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When Allen Peake and Chef Joel Gruneich took over Philadelphia's cheesesteak restaurant, they had a vision to elevate the experience without changing the things people loved about the place. That's why you'll still find the most authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches around on the menu, but now they're made with hand-sliced, grass-fed Bently...

Philadelphia may be called a "city of neighborhoods,” but it’s also a city of robust public spaces. From Dilworth Park to the four original “squares,” The Porch to Penn’s Landing, they are the lifeblood of our walkable, human-scale city. But often missing from this conversation is another important public space — our streets. This has been brought...

A creative crop of pizzerias is popping up around Washington, from rectangular pan pies at Sonny’s to New York-style slices at Turu, and Wisconsin-esque rounds at Nicoletta. Now two native Italians, Antonio Matarazzo and chef Matteo Venini, are offering their spin on “neo-Neapolitan” pizzas, sandwiches, and street snacks at Stellina Pizzeria near U...

The National Gallery of Art celebrates the 500th Anniversary of Venetian Master Artist Jacobo Tintoretto (c.1518/19-1594) in a stunning exhibition on display now through July 7, 2019 with it's only preview in America. Tintoretto is revered as one of the most distinctive artist of the Italian Renaissance. Join CiaoDC for a private tour of these stun...

Boheme Opera NJ is marking its 30th anniversary this season, and the regional opera company is not celebrating quietly. In this past weekend’s productions at the College of New Jersey’s Kendall Mainstage Theater, Boheme Opera NJ took on a blockbuster from a master of Italian dramatic opera in Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental Aida. An opera in four acts...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that it has donated $10,000 to support Unexpected Italy, as a series of performances showcasing the breadth and depth of Italy’s artistic and cultural contributions to the world. The performances, presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Symp...

Centenary University's Sports Management Department presents Joe Piscopo on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m., in the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown. The event is being held as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey. Tickets are $20 for general admission. There will be a meet and greet with Joe Piscopo for...

Roberto Rossellini’s films of the 1940s, Roma, città aperta, Paisà, and Germania anno zero - now generally referred to as a trilogy based on the Second World War - took audiences and critics by surprise. The Italian movie industry was completely devastated during the war. Casts, crews, and film stock were hard to find, but Rossellini, who had once...

Sicilian-born Gino Billeci had a dream at a young age to come to the United States and own his own restaurant. Today he owns four: Gino's Café, Shillington; Gino's Grille, Cumru Township; Blue Marsh Italian Restaurant, Penn Township; and Rocky's Pizza, Reading. “This is the American dream and I say people should always go in that direction,” said B...

In occasione della Giornata della Ricerca Italiana nel Mondo, un’iniziativa organizzata dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale in collaborazione con il Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington ospiterà il 9 aprile, la mostra fotografica “Life as a Scientist”, organ...

Alla finalissima giocata da grande protagonista manca soltanto il lieto fine: i 15 punti di Davide Moretti non consegnano a Texas Tech il titolo NCAA, perché a prevalere è Virginia, che di fronte ai 70.000 di Minneapolis trionfa 85-77 dopo un supplementare. Il sogno di vedere il primo giocatore al 100% italiano campione del college basket si infran...

Robbie Felice, chef and owner of Viaggio, the critically acclaimed rustic Italian restaurant in Wayne, is officially opening his second restaurant, Osteria Crescendo, in Westwood on April 9. Osteria Crescendo, an 80-seat modern restaurant, moved into the space that for years had housed Baci Italian Grill on Jefferson Avenue. Felice's new spot has a...