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Federal Hill’s Massimo now has a 2.0 version. IL Massimo officially opened at the upscale retail center Legacy Place in Dedham, Massachusetts, serving classic favorites from the original location, plus some surprises. The restaurant features regional Italian cuisine with executive chef Jeff Burgess heading up the kitchen. He’s sending out dishes th...

When the two of us want to celebrate a romantic occasion like Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, only a certain kind of restaurant will do. Lately we’ve been drawn to the soft light, impeccable service, and delectable offerings of Firenze Trattoria in Salem. This little hideaway fills up fast and doesn’t take reservations, so we like to arrive as e...

Friday Night at the Italian Cinema returns to the Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass, Inc. The first spring movie of 2019 of our Friday Night at the Italian Cinema is “La Dolce Vita” by Director Federico Fellini. It will be shown on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Italian Cultural Center located at 56 Margaret Street, Springfield at 6:30 pm. “La...

Maine lawmakers are set to consider trading the Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans. The Legislature’s State and Local Government Committee is set to hold a hearing on the bill Monday. Democratic Rep. Benjamin Collings of Portland sponsored the bill that renames the state holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October to Indi...

Enjoy a great night out – meet international, multi-platinum recording artist Patrizio Buanne, feast on a special prix-fixe dinner at TerraSole Ristorante (3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield), then head over to The Ridgefield Playhouse for Patrizio’s performance – all for $110 per person (includes ticket to the show, does not include alcohol or gratuity)....

The award was presented by C.A.S.IT President Giaconda Motta, Italian Consul Education Officer Professor Adamo Castelnuovo, and Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith. Dr. Giuseppe Giangregorio and his brother, Fernando Giangregorio, own the Green Cross Pharmacy on Hanover Street in the North End. Principal Griffith said the Eliot School is t...

Looking for a sublime Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Waltham, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. 1. Domenic's Topping the list is Domenic's. Located at 987 Main St., the Italian deli and bakery is...

Joe Faro’s business cards call him Tuscan Brands’ “chief food taster,” but that modest moniker doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of a career in which he’s built, not one, but two, wildly successful Italian food empires. Chapter one of that entrepreneurial life was Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta and Sauces in Haverhill, which grew into the largest produc...

February 14 - May 19, 2019. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Hostetter Gallery. 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115. Legendary painter Sandro Botticelli transformed ancient stories of lust, betrayal, and violence into Renaissance parables. In 1894, Isabella Stewart Gardner bought the Story of Lucretia, bringing the first Botticelli to America. Heroines...

Saturday February 23 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET - BOSTON, MA 02113. The Italian American Writers Association in Boston presents “A literary reading and open mic,” beginning at 6 p.m. (sign ups at 5:45). The evening will be hosted by Jennifer Martelli. Featured authors: Joey Nicoletti is the author of three poetry collections,...

A new Italian restaurant is open at Somerville’s Assembly Row, and it’s good news for fans of the now-defunct Carmen in the North End. La Cucina Italian Eatery now serves dinner daily at 400 Assembly Rw., bringing a homey dining experience to the Somerville retail and residential complex. At La Cucina, Jeff Malloy — who ran the popular North End re...

Teresa Andreoli, an Italian immigrant who became the iconic matriarch of the Stafford dining scene as the chef and operator of the Arizona restaurant on Main Street, passed away this week. She was 92. She was born on Dec. 1, 1926, in Pergola, Italy. She began to learn about food while helping her parents in their butcher shop. She endured World War...