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Dear CINEMA ITALY friends, we hope you are doing well during these unexpected times. We cannot wait to get together with you again and to distract our minds and souls with diverting Italian movies & fine Italian moments during our film festival. However & unfortunately, we will have to wait a little bit longer as we had to postpone our 18th edition...

Macaroni Grill locations in Tennessee and nationwide will be offering a free meal to first responders this month. The restaurant says in honor of National Pasta Month, any first responder dining-in can get a free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti entree at any location. This includes firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, all hospital medical staff me...

They’re popular in Texas, but this will be the first location in the Tampa area, or Florida for that matter. The Tampa Bay Business Journal reports that a more casual chain called Mandola has four locations right now in Texas. The fifth will be in Riverview. They say it’ll open Mandola’s Italian Kitchen at 12926 US 301 near the Sprouts Farmers Mark...

Nonna Rosa Italian Restaurant is now serving its customers in South Carolina with a new website. The newest website of the well-loved authentic Italian restaurant is handcrafted with love by Advanced Website Strategies, the best digital marketing company in Bluffton, SC. With its new site launch, Nonna Rosa aims to share its classic Italian menu wi...

Join us for Festa Italiana Raleigh's inaugural on-line benefit concert. More than 90 artists & performers across 20 provinces, regions & states in the US, Italy & Morocco! All proceeds to support the Festa 2020 charities: "Spare Some for Autism" & "Military Missions in Action. " Featured artists include Genoa's Beppe Gambetta, Raleigh's Bill Stoneh...

The Triangle Sons & Daughters of Italy, a member of the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, has named author, filmmaker, and We The Italians contributor Mark Spano of Orange County, NC (USA) as its 2020 Outstanding Italian-American in North Carolina. The organization will present the award during its Annual Picnic and General Membership Mee...

To meet the needs of Italian citizens residing in the state of South Carolina, this Consulate General planned a special mission to Charleston where a consular officer will be collecting fingerprints for the issuance of passports. The mission will take place in Charleston on October 9, 2020. Therefore, for those with an expiring Italian passport or...

When I began writing for Talk Media, I told Editor in Chief Sharon Aron Baron that I would not write about pizza restaurants unless they were doing something unusual or were producing extremely high-quality food. The reasons for this are simple — I don’t eat a lot of carbs, and I rarely eat any pizza at all.  If I am going to eat pizza, it should b...

Strolling a grocery snack aisle in 1961 in Miami, candymaker Vincent Grimaldi started brainstorming for new ideas to take back to his job at a nearby French confectionery.  Then he spotted a bag of potato chips. “So he goes back and he says, ‘Well, I’m going to try something. I’m going to try doing some potato chips in the chocolate.’ And everybody...

Daniela D'Eugenio, assistant professor of Italian, will initiate the University of Alabama's five-part seminar series "Comic Relief: Making the Best of Things in the Italian Tradition." D'Eugenio's talk, titled "The Hopeless Tricked and the Clever Trickster from Boccaccio to Basile," will take place via Zoom at 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 18. For info...

Two years ago, I made the very bold move to leave everything I've ever known in New York – my family, friends, and of course, good quality pizza – to move down south. Since landing in Columbia, South Carolina, I had yet to find the perfect wood-fired margherita, the kind of pizza that reminds me of home. The Americanized version of Neapolitan style...

Italian hose manufacturer FITT Group is building its U.S. headquarters in Mooresville, a move that's expected to create 144 new jobs, the company announced Wednesday. "Opening our facility in Iredell County and North Carolina was the right decision," Alessandro Mezzalira, president and CEO of FITT Group, said in a statement. "The environment is con...