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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 fou...

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...

If you are looking for a charming and slightly unusual holiday, sailing in the extreme corner of north-eastern Italy could be a very good option for you. You will find long stretches of golden sand in the seaside resorts of Lignano and Grado, with white cliffs dropping sheer into the sea towards Trieste. A charming Central-European city surrounded...

A nearly life-sized statue missing for decades from an Italian church is being returned by an American couple who finally solved the mystery of their family's odd relic. Ed Nader told NewsWorks (http://bit.ly/2tDlxC4 ) the statue of St. Pantaleon, considered the patron saint of physicians, spent years in his great-grandmother's closet. He recently...

With Lexington’s current robust dining scene, those in search of a good meal don’t have to travel far. While that is great news for downtown’s dining hot spots, it can pose a problem for establishments located outside the hallowed loop of New Circle Road. One such establishment is Giuseppe’s, a place I enjoy very much — when I think of going there....

The Galbani Little Italy Festival of Rochester, the first downtown Italian festival in over 30 years, is set for Aug. 12-13 at the Riverside Festival site on Exchange Boulevard in Rochester.  Sal Valentinetti, an “America’s Got Talent” finalist, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13. His performance will be followed by a fireworks show at 10 p.m.  “We...

Today marks the close of a jubilee year dedicated to Padre Pio, now formally known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, the great 20th century Capuchin mystic, stigmatic and healer. The jubilee began last July 28, which marked the 100th anniversary of his arrival in San Giovanni Rotondo, the small town in the Italian province of Foggia where he would spend...

Saturday August 12 6 - 10 PM - American Italian Heritage Society - Omaha, NE - 5110 N 132nd St, Omaha 68164. Join il Palazzo for an Ode to the Rat Pack featuring Gooch and His Las Vegas Big Band! Start the night with a gourmet meal created by Chef Paul with an opening act by Aaron Shoemaker, and finish with the sultry renditons of Dean Martin, Fran...

Classic lasagna is a top seller at Maggiano’s Little Italy but so is its specialty pasta, Our Famous Rigatoni “D” with herb-roasted chicken and Marsala cream sauce. Maggiano’s version of Italian-American comfort food also includes prime steaks and veal, fresh seafood (including Parmesan-crusted tilapia and lobster carbonara), signature salads, sand...

Located in the heart of Wilmington's Little Italy section, Father Tucker Park will get an overhaul through the federal Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership. Every summer, thousands attend St. Anthony's Italian Festival in Wilmington. Father Tucker Park is an integral part of that festival, typically being used as a base for carnival rides and othe...

Little Italy Endicott is working diligently to put together this years GUSTO! Festival (August 25th, 2017) and make it even bigger and better than before. We've got some great music acts, the best food vendors, and kids activities being planned. We will be bringing back Italian Street Painting (chalk art) which is always a crowd favorite and introd...