The Columbus Italian Festival’s 2018 theme celebrates FORZA ITALIANA, Italians in Sports with legends such as Rocky Marciano, Joe Di Maggio, Alicia Sacramone, Alberto Tomba, Mary Lou Retton, and a host of others. Join us for a full display of photos and short bio’s in the cultural tent.  We invite the northern Ohioans to join the Central Ohioans fo...

Just because the temperatures are back in the 90s doesn't mean you have to hide indoors. Organizers with the inaugural Italian Heritage Summer Festival say they've got ways you can beat the heat and still enjoy the outdoors. "We're ordering more ice, " says Organizer Sos Codispoti. He says you don't have to be Italian to enjoy the day. "There's foo...

Thursday, August 2, 17:30 EDT. Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215. After the huge success of the last six years, we have been approached again by the Columbus Clippers and asked if we would be interested in hosting the seventh annual Italian Heritage Night at Huntington Park this summer. With our desire to raise the profile...

Family. Home-style cooking. Meatballs. These are the things that make “Mr. Meatball,” newly opened in Pataskala at 61 E. Broad St., special, say the Pataskala couple who own the enterprise. “We are truly a family business, doing most of our own production, and it’s about as close to home cooking as you’re going to find,” said Don Gullatta, who with...

Columbus’ historic Italian Village does not disappoint in terms of history, scenery, and unique finds. One of Columbus’ first suburbs, Italian Village has been home to Irish, Italian, and Black immigrant settlers throughout the 19th century, before experiencing major revitalization in the 1970s. Today, Italian Village is an eclectic mix of old and...

She’s the founder of a food startup that got its big break in the North Market. The author of an award-winning cookbook. The creator of a brand with a clear point of view and aesthetic. And she possesses a world-beating confidence in her vision and her team. Sound familiar? With apologies to Jeni Britton Bauer, we’re actually describing Cara Mangin...

Nel novembre 2018 il Comune di Genovaporterà negli Stati Uniti, a Columbus (Ohio), il `Cannone´, il violino realizzato da Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù nel 1743 che fu di Niccolò Paganini. Il prestito avverrà in occasione di un grande evento culturale per rafforzare il gemellaggio siglato nel 1955 tra le due città. Lo ha annunciato il sindaco Marco Bu...

The city of Columbus has its first pesto king. Greater Columbus Sisters Cities International, with the Columbus Italian Festival, hosted the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on Sunday and Marcello Canova, an Ohio State professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was chosen from 10 local finalists as the city's premiere pesto maker.    S...

Food, music and dancing will be part of the 38th Italian Festival this weekend at the St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, 168 E. Lincoln St. in Columbus. “It washes your soul with happiness,” said Landa Masdeo Brunetto, festival spokeswoman. “It’s more than a good time -- it’s heartfelt.” Tickets are $5 at the door; children 12 years old...

A virtual shrine of framed photographs graces a wall in DeArini’s Tavern & Grill. Among the honored in this little Hall of Fame are long-faded, once-popular Columbus establishments such as Zachariah’s Red Eye Saloon, the Jai Lai and the Olentangy Inn diner. Despite its sequestered location in a shopping mall on Henderson Road, DeArini’s — an endear...