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On the night before Christmas, an array of seafood begins appearing on some dinner tables as a symbolic way to ring in the sacred holiday. The tradition of abstaining from meat and eating fish before a holiday began centuries ago as a Roman Catholic practice in many parts of Italy, where the type and number of fish and the preparation vary by regio...

World-class Italian guitarist and singer Beppe Gambetta will perform two concerts next month at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J. Gambetta has found a second home in Stockton, and each year invites one or two wonderful musicians he has met along the road to join him for a special performance at the Prallsville Mills. This year, his guests wil...

The element of scale is crucial to the production of any theatrical work. And while “The Light in the Piazza” is set against the artistic magnificence of Florence and Rome, and its lushly lyrical score by Adam Guettel is infused with elements of grand opera (some of it sung in Italian), the show is, at its core, a profoundly intimate work about lov...

Great success on December 12, for the duo Roberta Gambarini and Jeb Patten wo performed at the Embassy of Italy. The Italian jazz singer and local pianist delighted the embassy guests with a program of jazz music, with some great American and Italian classics, interpreted in an innovative and engaging way. Alongside some improvisations, the duo als...

The owners of essential Stellina Pizzeria in the Union Market district moved inside the food hall today by opening Annaré, their take on an Italian pastry shop. The new pasticceria sits between Rappahannock Oyster Bar and Peregrine Espresso. Dayron Santamaria, who used to work with Stellina partners Matteo Venini and Antonio Matarazzo at Lupo Verde...

Parte da Molfetta l’idea di lanciare una petizione popolare per riaprire il Consolato Italiano di Newark nel New Jersey. Come ormai risaputo è proprio in questa particolare zona degli Stati Uniti che si concentra un numero considerevole di molfettesi (secondo qualcuno quasi una seconda Molfetta), senza considerare la presenza molto alta di italiani...

Hoboken, NJ is considered a Mecca of Italian American Pastry, with something for everyone, from world-famous brands to the most authentic family-owned Pasticceria you could ask for! At Giorgio’s Pasticceria Italiana, second generation pastry chef Mary Grace Castiello follows in the footsteps of her late father, the Pastry Shop’s namesake Giorgio, i...

Il Mulino New York isn’t for everyone. It never was meant to be. Ever since it opened its original location nearly 40 years ago in New York’s Greenwich Village, it was known for its extravagantly expensive, relatively exclusive reputation where everyone from Wall Street influencers to Manhattan’s elite — along with some wiseguys thrown in — would d...

Primo Mercato has officially brought its offerings to The Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey. Inspired by the iconic Mercato Centrale in Florence Italy, Primo Mercato boasts an expansive space of 17,000 square feet and the authentic Italian food hall offers guests a wide selection of dining and shopping options, including artisanal food counters, fo...

The new year will bring a new barbershop to downtown Allentown. Michael Angelo’s Barbershop, offering haircuts, styling and more for men, women and children, is expected to open in February at 722 Hamilton St., according to owner Michael DiGregorio. The space, across from PPL Center, previously housed Center Ice ice cream shop. “It’s going to be a...

The Embassy of Italy in the United States and the Consulate General in Philadelphia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Education (DoE) of Maryland. The new Memorandum replaces the previous one of 2015, updating and integrating it, to further improve the program of Italian language and culture in the State. The main objectiv...

To be Italian in the Washington, DC metro area one must frequent the only Italian Church in town, Holy Rosary Church.  My husband and I were blessed to be married in this beautiful jewel and both of our girls were baptized here.  Step inside this Italian masterpiece of mosaics, carvings and frescoes and immediately escape to bell'Italia. The warmth...