GROWING UP in upstate New York meant that there was no shortage of Italian eateries, delis, pizzerias and bakeries. My family included, this region is brimming with Italian influences given that so many immigrated to the area many generations ago. When relocating to Savannah, the expectation was that Italian food would be limited to Olive Garden an...

The Castellucci Hospitality Group holds court over Double Zero. The group is young and energetic under the direction of Castellucci Hospitality Group co-owners and siblings Federico Castellucci III, Stephanie and John Castellucci.  Among its holdings are Spanish concepts Iberian Pig, Cooks & Soldiers and forthcoming tapas spot Bar Mercado at Krog S...

Hard to believe that this is our 11th edition, but our traditional Italian Film Festival is here! Dubbed as the most relevant annual event for Italian culture and community in Atlanta, the Festival is at its 11th edition. This initiative is funded and fostered by the amazing Claudio Di Persia. As primary sponsor of the Film Festival, Ciancia has be...

Italian eyewear designer, manufacturer and distributor, Luxottica Group, recently announced the expansion of its metro Atlanta distribution facility. The company behind Ray-Ban, Oakley and Dolce & Gabbana will create 1,000 jobs by the end of this year, including positions in administration, production and distribution. “Luxottica has been part of t...

Chefs love the distinctive flavor of Calabrian peppers, small hot Italian cherry peppers that usually come to us in the States packed jars of olive oil and preserved with a little salt. Tuscany at Your Table in Virginia-Highland offers prepared Italian foods like Tuscan Soup, panini and Orecchiette with Broccolini. But their shelves are also stocke...

It’s hard to imagine what it feels like if Jerry Seinfield, one of the biggest stand-up comics in the world, places his enthusiastic stamp of approval on your head. Sebastian Maniscalco does. Last year, the Italian American from Chicago was invited to be a guest on Seinfeld’s Crackle series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” “It was like my Johnny...

Italian II (1600 to Present)This panel welcomes scholarly contributions on any aspect of modern and contemporary Italian literature. Of particular interest are papers that focus on the relations between literature and the environment, the representation of nature and its impact in literary texts and films, ecological identity, and activism as...

Buckhead Atlanta really is getting a slice of Rodeo Drive.Italian luxury clothing company La Perla recently submitted plans for a new store in Buckhead -- its first store in Atlanta. La Perla has signed a lease at Buckhead Atlanta, a mixed-use development at Peachtree and East Paces Ferry roads. The nearly 1,900-square-foot store will sit on...

ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and ICE, Italian Trade Agency, will be taking part in the 2014 edition of Techtextil North America that will be taking place from 13-15 May in Atlanta, GA.   The associations have organised a Meeting Point where 13 Italian machinery manufacturers involved in the production o...

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced 2013 as the "Year of Italian Culture" in the United States. Atlanta arts institutions have joined in the celebration and will host events throughout the Fall that highlight everything from Italian music to Renaissance and Baroque images of Rome to Italy's best exports, wine and design. Harmonie Univ...