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Woburn-based Italian restaurant Tre Monte is planning to expand to Boston’s North End, reports Boston Restaurant Talk, taking over the Limoncello 2 space at 76 Salem St. Tre Monte’s owner and chef, Antony Contarino, confirmed the news to Eater, as did a representative for Limoncello 2. Limoncello 2, which opened under a year ago, thanked its custom...

One summer afternoon when she was young, Anna Capuano strolled along the Seaside Park boardwalk in Bridgeport with two friends. One friend had a pack of cigarettes, so the two others lit up and puffed away. They invited Capuano to do the same, but she refused. “All I had to do was smell that smoke, and I said, No thanks,” said Capuano. A lifelong d...

On Saturday, April 21, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society will give the first of three guided walking tours that highlight the Italian artisans who built Chestnut Hill. This first tour concerns the Germantown Avenue corridor in North Chestnut Hill and will concentrate on several institutional and commercial structures. These inclu...

So the editor calls me into her office the other day. I assume it’s the usual (slamming her fist on the desk and demanding “pictures of Spider-Man”). Instead, she asks me to drive out to Lincoln, R.I., to Trattoria Romana. Some days when life seems crummy, I try to remember that once in a while my boss tells me to go eat pasta for an afternoon. Yes...

Spring is upon us, which has us reaching toward light, fresh flavors. Aromatic and delicate, pesto is perfect for the season. While often considered to be green, the sauce goes far beyond basil. The word comes from the Italian verb pestare, or "to grind." Using a mortar and pestle, pesto is traditionally made by grinding fresh ingredients with oliv...

The Rizzis wouldn't trade their trade for anything. They are just as true to the place they learned it — J.M. Wright Technical High School, where Anthony Rizzi graduated as a barber in 1960. Rizzi said he doesn't know what attracted him to barbering when he was a teenager at Wright Tech, where he sang with the school doo-wop group, "The Starlights....

A brother and sister who say they have strong and fond childhood food memories tied to West Haven are trying to recreate part of that with the opening of their new Italian-American restaurant and bar. Their chef and his recipes are from their old favorite restaurant — the former Lucibello’s Restaurant & Catering. Even their mom, a longtime waitress...

IN THE KITCHEN Pasquale Celone takes a personal approach to cooking at the restaurant in Londonderry, N.H., that bears his name. His approach to food is simple: “If I don’t like it, you don’t like it.” Celone was born in Torre Annunziata just outside Naples, where his family grew San Marzano tomatoes and other veggies. He says his passion for cooki...

Opera Theater of Connecticut presents two performances of the powerful opera “I Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Performances will be held April 20-21 at Andrews Memorial Town Hall in Clinton. A mainstay of the dynamic “verismo” repertoire, this commanding work contains pieces such as the memorable Bell Chorus, the melodic Intermezzo, and, of cou...

The Leitz family from rural Milford — Rhonda and Charles — are hosting a foreign exchange student this school semester. Lorenzo Argentero is 17 and from Sardinia, Italy, and had never seen snow before, and it’s his first time out of Europe. He arrived in a snowstorm Dec. 29, 2017, after his flight from Chicago to Indianapolis had been delayed sever...

Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County will once again transform the Shrine Club on Northport Avenue into an Italian bistro Saturday, April 21, for an evening of dining, games, a wine auction, and five drawings to win baskets of delights from area businesses. Event sponsors are Jam Brook Builders and Penobscot Bay Dentistry. The event begins at 5 p.m...

When: Saturday, April 28th (1:00PM–2:30pm) - Where: The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance, 410 Tiogue Avenue, Coventry, Rhode Island 02816 Michela Musolino of Terra Sangue Mare is offering a workshop on Sicilian folk dances. To open up the class, Musolino will share with students a brief history of the dances and run through a warm-up with the...