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There must be something in the water. In December, Italian food cart Gabagool made the jump from a royal blue cart to a brick-and-mortar space in a repurposed auto body shop in St. Johns. It's one of a handful of businesses to leave its wheels behind and open full restaurants, joining former Mississippi Avenue neighbor Tiffin Asha and 28th Avenue t...

Friar Alessandro is coming to St. Louis to perform at the Cathedral Basilica on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was born in Assisi and he is an Italian Franciscan friar. At the age of 21, he joined the Franciscan order at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi. For years he worked as carpenter for the Franciscans. As he sang in choir, his supe...

There's been a transformation on one of the city's main streets. A former Taco Bell at 1331 Washington Road is now Vito's Italian Restaurant, owned and operated by the Conigliaro family from Sicily. Vito Conigliaro, 27, is the owner. There's no doubt the 2,700-square-foot building is no longer the home of the Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos Suprem...

Fox Concerts presents Tony Bennett, the 19 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Tony Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of jazz/pop standards. Antonia Bennett is a graduate...

In Naples, Italy, visitors and locals alike flock to Via San Gregorio Armeno for its Old-World craftsmen. The street, better known as Christmas Alley or Nativity Alley, is filled with small shops and stalls, each offering meticulous hand-made nativity and restaurant scenes. The same care goes into 'O Munaciello's pizzas. The restaurant, which recen...

Milan has recently hosted the Triennale, the first institution for design and for the artistic and creative world in Italy and abroad. As highlighted in a recent report published by Symbola Foundation, in Italy, the origin of design dates back to the 20th century. In particular, the 1950s saw the establishment of the first design school led by grea...

It’s March 20 — happy National Ravioli Day! Yes, there is a “holiday” for just about everything, but ravioli definitely deserves some love once in a while. Luckily, Northern Utah has plenty of great Italian restaurants where we can celebrate this delicious holiday — or just visit because we’re craving authentic Italian food.  According to reviewers...

Joe Tacopina has a square jaw, slicked-back hair and a muscular torso threatening to explode through his tightly fitted shirt. There's more than a hint of Steven Seagal about him. The 50-year-old American has a reputation as a storyteller. The first time I walk into his office, he speaks for 26 minutes before interrupting himself with the realisati...

Chef, sono la cuoca dell’anno per la Guida Michelin!”.Queste le parole con cui Caterina Ceraudo, 29 anni, chef del ristorante Dattilo, in Calabria, ha informato il suo maestro, lo chef Niko Romito, del riconoscimento appena ricevuto dalla prestigiosa guida “Rossa”, il primo del genere, ovvero “migliore chef donna” per il 2017, come riferisce il Cor...

The Italian American Alliance recently was created to serve as a lobbying and advocacy group for Italians in Cambridge. The group was created in response to the Cambridge City Council's decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. "We very much look forward to confronting those individuals as well as the cooperating organizations t...

Il 24 marzo si svolgerà alla Library of Congress di Washington, la biblioteca del Parlamento degli Stati Uniti, un incontro teso a esplorare i legami tra la Gerusalemme liberata di Torquato Tasso, le arti figurative e la musica. Laura Benedetti della Georgetown University e Peter Lukehart del Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts presso la N...

Last night I had the honor and the pleasure to attend the 2017 NIAF Spring Gala in New York. It is always an enormous privilege to be able to be part of this amazing celebration of the Italian American community. At the famous Cipriani 42 venue, for a completely sold out event, many friends of We the Italians were so kind to welcome me as the found...