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The Greater Washington, DC Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will celebrate its ninth annual Epiphany event honoring Three Wise Women on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy (5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW) in Washington, DC. “This year we again honor and celebrate three women for their o...

It’s just after 6 o’clock in the morning, but Joseph Sabino Mistick is already on his second cappuccino and is now buying a round for everyone who just walked into La Prima Espresso coffee shop. “Misticks for all of them!” the former deputy mayor of Pittsburgh says to the barista. (The hot creamy creation with an extra sprinkle of cocoa is named af...

At its 88th Anniversary and Past Presidents Gala, the Lido Civic Club honored as its Man of the Year local businessman and philanthropist John DePaola. Lido bestowed its National Public Service Award on public servant Ronald Vitiello. DePaola is the CEO of Long Roofing and the founder, with his wife Jill, of the Bo DePaola Family Foundation in memo...

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 | 7 - 8:30 p.m. History Center | Library & Archives Reading Room. Senator John Heinz History Center - 1212 Smallman Street. Pittsburgh, PA,15222. FREE (does not include access to museum exhibitions).  As part of the Books in the 'Burgh literary series, join the History Center for a reading, discussion, and book signing with...

Mike Savino, a friend and a supporter of the Italian American community in Washington DC and beyond, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017, after a valiant battle with cancer. Mike was born on July 28, 1947, in Flumeri (Naples) Italy, to parents Rafael and Maria (née Cipriani). The family later emigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Mike liv...

Just in time for the new year, The Players Club of Swarthmore presents the quirky romantic comedy Italian American Reconciliation, Jan. 5-20, for 10 performances on the PCS Main Stage at 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore. Buy tickets online at www.pcstheater.org. Written by John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck, Doubt) and directed by Kristy Boyer Chen, Ita...

This might not be news to Westfield locals, but Bovella's Pastry Shoppe is one of the best in the state. No, really— the bakery was named a finalist in NJ.com's search for the best bakery in New Jersey. The judges said it was one of the best Italian bakeries they had ever visited, and the flourless chocolate cake was "the bomb" and a "standout." In...

West Lake Road has turned into a strip of fine restaurants, headed by some of Erie’s most talented chefs. Peppino’s Italian Chophouse fits right in. The elegant restaurant and wine bar, run by well-known Erie chef Joe Colao, has been open since 2008. Colao emigrated from Italy to the U.S. in 1969, and stepping into his restaurant is almost like bei...

“Hey, chingedy ching, hee-haw, hee-haw.” If you spend your holidays in New Jersey — or if you grew up in an Italian-American household just about anywhere — you already know the next line, for better or worse: “it’s Dominick The Donkey,” of course! Some folks absolutely love the kitschy Christmas tune about Dominick, the well-tempered Italian Chris...

Isabella Eatery has debuted at Tysons Galleria, and only a few more of its concepts have yet to open. The next phase is the opening of Mexican restaurant Pepita, seafood bar Requin Oysters & Champagne and Japanese restaurant Yona Friday at 11:30 a.m. The newest concepts will be serving limited menus. Other concepts already open are Graffiato, Kapno...

The Merante Bros. Italian-American Market, in Uptown, has reopened after decades of inactivity. And other than some new floors, a new façade, some upgraded appliances and fresh paint, not much has changed; the owners are intent on trying to maintain as many of the old market's traditions as they can. Members of the family that run the market, the M...

Squisito Franchise Enterprises, Inc. has signed on a new franchisee in the Fairfax County, VA area, Kevin Trump. Squisito Pizza & Pasta is a fast casual, authentic Italian restaurant originating in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and expanding across the Eastern Seaboard. Mr. Trump marks the 4th franchisee for the brand and his first location will be...