Every year on Columbus Day weekend, the Italian community comes together for a 3-day celebration. Here's what you need to know about the 2018 Columbus Italian Festival. LOCATION: Italian Village (720 Hamlet St.). FESTIVAL HOURS. Friday, Oct. 5: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6: Noon - 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7: Noon - 7 p.m. TICKETS: $5 at the door;...

In celebration of Italian Heritage Month in the city of Cleveland, the Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee is proud to honor the following outstanding Italian Americans for their contributions and service to our community. Tom Cirincione - Culture Tom Cirincione co-founded the Cleveland chapter of POINT (Pursuing Our Italian Names Togethe...

The Trumbull County Italian Food Trail offers some of the most delicious Italian dishes you will ever taste. Beth Carmichael, executive director of the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, says, "We are thrilled to showcase the rich Italian culture we have in our area to a wider audience through this new trail." She continues, "However, the sites are no...

CANTON Ownership has changed hands, but the Norcia Bakery recipes are intact, and it seems that everybody loves a pepperoni roll. John Norcia launched the Italian bakery in 1918 and it still is going strong after a century. The Norcia family immigrated from Italy early in the 20th century, bringing the original recipe for bread and hard rolls. Mike...

Sometimes, and often when it's least expected, you  stumble across a restaurant that just seems to radiate joy. There's that  frisson of buoyant anticipation as you walk in and an enveloping  happiness that accompanies you to whatever table happens to be open. It  doesn't matter which one, they all seem to be equally great. That  democratically dis...

Visitors could get all the delicious food they could eat at the Italian Fall Festa. The Italian festival kicked off it’s 41st year on Saturday and offered a range of authentic Italian dishes. Coordinator and cook at the Italian Fall Festa Mark Warner said despite the rain it’s heartwarming to see people still attending the event. “We are still goin...

The Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee in partnership with the City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office and Cleveland City Council will host a ceremony in the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. to celebrate Italian Heritage Month.   The ceremony includes honoring outstanding individuals and organizations within the Ita...

The Catanzaro family opened their first fancy fruit and fresh vegetable stand at the old City Market in 1889. Russ Catanzaro was born in 1911. He served in World War II, and then returned home to Springfield to work again in the family business. Russ and his son Joe decided to build their own shop on Dayton Avenue in 1951. When they first opened, t...

The Columbus Italian Festival’s 2018 theme celebrates FORZA ITALIANA, Italians in Sports with legends such as Rocky Marciano, Joe Di Maggio, Alicia Sacramone, Alberto Tomba, Mary Lou Retton, and a host of others. Join us for a full display of photos and short bio’s in the cultural tent.  We invite the northern Ohioans to join the Central Ohioans fo...

Sunday September 30 from Noon to 17:00 EDT. MAPS Air Museum - 2260 International Pkwy, North Canton 44720, OH. Organized by the Italian American Heritage Family Picnic. The Italian American Community of Akron, Summit County and NE Ohio is coming together to celebrate our traditions of faith, family, and community. We are planning an event, rain or...