By John Tanasychuk   This past fall, the new chef at Sorrisi boldly announced that he wanted it to become "the premier Italian restaurant in South Florida." I love a good pronouncement. Six months after reading chef Jacob Perego's words inthe Sun Sentinel, we made our way to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek to check on the restaurant's pro...

Come and join us for the consignment of the seal and certificate to the 12 selected restaurants in Miami and Puerto Rico, winners of the prestigious Q seal, on May 27th at 6.00 pm at Mia Cucina, 105-107 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. An Italian food & wine extravaganza will follow the ceremony to celebrate the best of our culinary tradition. Un...

By John Tanasychuk   Cinque Terre's unassuming setting on Nova Drive in Davie belies the talents of chef Aldo Marcon. Born and trained in Italy, he worked in New York and then New Orleans, where the storied restaurant he bought into, La Riviera in Metairie, was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.   He left Louisiana for Miami, where...

South Floridians now have a new option for experiencing Costa Cruises unique brand of Italian-style cruising. Earlier this month, the Genoa, Italy-based cruise line deployed its 2,260-passenger Costa Luminosa cruise ship to South Florida, making it the line's newest and largest ship ever to sail from Miami.   Dubbed "The Ship of Light," Lum...

The Italian American Club will host an event Sept. 13 featuring big band music. "In an effort to bring the best in live music and entertainment to Southwest Florida, the Cape Coral Italian American Club will host the first premier performance of the brand new 18-piece big band 'Stardust Memories'," said President Cathy Sangiovanni.   Re...

The parent company of the Baglietto shipyard said it signed a letter of intent to buy Bertram Yachts from the Ferretti Group.   Several Italian publications are reporting that the Gavio Group, which took over Baglietto in 2012, expects the transaction to close by March 31 and that it is conditioned on due diligence. Baglietto is located in L...

Veteran boxing manager John Seip has signed highly decorated Italian amateur boxer Daniele Marco Scardina to an exclusive managerial contract. Seip is best known for guiding Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) world middleweight title. The native New Yorker also manages rising British super middleweight Steed "...

Unlike so many of our other tastings that are a full sit down and taste pairing, we decided to intrduce you to what we believe is one of the most approachable lines of everyday drinking italian wines! The Vicolo Family of wines currently only availabel in restaurants in Florida provides a highly economical value of everyday drinking wines.  ...

Italian luxury fashion brand Ermanno Scervino has chosen Florida as the location of its first store in the U.S. The Florentine fashion label's boutique is located within the prestigious Bal Harbour shopping center. The 2,200-square-foot store reflects the concept of the brand's stores around the world, including black smoked glass, mirrored su...

Negli ultimi anni sono sempre di più le aziende italiane che guardano alla Florida, ed in particolare a Miami, come punto di accesso principale alle Americhe, sia per il Nord America che per l'America Latina e i Caraibi. Per molti l'apertura di una filiale commerciale in questo hub strategico non e' più solo un'opzione ma e' diventato quasi un obbl...