Close to a century ago, hundreds of Bella Vista neighbors, mostly first- and second-generations of Italian immigrants, started strolling South Philly streets every spring for the Procession of Saints. Holding adorned holy statues high, the parade of parishioners drew folks of all ages to a cross section of work, play and religion. “It was this week...

The 6th Annual Saint Pio Festival takes place today through Sunday May 20th at St. Pio Catholic Regional School, 1826 Pollock Street.  The festival kicks off at 6pm and features Italian food and desserts, amusement rides, games, and carnival treats like cotton candy. On Sunday you’ll have a chance to meet the Eagle’s Jason Kelce and other stars inc...

When the Eagles won the Super Bowl in February and Villanova took home the NCAA championship last month, Philadelphians shocked the world with their gravity-defying ability to scramble up poles greased with Crisco and hydraulic fluid. But what most people outside Philadelphia don’t know is that climbing greased poles is practically embedded in Phil...

The Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, a beloved Baltimore tradition since 1999, will be on hiatus for the summer of 2018, organizers have announced. But they hope that a new and improved festival will return in 2019. “Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the festival,” said Mike Castino, vice-president of the Little Italy Lodge of the Order Son...

Comitato Tricolore Italiani nel Mondo will host its ninth annual Festa della Repubblica on June 3 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago. The event celebrates the birth of the Italian republic and bears the distinction of being the only such celebration outside of Italy to feature a parade through the streets. Festivities will begin with a...

Encinitas has been embracing the Italian style wine and food of Alice’s Italian Gourmet, now the big buzz for quick and delicious Italian on El Camino Real. Alice (pronounced Ah-leechee) and Carlo Paoletti bring bold new menu dynamics to tempt and feed the fast casual lunch and dinner bunch. They’re from Milan, so you’ll see and enjoy upscale touch...

Eugene Nocera never imagined he’d carry on in his late father’s footsteps when, as a young boy, he witnessed his Italian community’s absolute fidelity for their patron saint. His dad, known to all affectionately as “Eddie,” was chairman of the St. Sebastian Church feast for 18 years. He died in 1998. Nocera is now a common councilman in Middletown....

There’s no shortage of good pizza in Los Angeles—we say without breaking eye contact with New Yorkers—and we know that reputation L.A.’s got for hating carbs is completely misguided. Just ask anyone who’s waited months for a reservation at Bestia or hours for a table in the MozzaPlex, or maybe you should ask our recent onslaught of Italian restaura...

Saturday, July 14 - Freedom Hill County Park 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. 14900 Metropolitan Pkwy, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. We are looking for four Italian American idols! The four contestant age groups are: Up to 8 years; 9 to 12 years; 13 to 17 years; 18 and over. To enter the contest, please send a clear video, YouTube link or MP3 of either an Italian s...

Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Easton will host the annual Festa Italiana in June. The community celebration runs June 1, 2 and 3 at Holy Cross Park near Easton in Williams Township. The festival is a major fundraiser for the Easton parish and features food and entertainment each night, plus a Tricky Tray drawing on Sunday,...