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By Stephanie Obodda Recently, someone suggested we check out Cucina Rustica. Though I was a little skeptical of venturing into the far reaches of Cranston for Friday night dinner, this one seemed like it might have potential.   Francesca Saratapoulas and Gina Musto, who also own Narragansett's Oceanside at the Pier, opened Cucina Rustica ea...

By Elizabeth Roman A bit of Springfield history is now a part of the official collection of books at the State Library of Massachusetts in the Statehouse. "On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family and Faith," the latest book released as part of The Republican's Heritage Series, was donated to the library by state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo Jr.,...

Combining his Italian heritage and American patriotism, chef Dante de Magistris hosts a unique Italian American-inspired beer dinner in honor of Independence Day.   Reserve a seat at his riverside restaurant on Thursday, July 4th to sit down to five courses of Italiany fare paired with the beers of Maryland's Dogfish Head Brewery. The festiv...

Dear Lodge President and Members:The annual Columbus Day Parade will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 in Revere. The parade will assemble on the Broadway side of Beach Street at 11:00 AM. The Sons of Italy will be in the 3rd Division. The parade will begin at 1:00 P.M sharp and proceed down Broadway and onto Revere Street past the...

October is Italian American Heritage month. It is also the month that we honor Christopher Columbus, the intrepid, Genoa born navigator who, despite repeated rebuffs and major disappointments, discovered America in 1492. In 1999, the late Gov. Paul Cellucci signed special legislation declaring October Italian American Heritage month, an observance...

On that day, the Tuscany Campus moved 27 students into its new residence hall located in a historic former Franciscan convent known locally as San Francesco. While the structure itself has been around for ages, the interior was recently renovated and now features all of the latest conveniences to provide for student development and safety. "My sta...

Arezzo Ristorante & Bar on Riverside Avenue in Westport has begun marketing its own culinary fare, including pasta sauces, specialty items and the restaurant's award-winning caponata.   Juan Ceballos, owner of the restaurant founded in NYC in 2000, said in a statement about the food line that customers have been asking him to package his...

by Dana Hatic Italia di Gusto will bring the most authentic tastes of Italy to Medford starting October 15. According to its Facebook page and a post on Chowhound, the specialty shop and eatery with its original locations in Italy will open to patrons along the Mystic River, offering "the best products," including cheese, salami, Parmigiano, jam,...

By Pete Fontaine The importance of the Italo-American Club in Rhode Island as well as its ongoing popularity was apparent Monday night in Providence. The one-time Berarducci Funeral Home at 477 Broadway, now the nations oldest operating Italian organization that was founded back in 1896, was filled with high-ranking federal and state official...

Come savor authentic Italian Cuisine alongside renowned Chef Lorena Autori of Umbria, Italy on her US tour as she hosts cooking classes and a delectable dinner complete with delicacies travelling with her from Italy. Born in Salerno, in Italy's Campania region and raised in Umbria Chef Lorena has a passion for quality Italian gastronomy.  ...

The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy in America Lodge 37 will be holding its monthly dinner Monday, Sept. 23, at the Italian American Social Club on 40 Hamre Lane, Branford. The menu includes pasta fagioli, salad, pasta, vegetable, bread, butter, an entree, dessert, Italian and American coffee, soda and water.   Tickets may be purchased...

Food is one of Italy's most wonderful cultural contributions to the world, on a par with its unsurpassed art, architecture and other famous innovations. There is no single, monolithic Italian cuisine. Italian food culture is very regional. With a varied geography, and an even more diverse history, Italian cuisine changes, depending on where you are...