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The Gianottas have operated Valentino's in Indian Harbour Beach since 1995, which shows they are doing something right. Patriarch Sergio Giannotta Sr. is in charge of making his customers feel welcome, while son Sergio Jr. makes sure the patrons are well-fed.   Question: What is the family history? Senior: I was born in Faicchio in 1949. It...

by Jennifer Agress   Sometimes in life, we come across those incredible individuals whose names we couldn't forget if we tried: like Italian designer Giorgio Armani. Yet, as talented as they are, even professionals at that level of success have their own team of unforgettable individuals they know their brand couldn't live without. For Arman...

Nothing says romance like long walks on the beach and an Andrea Bocelli concert on Valentine's Day! So surprise your amore with tickets to see Bocelli live in Sunrise, Fla., at 8 p.m., on February 14. The renowned Italian tenor will be performing soaring arias and famed loved songs in a heartfelt Valentine's Day concert at the BB&T Center, home...

You know those Italian standards such as "O Sole Mio," "Come Back to Sorrento" and "Funiculì, Funiculà" — those tunes you hear everywhere, from TV commercials to movies to Italian restaurants to Looney Tunes cartoons? They all come from the heartfelt, seaside region of Naples, aka, Napoli (pictured above).   If you have a soft spot for these...

Anthony T. Rossi was born in Messina, Italy. As a young man he immigrated to the United States and settled in Long Island in 1921. During the 1930s he operated a grocery store and relocated to Bradenton, FL to operate various food establishments. Anthony grew weary of being a restaurateur and decided to pioneer a new t...

March 29, 2015 1:00 PM - John Prince Park, 2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL: Il Circolo Presents its very first BOCCE Tournament! Join your family and friends in John Prince Park in Lake Worth to enjoy BOCCE games, food, drinks, and fun! $20/ person, kids are free!   There are playgrounds available and a covered...

by Nick Morales   It's no secret that Orlando has had a strained relationship with Antonio Nocerino. The former AC Milan midfielder didn't have the best start to life at Orlando City with some poor performances, and a particular exchange of words with a fan gave the fan base the impression that he was just another big name signed to put butt...

Europeo, an Italian furniture manufacturer, has opened its North American headquarters at The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship in Greensboro.Paolo Tomasi, the Europeo's vice president of North American operations, said the company plans to expand its market share in the Americas by "competing on style and quality" and the Nussbaum Center provid...

Pininfarina's Modulo will star overseas at an exhibition dedicated to the most sensational cars of the Twentieth century. "Dream Cars – Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas" is the title of the exhibition, held at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta from May 21 to September 7, 2014.   The exhibition focuses on concept cars and limited edition ca...

Moye, a new regional Italian restaurant from restaurateurs Tony Gallo and Chef Pietro Vardeu, has opened at 80 SW Eighth St. in the Brickell District. Vardeu and Gallo believe that Moye will strike all the right chords with diners, presenting moderately priced, healthy cuisine in a warm, welcoming environment.   Read more   Source:&n...

by Suzy Fleming Leonard   When having lunch with a nice Italian girl from Jersey, it's good to remember she's going to be picky – very picky – about her Italian food. "When you look at the menu and you see certain things that are part of Italian culture, you say, OK, this guy is authentic," said Rita Moreno of Suntree. "It's hard to fin...

Folks who are Irish or Italian, or who just like to have a good time, gathered in the Hub City this weekend to celebrate the culture of Italy and the Emerald Isle. The annual Irish-Italian Festival Parade made its way down W. 4th Street Saturday morning.    It was led by a royal court, featuring Southern Miss president Dr. Rodney Bennet...