If you’re familiar with Wrentham’s Luciano’s and Attleboro’s Pizzeria Canova, but crave a little Italian closer to home, hold onto your seat. Chef Luciano Canova is opening his third Attleboro area restaurant at 651 South Washington St. this summer. Pizzeria Romana will feature pizza takeout but will double as an eat-in restaurant for sandwiches, p...

Concerto Romano gave the modern day premiere of Il San Vito by Bernardo Pasquini last Wednesday afternoon at Emmanuel Church in Boston under the umbrella of the Boston Early Music Festival. Renowned in his day as a virtuoso keyboard player, Pasquini (1637-1710) was the most important Italian composer of keyboard music between Frescobaldi and Domeni...

The winners this year were Danae Winter of Peabody , with Vice President and Chairman of the Scholarship committee Diane Newton . Danae will be attending Gordan College on her journey to be a Veterinarian. Also, pictured is our second recipient Ashley Royer of Peabody, who will be attending Emmanuel College on her journey to be a elementary School...

Italian Cafe Gelato opened earlier this month at 21 Chestnut St. in Quincy, as previously reported, serving up cups, cones, and take-home containers of gelato; gelato sandwiches (on brioche); gelato affogatos and milkshakes; and some non-gelato items, including salads, panini, pastries, and savory croissants. There are also a variety of hot and col...

Ben Cotto opened this week at 361 Hanover Street on the corner of Fleet Street, bringing pizza and Italian cafe entrees to the location formerly occupied by Circle Pizza for nearly 50 years. Translating to “Well Done,” the pizzeria has a wood-fired brick oven, about 40 seats and a dining counter. Both North End / Waterfront neighborhood groups supp...

Comic actor Stoneham native and Emerson alum Mario Cantone is coming home June 24 for a performance at The Cabot theater in Beverly, capping off his time at New York’s famed Cafe Carlyle.“It’s going to be crazy between family and friends,” Cantone told the Track. “I’m going to be torn in so many different ways! Torn apart! Ripped at the seams! I wo...

Beer is muscling in on wine’s traditional territory at the dinner table — even in Italy, vino’s spiritual homeland. You’ll find proof at Terra, the new full-service restaurant on the third floor of Eataly, the sprawling and deliciously decorated Italian marketplace that celebrity chef Mario Batali and partners opened amid great fanfare late last ye...

Gloucester’s Laura Ventimiglia, a retired college educator, author and administrator, says she’s particularly excited about this year’s 90th anniversary of the St. Peter’s Fiesta because she is in the last phase of completing a book about the longstanding tradition to honor the patron saint of fishermen. She has written a children’s book, titled “N...

It finally feels like summer in Boston, which means it’s the perfect time for a picturesque picnic in the park. But instead of going through the hassle of packing an outdoor meal yourself, let Davio’s do the work for you. The popular Back Bay Italian steakhouse is launching its picnic basket program on June 21 so hungry locals can enjoy a bit of fi...

Despite the oppressive heat and thunderstorm, devotees to the popular Saint Anthony paid their respects on the traditional June 13th Feast Day. An outdoor Mass was held at the Saint Leonard’s Peace Garden on Hanover Street followed by a candlelit procession through Boston’s North End.  The outdoor Mass and procession included the Franciscan Friars,...