If you are hungry for pizza and Italian food, there are two new restaurants in northern Hillsborough County to satisfy your cravings. Two existing Italian restaurants have made changes and expanded to give their customers more of what they want. One year ago, Lutz's Nabruzzi Trattoria, opened a second location in Westchase, and last month, signific...

An Italian artist whose murals span the globe will work his magic on the side of a downtown building beginning Monday. Giuseppe Percivati, a professional muralist from Turin, Italy, will prepare, sketch and then paint the south wall of a building in the 400 block of Central Avenue, in front of the Exchange Street Parking Plaza. His mural will be Ho...

The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that Tampa partner Ronald A. Christaldi has been appointed by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to the City of Tampa Charter Review Commission.  The Charter Review Commission is a 9 person commission whose purpose is to review the Home Rule Charter and propose any amendments or revisions...

The Italian Club Cemetery Committee remembered all USA veterans on Sunday for this year's Memorial Day. The morning began with a mass, followed with a procession lead by the Rough Riders Color Guard to the WWII Memorial Rotunda. Before the presentation of the wreaths and gifts, the national anthem's of both the United States and Italy played while...

For 20 years, Festa Italiana has filled the streets of historic Ybor City, celebrating Italian culture and heritage by showcasing cuisine from area restaurants, live entertainment, a variety of wines and spirits and an assortment of activities. It was in the spring of 1997 that people first gathered in Centennial Park, 1800 E 8th Ave. for the inaug...

The 17th Annual Festa Italiana Weekend presented by Marathon will take place in the historic Ybor City district from Thursday, April 3 to Sunday, April 6, 2014.   The multi-day celebration will honor Italian culture and heritage by showcasing the finest cuisine from the Tampa Bay area's top restaurants and catering companies, exciting entert...

West Tampa jeweler Guido Maniscalco pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory Tuesday to defeat engineer Jackie Toledo by a razor-thin margin in the runoff race for City Council District 6. Toledo led Maniscalco by 17 points in the three-way March 3 election and raised about $161,000 in campaign contributions, roughly three times more tha...

The Italian Club's upcoming benefit for its historic cemetery will emphasize headliners much more than it will headstones. Prominent Tampa names like La Russa, Lazzaro and Capitano embellish tombs at the Italian Club Cemetery, while a comedy skit with Joe Capitano Sr. — its former president — takes center stage.   The Italian Club annua...

If you have ever wondered about the history of the U.S. shrimp industry, then you need to meet the Versaggi family. The family's first generation pioneered offshore shrimping after introducing powerboats and adopting new equipment, and developed new markets for shrimp in New York City. The second generation developed a large fleet of cutting-edge...

Each year, the world's most beloved movie stars and burgeoning filmmakers flock to France for the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival has become one of the most highly regarded showcases for every genre of excellence in film across the globe.   Tampa will be represented at Cannes this year, thanks to the work of University of Ta...