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For Festa di Limoncello, the restaurant’s open-air lounge, sidewalk patio, and McMaster’s Way (the street connecting Vallozzi’s to Market Square) will be transformed into a breezy scene from the Amalfi Coast. All so guests can experience a luxurious summer day on Italy’s Amalfi Coast right in the heart of Pittsburgh. Sip and dine al fresco with Ama...

A Nutley town commissioner was recently named as a “2024 Italian American Business Leader” by the Federation of Italian-American Societies of New Jersey. According to a municipal news release, Alphonse Petracco, who also serves as the town’s department of public safety director, earned the honor in recognition of his “support, commitment and dedica...

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For many people, with summer comes anticipation of travel. For 23 Seton Hall students, this summer begins with reflection on a noteworthy academic and spiritual adventure that took them a continent away during the Spring 2024 semester. Students in the Catholic Studies Program’s course Foundations of Christian Culture ventured to Italy over spring b...

UNICO Delaware recently presented its 2024 Brian Piccolo scholarships, named to honor the Italian American football hero who played for Wake Forest University and for the Chicago Bears (1965-69), to student-athlete honorees during a ceremony at St. Edmond Parish Hall, Rehoboth Beach. Six students sponsored by members of the Rehoboth Area Chapter we...

On Sunday, June 2nd, Chef Matthew Pierone was recognized by the Morris County Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 with a brief ceremony at his restaurant, The Gourmet Café. He was presented with a “Certificate of Appreciation” in recognition of his ongoing service and generosity to the Sons of Italy and the community of Parsippany Troy Hills. On hand to make...

A beloved local event is returning to the Mile Square for 2024. St. Ann’s Italian Festival, an annual happening that features Italian eats (including the infamous zeppoles), music, kiddie rides, a beer garden, and more, is returning for its 114th year at 704 Jefferson Street in Hoboken. Read on for details about the 2024 St. Ann Italian Festival in...

At 261 South 17th Street in Center City, most who walk through the door are there for a sweet treat in the form of a gelato, but now, the space called Vita has debuted something a bit more savory and intimate behind closed doors.  An Italian restaurant is now housed in the space, with access only through a Ferrari red refrigerator door situated to...

New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito will be the celebrity guest at the 2024 North Jersey High School Sports Awards, presented by Englewood Health. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at Bergen PAC. Secure your spot at this free event by registering here or on the show's website. DeVito, who grew up in Cedar Grove and starred in high s...

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, the parish on the west end of Wilmington that helped tie Italian Americans in Delaware into one large community, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It's also the 50th anniversary of St. Anthony's Italian Festival, an 8-day celebration of Italian American culture and heritage that covers six city blocks, has...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington hosted a celebration for the 78th anniversary of the Italian Republic yesterday. Over 1,000 guests attended the event, representing U.S. institutions, the diplomatic community, the business and cultural sectors, Italian-American associations, journalists, and Italian citizens. Among the American guests were Attorn...

The 14th annual Italian American Heritage Festival had it all this year—Pig porchetta roasts, a St. Anthony statue covered in money, flag throwers from Florence, a moving tribute to Padre Pio, and an Italian car and motorcycle display. Thousands showed up to experience all things Italian Sunday at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence. Over 70 food we...