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A mainstay in Alexandria’s West End, Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant at 410 S. Van Dorn Street, has been dishing up northern Italian specialties for almost 15 years and makes you feel like family the moment you step through the door. Butter-based sauces rich with cream grace northern Italian tables just as they do in France, but Italian chefs put the...

The Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute is co-sponsoring a two-day symposium: "New Italy and the Jews: From Massimo D'Azeglio to Primo Levi", from February 28th to March 1st in partnership with the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University. This symposium is taking place in conjunction with the publication...

The grated cheese dusted a bowl of “scrippelle” soup whose rich broth bobbed with rolled-up crepes. It sprinkled over crusty hunks of Italian bread smeared with butter and spicy chili flakes. It frosted a mountaintop of gnocchi in deep red tomato sauce crowned with a flank steak braciola cooked to such tenderness the tug of a fork unfurled its pati...

It's on Broad Street and it's called Alfonso's! Alfonso's Pastry Shoppe and cafe takes the place of what was once Carlo's Bakery (#86 Broad St.) just doors down from Yestercades in downtown Red Bank. It looks very festive inside with plenty of seating and a selection so vast that you'd have to go back numerous times to taste all of the goodies. The...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna will recieve its Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award. Chief Anthony G. Manna was born and raised in Fairfield. He is a graduate of West Essex High School and attended Caldwell College, where he graduated with a BA Degree in Crimi...

The Embassy of Italy brings more Italian language to Washington DC public schools. A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) between Italy and the District of Columbia was finalized today during a ceremony hosted by the Embassy with the leadership of the DC Public Schools (DCPS) administration, including Maggie White, Deputy Chief of Inner Core, and...

From wine dinners to happy hour, Hank’s Pasta Bar has something for everyone. It is located on the north side of Old Town Alexandria, just minutes from D.C. I sat down with Massimo Giannetti, the General Manager, and Chef Thomas Palmer to discuss the overall concept for Hank’s Pasta Bar.  “We’re known for our fresh pasta and Italian dishes,” Chef T...

In the fall of 2012, I saw the promo on PBS and it looked pretty interesting.  It was for an upcoming documentary, “Paesani: Italian Culture in Northeast Pennsylvania” which would air on Saturday evening.  Being a grandson of 4 Italian immigrants, I naturally had an interest in the subject so I decided to give it a shot. The program was a joy!  It...

The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. will be awarding educational scholarships totaling $12,000 (two for $4,000; two for $2,000) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awards assist individuals of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, their spouses, and specific family members may apply. Applica...

Dear ICS Friends, wWe are pleased to invite you to Festa di Carnevale 2019, organized in collaboration with Le D.I.V.E. and Italians in DC. The band i-Talians will perform a fun concert, while the kids will be entertained with arts and crafts. Our little students will join the band for a special Italian song and a presentation in Italian on traditi...

The Italian American Police Society of NJ is proud to introduce it's 2019 Man of the Year. Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr., also known as Larry, serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Inserra Supermarkets, Inc. Mr. Inserra serves as Treasurer of Wakefern Food Corp. Mr. Inserra has been a Director of Lakeland Bank Inc. and Lak...

The growing arts and entertainment Station North district in Baltimore, from Maryland Institute of Art and Penn Station to North Avenue, where the Parkway Theatre, Charles Theatre, BIG (Baltimore Improve Group) and Motor House Art Hub adds the Italian inspired, locally sourced Orto Restaurant on Charles Street. The intimate space has been transform...