As Sunday’s 4th Annual East Passyunk Red Gravy Cook-off commenced at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, attendees heard the pleasant strains of Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore.” It was a fitting tune considering that a love for pasta’s pal – red gravy – had brought a crowd of 200 guests together.  The cook-off began with guests sampling 15 gravies, and e...

Corona D’Italia Lodge 807 held its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. April 11 at Pizza Joe’s. Officers Lois DiFrischia, Patty Regna and Mary Jane Folino served the luncheon. Regna gave the invocation. President Clemmy Sirimarco conducted the business session. Financial reports were recorded by treasurer Louise Vitullo and Sirimarco presented them. April fu...

Dear Friend of PI-Philly, Join us for an architectural excursion of Old City and Society Hill districts with architect designer Pablo Meninato. This event is organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy. Saturday, May 12th, 10am (Rain date: Saturday, June 9th). Partecipants will meet at St. Peter's Episcopal Church - 3rd and Pine...

Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 2 - 4 p.m. | 5th floor Mueller Center | Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Your chance to talk all things wine with one of the nation's leading scholars of American wine history has arrived! Purchase Tickets: $20 for the general public and $10 for History Center members (both include...

When the Atlanta Hawks let Marco Belinelli walk midway through the season, few expected him to be one of the most important players on a legitimate contender. Now the Philadelphia 76ers seem capable of making noise far into the playoffs, and Belinelli is part of the reason why. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons get a lot of the credit for Philly’s succes...

Creed II officially kicked off filming in Philadelphia earlier this month, bringing Rocky Balboa himself, Sylvester Stallone, back to the city for the Rocky franchise’s eighth installment. Sly even stopped by the old Rocky statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a hit of nostalgia that Philly folks loved. Across town at the Da Vinci Art Allian...

Interested in trying some new Italian spots in Philadelphia? You're in luck: we've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food. Aldo and Manny Pizza and Pasta: 1431 Arch St., Center City. Porta: 1216 Chestnut St., Center City. Alice Pizza: 236 S. 15th St.,...

Festa Italiana for 2018 will be Aug. 9, 10 and 11, and the plans are well underway to make the event as popular as always. The planning and organization is a year-long process, with plans moving forward at a steady pace. Mary Ann Colestro, secretary of Festa Italiana, explained that the festival’s entertainment schedule is mostly booked, although t...

Throughout his long life, Joe Mancuso, 96, has felt immense pride in his hometown of Washington, his alma mater, “Wash High,” and the local Italian Americans who made their mark in the world of sports and entertainment, like World Lightweight Champion boxer Sammy Angott. Over the last few decades, Mancuso has displayed his “pride of place” in a hom...

Some South Philadelphia voters might see a familiar name on their primary ballots next month: Vincent Fumo. No, it’s not the once-unstoppable, once-incarcerated former state senator (who’s busy working on self-publishing his new book). It’s his 49-year-old son, Vincent E. Fumo II, the software engineer and theater aficionado who’s now an aspiring p...