Vincenzo Gatto, vice direttore di Confindustria Brindisi, è stato designato componente del consiglio direttivo della Camera di Commercio Italo-Americana della Pennsylvania e del West Virginia  con sede in Pittsburgh. Presidente onorario: Carla Lucente, Honorary Consul of Italy in Pittsburgh, Professor, MLL and Associate Director, CIR at Duquesne Un...

It’s just after 6 o’clock in the morning, but Joseph Sabino Mistick is already on his second cappuccino and is now buying a round for everyone who just walked into La Prima Espresso coffee shop. “Misticks for all of them!” the former deputy mayor of Pittsburgh says to the barista. (The hot creamy creation with an extra sprinkle of cocoa is named af...

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 | 7 - 8:30 p.m. History Center | Library & Archives Reading Room. Senator John Heinz History Center - 1212 Smallman Street. Pittsburgh, PA,15222. FREE (does not include access to museum exhibitions).  As part of the Books in the 'Burgh literary series, join the History Center for a reading, discussion, and book signing with...

The Merante Bros. Italian-American Market, in Uptown, has reopened after decades of inactivity. And other than some new floors, a new façade, some upgraded appliances and fresh paint, not much has changed; the owners are intent on trying to maintain as many of the old market's traditions as they can. Members of the family that run the market, the M...

Piada Italian Street Food opened a second area location Tuesday at The Block Northway just off of McKnight Road, following its debut in Oakland earlier this year. The Northway location is the Columbus, Ohio-based Piada’s 41st location nationwide, and will seat 48 guests inside with outside seating for eight. The restaurant will be open daily from 1...

Many of Lidia Bastianich's best culinary creations begin with two words: “Company's coming!” The Emmy Award-winning public television host, restaurateur and best-selling cookbook author has a flair for entertaining guests that runs the gamut from extravagant to simple – from a formal sit-down dinner or a holiday gathering, to a buffet, barbecue or...

LaScola’s Italian Ice, whose carts are common fixtures at local events and whose packaged ices and custards can be found at several local stores, is opening its first store at 1218 N. Euclid Ave. in Highland Park. Saturday and Sunday, LaScola’s Italian Ice and Custard will be holding a soft opening from noon to 7 p.m. each day. It’ll have a grand o...

Just below the Phipps Conservatory in Oakland stands a majestic statue of Christopher Columbus. And on Columbus Day, it stood defaced with red paint. “This has been happening over the past twenty years. For some reason, folks don’t care for Christopher Columbus,” Pittsburgh city operations chief Guy Costa told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Mo...

When Martinez Vice Mayor Debbie McKillop was invited to meet a delegation from Pittsburg’s sister city, Isola Delle Femmine, in the Palermo district of Sicily, she thought she simply would be representing Martinez, whose most famous native son, Joe DiMaggio, traced his ancestry to that Italian city. What she found instead were family ties of her ow...

What better place to be noticed by a professional Italian singer than through a video of you singing at a restaurant in Italy? That's how Lower Burrell's Colin Aikins was discovered by Italian singer Giada Valenti, a Venice native, who saw and heard him performing through a friend's post on Facebook. The young tenor's voice inspired Valenti so much...