A former Novi restaurant owner, who turned a pop store into one of Metro Detroit's most popular Italian restaurants, died yesterday at his home in North Carolina. Frank J. Maisano, 78, formerly of South Lyon, was the well-known, gregarious frontman for Maisano's Italian Restaurant in Novi, initially a Town Club Pop Store that he and his wife Jackie...

Join us on May 21st at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre as we celebrate Italian cinema and the Italian film industry! Starting at 4:30 pm, two contemporary Italian films, will be screened in the context of the second edition of #FareCinema (Making Cinema), an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation...

Long before 1400 Woodward Ave. became San Morello, downtown Detroit’s newest restaurant, it was home to a jewelry company. That became a menswear store, then a furrier, later a drugstore, and most recently, from 1997 to around 2012, a hair company called Eastern Wigs. But it first started as T.B. Rayl Co., a hardware store that occupied the buildin...

THE FUTURE OF HOLY FAMILY CHURCH IS IN JEOPARDY! Padre Pino Licciardi is being told to return back to Sicily on June 30, 2019 from the Archdiocese of Detroit, while other priests older then him are allowed to continue in the Archdiocese. This will leave Holy Family Church without a resident Priest and will become administered by Old St. Mary's Chur...

San Morello is a difficult one to review. On one hand there's a dearth of high-quality Italian food in Detroit, so the nearly four-month-old restaurant at Grand River and Woodward avenues is a welcome addition. There are also few chefs in town of Andrew Carmellini's caliber — he's the recipient of multiple James Beard Awards, and won a Michelin sta...

Presented under the auspices of the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Italian Film Festival USA will open in Detroit in just a week! On April 3rd, at 7:30, join us at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre for "Benedetta Follia" (Blessed Madness), a 2018 comedy by and with Carlo Verdone. The Metro Detroit edition of the festival will continue until May 5t...

The Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan is proud to present comedian ‘Nduccio, direct from Pescara, Italy, on March 29, 2019. The event will take place at the Italian American cultural Center, 43843 Romeo Plank Rd Clinton Township, MI 48038. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM, and the show will begin at 9:00 PM. 'Nduccio performs for audiences all ove...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan announces that as of March 1, 2019 it has been named a PLIDA Certification Center (Italian Language Project Dante Alighieri), a very important accomplishment for the Metropolitan Area of Detroit. There are 350 Certification Centers in seventy-four countries in the world. PLIDA is a language certification prog...

For the first time, the Emerald Theatre in downtown Mount Clemens will be part of this year's Italian Film Festival USA of Metro Detroit. The historic theater, which first opened in 1921, will host free screenings of the best contemporary films in Italian cinema April 19-20.  The festival will open Wednesday, April 3 at the Detroit Institute of Art...