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Traditional Italian recipes star on the menu at Giovanni's. The restaurant, which was established in 1966, is located on Ridge Road in Munster. Its menu features many of the dishes that have been favorites through the years at the eatery. Entering Giovanni's is like walking into an old friend's house. One also feels like you've stepped into a time...

Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, a local non-profit organization and La Strega Trattoria will host a White Truffle Dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019, at La Strega, 3555 S. Town Center Dr. Ste., 105, Las Vegas, NV 89135 The evening will include a four-course truffle dinner and wine pairing. The dinner will be followed by “Hopeful Notes”, movi...

If you’re in need of proof that stories of renewal and hope still exist, then book a trip to Matera – an ancient southern Italian town that’s gone from decrepit squalor to Europe’s 2019 capital of culture. Matera’s story is tear-inducingly miraculous. As recently as the 50s it was branded “the shame of Italy”, after a writer called Carlo Levi was e...

Beneath the recently renovated Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Little Italy, there is a very little-known secret. A huge wooden door that looks more befitting of a medieval castle than an urban church stands between an old basement chapel and the final resting place of dozens of souls from New York’s past. Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral was first built...

A state grant will meet some of the costs of the more than $1 million renovation that will turn a vacant former office building into Coratti's, a new Italian restaurant, bar and indoor bocce ball venue in downtown Howell.  "We're getting everything brand new, and, at the end of the day, we're converting an old office building into a great restauran...

The Rockford Italian Sister Cities Alliance will hold its annual fundraiser, A Taste of Italy V, from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Venetian Club. Several local restaurants will provide samples for tasting, including Napoli’s (pictured). The cost is $25 per person; only 200 tickets are available. Proceeds will benefit Rockford Italian Sister Citi...

Stepping into the ancient towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (often referred to as Forgotten Cities) is like stepping back in time. Indeed, time seems to have frozen at these sites, which offer a rare glimpse into the lives of the ancient Romans. Eerily preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD the excavated towns offer a...

Three Brooklyn residents host a popular podcast and social media account that aims to highlight what it's like to grow up Italian in New York City. The Instagram account Growing Up Italian has almost 90,000 followers. Rocco Loguercio, Michela Curcio and Sabino Curcio are siblings and cousins. They started the meme page as a hobby, but now in additi...

Santa Clarita abounds in enticing Italian restaurants. Here are three of your best options for a feast just like mama used to make. Being an international melting pot, Santa Clarita is well known for its range of great restaurants. And since Italian fare is at the top of the list of most food enthusiasts, the city offers plenty of options for aperi...

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Department of Italian and the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University invite you to a book presentation by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri.  Jhumpa Lahiri is one of the most important voices of American literature. Her debut book, Interpreter of Maladies, wo...

I slands are naturally marketable. Discrete, compact and unique, they present a neat and tidy package that can be readily invested with meaning and value. Because they are by definition separate from their associated mainlands, they are by default exotic, a quality that is viewed positively by consumers who are often looking for something new: a ne...

Former Team Italy catcher Tyler LaTorre is the new pitching coach at California State University, Sacramento. It should come as no surprise to learn how catchers later blossom into some of the game’s best pitching coaches. Former backstop Dave Duncan, one of the most respected and successful pitching coaches of all-time, was credited for the succes...