shelves, te...

The Olympic-bound Team Italy women's softball squad got a snapshot of what they can expect to see in Tokyo when top-ranked Team USA defeated the Italians 31-3 in an eight-inning exhibition game at USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida on April 21, 2021. The relentless Americans, who had previously outscored opponents 50-6 in their previous se...

A Nashville-based Italian restaurant is bringing its first Alabama location to Huntsville at the Hays Farm development. Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate announced that Amerigo will open a 7,513 square foot location at The Market at Hays Farm as part of the development anchored by Publix on South Memorial Parkway. It’s expected to open in late 2021...

The Lynora’s family of local restaurants is on the verge of yet another expansion. The popular West Palm Beach-based chain built on an Italian mother’s recipes and her son’s hospitality business and branding chops will welcome a Boca Raton location in September, according to owner Angelo Abbenante.  Lynora's fifth restaurant The upscale trattoria w...

Florida Spring Training for the Olympic-bound Team Italy women's softball team is here. The Azzurre will remain in the Sunshine State for two weeks at the invitation of USA Softball with the coordination of Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) as well as the U.S. and Italian Olympic Committees. Despite a two-day long delay at Milan Malpens...

Ynot Italian – a full-service restaurant franchise known for its extensive menu of traditional, homemade Italian entrees – has announced plans to expand its footprint across the Southeastern United States. According to founder and CEO Tony DiSilvestro, the growth will focus on developing both full and express units and will initially target other p...