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The intersecting highways, meshing suburban, rural and city living are a cornerstone of New Jersey life. As are sandy beaches, major professional sports teams, and the closest of proximities to the world’s largest and most influential locale, New York City. What comes with all this? Great restaurants, of course. And New Jersey has many of them. Do...

With Americans consuming over 250 pounds of pepperoni each year through pizza toppings alone, Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands knows there’s nothing like a hot slice topped with spicy pepperoni. In celebration of one of its guests’ favorite slices, Villa Italian Kitchen will be offering an exciting deal on...

We’re excited to announce the return of Ciao Philadelphia and the long-beloved event series celebrating Italian culture. This year, our events start in late September and will continue into December. We are confident that it’s also going to be one of the best years yet! The next Ciao Philadelphia event is a rarely seen musical gem and favorite of O...

The Omni Shoreham Hotel will host the most unforgettable weekend of the season when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend, November 1-3. Although the centerpiece of the weekend is Saturday evening, the NIAF Gala Weekend offers events that will pique the interest of all ages and backgrounds. The...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Nicoletta Shane Scarnera and Chef Mauro Molino on the publication of their cookbook Piedmont Style – A Delectable Journey Through Northern Italy. Filled with more than 144 Northern Italian recipes and beautiful photographs, the cookbook pays tribute to the rich history and deeply rooted culinary traditions of the Pied...

The original musical all about Sicilians, Neapolitans and Jewish Businessmen called, “They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!” will be performed for a final three-day run in New Jersey October 11-13 at the Brook Arts Center before it crosses the Hudson. This Perry Award-nominee (Outstanding Original Musical) has enjoyed sold-out performances at the S...

Throughout the eastern United States, many communities where Italian immigrants originally landed began a tradition of hosting Italian festivals. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, often include rides, games of skill and, naturally, delicious food. New York’s most famous celebration is the Feast of San...

Weston’s Frank Angotti, a U.S. Army veteran of the European Theater in World War II and retired businessman and state Division of Highways comptroller, is parade marshal for the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Grand Feature Parade. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Clarksburg. Angotti was born November 21, 1921, to immigr...

A Celebration of All Things Italian, and you are invited! Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Riverviews Artspace Gallery, 9th Street,  Lynchburg, VA. The event, sponsored by the Dante Alighieri Society of Virginia in partnership with Riverviews, is open to the public without charge, but please let us know you are attending: dantealighieriv...

On August 29, 1969, something burned at Italian People’s Bakery on Butler St. — and it wasn’t the bread, cakes or cookies created at the famous business. Bread turned to toast and cookies crumbled that infamous day as an early-morning fire fully engulfed the building. Several families lived above the bakery, including owners Joseph Guagliardo, his...

With the 41st annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival set to begin Friday morning, board members spent Thursday evening honoring individuals who have made an impact in their communities. The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival’s annual Honorees Banquet was held at Bridgeport Conference Center to recognize the Italian American Man and Wo...

The world’s most prestigious event dedicated to gelato – all’italiana is back in America, and stopping in the nation’s capital! For the last ten years, Gelato Festival has worked hard to share the delight that is artisanal gelato making and is very excited to return to Washington, D.C. once again. In the city constantly heated by politics, cold gel...