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Is there such a thing as too much pizza? I learned the answer by spending an evening eating with Pasquale Moro, a master pizza chef and 2016 world champion for flatbread pizzas, as he prepared an entire menu, from aperitivo to dessert, based on pizza. The dinner took place in Cascina Caremma, using the old wood-fired oven dating back to the 1600s a...

From his humble beginnings as an Italian-born American who devoted his time to becoming a weightlifter to ultimately headlining Madison Square Garden as a professional wrestler, Bruno Sammartino’s penchant for being one of the most popular Italian-Americans in the Pittsburgh region sparked a long-lasting and rewarding career. Pittsburgh has been ho...

As the old adage goes: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. That means rent a Vespa and rule the road. Former New Yorker Annie Ojile runs a tour company called Scooteroma that offers cinematic, foodie, street art or general tours of the city (from about $158 per person). Ojile — who fell in love with Italy when studying abroad in Milan 20 years ago —...

Jean Leisher has until the end of March to learn how to make tiramisu from the man who may have invented it. She’d never cooked professionally until this year. But today, she’s working in the kitchen of Piedigrotta, an Italian bakery bordering Little Italy. Her teachers are Antonio and Bruna Iannaccone, who have owned the shop since 2002, but are n...

Summer 2017 is approaching quickly and that means time for the North End Processions & Feasts! A new addition this year is a Mass and candle lit procession with the statue of Saint Anthony of Padua that will be held on the traditional date of June 13th. The procession will include the Franciscan Friars, First Communion children, devotees and Italia...

Lisa Meeting fell in love with Italian gelato in 2008. Her taste buds soared the firs time she tasted it in Florence, Italy, while stationed there with her husband. Upon her return to the states in 2010 she would dream of opening her own gelato cafe. That dream will become a reality this month with the soft opening of Cafe Frutta Fresca in Sneads F...

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:15 PM- where: The Manhasset Public Library | 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset, NY 11030 - General Admission: $25 - Advance registration required. RSVP now. Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author, invites NOIAW members and friends to the presentation of her new book, Kiss Carlo. The book is an exhilarating...

Constantino Brumidi (1805–1880) is best known for the murals he painted in the United States Capitol over a 25-year period, including the Apotheosis of Washington, the Frieze of American History and the walls of the Brumidi Corridors. His artistic vision was based on the wall paintings of ancient Rome and Pompeii and on the classical revivals that...

Ample selection of wine, zero natural light and you taking in some lively jazz, giving off serious Dickie Greenleaf vibes. These are the things the Producer Table is made of. It’s an underground, old-school supper club beneath Capri Ristorante in Little Italy, and it’s open to the public on a reservations-only basis Mondays and Tuesdays. We now rem...

The celebration season continues for Mission’s historic Division 3 state-championship boys basketball team.The Bears — along with NCAA championship soccer coach Stephen Negoesco — will be special guests at the inaugural High School Sports Awards banquet put on by the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club on May 8 at its North Beach clubhouse on Washi...

Francesco Mastroianni da “ragazzo d’acqua” a Banchiere. Francesco Paolo Mastroianni nacque a San Pietro Avellana (oggi provincia di Isernia), il 24 luglio del 1877, da Antonio Pasquale (n. a San Pietro Avellana il 1850) “muratore” e Anna Maria Izzi (n. a Vastogirardi il 1850). Francesco arrivò negli Stati Uniti quando aveva solo 10 anni e da subito...

Executive Chef Luciano Sautto, who joined Quattro in January 2017, has just unveiled new menu items that reflect his diverse culinary background and Italian upbringing. These additions provide a touch of spring to the award-winning Italian eatery whose menu is centered on house-made pastas and dishes influenced by various regions of Italy. “The new...