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There’s a big new Italian restaurant, wine bar, and beer garden opening in a renovated Brooklyn warehouse this week — and it’s backed by chef John DeLucie, who once ran a thriving network of restaurants in New York City. Dubbed Ainslie, his newest project opens in a 10,000-square-foot location in Williamsburg on Thursday. It’ll be an Italian-leanin...

Mambo Italiano, at Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) through Sept. 29, is an ambitious, musically-packed, and checkered affair, which also describes the motif of the stage floor and the tablecloths. (For tickets: (914) 592-2222; BroadwayTheatre.com Based on a Canadian movie, which in turn was based on an autobiographical play by Steve Galluccio, i...

The Orange Italian American Organization, city of Orange and Mayor Dwayne Warren came together to celebrate community and culture at the 19th annual Italian-American Festival on Lincoln Avenue and Mechanic Street on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8. Attendees were out in full force to enjoy the beautiful weather and the variety of wares being...

Goethe once said once you’ve seen Naples you can die. Whether or not this is true is, of course, debatable, but what is certain is that one can’t appreciate the unique characteristics of the city or its people without taking into account that they live in the shadow of a mighty volcano.  Mount Vesuvius, destroyer of Pompeii, is still active today a...

Midtown’s longstanding Italian seafood restaurant Esca rises from the ashes Monday in a renovated space with an outdoor patio, three months after a fire tore through the restaurant. Now under the helm of Victor Rallo and executive chef Dave Pasternack, the 20-year-old restaurant received an upgrade that includes a rustic farmhouse-inspired dining r...

Lorraine Bracco was so amazing in Goodfellas (1990) that she stole every scene was in with her portrayal of Karen Friedman Hill, the unsuspecting Jewish girl who married into the Mob via Henry Hill. The actress was so good, in fact, that she refused to every play any other mobster-type role ever again for fear of not being able to live up to the hi...

La Vilini has been serving up Italian delicacies in its signature family-style atmosphere for more than a decade. Located at 288 Larkfield Road E. in Northport, La Villini Family Style Italian Restaurant was opened in 2005 by chef Frank Catania, who attended Johnson and Wales Culinary School and has more than two decades of experience in the restau...

The pastor of St. Florian Church in Chicago is leveraging his Italian heritage to raise funds for his struggling parish. “St. Florian is a very, very poor parish, and the Fall Fest has historically been our main fundraiser to help us through the coming winter,” the Rev. David Simonetti explains. This year’s fest has morphed into a “gala spectacular...

The next CELI (Certificate of Italian as a foreign language: https://www.unistrapg.it/en/certification-italian-foreign-language) exam session administered by Florida International University in Miami will take place on November 16, 2019. Applicants must register by October 16, 2019. Please send the application form (https://www.unistrapg.it/sites/d...

Saturday October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. A beautiful young French girl walks into a bar, nervously lights a cigarette, and begs the bartender for help in finding her missing artist brother. In a moment of weakness, the bartender–a drifter named Caesar Stiles with a damaged past and a Sicilian family c...

Berardo Paradiso chewed slowly, his fork halfway to his mouth. “Basil and pepper, they are a very good boyfriend and girlfriend,” he said, gazing at the two sauces around the fillet of red snapper with potatoes and string beans. “Naturally, the potato is very much the witness of the wedding.” But something wasn’t right. “It’s like being in a concer...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM PDT. Lamborghini Dealer SF, 901 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109. BAIA and ART-ER are happy to invite you to a special event in collaboration with Lamborghini San Francisco. Come and learn about the automotive industry in Emilia Romagna, land of luxury car brands like Lamborghini and Pagani,...