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In a daring Upper East Side dining relocation, Campagnola — an “Italian Country Restaurant” at 1382 First Ave. for nearly 40 years — is moving from its tenement-building home to the modern Impala condo tower two blocks north at 1456 First Ave., where its new landlord will be Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty. It’s a stunning change of venue for Campagnola, wh...

Sometimes you find old values, big aspirations, and a spirit of community in places that are contemporary, modest, and commercial. These are among the paradoxes that you encounter at our October 2022 Business of the Month, Gaia Italian Cafè at 226 East 3rd Street (Ave. B/C) along with a revolving selection of freshly-made, delicious Italian dishes...

A local Travis business received an honorable citation from the city’s public advocate for feeding Central and South American migrants that have been sent to the community as they seek asylum. Owners of the business, Verde’s Pizza and Pasta House, over the past few weeks have fed dozens of migrants simply out of the kindness of their hearts. Public...

Joseph Romeo was recently honored with the Distinguished Service Award for his work in the Franklin Square community. The Associazione Culturale Italiana di New York, a nonprofit Italian American organization that works to keep the Italian culture alive and well within various communities in the state, bestowed him with the award on Sept. 10 at Rus...

On Oct. 18, Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) revived their Roman-Italian restaurant, Maialino, at the Redbury Hotel in New York, adding another new hot spot to Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood. USHG closed Maialino’s original Gramercy Park Hotel location—a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winner—in 2020 at the beginning of the...

Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Featuring Grazia d'Annuzio, former editor of Vogue Italia. Register here. Are you interested in Italian fashion? Would you like to hear how it started and how it developed over the years? Are you curious to hear stories about major Italian designers? Grazia d’Annuzio...

Join us Saturday, November 5 for an evening with pianist & composer Cristiana Pegoraro. The concert at the Columbus Citizens Foundation (8 East 69th Street, New York, NY) will be open to the public. Cocktails at 6.15 PM, Performance at 7 PM. Members wishing to make a dinner reservation in the Taverna following the performance can email here. Hailed...

Phillies prospect and Team Italia player Vito Friscia is the 2022 IABF Future Star honoree. He will be honored at the annual IABF Gala in Brooklyn on December 1. Friscia, a Long Island native, is a Triple A catcher in the Phillies organization. A product of Hofstra University, he wore the uniform of the Italian national team for the first time duri...

Westchester County officials celebrated Italian heritage month Tuesday night by raising the American and the Italian flags and singing the respective national anthems. The event was held outside the County Office Building in White Plains. Westchester County Executive George Latimer was there along with other officials. Latimer's heritage is half-It...

John “Vig” Vigliotti is a winner in the world of calzones. Vigliotti, owner of Peppino’s Restaurant and Catering in Syracuse, took home the top prize last weekend in what was billed as the “World Calzone Championship.” That was one of several contests held at the Pizza & Pasta Northeast Competition in Atlantic City, N.J., sponsored by Pizza Today m...

Williamsburg’s treasured Settepani Bakery (602 Lorimer St.) is turning 30, and the Settepani family is inviting the whole neighborhood to celebrate with them. Settepani’s 30th Birthday Party, complete with great food, drinks, and music, will take place on October 23 from noon – 3 p.m. at 602 Lorimer Street. Settepani Bakery is a family-owned busine...

Every fall, Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate hosts a sports banquet to honor a local servant leader in the Auburn community. As always, this year's banquet is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 207 and offers a delicious and authentic Italian dinner prepared by the Cultural Italian American Organization and the Italian Cucina Crew. A...