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The slogan of Verizza in Hoboken is “Porta La Pizza” (which means “Delivers The Pizza”). This is because the owners strongly believe pizza should be just as good even when you order delivery. Likewise, the name itself combines “Vera” (real/authentic) and “pizza” to make Verizza. The nearly 1,000-square foot space seats 20 guests at full capacity, w...

WHEN: March 25, 2021 at 4:30 PM (ET) - WHERE: Zoom Webinar - EVENT LANGUAGE: English Our series of commemorative events to celebrate the 700th Anniversary of Dante Alighieri continues on a very special day: Dantedì. Established in 2020, Dantedì is the national day dedicated to Dante Alighieri. March 25th was chosen as it is recognized by scholars a...

It was an unlikely association, a young, aspiring athlete and an aging official and administrator. Except that they shared a first name and a strong love for Italian food. However, in the case of the old school referee, he loved all kinds of food. But they were inseparable, the young kid named Angelo Guglielmello and the referee named Angelo Franni...

Growing up in an Italian household, standard Italian fare, like pasta or baked dishes, has become my favorite comfort food. Unfortunately, Italian food from chain restaurants like Olive Garden or Carrabba’s doesn’t hold the same appeal. Luckily, there is a perfect small traditional Italian restaurant right in scenic Spotswood: Gennaro’s Restaurant....

Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro Jr. was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, and grew up there and in Little Ferry, New Jersey. His mother was born in Altamura, Italy, and is the daughter of Italian-American immigrants who moved to New Jersey when she was six years old. His father, Buddy Sr was born in Lipari, Italy. Valastro grew up with four sisters: Grace, Mar...

Thursday March 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM (ET). Streaming on Facebook Live. Organized by IIC Washington DC. Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, with a repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music, Francesca Dego (violin) and Francesca Leonardi (piano) have been performing together worldwide for more than ten years. To continue o...

In the same year "Teen Mom" premiered, MTV embarked on another "more real" reality show tentatively titled "Bridge and Tunnel." Camille Dodero (2011), who profiled the never-aired series for the Village Voice, called "Bridge and Tunnel" "the anti-'Hills,' a blue-collar rebuttal to the grossly loaded California clan that begat plastic-surgery monste...

Guests can go from casual to fine dining in just a few steps at Basilico's Pizzeria and Bar 1019 in Dickson City. The location at 1019 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, offers guests seats in one of three dining rooms with different atmospheres, explained owner Peter Montana. The menu includes an array of specialty cocktails, gourmet pizzas and Italian...

The 6’6” freshman guard has taken no orthodox path to land with the University of Delaware men’s basketball team. From Italy to New Jersey to Delaware, the 19-year-old Gianmarco Arletti is no stranger to adapting into a new climate. At 16 years old, Arletti moved from his hometown of Bologna, Italy, to the United States. He enrolled at Holy Cross P...

The UNICO Chapter of Kenilworth recently organized a toiletries and personal hygiene drive for homeless individuals who are using Newark Penn Station as their place to sleep. Laura Morana the Chapter President, partnered with an organization in Newark that expressed a necessity for these items to help those less fortunate. The collection was held o...

On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, The Italian Cultural Society is pleased to host Prof. Francesco Ciabattoni from Georgetown University. Join us for our March Cultural Event: Polyphony in Dante’s Paradiso. Sunday, March 21st, 3:00 pm (ET), on Zoom. The event is in anticipation of the Dantedì, March 25th, the official day de...

L’Associazione Sabir, braccio operativo della Caritas Diocesana di Crotone Santa Severina, e la Filitalia International, Fondazione americana con sede a Philadelphia, impegnata nel settore della promozione della cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti, hanno lanciato in queste ore un partenariato per un nuovo progetto dedicato alla promozione dell’impre...