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Pizza is officially the favorite food of American adults, according to a report from USA Today. On any given day, around 13% of people in the country will eat pizza, as reported by a U.S. Department of Agriculture study. Pizza can even be good for romance. The USA Today report showed 63% of singles said they would be more likely to swipe right if s...

The Toccolana Club in Rome will be holding its first ever Feast of San Gennaro celebration this September. The festival honors San Gennaro of Naples, an Italian bishop who was martyred in 305 AD. The free event will feature live music, Italian food, live entertainment, a bocce tournament, food trucks and food contests, including ‘Best Meatball’ and...

Fernet Branca—the dark, mentholated, Italian elixir that helped popularize amaro culture in the United States—contains zero Italian-sourced ingredients, or at least none that it admits to. In classic amaro tradition, Fratelli Branca maintains tight-lipped secrecy around its recipe, but what we do know is that it is composed of rhubarb from China, g...

A Watertown woman, well known for involvement in her family’s business and the local Italian-American community, has passed away. Ida Alteri died on Saturday at the age of 87. Alteri and her husband owned and operated Alteri Bakery for 36 years before selling it to one of their sons. She was very active in both the Mount Carmel and the Bravo Italia...

Trapizzino, the Roman-inspired street food eatery nestled among the gritty landscape of New York City’s Lower East Side, has finally reopened after last year’s mandatory pandemic closing. It reemerges, premiering a cocktail menu, expanded food offerings including lunch and weekend brunch (coming soon), plus al fresco dining. These new additions fur...

On Sunday, South Water Street bustled with activity at the grand opening of Macelleria Greenwich. Co-owner Anthony Lala and his brother, Frank, greeted diners at the red-carpeted entrance with drinks and good spirits. The brand new Italian steakhouse in Greenwich is the third in the area, along with renowned locations in Armonk and Pelham, New York...

September 5 (Sunday) 5:00pm. Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. 168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY. In the great tradition of the last 30 years, Opera & Broadway of the Hamptons will return to the East End bringing the great “chestnuts” of the Opera and Broadway favorites in their program “FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY: CRISTINA FONTANE...

In a post on Facebook, the Blauvelt Sons of Italy announced that the 11th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival scheduled for the weekend of September 16th has been cancelled due to rising number of Covid-19 cases. The Blauvelt Sons of Italy posted the following on Facebook: “It is will great regret that we announce that the 2021 Italian Feast is CANCE...

At the start of his set, Andrea took to the stage with his flute. Rather strangely, the conductor started up You’ll Never Walk Alone from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel while the voice-over was still introducing the singer as “The best-loved tenor in the world whose mellow yet powerful timbre has resonated to the tune of 80 milli...

Nick Manfredi, whose father, Joe, once owned the lion’s share of auto dealerships on Staten Island, recently made a tough decision to sell off his last franchise, Manfredi Chevrolet. “This is an end of a legacy for us. It took me a long time to really process it. There are a lot of emotions attached to it,” said Nick Manfredi, an Annadale resident....

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is pleased to announce that it has recently signed a partnership agreement with Confindustria FEDERORAFI, Italy’s national federation of goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewelry manufacturers, to support FEDERORAFI and its more than 500 member companies in their commercial expansion and promotion on the Nort...

Rochester soccer history buffs certainly will appreciate one entry in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying round – the Italian American Sport Club Boom. The IASC captured the 1963 U.S. Amateur Cup title and that team’s success led to the formation of the Rochester Lancers. The Lancers competed in the American Soccer League from 1967-69 and then...