Chef Silvio passed away on Wednesday, November 22nd at home surrounded by his family and friends. Here is in 2010 making homemade pasta at Cafe Allegre. Silvio was just a good, decent Italian American who wanted nothing other than to take care of his family, his friends, and anyone who needed help. True to his Italian roots, he always welcomed the...

Anthony V. Riccio recently presented photographs from his book From Italy to Boston’s North End – The Photographs of Anthony V. Riccio 1972-1982.   The book documents the arc of the Italian American immigration experience with images of daily life taken in the rural villages of southern Italy to everyday life in Boston’s North End during the 1970’s...

An Italian-American New Haven author has done it again. He has just released his latest book on immigrant life in America, capturing the past, which is so important for the future. The book is entitled “From Italy to the North End.” Anthony Ricco traced his roots from Italy to the north end of Boston, where his relatives settled with others. A town...

Everyone knows in New Haven, you come to Wooster Street to find everything Italian. But where did those Italians come from? Author Anthony Riccio knows. He literally wrote the book about Italian Americans in New Haven.   "You had people from Piedmonte, which was the northern part," Riccio said. "You had people from Lombardy, you had people f...

Comparing her life as a cigar maker in New Haven to her grueling labors as a taglialegna, or lumberman, in 1930s Italy, Michelina Venditti can't help chuckling at the contrast. Venditti's remarkable account of felling trees to make charcoal is just one of many riveting oral histories collected by author Anthony Riccio for his newest book, "Farms, F...

Join the Litchfield Historical Society on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. for a lecture by author Anthony Riccio, who will be discussing his new book Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut. This oral history collection offers new insights into the Italian American experience, told from the women's perspective.   In...

Chef Silvio Suppa, Executive Chef of Café Allegre and Woodwinds, prepares a delicious Mother's Day Feast that can be enjoyed by all moms. Chef Silvio will host special Mother's Day events at the two restaurants for any family wishing to celebrate Mother's Day – Italian Style.   While Chef Silvio prepares a Mother's Day dish, Anthony Riccio,...

From Italy to America combines an installation celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Italian-American community in Greenwich, Connecticut, with a complementary exhibition of 26 black and white photographs from the show From Italy to America: The Photographs of Anthony Riccio, organized by the Bellarmine Museum of Art, and Fairfield Universi...

Always around the 50 States searching for traces of Italy, today our trip stops in Connecticut. Among the things important to remember about Italians in Connecticut, we cannot fail to mention Ella T. Grasso: the daughter of Italian immigrant parents, in 1975 she was the first female to be elected governor of a US state (all three previous female go...

Author Anthony V. Riccio will discuss his latest book Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut. For updates and additional speaking events please visit www.anthonyriccio.com   MAY• May 3rd, Saturday at 2:00, Hagaman Library, East Haven• May 5th, Monday at 7:00, BACIO, Bridgeport Area Cultural Italian Organization,...