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From the late 19th century well into the 20th, Alassio, Italy, had developed from a seaside resort popular with the English upper classes to a cosmopolitan spot for the literati and high society tourists. Caffè Roma, a historic venue owned by the Berrino family, came to be a meeting point and a social hub for the jetsetters and artists staying in t...

WNIJ’s Sessions from Studio A recently asked The Vince Chiarelli Band to stop by and give us a taste of some traditional Italian-American styled music. This Rockford-based group is connected through their Sicilian ancestry and influences, while also finding themselves exploring and incorporating increasing amounts of Latin elements. The band includ...

Mia Margherita, located in Bridgeport’s Charles Pointe development, is the only restaurant in West Virginia offering its customers artisan, handcrafted pizzas cooked in a coal-fired oven. Scott Duarte, who operates the restaurant for owners CP Hospitality, said the restaurant puts a contemporary spin on the culinary classic. “The thought was to try...

Da quanti anni e perché vive all’estero? Perché ha deciso di candidarsi e perché con questa lista? “Da più di 40 anni vivo a Montreal, e precisamente dal 1977. È stata una scelta personale, dettata dall’amore, anche se a Roma avevo già un lavoro in Vaticano. E a Montreal, prima di darmi al giornalismo e a fare l’editore, avevo già fatto esperienza...

The recent passing of one Watertown resident brings to mind the debt we owe to immigrants, who enrich this society with their ingenuity and determination. Dominic A. Doldo died Wednesday at the age of 79. For many years, he owned and operated Doldo Bros. Construction with his brother Richard. Nicknamed Mego, Mr. Doldo was born in Watertown in 1938....

Nella sala per gli eventi di Stato della Casa Bianca, per l’ultima cena ufficiale da presidente di Barack Obama, a ottobre del 2016, servì agnolotti di patate dolci e insalata di zucca, colta direttamente dall’orto della first lady Michelle.Per Mario Batali, quella fu l’apoteosi di una carriera: lo chef italo-americano più famoso d’America era inco...

The Italian filmmaker will be honored at the annual fest which takes place the week before the Academy Awards. The 13th Annual L.A. Italia Film Fest is returning to Hollywood. This year's event will pay tribute to Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino and the film's producer Marco Morabito on March 2. The film will compete for four Academy...

Friday evening I joined our friends from the Associazione Culturale Pugliese Figli Maria SS. Addolorata for their hebdomadal prayer service in honor of St. Rita of Cascia. Meeting in the basement of the Nazareth Center, on the corner of 62nd Street and Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, members convened for week two of their 15 week devotional t...

Countless people have made a fortune working in the TV and film industry. Individuals like legendary stuntman and coordinator Gary Davis and television’s Jay Leno have both spent untold sums of money amassing impressive collections of classic cars and motorcycles. Another successful figure in the Hollywood scene who has garnered a massive stable of...

While procrastinating partners were scrambling Tuesday for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts, Deneb Williams and Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou were busy opening Allora, their newest restaurant, in East Sacramento. Both husband and wife love seafood, and Williams grew up surrounded by ocean life in the Puget Sound. But the Italian restaurant’s inspiration...

Da quanti anni e perché vive all’estero? Perché ha deciso di candidarsi e perché con questa lista? “Sono nato in America e ho vissuto in Italia per circa 30 anni dove mi sono laureato in architettura a Firenze. Ho deciso di candidarmi perché la nostra comunità necessita di un grande aiuto  e non solo parole com’è stato fatto fino ad ora. Ho scelto...

From December 4 through December 19, 2017, the Society of Italian American Businessmen (SIAB) visited and donated $1,000 each to 12 different charities as part of their 12 Days of Christmas Giving. A local non-profit created to support local charities while working to maintain a positive community image and uphold Italian family traditions, SIAB an...