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For centuries, immigrants have been seeking a home in the Berkshires. Though the landscape of immigration has changed considerably over the last century, the Berkshires continues to welcome people from many parts of the world. The Italian family of Sonsinis look back to an earlier wave of European immigrants.   Joe and Theresa (nee Troiano)...

For our occasional food series, Farm to Fork, we went to a small Somerville office park near a junk car lot. Inside, behind a red door there's a kitchen and a little piece of Italy. According to Tremont 647 chef and owner Andy Husbands, this kitchen has some of the best mozzarella around.   The company is called Fiore de Nonno — or "gra...

by Dana Hatic A popular Italian bodega in Coolidge Corner is getting ready to unveil a new outpost in Newton. Bottega Fiorentina will hold a soft opening for its new location on June 5, celebrating the occasion by offering free espresso.   The new restaurant from Andrea and Cristina Ferrini will open at 11 a.m. on Sunday after more than a y...

For the past year, Cucina D owners and husband and wife, Damiano and Christina DiCenso, have offered handmade northern Italian cuisine to local residents from their recently established Middlesex Turnpike location. From tried-and-true fare like D's homemade meatballs to traditional dishes like chicken or veal marsala, this Bedford eatery has s...

The new Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe has the appearance of a polished national chain restaurant, but the big boss is called "Mama," described by her children as a "short, old-school Italian lady," 77, who pops in for taste tests at all the Nardelli's locations to make sure her recipes taste as they should.   "I just want to make sure it's all r...

By Mary Ann Sorrentino The Irish seem to own mid-March celebrations. Even their natural ethnic rivals compete to grand marshal St. Paddy's Day parades everywhere. The gay community fights fiercely to march wearing Erin's green while St. Joseph has no parade. Instead, he's buried upside down to improve bad housing markets. In Rhode Island, as a ca...

The smells and sounds of Italy filled the South End Middle School auditorium Saturday night in Springfield. It was called "A Taste of Italy".   In its 20th year, and organized by parishioners of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, the popular dinner fundraiser was attended by hundreds or parishioners and residents of the South End.   R...

By Stephanie Schorow   WHO'S IN CHARGE Owners Matteo and Francesca Ronzio — who relocated earlier this year from Italy — are seeking to create an Italian dining experience very different from the Italian-American cuisine familiar to New Englanders.   Ronzio has no quarrel with dark restaurants that heavily rely on tomato sauce, but...

Sitting down in the pizza parlor he has run for 40 years, owner Vincent Ferraro recalls the leap of faith it took to purchase the business for $15,000 back in 1976. Vincent was just 23 when he bought out "USA Pizza," and renamed it Glenville Pizza. But the young entrepreneur was good with numbers, understood pizza making and already had h...

Mayor Nick Isgro Friday pointed to a black and white photo on the wall of Napoli Italian Market. "This is my grandparents' first date," Isgro said, of the photo of his grandfather, Sam, and grandmother, Eleanor.   Another photo on the wall shows Sam, who was a Waterville city councilor many years ago, with Isgro's father, Jim, when Jim was a...

When it comes to authentic Italian food, Boston certainly has plenty of it. Not only are we home to the North End's Italian fare but many of our restaurants have also somehow managed to make this category of food even better (if that's possible).   Two of those local Italian eateries have even earned a nod in Thrillist's list of "Best Italia...

When you open the evening with a sparkling, dry Prosecco and close it with a silky Chianti Classico, you have two key ingredients for una magnifica festa d'Italia (a magificent Italian feast).   And so it was recently at Café UTEC (United Teed Equality Center) in downtown Lowell where Chef Sam Putnam, his culinary staff of young men and wome...