Experience “la dolce vita” at one of the East Coast’s largest Italian festivals. Rolling out four days of fun that’s 10 football fields long, this grandmother of all Burgh street fairs returns to the heart of Pittsburgh’s Little Italy neighborhood. Watch bocce tournaments, pizza stretching demonstrations and pasta eating contests and savor some of...

Anyone who appreciates Italian cars and cuisine will want to check out this sweet street festival on Friday night in the heart of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Strip District. Sleek automobiles, authentic piastra and cicchetti dishes and summery cocktails will line 15th Street when Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo and Lidia’s Pittsburgh team up to celebrate all things...

The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District will host the ninth annual Bocce Tournament and Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11. More than 40, four-person bocce teams will compete. A bowling sport of precision and accuracy, bocce was popularized in Pittsburgh by Italian American immigrants who settled in the region at the turn o...

Architect and artist Guglielmo Botter began drawing with an ink pen at age five, had his first solo art exhibition in Italy at age 11, won a national drawing competition in Rome at age 13, and at age 14, his sketch of his birthplace, Treviso, Italy, was made into a national postage stamp. Now in 2018, Botter brings his drawings, along with painting...

Saturday, August 11, 2018. Parking lot across from the Heinz History Center and Hampton Inn & Suites - 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Come play some bocce for a worthy cause this summer at the History Center’s Ninth Annual Bocce Tournament and Festival. All proceeds from the event benefit the Italian American Program, which is dedicat...

Al Vento, the owner of Vento's Pizza in East Liberty for decades and the 1970s co-founder of Franco's Italian Army, the fan club for Steelers Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris, died Tuesday. Mr. Vento, of Whitehall, was 89. A pillar of the East Liberty business community, Mr. Vento operated his Highland Avenue pizza parlor and was a well-know...

When celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich celebrates, two ingredients are a given: large gatherings of family and friends and food – lots of hearty, delicious Italian food. She's had a few good reasons to party the last few years, including the 15th anniversary of her Lidia's Pittsburgh restaurant in 2016 and her 70th birthday i...

Pitt made the change in leadership atop its baseball program official Friday, releasing a statement from coach Joe Jordano stating he resigned after 21 seasons, 1,112 games and 588 victories. The statement came one week after he tweeted that he is looking forward to the 2018-19 season. "I am honored to have had the opportunity to lead this program...

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 1 - 4 p.m. 5th floor Mueller Center | Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman Street - Pittsburgh, PA,15222). $20 admission (includes museum exhibits), $10 History Center members. Purchase Tickets. Join the Italian American Program at the History Center for a screening and panel discussion about the film "Andrea Doria: Are the...

Remember the good ole days of shopping? We leisurely browsed the merchandise of a quaint corner shop, maybe running into the owner, before checking out. At check out, we chatted with the clerk, someone we had gotten to know well. Shopping today certainly has gotten much more convenient. We can order our groceries online or zip through self-checkout...