My congratulations to Mike Fiore, the Maryland winemaker who received the lifetime achievement award at the Eastern Wineries Exposition in Syracuse, N.Y., on Tuesday. Fiore and his wife, Rose, have turned their namesake winery in Pylesville into one of the region's best. If you want to taste excellent red wine made in an Old World style, make Fiore...

U.K.-based Carluccio's, a chain of Italian markets and restaurants named after British TV chef and cookbook author Antonio Carluccio, opened its second U.S. location in North Bethesda at the Pike & Rose development Monday.   Carluccio's opened its first U.S. location in Old Town Alexandria last year. It has more than 100 locations throug...

By Wesley Case In June, chef-owner Brian Lavin opened Gnocco, a love letter to his time not long ago studying abroad — and eating and drinking — through Italy and Spain as a University of Maryland, College Park student. An August Baltimore Sun review of Lavin's cuisine called the Brewers Hill establishment "a restaurant you don't want to overlook....

By Richard Gorelick Bryan Voltaggio, the chef behind the acclaimed restaurants Volt and Family Meal in his hometown of Frederick, and Range in Washington, will open his first restaurant in Baltimore. The restaurant, Aggio, will be Voltaggio's second Italian fine-dining restaurant. It will open at 616 Water St., in the space now occupied by Tatu A...

The Italian American Cultural Club of Lehigh Valley honored the two recipients of the 2014 IACCLV scholarships recently. Rebecca Nathanson and Janessa Scherrman each received $500 and a certificate of recognition.   Rebecca, a graduate of Easton Area High School, received the Carol DiBiagio Memorial Scholarship, which is given in memory of...

by Barbara Herman   It sounds like the plot of a 1950s B-movie, but Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero's desire is sincere: He wants to perform the first human head transplant. Canavero pitched the idea to potential donors and scientists at a conference of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons in Annapolis, Maryland,...

by Ron Matz   The bells of Our Lady of Pompei, the white marble steps, DiPasquale's Italian Marketplace: This is Highlandtown. "It started out as a campfire sort of thing in the courtyard of the church," said Joe DiPasquale, festival. "A few wine makers showed up. We compared our wines, and now we usually have about 1000 people, and the...

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County is excited to announce their 2nd Annual 'Festa Italiana Frederick' to be held on May 17th at Rose Hill Manor in Frederick, Maryland. The festival will feature a variety of delicious homemade Italian foods, desserts, beverages, a wine and beer garden, musical entertainment, a Spaghetti Sauce Cook-Off, ki...

A Baltimore developer is planning to replace the shuttered Della Notte restaurant at Eastern Avenue and President Street with a 15-story apartment tower in the next two years. The tower will include retail on the first floor and developers have told the Little Italy Community Organization that the building will have between 150 and 240 apartment u...

The Italian American Civic Club of Maryland & The Italian Cultural Center of Maryland cordially invites you to FESTA DI NATALE and ITALIAN HOLIDAY FAMILY DAY December 13, 2015 - from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PMIACCM - 1214 Saint Paul Street - Baltimore, MD 21202. We welcome director Oriana Oppice and author Jane Barbara at 2:00 PM to share with us...