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Thursday, March 30, 2017. 6:30-8:15 pm. Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA. Join us for: Book Presentation, Cooking Demonstration & Food Tasting Event with Author Letizia Mattiacci Letizia Mattiacci is an owner of Alla Madonna del Piatto Cooking School near Assisi (Umbria) and cookbook author. "Use good qua...

The long-anticipated opening of the Tuscan Kitchen will become a reality March 1 when the doors open for dinner at 581 Lafayette Road. This week, the restaurant was bustling with employees completing their fourth week of training, with chefs and cooks in the open kitchen and others serving artistically plated rustic Italian cuisine to staff.  This...

On Thursday March 2, the Neighborhood Club will celebrate an evening of Italian food, culture, and heritage with historian and author Stephen Puleo speaking about his best-selling book, "The Boston Italians." The Neighborhood Club at 27 Glendale Road is opening its doors to everyone to celebrate, beginning at 6 p.m. with a cash bar cocktail hour an...

The 15th annual March Mandolin Festival presents two concerts with a lineup of virtuoso mandolinists, whose musicianship showcases the range and expressive qualities of the mandolin. The concerts will take place on Friday, March 3 at the Stone Church in Newmarket and on Saturday, March 4 at the Concord Community Music School in Concord. These perfo...

A North End restaurant that closed for renovations back in January will reopen this spring, but with a new name and a new concept. Sfizi specialized in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and was a member of the DePasquale Ventures family, along with Mare, Trattoria Il Panino, Quattro, and Bricco. The group is overseen by Frank DePasquale, who will s...

Four years ago few would think the nearly vacant Main Street would become restaurant row or that this blue-collar heavily Democratic city would be overthrown by Republicans. Both have happened. And on Monday Lulu Pazzo, the latest brainchild of Vincent Noce, a Bridgeport lawyer and Dino Tetu, a well-known interior designer, conducted its grand open...

The history of immigration in this country is one of exploitation; the wealthy, property owning classes exploiting the poor and desperate. We saw this when our parents and grandparents immigrated to America and we still see it today. When cheap labor was needed, the gates to the United States were thrown open and a tidal wave of immigrants flooded...

Carlo Dolci: Most people either love him or hate him. John Ruskin, the 19th-century British critic, described the Italian Baroque artist’s paintings as “excrescence and a deformity.” Thomas Jefferson called him a “violent favorite.” Dolci’s perfectionism and his piety divided his audience. Detractors deemed his work — lustrous, naturalistic, each p...

At 7 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday, you'll find Rob Palizzolo, owner of Tutto Italiano on 570 Washington St. in downtown Wellesley, lining up cans of whole plum and ground tomatoes for two large pots of his homemade tomato sauce. And every morning he'll make fresh mozzarella, and his famous meatballs. Palizzolo said while growing up he learned tri...

We have already started planning our 2017 Italian Heritage Month activities and we are now accepting nominations for Serviam award recipients. The Serviam Award recognizes individuals of Italian ancestry who have significantly contributed to the community of Western Massachusetts. The recipient, who must be of Italian ethnic heritage, is someone wh...

If you enjoy traditional Italian dinners that include pasta, chicken and more, plan on being at the Johnston Senior Center on Sunday afternoon, February 26. That’s where the proud Pannese Society of Rhode Island will host and serve what promises to be a unique “Taste of Italy” after the doors open at one o’clock. According to Louis Mansolillo, a me...

We are excited to provide you with a brief update following the November 8th event featuring Mons. Gennaro Matino.The $5000 collected by PIB were used by the Mondo Amico Association, led by Mons. Matino, to build a community room adjacent to a newly constructed church in Arquata del Tronto, one of the towns most badly hit by the 2016 earthquakes wh...