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Fourteen California eateries have landed on a well-respected list of the top 50 Italian restaurants in America. Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego area restaurants all earned spots on The Daily Meal’s 2017 ranking of America’s 50 Best Italian Restaurants, which was released last week. The Daily Meal said it assembled the ranking by building a...

There will be a one-time screening of “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes,” a film about Italians who helped hide and protect Jewish people during the Holocaust, starting at 7 p.m. tonight at Proctors. The movie will be shown at the GE Theatre at 432 State St. Liora Kelman, known as La Rabinessa of the Congregation Beth Israel, will also share...

Thousands of Italian-Americans processed through the streets of Bensonhurst praying The Way of the Cross last week to commemorate Good Friday, the most solemn day of the Christian calendar. This tradition, which brings together several Roman Catholic parishes in Bensonhurst, is in its 35th year. The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of Brooklyn,...

On April 7, 2017, a group of Italian students won second place in a competition with local high schools at Brandeis University. “La giornata della Lingua Italian” (Italian Language Day) is organized and sponsored every year by MITA (Massachusetts Italian Teachers Association) in collaboration with a local university. It is a friendly competition he...

Just as all that glitters is not gold, all that sparkles is certainly not champagne. The limestone cellars that safeguard France’s national treasure may be sacred ground for connoisseurs, but they aren’t the only place the bubbly can be found in Europe. Spain is justifiably proud of its cava, and spumanti are produced in many parts of Italy from Ve...

Everyone was Italian the other evening when the Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation's 66th annual Dinner Dance unfolded to perfection at LiGreci's Staaten, the popular West Brighton catering spot where more than 260 revelers came out to celebrate the time-honored tradition. Lauded during the evening's fare were distinguished local leaders with...

Si riconosce da lontano. Si staglia contro il cielo con forme sinuose, Perchè è proprio impossibile non restare incantati da tanta bellezza. Una bellezza che deve il proprio fascino a tre parole: Made in Italy. Solo lusso e materiali italiani per il Brickell Flatiron, 64 piani di grattacielo della CMC Group fondata da Ugo Colombo e situato nella zo...

She was raised in Italy in a family that loved to cook. Her father ran restaurants in their homeland. But occasionally, Hera Ambrosio, co-owner of Casa Mia Italian restaurant, is stumped by a new customer asking for shrimp scampi or chicken Vesuvio. “People ask me for dishes that I don’t know,” Ambrosio said in an energetic voice that flaunts an al...

Pierce County Football Club announced their existence as part of the 6-club National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Northwest Division back on February 1, 2017. Since then the club has been tracking college players from around the United States who are part of the College Life Italia program which places Italians in American colleges. A good portion...

Congratulations to our old friend Olivia Kate Cerrone on the recent publication of her new book, The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press 2017), a historical novella set in post WWII-era Sicily about young Ntoni and the carusi, child-aged sulfur minors. Olivia gave a wonderful presentation Thursday evening at the Italian American Museum in NYC’s historic...

As two customers were leaving Dino’s Restaurant in Willowick on April 19, one stops at another table to share a memory of another visit to the restaurant. After nearly 40 years at 1200 E. 305th St., there are a lot of memories in Dino’s tables.  “We’re told often by people how long they’ve been coming here and what they remember about it and that c...

Italy has risen to 13th from 16th place in global attractiveness rankings for foreign direct investment, based on an index compiled by consultancy firm A.T. Kearney. Only Sweden has made a bigger jump than Italy, moving up to 15th place from 22nd. Despite the sluggish growth affecting Italy’s gross domestic product (GDP), in the Top 25 for 2017, th...