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There are few more beloved cuisines in New York City than Italian food, and three West Village restaurants just got named among the best in the five boroughs. Eater NY recently published a list of "New York City's 20 Top Italian Restaurants." Here are the three West Village eateries that earned a spot on the list. Don Angie: 103 Greenwich Ave. It i...

When: Wed, 11/30/2022 at 4:00pm - Where: Zoom Lecture Series. Participation is free. RSVP is MANDATORY. The Zoom link will be provided on the day of the event. On the Italian Stage is a series of encounters conceived and led by Laura Caparrotti (Artistic Director, Kairos Italy Theater) that journeys into the history of Italian Theater to explore it...

In a celebration of migrants and their contributions to the fabric of American society, an immigration think tank honored a group of people who championed the cause. One of the honorees was a nonprofit organization founded by a Brooklyn family whose ancestors came to the U.S. from Italy. The Viola Foundation, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, received the Immi...

Piero (Peter) Riva of Glen Cove, New York, now in his 70’s, recently reconnected with some 40 cousins in his hometown of Imperia, on Italy’s Ligurian coast. Independent family reunions and guided heritage trips are a growing sector of the travel industry, says Rachel Cooke of Kensington Tours, a bespoke travel company. “Home never leaves you; your...

When: Tue, 11/22/2022 at 6:30pm - Where: Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimò. The event will also be broadcast live on our YouTube, Facebook, and website Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873) is the author of the first and, perhaps, still most important modern Italian novel. I promessi sposi (The Betrothed, 1827 and then, amply revised, in the 1840 definitive...

November 30 – December 1, 2022, a two-day conference dedicated to the work and legacy of Grazia Deledda, the first and only Italian woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1926). A collaboration between NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò and the Istituto Italiana di Cultura, New York, this jubilant celebration of the 150th birthday of Gra...

In the historic Carnegie Hall, amid the shimmering lights of Broadway, the Fondazione Arena di Verona held a special concert to celebrate their 100th anniversary and to promote the 2023 season. The concert was held in Zankel Hall, Carnegie’s newest concert venue and was opened with a speech by Cecilia Gasdia, Artistic Director of the Fondazione Are...

For an opera that's had a pretty spotty performance record at the Met--Verdi's longest opera, DON CARLOS/DON CARLO, had its company premiere in 1920 then mostly disappeared until Rudolf Bing resurrected it in 1950 for the first production of his tenure as General Manager--it's looking suddenly a lot more familiar. Last season, the company gave its...

There was no shortage of tears at the Italian American Cancer Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Gala. It’s an effort that began in the 1980s through the initiative of renowned breast cancer surgeon Umberto Veronesi and entrepreneur Alessandro di Montezemolo. It was Veronesi who envisioned a partnership between Italy and the United States to expose youn...

Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301. Presented by Anita Sanseverino. In-person and virtual. Register for In-Person here. Register for Virtual here. The Venetian Carnevale is the most well-known festival in Venice, but there are other festas even closer to the hearts of Venetians. It used to be said that...

Quality Branded, the hospitality group behind Manhattan restaurants Don Angie and Zou Zou’s will expand its empire of Italian and American spots next year. In early 2023, the team is opening a modern Italian restaurant called Bad Roman at 10 Columbus Circle and West 60th Street, according to a spokesperson. The new spot takes over a third-floor spa...

Once again it is confirmed that the Farnesina, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, sends our best diplomats to the United States. And when they finish their term, continuing their diplomatic careers, they are rewarded with mandates in prestigious posts and then called to advise Italian institutions because of their experience and diplomatic expertise....