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The annual Italian Festival in Youngstown will be underway next weekend with food, entertainment, and fun. The Italian Fest is located in Central Square, Downtown Youngstown and runs from August 4th until the 6th. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and admission is $5 at the gate. Over 40 food vendors will be lined up downtown, along wit...

Mia Margherita in Bridgeport specializes in simple, fresh Italian dishes, made from recipes handed down through generations. "It's part of my personal heritage and the areas heritage; it's a celebration of food," said Scott Duarte, owner of the pizzeria. Their star attraction is the coal fired pizza, which is made in front of customers. "That's the...

The Federation of Italian American Organizations (FIAO) of Queens hosted the 29th Annual 5K Run/Walk on July 23 at the FIAO Soccer Field at 20th Avenue and 33rd Street in Astoria. More than 250 participants ran or walked in the streets of Astoria, despite the heat and humidity. This event was partially funded by Sussex Bank, located on Astoria Boul...

North Beach is synonymous with all things Italian, but residents and visitors can dive even deeper into the culture at Libreria Pino, a pop-up Italian language bookseller.  “We are so excited to have this opportunity to have a physical presence in the neighborhood,” owner Joseph Carboni told Hoodline. “We are looking forward to meeting our neighbor...

Rocco Scordella is one of those high-energy guys who probably doesn't need much sleep. He is in perpetual motion with new ideas running through his noodle faster than a pasta machine can extrude spaghetti. Raised in Italy's Tuscany region, he enrolled in culinary school in Bologna at age 13. After earning a degree, he expanded his repertoire to oth...

It’s known as Little Italy, and will soon be hosting a night to remember. In this historic parish, one can still feel the vibrations of a heritage brought by immigrants who settled around Mulberry Street. Come August 17, and the Shrine of the Most Precious Blood located here will fill up with renewed hope with the help of a musical concert, includi...

Italian urban outerwear label Herno has set foot for the first time in the USA. The label, which started by producing men's and women's raincoats and later diversified into jackets and suits, has opened a 160 m2 store in SoHo, New York. The store has a homely feel to it, furnished with bookshelves and decorated with pictures and employee portraits,...

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington will be presenting "Aida," with music by Giuseppe Verdi and libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. This opera is a new co-production with San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, and Minnesota Opera. Princess Aida (played by Tamara Wilson), a young woman captured by the Egyptians, secretly loves m...

The Consorzio di Tutela della DOC Prosecco (Prosecco DOC Consortium, www.prosecco.wine) has announced the formation of‘ Casa Prosecco DOC USA, which will serve as the denomination's official source of news and information in the United States, the second largest importer of Prosecco in the world.  Sales of Prosecco have continued to increase more t...

Over the course of 45 years in the film business, Francis Ford Coppola has refined a singular code of ethics that govern his filmmaking. There are three rules: 1) Write and direct original screenplays,  2) make them with the most modern technology available,  and 3) self-finance them.   But Coppola didn’t develop this formula overnight. Though he f...

Get ready, Bensonhurst’s annual Festa di Santa Rosalia is back! The 42nd annual Italian-American Feast will start on August 17, on the boulevard named for Cristoforo Colombo, between 68th Street and 75th Street and will last through August 27. On weekdays, the Feast will bring delicious food, live music, rides, and carnival games to the strip from...

During the years Phil DeChellis owned Napoli’s Italian Eatery, he was a fixture in the downtown restaurant, greeting customers and helping to prepare food.“He lived here,” said Thomas West, a member of the Ohio House and former Canton councilman, said of DeChellis’ dedication to his business. West said DeChellis was just as committed to helping rev...