In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, A Fish Called Avalon will host an exhibition of Italian American Icons, featuring 14 award-winning mosaic portraits from Italy’s internationally renowned Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli.  Founded in 1922 in the small town of Spilimbergo in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Northeast Italy, the missi...

We have a plethora of casual Italian restaurants – pizza and pasta houses and red-sauce eateries – that offer a good meal, especially for families. But there is a dearth of fine dining Italian restaurants that serve traditional Italian regional classics in a a more upscale atmosphere suitable for a romantic night out, with fine white tablecloths in...

When Miami-based restaurateur and chef José Mendín is behind a new culinary concept, it’s safe to assume it will be a hit. If it’s Italian? Even better. Closing down his former La Placita eatery and relaunching an alfresco Italian paradise, Patio Isola, Mendín presents the sister concept to his beloved Sunset Harbour Casa Isola. Famed for its mouth...

A taste of the roaring twenties is coming to Coral Springs. Divieto Ristorante, a Miami-based Italian chain restaurant, will open its doors in Coral Springs at 2729 N. University Drive, the former location of Applebee’s. Applebee’s closed in February 2021 due to pandemic-related financial difficulties. Divieto Ristorante proposed opening in Coral S...

One of our favorite new spots downtown for delicious food and drink has added a game-changer to St. Pete’s lunch scene. Beginning this week, Bonu’ Taverna is now open daily at 11:30 am, bringing a delicious new weekday lunch option to town. And on weekends, Bonu’ has rolled out Saturday and Sunday brunch, with some incredible cocktails and food spe...

Tucked away unsuspectingly in Miami’s trendy MiMo district lies one of the best new Italian restaurants in town. Already a neighborhood favorite, Osteria’s rustic, welcoming atmosphere and vibrant mix of authentic Italian comfort foods, creatively crafted and prepared table-side, make guests feel as though they are dining in someone’s home in the I...

Fiorella Italian Bistro has opened on Tuttle Road, near Bee Ridge. Owner Francesco Giovannucci, who hails from the Abruzzo region of Italy, has been working on the concept since before the Covid-19 pandemic, but waited to open until things quieted down. “I like the fusion of French and Italian,” says Giovannucci. His passion for both cuisines is ev...

Acclaimed Italian restaurant brand Mandola’s Italian Kitchen, now with two highly successful locations near Tampa, Florida, is proud to announce further expansion into the market with two upcoming exciting locations. Created by Chef and Restaurateur Damian Mandola, best known as Co-Founder of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and his wife and business part...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce this year's Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli lecture series that will examine the basis of distorting Columbus' legacy. It will take place on select college campuses through the NIAF on Campus program. NIAF has partnered with Mary Grabar, Ph.D., author of Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing...

Florida Polytechnic University leaders have solidified an agreement with the U.S-Italy Fulbright Commission to provide educational opportunities between the University and Italy, the school said in a news release. A memorandum of understanding will allow Italian scholars to conduct research at Florida Poly and work with the University’s faculty and...