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Antonio “Tony” Caruana opened his first restaurant, Luce, in downtown Norfolk, so it’s only fitting that he open his second, Luce Secondo, in Chesapeake’s new metropolitan center. It was eight years ago that Caruana opened Luce at 245 Granby St. That’s where he serves up a modern take on regional authentic Italian fusion. “I pay respect to the orig...

Enjoy the fresh taste of traditional Italian food at Nonno Carlo in Suncrest Towne Centre. Owner Nick DeMedici, whose family emigrated to north-central West Virginia from Italy in the early 1900s, has always had a passion for honoring his heritage through family and food, and created the eatery as a way to celebrate Italian culture. "From the decor...

For nearly a century and a half, the United States has been renowned as “The Land of Opportunity.” This is where millions of people elsewhere across the globe – seeking a more prosperous and, perhaps, safer life – have settled, and attempt to settle. Tina Calabro’s grandparents were among those immigrants. Pasquale and Agostina Calabro “were among...

Why is Nicole Liberatore obsessed with cannoli? “Cannoli is that perfect combination of a crispy, crunchy shell and a smooth, creamy filling,” she says. “It’s really just the perfect bite.” And for the baker, who owns Bisnonna Bakeshop with her New Jersey-native husband, Dominick, that fixation has turned into a thriving business. Since late 2019,...

The Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch New Jersey has announced the recipients of their annual academic scholarships. This year's scholarships, to be applied for the 2021 Fall semester, have been awarded to two New Jersey high school seniors. The first recipient, Peter Rescinio, is a recent graduate of Monmouth Regional High School in Ea...

We're visiting the “Charm City” of Baltimore, Maryland on our continuing quest to discover what makes America’s Little Italys so special. With Rosella holed up writing her newest cookbook, hosts John and Pat decide to make a quick "guys trip" to Baltimore’s historic Little Italy for a day filled with friends, food, faith, and a lesson in the Italia...

The 43rd annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is coming soon! The festival will be held at Jackson Square in Clarksburg, WV from September 3-5th. Some pre-festival events are also happening. On September 1 there will be a golf tournament and an Elimination Dinner at Bridgeport County Club. On September 2 there will also be a Honorees Awar...

A judge has ruled that a controversial Christopher Columbus statue can stay in South Philadelphia. "It is baffling to this Court as to how the City of Philadelphia wants to remove the Statue without any legal basis. The City's entire argument and case is devoid of any legal foundation," said the judge in a seven-page decision on Tuesday.The ruling...

Beaver County lost a champion, charmer and mentor last week. Domenic DeNucci, a three-time World Wide Wrestling Federation title-belt holder, and longtime resident of New Sewickley Township, personified the American Dream say friends of the Venice, Italy, native who died Thursday at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Township. He was 89. As toug...

Jersey City's 119-year-old La Festa Italiana brought dancing, singing, eating, and drinking, all things that have been severely missed since the outbreak of COVID-19, co-chairman Nick Grillo told TAPinto Jersey, back to the streets over the past five nights. "This is huge for the community," Grillo, who has been at the head of the festival that rai...

“Ferragosto” is traditionally celebrated in Italy on Aug. 15, and our own Pittsburgh version of the Italian holiday will be celebrated this weekend in the Strip District. As with many customs that we have taken from the old country, we have made it our own, and how we do it here provides a simple lesson for divisive times. Emperor Caesar Augustus e...

Westmoreland County had strong representation at the recent National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Pittsburgh Chapter’s 34th Annual Scholarship Sports Night. Among the award winners were Tony DeNunzio, a longtime Jeannette resident known for his exploits in banking, music and his family’s Italian food restaurants. He received the Frank A. S...