IF YOU’RE a local, you have probably noticed the magnificent pink Victorian that sits on East 36th Street by now. What looks like a grandiose home of Savannah’s elite is not that at all, instead housing Savannah’s newest upscale authentic Italian restaurant, La Scala Ristorante.  The bold duo behind the massive undertaking, Donald Lubowicki and Jef...

The Starland District welcomes Italian cuisine to the neighborhood restaurant community. In Nov. 2018, Tiffany Cullen-Salmi and Walter Salmi opened Bocci Italian Bistro on the corner of Bull and 32nd Street. The new Savannah venue is the sister restaurant to their first location in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Bocci prides itself on serving hearty porti...

PACCI Italian Kitchen + Bar has been chosen as Savannah’s only location for the “miracle pop-up” concept this holiday season. Starting Friday, Nov. 23 and running through the month of December, PACCI’s will be extremely festive all for a good cause. Miracle on Bay Street offers unique holiday-themed cocktails with proceeds benefiting several local...

Sugo Rossa opened earlier this summer in Twelve Oaks Shopping Center in the space formerly occupied by Atlanta Bread Company. The Italian restaurant is the latest venture from the proprietors of Cotton & Rye, which has been a huge hit since opening at the corner of Habersham and 34th streets in 2015. I’ve been to Sugo Rossa twice — probably fewer t...

Daniela Mansella Paolino says the mission of National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAO) is to unite and connect women through Italian culture and heritage while celebrating the ample achievements of women with Italian ancestry.  Paolino says NOIAO has a strong dedication to empowering and advancing educational and professional aspirati...

The Frank Finocchiaro Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest judging took place on April 8, 2017. The judges reviewed 105 essays submitted by students from, Benedictine Military School, St. Vincent's Academy and Bethesda Academy, plus the 11 Savannah-Chatham County Public High Schools. The Italian Society of Savannah, to cherish the memory of Frank Fin...

By Linda Sickler Savannah is taking its place as a vocal music destination city. The Savannah VOICE Festival in August was a huge hit, and now fans can look forward to the celebration of Opera America's National Opera Week, which runs from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3.   The events are sponsored by the VOICExperience Foundation, an educational no...

A new restaurant franchise is making its way to the Central Georgia area, serving up fast food Italian to diners. Italian-American fast casual restaurant Fazoli's chain plans to open restaurants in Macon, Warner Robins, Athens, Augusta, Columbus and Savannah.   C&P restaurant company, a 100 restaurant group based in Macon has signed a si...

By Kristin Davis Do you have one of those restaurants hanging out in the back of your mind you will never forget? You know, the one where you remember precisely what you had, and when you think back to it, your mouth waters a little and your heart aches to return.   For me, it's a tiny Italian restaurant in Boston I went to more than five...

The inspirational exhibition "Offering of the Angels: Tapestries and Paintings from the Uffizi Gallery," opens on December 7 at the final stop of its U.S. tour at Telfair Museum, Jepson Center for the Arts, in Savannah, Ga. The 43 paintings and two tapestries by Baroque and Renaissance masters such as Botticelli, Liberi and Tintoretto will be on di...