Saturday, August 11, 2018. Parking lot across from the Heinz History Center and Hampton Inn & Suites - 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Come play some bocce for a worthy cause this summer at the History Center’s Ninth Annual Bocce Tournament and Festival. All proceeds from the event benefit the Italian American Program, which is dedicat...

Under sunny skies and balmy breezes, Casa Belvedere played host to the sixth annual Corrado Joe Manfredi Golf & Bocce Classic at Silver Lake Golf Course and later at the cultural center on Grymes Hill. On a day that brimmed with Italian flair, linksters not only took to the greens, but also were afforded specialty food tastings and chances to win p...

Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano has announced their 7th annual Bocce Ball tournament, scheduled for Saturday, July 14.  This event is part of the city of Robbinsdale’s “Whiz Bang Days” celebration, and it will start at 10 am.   Now is a great opportunity to get your team together and compete on bocce courts which will be built in the Robbinsdale m...

Bocce ball games of ancient Rome have nothing on the national tournament the Italia-America Bocce Club (2210 Marconi Avenue) will host on the Hill next week. Players from across the United States will travel to St. Louis and compete from June 25 to June 30 for their chance to qualify for advancement into the world tournament. This will be the seven...

You don’t have to be a whiz at bocce, the Italian lawn game, to enjoy Bocce USQ, the new pizza-driven, indoor/outdoor cafe that’s taken over the Union Square Pavilion. While a few customers toss balls in a tiny gravel court, many more happily wolf down crowd-pleasing pizza ($16 to $20) and share plates ($12 to $21). The Pavilion has had its ups and...

After 11 months in business and roughly 30,000 meatballs later at DeLuca's in Tottenville, Rob DeLuca announces the Italian restaurant's expansion. "I added about 60 seats with the outdoor dining with room to add more," said Rob. It debuts this weekend with the regular ala carte menu. And DeLuca built a bocce court, a springboard from which he will...

June 16  History on TapWho says drinking can’t be educational? Sip your next vino at the Cleveland History Center’s June 16 installment of History on Tap: Uncorked, which explores the Italian tradition of winemaking in Cleveland. “Italian wine is so closely tied to Italian-American history,” says Pamela Dorazio-Dean, the History Center’s Italian-Am...

For the 28th year, the Delaware County Senior Games are once again underway. Bocce kicked off the events Monday morning at Rose Tree Park. The heavy rains didn’t keep 16 teams from competing on four bocce courts that had been set up by the Italian Abruzzese Asocial of Delco. “We love it,” said Diana Hudson. “We just do it for the fun.” Denise Stewa...

Mike Crisafi leaned in, took the measure of the distance down the 34-by-six foot bocce court,  and then let his red ball roll toward the smaller yellow “bullet” ball, or pallino. If he and his three teammates rolled theirs closer to the pallino than the closest ball of the opposition, they each got a point in the frame. Change sides of the court, r...

Please join us on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Silver Lake Golf Course to support The Italian Cultural Foundation & Citta dei Ragazzi. The annual outing will be a celebration to honor Corrado Joe Manfredi as well as a major fundraiser to support the ongoing restoration and renovation of our historic landmark and home, Casa Belvedere mansion, as well...