Last October CL announced the latest concept by local restaurateurs Chris and Michelle Ponte (of Clearwater's Cafe Ponte and Hyde Park's On Swann) who are working alongside their son, JT Mahoney, on an Italian cuisine restaurant, Olivia. We've been waiting patiently for nearly a year on updates, and now we have some. A rep at the restaurant blamed...

Last week the Consul General of Italy - Cristiano Musillo and the President of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast - Tommaso Cardana, visited Tampa to meet with the city's business community. During the visit at the historic Italian Club – founded in 1894 - it was discussed with the Italian-American business community on how to foster a...

Last week, Jeff Gigante and managing partner Jay Brunetti opened a new restaurant in Hyde Park Village called Forbici Modern Italian. The restaurant serves a variety of Italian dishes, but the emphasis is on their Roman-style pizza. It's what inspired the name of the restaurant, Forbici, meaning scissors in Italian. It represents the Roman traditio...

Cranmore has announced the inaugural Cranmore Food and Wine Event, hosted by Chef Vito Marcello with special guest Salvatore Ferragamo, vintner from Il Borro Wines in Tuscany, Italy. The event will be held Saturday, June 22, at the base of Cranmore’s North Slope. The Cranmore Food and Wine Event will feature cooking demonstrations by Marcello and w...

Take a trip to Italy- oh wait, I mean Tampa- to try some of Italy’s best wines and cuisines during Winefest of Italy Tampa! Starting April 5, Festa Italiana has booked three days full of events celebrating the best of the Italian culture, and you know what that means: lots of pasta and wine! The festival kicks off on April 5 with the legendary Loui...

Peter Sebastian Cimino was a young man from Tampa who loved fishing, God and serving in the U.S. Army. Sunday, March 3, his mother and father received a visit no parent ever wants. The soldiers came to say that Cimino, 19, a private with the 173d Airborne Brigade Combat team, stationed at Caserma Ederle, in Vicenza, Italy, was found dead on base. “...

Sunday, December 9th at 11:00am. 1731 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605. Click Here To RSVP! No Charge To Attend. Open to the public. Join us as the Italian Club of Tampa closes their 100 Year Celebrations with a traditional Catholic Mass and Blessing of the Building Ceremony, along with the crowning of our new Santa Lucia. Father Angel Rivera-Fals SJ...

The Italian Club — specifically, the opulent, 22,000-square-foot brick clubhouse it is known for at 1731 E. Seventh Ave. — turned 100 in September. But with an opera to host that month and a wine festival in October, members of the thriving social club didn’t get around to celebrating until Saturday, with a with a gala that drew 300 people. A Mass...

"Cappuccino with aubergines? C’mon madame, don’t do that... More touch! ". An expression, the latter one, which in Italian means "bad dead people" but that pronounced in English sounds like the Roman dialect expression “Mortacc’”, a sort of mix between a curse and a exclamation of amazement. Can we still laugh at stereotypes about Italians in the U...

Tampa’s first Italian Film Festival, Vivere All ’Italiana: Italian Film, will be premiering at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. The TECO Theater will host three films on Saturday and three on Sunday. It is curated by Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia, an associate professor for the University of South Florida and director of the USF It...