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«Viggo è venuto qui nel mio ristorante, per conoscere la nostra famiglia. Ha passato con me, mio fratello Nick e mio zio Rudy otto ore a tavola, a mangiare, parlare, ridere. Per studiare il personaggio e capire il nostro dialetto ha poi voluto anche visitare casa mia e quella di Rudy». Me lo racconta con orgoglio Frank Vallelonga Jr., il figlio 57e...

Listening to classical opera while eating fresh Italian cheeses is not how many students picture spending a typical weekday night, but for the 139 students who attended the Italian Club’s cheese night, this was an exciting opportunity that only presents itself once per year. Pitt Italian Club hosted its eighth annual Italian Cheese Night on Wednesd...

Baltimore may be one of the best cities for Italian cuisine. With their own Little Italy neighborhood, the district has been home to award-winning restaurants featuring quality ingredients and impeccable service. Whether you're in the mood for fine dining fare or a delicious slice of pizza, these Baltimore joints will have you covered. If you're lo...

Back when Robert Pantusa was still slaving over a hot stove at Osteria Giotto — and dealing with the kitchen, staff, suppliers, inspectors, clients, and everything else that went into running one of Montclair’s most popular Italian restaurants — he told an interviewer that he didn’t have to check the night’s receipts to know how many dinners had be...

Washington celebrates the genius of Jacopo Tintoretto with a series of major events related to the Venetian artist following the events dedicated to him in Venice in 2018. The National Gallery of Art, one of the most important museum institutions in the United States that boasts a unique collaboration with all major Italian institutions, will prese...

Giuseppe Fasanella è il nuovo Presidente del “Monte San Giacomo Club” di Hoboken, una delle associazioni più importanti di connazionali presenti negli Stati Uniti d’America. Giuseppe Fasanella, 54 anni, succede nella prestigiosa carica a Carmine Percontino, ed è coadiuvato da Francesco Spina, Pietro Caporrino, Frank Castella, Angelo Caporrino, Robe...

Do you want to try your hand at classical Italian theatre?  DC's own commedia dell'arte troupe, Faction of Fools, will host a training session on Sunday, March 24th from 10am-4pm.  This session is open to actors and students of all experience levels, and will introduce the art of commedia. This class will be held in the Elstad Theater at Gallaudet...

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, assistant professor of Italian and film at the University of Arkansas, will present "Queering Italian Cinema: The Case of Ferzan Özpetek" at 4 p.m. Monday, March 25, in 110 Business Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. Calabretta-Sajder was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Calabria in Italy in 2017 and is...

Michael Gandolfini is stepping into his father’s shoes! In January, Michael, 19, signed on to play a younger version of Tony Soprano — the iconic mobster his late father James Gandolfini famously played in The Sopranos— in a prequel movie to the series. Michael recently got into character by visiting the real-life restaurant booth where The Soprano...

Little Italy Property Owners Association (LIPOA) has been recognized by Baltimore City as Little Italy’s representative neighborhood association since 2012. As of its March 19th meeting, LIPOA will operate under a new name, Little Italy Neighborhood Association (LINA) and is in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. "While we have est...

Ridgewood’s Fresh Pond Road Street Fair will be restored to its four-day glory this September after Community Board 5 voted in favor at its Feb. 13 meeting. Long-time organizer of Ridgewood’s Fresh Pond Road Street Festival, Tony DiPiazza, asked that the full scope of the street fair be restored on the grounds that it has a history of being well-ma...

“Why are there so many people here?” an insistent 3-year-old Giacomo Baiamonte asked as he looked over a crowd squeezing into a corner of the Stilly Valley Collective. With that welcome, the mop-haired boy’s parents, Antonio and Kiersten, declared the grand opening of Caffe Italiano March 1, the newest barista stop brewing a little Italian coffee c...