NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

It’s the last thing you’d expect to find tucked between two Peachland Promenade fast-food franchises. After taking her first-ever bite of authentic Roman pizza, Port Charlotte’s Alicia Wilson cried, “Oh my God! Fantastic!” Even before an official opening date, word was out that you could get pizza samples there like you’d never experienced before....

It’s not much to look at from the outside. But pull back the curtain on this unassuming storefront enterprise and you’ll find treasure, Italian style. Romeo’s Pizza and Pasta is a welcoming oasis of comfort food, much of which is bathed in bright, light marinara tasting slightly sweet and perfectly seasoned. A touch of cream only adds to the charm...

Easygoing perfectionist. Fun-loving mischief maker. Dedicated and determined, a “heart rooted in service.” Pete D’Elia was the guy who got things done. If he had a nickname among the members of the Inverness Kiwanis Club, it would be “Pete will do it.” “Pete did not know how to say no,” said fellow Kiwanian Bob Adams. “That was a longstanding joke...

Veroni, the Italian salumi producer known for giant mortadellas, brought a record-breaking 600-pound version to the U.S. The Italian-made mortadella is 6.4 feet long and will be featured at IDDBA 19 in Orlando next week. Veroni, founded in Emilia-Romagna in 1925 and present in the USA since 2016, has specialized in the production of giant mortadell...

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) announces the flagship trip to Verona, Italy, June 2019, where Hilton Head Island Mayor, John McCann, will meet with Verona Mayor, Federico Sboarina, to sign a Friendship agreement, which is the first step in the process towards a Sister-City pact. Also attending this historical event will be John De...

Taking the oath as Treasurer I am humbled to be trusted with finances of our Club. My parents, who invested hard work and financial support in IAC, would be proud that their legacy continues. Angelo and Lucy Giardino with many others organized a social club to promote Italian culture in our community. In 1951 our founding fathers realized their dre...

In the United States, the sport of soccer can sometimes be a bit of an afterthought when compared to sports like football, basketball and baseball. In other nations like Italy, soccer is more than just a sport. It's the beautiful game, closer to a way of life than just something to do. This year, Central High School boys' soccer got to experience t...

Portofino Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria has become somewhat of a local institution since opening nearly 20 years ago in Gastonia. With its reputation firmly solidified within the Franklin Square shopping center, two chefs from the business are now ready to expand with a second venue in a pocket of the city that they believe desperately needs it....

Back by popular demand, Pancetta Operetta is returning this summer to Tavern at The Wick, located inside The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton. The culinary and musical journey features a 'family style' Italian dining experience created by Executive Chef Cyrille Bolle and musical performances by opera stars William Stafford and Alicia Branch. Reservations...

The time has come and the long-awaited Italian joint Sophia’s Cucina + Enoteca officially made its debut in the ‘Burg last week, on the floor level of the Vintin Hotel at 2349 Central Ave. Since acquiring the space in February of this year, husband-and-wife owners of Lolita’s Wine Market, Alex and Kelly Rodriguez, have been renovating what is now t...

The weekend of gravy and grazie, pasta and powder rooms, music and meatballs is upon us, as Memphis Italian Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, and all things Italian, at Marquette Park in East Memphis. Powder rooms? Yes. The portable potty might not hail from Italy, but only at Italian Fest will you find a contest dedicated to how it’s decor...

FCA group vehicles came away with two key victories at the ninth annual Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) "Topless in Miami Presented by Haartz" convertible and panoramic sunroof competition. With sunny skies and perfect temperatures at the event, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio won the Panoramic Utility Vehicle award and the 20...