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Most restaurant owners open their eateries either in or near the town where they live. But prior to opening Mare Monte in Haddonfield, its three owners had never been to the town. Now, Izzy Reka, Emri Cengu, and Gentian Mataj adore the historic South Jersey spot. Mare Monte means “sea mountain”, the Italian version of surf and turf, says Reka. Insi...

Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 6:00pm. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008. Dress code: sparkling! Join us for an evening of luminous elegance as we explore the art of Italian fine jeweler Lucia Odescalchi. In conversation with Ilene Gutman, Deputy Director at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Lucia will let us e...

“It's all about the sauce,” says chef Tony Illiano, owner of Lansdowne Town Center's newest eatery, Il Cappero. Originally from Naples, Italy, Illiano moved to the U.S. in 1983. His grandmother taught him how to make the family's secret sauce recipe when he was 15, and it has been the basis for his cooking ever since. “My grandmother taught me if y...

Hoboken is home to some of the best Italian restaurants. Every block has a different spot for you to eat all the pasta and chicken parm that your heart desires. Another popular Italian restaurant, however, is making its way to Hoboken this winter, and we could not be more excited. Caffe Buon Gusto of Manhattan is opening on 7th and Washington Stree...

The Great War challenged all who were touched by it. Italian immigrants, torn between their country of origin and country of relocation, confronted political allegiances that forced them to consider the meaning and relevance of Americanization. In his engrossing study, Little Italy in the Great War, Richard Juliani focuses on Philadelphia’s Italian...

Felician University President Dr. Anne Prisco was honored January 14 by The Greater New York Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) at its Three Wise Women Epiphany Celebration in New York City. The mission of the Greater New York Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) is to unite and co...

Grande accoglienza è stata riservata al Governatore della Regione Siciliana e alla sua delegazione durante l’evento che si è svolto Domenica 26 Gennaio presso il Venetian Catering di Garfield (NJ). Su invito del Console Generale d’Italia a New York, Min. Plen. Francesco Genuardi, la neo eletta Presidente, Cav. Sarah Salamone, e il Chairman, Gr. Uff...

National Organization of Italian American Women Greater Washington, DC Region presents: Constantino Brumidi in The Capitol. The Italian-born Artist Who Painted the U.S. Capitol’s Corridors. A Special Tour for NOIAW Members and Friends. Saturday, February 8th, 11:00AM-12:30PM. U.S. Capitol Building Visitor Center. First Street and East Capitol Stree...

On Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Patriots Theater at War Memorial, Visions of a starry night sky will open a Ballroom concert with “A Little Night Music.” As the anticipation for spring reaches an all time high, the Capital Philharmonic presents Vivaldi’s timeless “Four Seasons.” For fun, they have also programmed four months of the year from Tchaiko...

The Plainfields Chapter of UNICO, together with other District X UNICO chapters, recently honored South Plainfield resident Joseph Vella as recipient of the organization’s prestigious Americanism Award. The honor, presented to individuals who have gone ‘above and beyond in their life to help others,’ was presented to Vella during an awards dinner h...

With Phillies pitchers and catchers set to report to Spring Training in less than three weeks, we caught up with new manager Joe Girardi. He's been on the job for three months, self-scouting his team but he, purposefully, has not drawn too many conclusions. "I will not come in with a prejudgment of what a player could do or not do. I think that's u...

From its humble origins in Newark, New Jersey, for nearly 90 years, the venerable ‘Italian Tribune’ has grown to become perhaps the most important English-language voice in Italian American media. We’ll meet the inspiring couple who has made this multi-generational Italian family business into not just “the Paper of Record for the Italian American...