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I am one of the hearty Springfield transplants that now call the Boston area their home. We are a spirited phalanx, often with a geographic inferiority complex, yet deeply proud of our '413' roots. On the occasion we meet at networking events, bars, baseball games, or simply waiting for the T, a common icebreaker, appropriately, emerges.   "...

by Julia Clancy   Gelato is not just "Italian ice cream." A scoop clings to the cone with a consistency approaching soft-serve; the temperature is slightly warmer, the body thicker. And many stateside versions of this edible export don't fit the bill. Shy Guy Gelato, a new, small-batch gelato business from Tim Elliott and Paul Sansone, is de...

By Jonathan Phelps   As he pointed to damage caused by a fire that ripped through a portion Carbone's restaurant on Cedar Street Monday afternoon, owner Peter Carbone offered a prediction. "I am going to be optimistic and say we'll be open in three to four weeks," he said.    The inside of the lounge is missing all its ceili...

by A. Talbot Despite all the hullabaloo surrounding Christmas, for many Italian Americans, one of the most exciting meals of the year happens the night before: the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. No one entirely knows how the tradition started, but a few details are widely understood.   For starters, Christmas Eve is techni...

The sub sandwich, probably the most iconic of the Italian-American sandwiches has long spread across the country from the northeast and a sub shop – usually in the form of a Subway – seems to be on or near every busy corner from coast to coast.   The version at the three locations of the local Maine-ly Sandwiches are called Italian Sandwiche...

When: September 21 & 22, October 5 & 6, 2013 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with breaksExam: October 20, 2013Where: La Morra Restaurant, 48 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA 02445Price: $650 [Click here to reserve your spot] Italy is currently the #1 wine exporting and producing country in the world, as well as the most imported country in the USA. A...

by Dana Hatic   A new development complex in Waltham will be home to the latest project from the Somerville-based Alpine Restaurant Group (Posto, The Painted Burro, Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar) some time in November, sticking to a timeline first announced over the summer. Osteria Posto (10 CityPoint) will serve lunch and dinner w...

When: Thursday, May 23, 2013 — Noon to 7 p.m.Where: Giardini di Sole — Suite B-17, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA [map] Free parking is accessible from the Albany Street entrance. Join Giardini di Sole as they bring the Bella Vita to Boston with their Spring Open House. Enjoy conviviality, lively refreshments, delightful door prizes and spec...

Italians have an old Latin expression about wine: in vino veritas (in wine, there is truth). On Saturday, January 24th, 2015, The Wine ConneXtion, located in North Andover, MA, will share with its guests the truth about Italian wine during its complimentary tasting, "Italy Uncorked" led by Ciro Pirone, the Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beve...

By Janelle Nanos I'm an Italian by marriage, and every meal with my extended family ends with stories of Grandpa Mario, a first-generation Italian-American who lived his life fast and bold. After attaining financial success, he often spent lavishly on his friends and loved ones.   He was a good Catholic, but was so notoriously impatient tha...

Welcome to "A Tavola," Bostoniano's newest food column, dedicated to taking readers on un giro culinario in search of Massachusetts' prime locations for authentic Italian cuisine. It seems that Massachusetts is rife with Italian eateries, all of which claim to serve real "Italian classics," but for experienced foodies and casual diners, alike, find...

Hailing from Rome, Italy, Chef Simone is brining his twenty years of experience, and a fundamental understanding of the importance of fresh ingredients to Allora.   "I really want to get more people in to see what we're doing here", said Fioretti. "We want people to see the difference when they get their plate - when everything is fresh and...