After several delays, Grana, the Italian restaurant from the White Bull founder chef Pat Pascarella, is slated to open within the next month, and a first look at the menu (see below) shows pizza, pasta, meatball flights, and wood-fired entrees. With a prominent location in Piedmont Heights across from Grindhouse Burgers (1835 Piedmont Avenue), Gran...

Is Sicilian pizza about to be the next big trend? In August, Anthony Spina, of O4W Pizza and Nina & Rafi, announced he’d be bringing Sicilian slices to Virginia-Highland this spring with a restaurant called Pizza By the Slice. Now Antico Pizza’s Giovanni di Palma is getting in on the action with Gio’s Sicilian, which will hold a soft opening this w...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. 1. Your Pie Topping the list is an outpost of the chain Your Pie. Located at 275 Memorial Drive SE,...

Atlanta Public Schools would no longer recognize Columbus Day as a school holiday under a proposed calendar change. The move would be largely symbolic, since the district would instead give students and staff the same day off for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Both days fall on Oct. 12, 2020.  APS has historically marked the holiday on its calendars as C...

2019 has undoubtedly been a very positive year for the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. First of all, the Chamber was able to reach the highest number of members in 28 years of its history – an all-time record of 300 corporate members. In addition, thanks to the efforts of our local coordinators and the support of the Consulate General of Italy,...

Chef Craig Richards describes the food at his new Midtown restaurant, Lyla Lila, as “Italian in spirit and technique,” but with an “expanded pantry” that also features many Georgia grown ingredients. The menu spotlights flavors and dishes found throughout Italy and southern Spain, and offers seven pastas and risottos. Pasta is a craft Richards has...

Pasta is a dish that can easily and affordably be made at home, but can also be found at most restaurants in metro Atlanta. The noodles you’ll find at some of Atlanta’s most popular Italian restaurants “are almost always handmade, using flour, eggs and a lot of love,” Bob Townsend wrote for the AJC Dining Guide: The Noodle Edition. And Atlanta lo...

When Grana opens next to the Sprouts on Piedmont Road in January, it will serve as an ode to owner/chef Pat Pascarella’s childhood in Connecticut and his Southern Italian heritage. With wood-fired pizzas, meats, and vegetables, plus house-made pasta, a meatball tasting, and build-your-own cannoli, Grana is designed to feel like a party “no matter w...

Tappa ad Atlanta e Charleston per il Consolato generale d’Italia a Miami che a dicembre organizzerà una missione – passaporti nelle due città. La missione, dedicata i connazionali che hanno bisogno di rinnovare il passaporto, si terrà nel periodo 5 -10 dicembre. Gli interessati, spiega il consolato, dovranno prenotarsi inviando una email all’indiri...

Little Italy Pizzeria is coming out of its year-long hibernation in Hall County. The restaurant was located in Gainesville at what is now Sliced until its sudden closing in August 2018. Now, it’s opening in the Oakwood Plaza off of Atlanta Highway, with a grand opening set for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4. After spending decades cooking with his father P...