NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

It’s been a long time coming, but chef Tim Grandinetti’s homage to his Italian great-grandfather is finally ready. Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar will open March 5 at 680 West Fourth St., just a block away from Grandinetti’s first restaurant, Spring House Kitchen, Restaurant & Bar. Both restaurants are partnerships with Lynn and Lyn...

Award-winning singer and PBS/WNET and NY affiliates host for "Andrea Bocelli: Live From Central Park" and "Il Volo Takes Flight" Cristina Fontanelli brings her second-annual concert program of the world's best-loved classic songs during her "The Great International Songbook, plus wine reception" at Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch Perform...

by Michael Kaminer   This nonna's got balls. They're palle di joe ($14), beef testicles that are sliced, baked in oil and vinegar, and served on greens. I didn't have cojones to try them at Enoteca Maria, the Staten Island joint that's become a sensation for its rotating cast of grandmas in the kitchen.   But almost everythi...

Celebrating 35 Years of the Calandra Institute at PICCOLO FIORE RISTORANTE - 230 EAST 44TH STREET, Manhattan (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7pm to 9pm   Lazio is a region of central Italy bordered by the Tyrrhenian Sea, traversed by the waters of the Tiber River, and characterized by...

by Ginger Adam Otis   Any journalist who has ever been an author has lived through that uncomfortable moment when, for the first time, the tables are turned and you become the interview subject who's put on the hot seat.   I wrote about my experience with that for Page Views last month with the publication of my first book — and it se...

by Rosalind McKever   Amedeo Modigliani, his Nu couché (1917-18), and its £170.4 million price tag, have been attracting attention in New York, but the city has a lot more Italian modern art to offer. Alberto Burri's abstract burlap, plastic and celotex compositions are on show at the Guggenheim and the ever-popular still lifes of Giorg...

Con costanza, passione, fede ed entusiasmo, domenica 13 marzo si è svolto il 109mo gala della San Pasquale Society di Airola (Benevento). Un sodalizio socio-comunitario, creato dagli emigrati della città di Airola nel lontano 1907 con scopi sociali, di assistenza e di beneficenza.   Era il vecchio mondo dell'emigrazione italiana, fatta di du...

Antonio Bernardo, 50 anni, nativo di Maddaloni è un'autorità mondiale nel campo della neurosurgery (specificamente la chirurgia della base cranica). Liceo classico Giordano Bruno a Maddaloni, laurea in Medicina alla Federico II, secondo Policlinico. «Furono le lezioni di anatomia del professor Lanza ad spingermi verso tale disciplina».   Att...

By Carol Ann Benanti   The fourth annual Taste of Italy Golf Outing & Dinner — celebrating the life achievements of Corrado "Joe" Manfredi to benefit Casa Belvedere — played to perfection Wednesday at Silver Lake Golf Course, where more than 120 linksters took to the lush greens on the time-honored course.   Manfredi arrived in Ne...

By Katrina Tulloch   The Italian American Athletic Club of Syracuse has donated 500 cases of water to the people of Flint, Michigan. News of the Flint water crisis broke in 2015, but Anthony Catania, the treasurer of the IAAC, hadn't heard about it until he saw Flint residents on the "Steve Harvey Show" last spring.   "People fro...

September 13 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm. The Holocaust in Italy: The Life and Times of Primo Levi. A presentation by Francesco Bonavita. Primo Levi is perhaps one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. As a survivor of the Holocaust, he went on to document the horrors of his experiences in The Periodic Table, If Not Now, When? and The Monkey...

by Emily Kluver Anyone who thinks their Thanksgiving tradition of roasting a turkey and mashing potatoes is complicated should talk to Theresa "Terry" Scotto-Spinelli. This lifelong and well-known local around Carroll Gardens knows a thing or two about holiday feasts.   Many days, Scotto-Spinelli can be found working in Scotto Funeral Home,...