According to a news release, the New Jersey-based restaurant will open its second location in the area set to serve its customized Italian Roll-Ups, pasta bowls and salad bowls made with locally-grown and sustainable ingredients. The Downtown Silver Spring restaurant will feature the chain's signature "large tavola" (communal seating), stained conc...

Think of an Italian market, and what's the first image that comes to mind? A bustling, aromatic shop with huge wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese on the counter and small wedges of pecorino Romano in baskets. Shelves stocked with jars of imported capers, olive oils and plump white beans. And above it all, ropes of sausage and prosciutto hams, dan...

Born in Naples in 1971, Aniello Desiderio at the age of eight, he performed in public for the first time, displaying such outstanding gifts that music critics started to speak of him as an "enfant prodige"... Wunderkind...a genius,....the Orpheus of the Guitar....a guitarist of the Century...il Fenomeno.... etc.   He won 18 first Internation...

The La Famiglia Scholarship Committee of the Little Italy Lodge is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2015 competition. This program is a benefit for children and grandchildren of Lodge members in good standing. $5,000 Guy Matricciani Senior Scholarship awarded to Elizabeth Giudice, a junior at Stevenson University. (Lodge member spons...

Daniela Useli joined the ranks of Baltimore's family-owned Italian restaurants in 2011 when she opened tiny Daniela Pasta & Pastries in the heart of Hampden. She brought a Sardinian twist to town, adding her own touches to pasta dishes such as ravioli and lasagna, and to sweet treats like tiramisu and sugar-sprinkled palmier cookies — reci...

Sponsored by the Original Little Italy Restaurant Association. Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7 pm - rain or shine. FREE FAMILY EVENT! (corner Stiles & High Streets)   Christmas carols sung by Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Candlelight caroling will begin previously in the church and process to the tree lighting...

Meatballs, ravioli, spaghetti and a whole lot more–it's all on the menu Sunday at one of Baltimore's biggest church dinners. Ron Matz reports on what's cooking in Little Italy. They're busy in the kitchen at St. Leo's Church. "I have more volunteers than I can use," said Sue Corasaniti, St. Leo's volunteer coordinator. "Everybody wants to be inv...

by Kevin Litten   A Baltimore developer is planning two new projects for the city's Little Italy neighborhood that he envisions as a hearkening back to the neighborhood's Old World roots and would include a condominium tower built to resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Jeff Goolst owns six rowhomes between 505 and 515 Albemarle St. that he...

Two doctors on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean have set up their own international exchange program. Dr. Frank Nisenfeld and his wife, Sue, have hosted Dr. Anna Rebesco, of Asti, Italy, for a month, so she could see how medicine is practiced in the states. Nisenfeld, an orthopedic surgeon with the Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute in...

"I wanted to do a cool neighborhood event that brought the neighbors together," said Joe Gardella, proprietor of Joe Benny's Focacceria about the January 8 Little Italy Meatball Fest at the Little Italy Lodge. "Little Italy is such an awesome place. I love it. What better piece of Italian food than the meatball? Everyone has their own meatball stor...