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The Italian American community mourns the passing of Diego D’Ambrosio, an iconic figure in our Nation’s Capital. His shop, Diego’s Hair Salon, established in the sixties and located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, became a Washington institution. The signed photos of his clients — diplomats, bishops, supreme court justices, politicians, and more...

On the public stage, DelGrosso Foods has been recognized as the oldest major family-owned manufacturer of pasta sauce in the United States and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Laguna Splash Water Park is a popular tourist destination in Tipton, Pennsylvania. Behind the scenes, the DelGrossos play a key role in sparking discovery, enriching learning a...

Capriccio Italian gourmet restaurant at Resorts Casino Hotel is my absolute favorite restaurant. We’re obviously not alone. For the third time in four years, and, for the second year in-a-row, Capriccio has been voted the best U.S. casino restaurant by USA Today’s 10Best.com Readers’ Choice Awards. Here are the 2021 results: USA TODAY’s 10Best.com....

Huge news on the local pizza front. Pupatella Neapolitan Pizza, an Arlington-based brand, has signed a lease for its first Loudoun County location. It will be opening in the former Pizza Hut building on Market Street in Leesburg. Pupatella specializes in the style of pizza made famous in Naples, Italy. The 900-degree wood-burning ovens are imported...

The 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S is among 30 cars considered to be of national importance to the United States of America. To celebrate the historic moment, the car was displayed outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Besides Lamborghini, there are two Italian cars included in the restricted list: the 1985 Ferrari Modena Spyder and the 19...

Hobokenites will be saddened to learn that longstanding and loved bakery, Giorgio’s Pasticceria, located at 1112 Washington Street, has been listed for sale and has now been sold. The bakery made its name in the 1970s when it first opened its doors in the Milesquare.  The property can be found on Hudson County MLS, described as a brownstone with th...

Since the 1999 premiere of The Sopranos, HBO’s game-changing mob series, it’s been an article of faith that it was the tale of two families: Protagonist Tony Soprano’s actual family, and the one he oversaw as the boss of a North Jersey Mafia crew. But according to Michael Imperioli, who portrayed Tony’s tempestuous, ill-fated nephew Christopher Mol...

Craving an authentic Italian dinner but only have the time and budget for a quick lunch or carryout? Make Squisito Pizza and Pasta Restaurant in Severna Park your go-to destination for tasty pies, hearty pasta dishes and fresh, tasty subs. I visited Squisito on a Thursday afternoon with a few family members. The interior of the restaurant is modern...

Next time you're in the neighborhood, stroll a block east of St. Leo's Church to Stiles & Lloyd Streets to view this stunning 3D mural painted by internationally acclaimed muralist, CarlosAlberto Garcia-Hernandez. Sponsored by Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival, the artwork was inspired by the Trevi Fountain in Rome and was painted on the wall of...

Tuesday evening October 26th, 2021 @ 6:30 pm. The Kingwood Firehouse: 952 Country Road 519 Frenchtown, NJ 08825. RSVP here. Filitalia members please RSVP to Joan Collison at ednjoan1@gmail.com by Oct 20 so we know the number of people attending. Donation: $5 per person at the door for expenses. Coffee/espresso will be provided. Feel free to bring a...

We are celebrating Italian-American Heritage Month! Stephanie Longo is a historian who focuses on the Italian-American heritage in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.  She says the region is rich in Italian-American history, being that many people migrated to NEPA from Italy many years ago. Longo has researched the ancestry between the two count...

Students in Eric Lavin’s Italian class at James Caldwell High School’s took the initiative to ask that Mayor John Kelley and the borough council officially commemorate Italian Heritage Month, which began Oct 15. The students requested that the Italian flag be flown on the Village Green. Mayor Kelley and the council readily agreed and the flag raisi...