By Evan S. Benn   At last count, there were about 5,000 pasta-and-pizza places in Miami Beach. What can one do to set itself apart?   For Serafina, which opened in December in the Dream South Beach Hotel, the answer is truffles. Executive chef Marco Zuccala lets the heady fungus fly early and often in his expansive menu of Italian cla...

by Carla Torres   Last April, pasta-loving locals and Lincoln Road obsessed tourists were saddened to find that TiramesU, the long-standing (17 years to be exact) Italian joint was shutting its doors practically overnight.   Now, after a year of not serving al dente pappardelle Bolognese, however, TiramesU has announced it will reopen...

Ducati Scrambler and Italia Independent present their new creations in Miami. During the week of the prestigious contemporary art exhibition "Art Basel" at the Setai Hotel, the two brands launched a new limited edition Ducati Scrambler and a collection of dedicated sunglasses inspired by the "Land of Joy," the theme that characterizes the iconic mo...

Two more luxury retailers from Europe are debuting stores in South Florida: apparel maker Billionaire Italian Couture and Spain's footwear purveyor Pretty Ballerinas.   Billionaire Italian Couture opened its first U.S. East Coast flagship store on Dec. 3 at 4000 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami's design district. The nearly 800-square-foot space sells...

Gli Stati Uniti si confermano il principale mercato mondiale del vino e il prodotto italiano da alcuni anni si posiziona ai vertici, soprattutto grazie alla Florida, il primo stato importatore e il terzo per consumi dopo la California e New York. E Miami dunque, crocevia di culture diverse, rappresenta non solo uno dei punti nevralgici per il busin...

by Carla Torres   If there's one thing that's always in order after a day at the beach, gelato is it. And now, with Gelato-Go's third location, you don't have to travel all the way down to Fifth Street and Ocean Drive and fight flocks of tourist for a scoop of nocciola. Alessandro Alvino and his two partners, Antonio Armino and Domenico D'A...

Ermenegildo Zegna has opened the doors of its latest outpost in the the Miami Design District, a flourishing luxury shopping destination. Architect Peter Marino designed the space for the Zegna global store in Milan and one of Zegna's in-house architects developed the design for the Miami store. The two-story 2,800 square feet retail store has dive...

Italia Independent apre a Miami la sua seconda boutique americana, all'interno di Wynwood Block, nuovissimo mall situato nel cuore del distretto affermatosi negli ultimi anni come una delle zone più cool della città. Dopo l'apertura del flagship di New York, avvenuta a novembre, un nuovo store con il quale proseguire l'attività di consolidamento su...

Il 2 giugno in occasione dei festeggiamenti della festa della Repubblica partirà la terza parte del tour negli Stati Uniti dello spettacolo teatrale ''Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino'' di e con Massimiliano Finazzer Flory. Lo spettacolo, che rappresenta il teatro di prosa per l'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti, sarà in scena con due...

by Jennifer Agress   Sometimes in life, we come across those incredible individuals whose names we couldn't forget if we tried: like Italian designer Giorgio Armani. Yet, as talented as they are, even professionals at that level of success have their own team of unforgettable individuals they know their brand couldn't live without. For Arman...