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by Victoria Pesce ElliottThere is pizza, and then there is Lucali. And while some are griping about the prices, even carbo-phobes should make an exception for this much-ballyhooed Brooklyn pie. Its puffy, cracker-thin crust and fantastic toppings inspire fans to wait up to two hours for a seat at the New York flagship. Miami Beach's suddenly hip S...

You usually can't get a loftier recognition in any field than being honored with an accolade that pretty much says it all.   As the Gold Medal Award co-honoree at the 52nd Biennial Convention of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania's Sons of Italy, which was held this week in King of Prussia, Francis Recchuiti was aware of a certain irony as he a...

By Heather Ronaldson   The ornate marble work they produced distinguished Milwaukee's first Italian immigrants from other ethnic groups in the city. So did their unification under Festa Italiana in 1978 — the city's first ethnic festival on the Summerfest grounds. This citywide Italian family reunion at the lakefront keeps getting bigger and...

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, moving from "the city" out to Long Island was more than a change of address. It signaled that the family had achieved the American dream, and in turn, elements of Italian values and culture are visible all over the island. Italians helped to build Long Island, whether as laborers or as contractors, such...

by Adam Hochron   The Freehold Raceway Mall will transform into a little bit of Italy over the next few nights as the Italian American Festival comes to town. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday there will be rides, food, music and other entertainment in the parking lot near Dick's Sporting Goods. For $20 on Wednesday nigh...

by Ben Feldheim   Pompei Little Italy in Orland Park will reopen in about a week with a new name and new hours.   Davino's Restaurant will be the new name at 8801 W. 143rd Street with a tentative reopening date of Wednesday, Sept. 12. The menu of Italian staples, including house made pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and pizza strude...

On a hot July afternoon in 1968, two families gathered for a picnic at 55 Linden St. in Wethersfield. PFC Richard Paul Caputo, 20, was leaving for Vietnam. Drafted the previous December, he had married his childhood sweetheart, Ann Gesauldi, four months earlier. On this particular day, the mood was somber, not boisterous.   "He was leaving,...

Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB:ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that the company's Chief Scientific Officer, Robert Lanza, MD, has been nominated to receive the prestigious Il Leone di San Marco award in Medicine.   For thirty-three years, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of the B...

By Matt Porter The 54th Annual Mirabito Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival is announced for Monday October 14.The parade attracts around 10,000 people each year and includes almost a dozen marching bands, classic cars, and plenty of homemade Italian food. The city of Binghamton together with the Downtown Binghamton Business Association made...

Luxottica, the Italian eyewear manufacturer, said it has signed a lease at downtown Miami's New World Tower, adding to the roster of luxury tenants in the building. Luxottica plans to relocate from its existing office near Miami International Airport in November, and will occupy nearly half a floor — or 5,000 square feet.   Other tenants al...

In a nutshell: Visiting Southern Italy can change a person. There's the unforgettable landscape, the incredibly welcoming people, and the rustic cuisine that features remarkable desserts. The memory of these experiences and sensations linger long after returning home, and can inspire home cooks to try to recreate the flavors of tarts, ice creams an...

Scholarships will be available to college students through the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships and cultural grants since its founding in 1976.   Since NIAF's inception 38 years ago, the scholarship program has grown from four scholarsh...