Sweet fumes of fresh dough being cooked in a red oven waft through the air in a new Italian hotspot. It’s as authentic of a smell as you can get, considering the oven used to cook that artisan pizza came straight from Naples, Italy. But more on that later. Baciami (Italian for “kiss me”)—Boynton Beach’s Italian gem—promises a culinary experience ro...

MENU: Pizza reigns at the newly opened Palma Pizza, though there are plenty of other Italian favorites on the menu as well as sandwiches and salads. Pizza options include New York-style (thin crust), Sicilian (thick crust) and Chicago (deep dish), with more than two dozen available toppings as well as specialty pizzas. Pasta choices include eggpla...

Natuzzi Italia has opened a 9,000-square-foot store at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, a move that signals the shopping, dining and entertainment center continues to boost its home furnishings offerings. The Italian furniture brand is located on Rosemary Avenue, just south of the Cheesecake Factory restaurant. Natuzzi’s products, made in Italy, featu...

I walked into La Masseria, located in PGA Commons, severely underdressed. I had just come from making Pizzas with the Pizza Girls down the street, so I was sporting a ballcap, T-shirt, and shorts. I was greeted by the general manager, a friendly Italian gentleman named Massimo De Luca, who dismissed my wardrobe faux pas as if it was nothing (it was...

JUPITER HIGHAllensandro D’ Innocenzo is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the state organization of Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARYThe annual talent show takes place at 6:30 p.m. May 10 in the cafeteria, featuring everything from comedy to classical piano. The school band also will entertain. MARSH POI...

Palm Beach Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto for one weekend only, March 10-12, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Rigoletto, "The Power of a Curse," is "a must-see masterpiece" of passion and vengeance, filled with some of opera's most famous arias, such as "La...

PGA Boulevard will get a fancy, regional Italian restaurant Saturday night when La Masseria hosts an invitation-only party to celebrate its debut.  An outpost of a popular New York theater-district restaurant and its midtown Manhattan sibling, La Masseria opens to the public early next week on Palm Beach Gardens’ main drag.  Located in the same wes...

Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches is partnering with Symphony of the Americas this summer in presenting a special performance of Summerfest at the DoubleTree Hilton in Palm Beach Gardens on August 11 at 6pm.   Summerfest is a an annual event where Symphony of the Americas combines with members of our orchestra with...

For Emily Petraglia, health and fitness has become an instrumental component of her life. The 31-year-old native Pittsburgher who now lives in Palm Beach, Florida, currently works as a general manager of personal training at a sports club. She recently started her own fitness website, Fitness Royalty (www.fitnessroyalty2014.com), containing health...

by Bruce Fessier   In the 24 years leading to tonight, no festival has opened with a better splash than the inaugural opening night film, "Cinema Paradiso." In the daily video series running on mydesert.com, I asked more than 25 people involved with the festival for their festival highlights and the most common response was seeing "Cine...