Italian Cafe Gelato opened earlier this month at 21 Chestnut St. in Quincy, as previously reported, serving up cups, cones, and take-home containers of gelato; gelato sandwiches (on brioche); gelato affogatos and milkshakes; and some non-gelato items, including salads, panini, pastries, and savory croissants. There are also a variety of hot and col...

Ben Cotto opened this week at 361 Hanover Street on the corner of Fleet Street, bringing pizza and Italian cafe entrees to the location formerly occupied by Circle Pizza for nearly 50 years. Translating to “Well Done,” the pizzeria has a wood-fired brick oven, about 40 seats and a dining counter. Both North End / Waterfront neighborhood groups supp...

Beer is muscling in on wine’s traditional territory at the dinner table — even in Italy, vino’s spiritual homeland. You’ll find proof at Terra, the new full-service restaurant on the third floor of Eataly, the sprawling and deliciously decorated Italian marketplace that celebrity chef Mario Batali and partners opened amid great fanfare late last ye...

It finally feels like summer in Boston, which means it’s the perfect time for a picturesque picnic in the park. But instead of going through the hassle of packing an outdoor meal yourself, let Davio’s do the work for you. The popular Back Bay Italian steakhouse is launching its picnic basket program on June 21 so hungry locals can enjoy a bit of fi...

Despite the oppressive heat and thunderstorm, devotees to the popular Saint Anthony paid their respects on the traditional June 13th Feast Day. An outdoor Mass was held at the Saint Leonard’s Peace Garden on Hanover Street followed by a candlelit procession through Boston’s North End.  The outdoor Mass and procession included the Franciscan Friars,...

Friday, June 30 & Saturday July 1st | 8 :00pm | Boston Playwrights' Theatre | 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. Isabella Unmasked: "The legacy of a Renaissance Italian Woman" Il 30 Giugno e 1 Luglio debuttera' lo spettacolo prodotto da Pazzi Lazzi "Isabella Unmasked - The Legacy of a Renaissance Italian Woman", lavoro originale co-scritto da Chiara...

June 4, 2017 – Santa Maria Di Anzano Procession 1:00 pm Procession only – Starts at St. Leonard Church, Hanover & Prince Streets (First Sunday of June) AnzanoBoston.com June 13, 2017 (Tuesday) – Saint Anthony of Padua Procession 5:00 pm Outdoor Mass at the St. Leonard Peace Garden 6:00 pm Candelit Procession – Starts at St. Leonard Church, Hanover...

Italian Cafe Gelato will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, June 2 at 21 Chestnut St. in Quincy. The new cafe and gelato shop will join Fuji and KKatie’s Burger Bar at the West of Chestnut development, as previously reported, and will serve a variety of gelato as well as pastries, sandwiches, salads, and a range of coffee and tea beverages. Two...

Thursday June 22, 6 PM - I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. When people asked Anthony Fasano about his nationality, he always replied, “I’m Italian,” without understanding the depths of what that meant. After 35 years of saying this, and with the birth of his third child and the aging of his grandparents, he decided that vague response wasn’t...

The famous Renaissance painting of the goddess Venus, standing nude on a giant shell, has been appropriated, satirized and riffed on so many times — by everyone from Andy Warhol, to Lady Gaga, to The Simpsons — that it's easy to lose track of its origins. Now, a major traveling exhibition tells the story of Italian painter Sandro Botticelli, who pa...