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When Pete Lombardi, owner and founder of Lombardi Pizza Co., studied cooking and baking at Baltimore International College and hotel restaurant management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, he wasn’t planning on one day cooking up Neapolitan pies in the then-unknown-to-him Martinsville section of Bridgewater. Instead, the Edison resident planned on...

Mill Creek Residential, a leading multifamily investor and operator specializing in premier apartment communities across the U.S., today announced the start of preleasing at Modera Sedici, a luxury apartment community located on the esteemed grounds of the former Italian Embassy. Situated along venerable 16th Street in the nation's capital, the com...

As a kid, Rick Lovato was a fine pitcher and a good passer, but he was always too big to play quarterback. His teams needed him on the offensive line. Lovato knew he'd be too light to play lineman in the NFL, so he took his big frame and strong arm and become a long-snapper. Now 6-2 and 249 pounds, Lovato replaced magical fan favorite Jon Dorenbo...

By providing decades of rich history, food and culture wise, West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival kicked off it’s 30th straight year of the annual pasta cook-off. From chefs, to tasters and even little helpers – people from all over the state came together Saturday morning to enjoy a great pasta meal. “You know, we get 7 to 800 people here today...

On May 23, Filomena Ristorante could be said to have turned 35 years old. According to owner JoAnna Filomena, however, that’s not the true age of her landmark Georgetown restaurant, since its construction took a little over two and a half years. “I’m already past that,” she says. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t looking back to where she started. No...

From Clarkburg’s Orlando Columbo in the 1940s and ’50s to Pittsburgh’s Joe Negri in the ’60s and ’70s to Morgantown’s Mark Cappellini today, there is a strong tradition of Italian jazz musicians in the Mon Valley, who have made significant contributions to the region as performers and educators. Mark Cappellini’s Jazz Italiano, a project to pay tri...

It is easy to bypass C. Greto’s Modern Italian as so many empty stores surround this storefront restaurant. However it is worth seeking out as the food is tasty, the staff aims to please and prices are reasonable. We asked for olive oil when warm bread with butter in foil was placed on the table. Not only were we brought a dish of olive oil but ano...

The annual St. Ann Carnival and Italian Festival began Tuesday and will run through Saturday in Bristol Borough. The traditional end-of-summer event will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. behind the St. Ann building at Pond and Dorrance streets. In addition to rides, auctions, and activities for all ages, the festival will include lots of Italian food and...

Kobrand Corporation, a leading wine and spirits importer of a distinguished portfolio of hand-selected brands from around the world, will host the seventh annual “Kobrand Tour d’Italia.” The four-city tour presents the world’s most iconic Italian wine brands and principals. Trade and consumer tastings held in each city will explore the elite Italia...

Melodic music of Italy and the name of the shop that plays it – Italian Treasures — both lure some of the few customers who stroll by it these days in the struggling Mall at Voorhees Town Center. Shop owner Celeste Iannaccone Cinalli has lost revenue, laid off her last two employees and cut her work week to 10 hours, but she can’t bring herself to...

From Saturday September 15 to Sunday September 16 set. 11:00 am – 6:00 pm EDT. Main Street between 10th Avenue and 13th Ave., Belmar, NJ 07719. Free admission . Zeppolis, Italian Sausage and Crispy Calamari OH MY! Join us in celebrating this proud Italian heritage on the Jersey Shore as part of the sixth annual Feast of San Gennaro in Belmar. The f...

Saturday September 8, from 18:30 to 21:30 EDT - Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center - 595 Third St NW, Washington 20001. The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society of the Washington D.C. Area Cordially invite members, friends of the Italian American community, and parishioners of Holy Rosary Church to the musical performance: DAL SALOTTO AL TEATRO. Dir...