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When Ciao! Ristorante opened, it was the only Italian restaurant in Sylvania. Now, it is celebrating its 25th anniversary, marking its success. “Sylvania’s grown, [and] the restaurant has grown with it,” said general manager Terry Kretz. “[But] we stand true to who we are. “We’re a rustic Italian restaurant, we serve rustic cuisine. That’s been our...

In 2010, around the time Vernon and Shirley Hill opened Metro Bank PLC in London, the Philadelphia banker and his designer wife were making another investment across Europe: They bought a minority stake in Seguso Vetri D’Arte, a hand-blown lighting and art-glass company in Venice’s ancient Murano glassmaking district. With Metro Bank, the Hills wer...

An Italian restaurant in Salem that had only been open for about a year is now closed. Trattoria Orsini will be replaced by another Italian restaurant, Antique Table, which has two existing locations in Winthrop and Lynn, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Prior to Trattoria Orsini, 26 Congress St. was the longtime home of a Mediterranean restaur...

This writer remembers seeing Lee “Italian Stallion” Canalito fight in a couple of his twenty-one fights if memory serves me right. Good looking studd, physically fit and had Angelo Dundee in his corner. Canalito was a lineman at Sterling H.S. in Houston, TX, and was on Parade magazine’s annual All-America H.S. Football Team in 1971. He played defen...

Gli Stati Uniti conservano, da sempre, una speciale predilezione per i prodotti italiani e non a caso rappresentano uno dei mercati più dinamici ed in crescita per l’export Made in Italy. Tuttavia entrare nel mercato a stelle e strisce non è semplice e per farlo è necessario scegliere una strategia di ingresso efficiente e rispettare una serie di p...

About 55 years ago, two doctors discovered something unusual about the people of Roseto, a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania's slate country. Heart disease was rare. So was early death. The people seemed to live forever ... well, at least years and years past the national average. The doctors were confused. The men mostly worked in the slate...

A few weeks out from his first day as the new executive chef at Cotogna, Quince’s rustic sibling, Chris Cipollone was nearly 3,000 miles away in his New York home, mulling over how to coordinate a short-notice move across the country. “It’s a lot,” he says with a laugh. “But San Francisco was always the dream for my wife and I. Before now, we just...

One of the best aspects of living in Italy for over a decade as a travel writer has been discovering towns I didn’t have on my radar before moving here. From Tuscany to Calabria, the Dolomites to Basilicata, this country is crammed with villages full of art, food, and natural beauty—places that many travelers miss out on while focusing on the tried...

A night of celebrating Irish and Italian heritage will be held at Morgan Park in Glen Cove on Sunday, Aug. 6. The free show begins at 7:30 p.m. and features performances by Andy Cooney and Christopher Macchio. Residents are welcome to bring a blanket and chairs or even set up a picnic. Cooney, who performed at the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival...

Inspired by the acquisition of the important William A. Clark maiolica (glazed Italian ceramics) collection from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and drawing largely on the Gallery’s newly expanded holdings, this exhibition brings together some 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes, the two media mos...

Italy has affirmed its status as the world's largest producer of pasta with 3,324,636 tonnes produced in 2016 (+1.6%) and sales of €4.74 billion (-1.1%), according to the annual report of the Association of the Italian Confectionery and Pasta Industries (AIDEPI), reports Ansa. Italian producers allocated almost 1.9 million tonnes of pasta for expor...

A Brooklyn woman has helped officials identify the remains of her uncle, a Marine in World War II, 74 years after he was killed — using her own DNA. Nancy Lewis, of Bensonhurst, sent in her DNA sample 2¹/₂ years ago, hoping it could lead military officials to the remains of Pvt. Joseph C. Carbone — who was killed on Nov. 20, 1943, the first day of...