Dante Bellucci, executive chef and co-owner of Tartufo in Newton Centre, grew up with seafood in his blood. His hometown Pescara lies in Abruzzese on Italy’s Adriatic Coast and is famous for both seafood and its handmade pasta. It’s no wonder Bellucci found his calling as a chef or that the Tartufo menu is so heavily influenced by fresh seafood. “I...

The Madonna del Soccorso Society of Boston recognized Patricia “Patte” Papa with their annual “Italian American of the Year” award during the Opening Night of the 107th Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End on August 17, 2017. North Ender Patte Papa has been a key partner at Boston City Hall helping keep alive Italian American traditions such as...

Gianni Fig’s Ristorante on Elm Street in the village center is open for business as of this evening. “It’s wonderful. Generous portions, reasonable prices. They deserve to be successful, and this town deserves a nice restaurant,” said Fran Richard, who traveled from New York for the Italian restaurant’s soft opening Sunday night. Doors opened to cu...

The 107th Fisherman’s Feast kicked off on Thursday night continuing the tradition of the North End’s oldest running Italian festival. The festival honors Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca and opening night features the Blessing of the Fishing Waters. Starting with ceremonies at the Fisherman’s Club and feast chapel at North & Lewis Streets, the statu...

Life is good for Salvatore Del Deo. At 89, he gardens, makes wine, and, of course, paints – almost always the land and seaside, the fishing community, his neighbors, all part of his beloved Provincetown. Sitting in his studio in a wooded area not far from the center of town where he’s lived for more than 60 years, we talk about not only his art of...

Located on Boston Road across from the entrance to Five Mile Pond, Siano's Italian Pizzeria & Restaurant doubles as neighborhood pizzeria and casual Italian eatery. As we sat waiting for our order at Siano's, we couldn't help but think that this was an establishment whose physical presence mirrors the "tiny house" trend in home design. That's not t...

The 8th annual Festival Italia takes over downtown Wakefield this Saturday, a celebration of the town's Italian culture and tradition. This event gets bigger every year, and this year’s celebration will be no exception. Running from 2-8 p.m., the festival will transform Main St & Albion St. into a street festival offering a wide range of activities...

To end summer on a high note, Eataly Boston is throwing an outdoor block party series full of food, drinks and live music on Boylston Street. Every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 28, Piazza all'Aperto ("open piazza") is welcoming people to indulge and have fun right outside of Eataly.  "We were inspired by sagre, the bustling food fes...

The story of Sacco and Vanzetti is one of the most important and famous stories regarding the Italian American experience. Even in Italy, where unfortunately usually what happened to our fellow Italians who went to America seems not to bother much, these two Italians are well known, even if probably not many know exactly for what. On August 23, 192...

In a world like today’s, in which social media rule and, generally speaking, the virtual aspect of our relations is predominant over the traditional face-to-face meetings, I AM Books - Italian and Italian-American bookstore and cultural hub - brainchild of Nicola Orichuia and Jim Pinzino, looks like a green oasis in the core of Boston’s North End,...