Members of the Italian-American Festival committee are considering moving the city’s largest festival out of the downtown to the Eastwood Mall in Niles. A letter to committee members from Carol Ficeti, committee chairwoman, states the Cafaro Co., which operates the shopping complex, is interested in the mall hosting the festival. “Representatives f...

San Francisco stripped the name of Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer, from his commemorative day in October. But that doesn’t mean the city’s Italian Americans should stop holding their annual parade in North Beach, where the floats putter up Columbus Avenue as bystanders wave flags and cheer. On Tuesday, Supervisor Catherine Stefani offer...

Marconi Lodge of the Sons of Italy in America has planned its 27thannual all-you-can-eat Pasta Festa on Sunday, March 11th from Noon to 5:00 P.M. to be held at the Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Boulevard, Whitehouse Station, N.J. The lodge will provide several non-alcoholic beverages including soda, juice, water, coffee and tea. Adult tic...

Immerse in Italian culture at the first annual Arkansas Italian Food & Culture Festival, presented by Relyance Bank, coming to North Shore Riverwalk on Friday, April 20, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. “The goal is that when you’re at the festival and close your eyes and listen, and smell the food, that you will be inundate...

For the last two years, Italy’s “Slow Wine tour” has come to Texas. When I first moved to the state in 2008, that would have been nearly unthinkable. At the time, Texas and its three major wine destinations — Houston, Dallas, and Austin — were part of an “emerging” as opposed to “established” market for fine wine. As one prominent Texas-based wine...

Just weeks after scrubbing Columbus Day from the calendar, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will consider designating a new “Italian American Heritage Day.” The proposal, which will be introduced Tuesday, is being sponsored by newly sworn-in District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani and Supervisor Malia Cohen — who authored the measure replacin...

Italian-American actor and producer Danny De Vito will get a top Italian honour at the L.A., Italia 2018 festival on March 2, organisers said Sunday. De Vito will become a 'Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic', one of Italy's highest civic honours. The award will be presented to De Vito by Italian Consul Antonio Verde, who s...

With two Top 5 Best of the City awards and scores of rave reviews under their belts, the folks at Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) are gearing up for another first-class NM Italian Film & Culture Festival.  In fulfillment of the nonprofit’s mission to promote Italian culture while giving back to the community, the much-anticipated annual fest...

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa will present their 21st annual St Joseph Altar celebration on Sunday, March 18 and Monday, March 19. Doors will open at 5:00PM, with the program  beginning 5:30PM. The blessing of the altar and a traditional Lenten meal will take place on Sunday evening. All day visitation is Monday, with refreshments at...

One New York City restaurant has come up with a unique way to mangia on National Meatball Day. For $100 — one night only — you can get a special meatball at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Manhattan. But this is no ordinary meatball stuffed with breadcrumbs, egg and fennel. This upscale version is comprised of Wagyu beef, truffle caciocavall...