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Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant is known for its Italian food that has an American-style twist. "We make everything from scratch. That's the biggest thing," managing partner Sarah Jeppesen said. "We definitely take pride in the service that we provide to our guests. Our food is homemade, and we make it daily." The restaurant, which has been in V...

It’s official: One of the world’s best wine stores — especially if you are a fan of Italian wines — is right here in Washington. And you may have overlooked it. A. Litteri has been selling Italian foods to Washingtonians for 90 years. The store’s current location in the old warehouse district of Northeast D.C. is just a block from the uber-hip Unio...

It was all about women‚ in their myriad roles, as depicted by Italian artists from the Byzantine and Renaissance periods to the present. Tucson Museum of Art docent Chuck Tampio kept his audience fully engrossed during his March 15 lecture, “Bellissima: How Italian Artists See the Feminine.” “Italian is a very visual culture. The center of the h...

Nicky G’s Italian Eats has created excitement in the Alton area since it was first announced. Steve and Dee Gehrs have taken the old Veloff Power Equipment Repair building at 1801 State St. and are making it into what will be a showcase for the Riverbend, so the excitement is real. Soon, Nicky G’s will be hiring and open in the location. Dee Gehrs...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has elected a new Board of Directors for the 2017-2021 term, during a March 23, 2017 meeting at the New York offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and ceo of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and former NIAF vice chair; and Gabriel A. Battista, former president,...

The message to Danny Falcone was simple enough, but it revealed all: “When was your father’s birth date?” He sent back a text message, “7/11/38.” Seven-eleven. A very Vegas date for a very Vegas legend. Vincent Falcone, the master Las Vegas pianist and music director for many of the giants in the entertainment industry, died late Friday night in To...

As I travel across the regions of the Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, researching or leading our tours, I am consistently amazed by the huge variety of wines available there. Not only does there seem to be a new DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) region, with its own traditional wines, remarkable terroir and distincti...

Perched atop three Tuscan hills, the ancient walled city of Siena is famous for many things. Its medieval streets and architecture have barely changed in 800 years. Its polychrome marble cathedral rivals the beauty of Florence’s own. And its historic Piazza del Campo, hosting the world famous Palio horserace every year, is acclaimed as the most bea...

Brookings will soon offer its residents and visitors a new dining experience with a taste of Italy. Mama Mia, 1300 Main Ave. S., has a target date for opening at the beginning of April. “The menu will be basically Italian food, casual Italian food, priced reasonably,” owner and executive chef Hamodi Siam said. “We want to keep those prices low, so...

Incontro il poeta, pittore, editore e attivista, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, che compie 98 anni, a casa sua a North Beach nel quartiere degli italiani. MAZ: Tra poco ne fai novantotto?LF: Novantotto cosa? (Ride)MAZ: che ne so… mesi?LF: Novantotto secoli? (Ride con vigore)MAZ: Voglio dire, stai per completare sulla terra novantotto giri attorno al sole?!...

Mercoledì 29 marzo alle 16.00 nella Sala “La Figlia di Iorio” del Palazzo della Provincia di Pescara, in Piazza Italia, si terrà la presentazione del libro “Abruzzo Stars&Stripes” di Generoso D’Agnese, Geremia Mancini e Dom Serafini. Il volume edito per i tipi della casa editrice teramana Ricerche&Redazioni nella Collana “Il senso della vita” diret...

After attending the National Italian American Foundation gala in NYC at Cipriani.  We had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jenna Esposito an up and coming Italian American Singer.  After hearing her sing the Italian National Anthem in front of almost a 1,000 people we wanted to find out more. Who Is Jenna Esposito? According to her website bio: Sin...