NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

The smell of baking bread wafts through the door at Mamma Leone, a family-run Italian bakery in Edgewater where Benedetta di Persia, a Tuscan chef and baker, kneads dough by hand with two assistants to make sure it will hold for days. Together with her husband, Gianpiero di Persia, the former restaurateur and master baker opened the 1,000-square-fo...

Morganton’s music scene will take on an international flair when some long-distance travelers take the stage Saturday night. All the way from Italy by way of Nashville — where they played Wednesday night — the Anita Camarella and Davide Facchini Duo will perform in the Upper Wine Room at The Grind Café and Coffeehouse in downtown Morganton on Satur...

Q: Many of us transplants from up north wonder why it seems there are Italian restaurants on every street corner here, and why most of them are not very good? — Randall H.  A: I think anyone who's lived in Southwest Florida long enough has pondered this same question. I once took a winding path from south Fort Myers to Fort Myers Beach. I passed Ol...

On the surface, it looks like we’ve been here before. Italy’s consul general came to Atlanta in 2016 with the idea of launching a chapter of the Miami-based Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast. In fact, the idea of such an outpost has been circulating since at least 2014, when Global Atlanta first reported on it. The new diplomat in...

Tacita Motorcycles, based in Torino, Italy, has announced that the company will be entering the United States. It will join other US-based members of the electric motorcycle industry, including heavyweights Zero Motorcycles and Lightning Motorcycles. The company has decided to open its first headquarters in the US in order to begin sales and servic...

People who stopped in to check out Alex & Teresa’s in the first few months after its opening were greeted by Sinatra tunes and floor-to-ceiling murals of the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. If they took these cues to mean that they had just entered a New York Italian pizza-pasta joint, they were in for a surprise when they opened t...

An exhibit showcasing an Italian approach to early childhood education is coming to Atlanta. “The Wonder of Learning— The Hundred Languages of Children” will open at the SunTrust Plaza Garden Offices in downtown Atlanta on June 25 and remain there until Oct. 15. The exhibit is free and open to the public, who may view it from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mond...

Downtown Miami’s hottest neighborhood celebrates a true architectural icon with the highly-anticipated Brickell Flatiron on track for completion this summer. Nestled in the heart of Brickell, this luxury sky oasis is set to revolutionize Miami’s iconic skyline. Developed by the visionary mastermind, Ugo Colombo and designed by Luis Revuelta, Bricke...

The musical-comedy “A Bronx Tale” feels like a story you’ve been told before. True, the show’s creator Chazz Palminteri originated the material as a one-man show in 1989 and Robert De Niro turned it into a movie in 1993. But that’s not it. This Broadway version, which debuted on the Great White Way in 2017, has a been-there-seen-that mist settled a...

The City of Newport’s 28th Annual Italianfest kicks off at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pompilio’s Italian restaurant with Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso’s annual City Bocce Ball Tournament. Teams from eight Northern Kentucky cities will try to knock-off defending champion Cold Spring. In addition to Cold Spring and Newport, cities competing will be Bellevue, C...

Do you want to sip (or swill) rosé in a rosé garden this summer? Of course you do. So head to La Centrale, the Italian food hall at Brickell City Centre. And don’t forget to bring your cell phone, because you’re going to want to take photos. The Rosé Garden experience is part of the Summer in Italy promotion, so it’s only here for a few months. You...

Another month, another Italian restaurant opening on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Talento restaurant is set to debut later in June at 1307 E. Las Olas Blvd. It will be the third Italian eatery to open this year on Via Veneto, uh, make that Las Olas, joining Tuscan Prime (May) and Piazza Italia (February). Talento has announced a June 26 r...