Let’s be real for a second: Eros Ramazzotti's voice is rather nasally, to say the least. And, yeah, he does sound a bit like an alien whenever he sings in Spanish. Tonal handwringing aside, Ramazzotti, with his hefty load of bilingual crossover hits, has been a force of nature on Latin pop radio throughout his 30-year career. An international star...

Celebrated actor and Food Network host Valerie Bertinelli is once again participating in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF). Bertinelli has been featured in the annual food event for the past five years, which coincides with the debut of her Food Network series, Valerie’s Home Cooking. In addition to leading a culinary demonstration at...

The name of the Consulate General for Italy in Miami is something of a misnomer, according to Consul General Cristiano Musillo, who this year will celebrate two decades of service as a foreign diplomat.  Though headquartered in Coral Gables, the office over which Mr. Musillo has presided since August 2018 has an expansive jurisdiction, encompassing...

On the occasion of Remembrance Day, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture presented an event dedicated to Italian writers who witnessed the Holocaust, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The initiative is part of the numerous...

It’s an ordinary Monday night in North Beach. The parking lot at Abbot Avenue and 71st Street is nearly full. The corner restaurant, Café Prima Pasta, emits an inviting red glow. Past the red awning awaits a warm space blushing with red lanterns and excited chatter. It almost feels like home. Owner Gerry Cea has been welcoming diners to his humble...

From the looks of it, this story represents the American Dream – fulfilled. Three young Italian buddies opened their first ice cream shop, Gelato-go, at 458 Ocean Drive in sunny South Beach on January 18th, 2013. Their Gelato Master learned his Italian gelato-making skills from his father and his family – who have been in the business for over 80 y...

Il Console Generale d’Italia a Miami Cristiano Musillo ha consegnato nei giorni scorsi l’onorificenza dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia che il Presidente Mattarella ha conferito a Maria Padovan, fondatrice della Metropolitan International School of Miami. Padovan è stata nominata Cavaliere per il suo contributo alla diffusione della lingua e della...

After a two-year run, La Centrale has given way to a new food hall at Brickell City Centre. Luna Park is still all about Italian food, but the new team behind the renamed three-story complex has infused the space with different decor, flavors, and ingredients. "Like La Centrale, we cover many regions of Italy and offer fish, meat, and vegetarian di...

You can’t wait to eat, and one restaurant couldn’t wait to get cooking! It’s perfect! Because now, you can get a taste of what they’ll be serving before they start serving! Something delicious has popped up in Miami. It’s Erba Italian restaurant.  Niven Patel, Erba Italian: “It’s our take on ingredients that are sourced locally, but with Italian fl...

Last seen pitching for Team Italy in the Europe-Africa Olympic Qualifier against Israel and Kingdom of the Netherlands last September. Pat Venditte will be join Team Italy catcher Francisco Cervelli when pitchers and catchers report to Miami Marlins Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida on February 12, 2020. The Miami Marlins signed the 34-year-old a...