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“The move” is a turn of phrase I use quite often. “What’s the move at Tsbuaki?” I would ask a fellow writer who has been there, or I might text “Get the eggplant parm. That’s the move,” to a friend going to Ggiata. The move is what you should order if you’re going to a restaurant for the first time. It’s a confident and can’t fail recommendation, b...

Italian conductor Alvise Casellati is set to bring his ‘Opera Italiana is In the Air’ to New York City. The free concert, entitled, “Rebuild Harmony,” will take place at Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell on June 27 and will be a celebration of female talent. The concert will feature sopranos, Dísella Làrusdóttir and Caitlin Gotimer as well as two o...

On the placid waters of Lake Bolsena in central Italy is the mysterious island of Bisentina, which takes its name from the nearby ancient Etruscan-Roman town of Bisenzio. Isola Bisentina is the largest of the two islands found on Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, with a circumference of 43km, located in the Tuscia area, between Rom...

The St. Louis Italian Language Program’s Summer Camp for Kids is a full-immersion program designed around a variety of activities that will encourage you and your children to learn and speak Italian through singing, cooking, completing art projects, Italian movies/cartoons screenings, playing indoor and outdoor Italian games. In the first part of t...

Summer is nearly here, which means it's the ideal time to relax with a spritz cocktail. Your basic spritz recipe includes sparkling wine, soda water, and an amaro — a bitter liqueur. It’s that last ingredient that varies depending on your taste and style, from the sweet elderberry flavor of Saint Germain to the bitter red hue of Campari. The Aperol...

Not everyone knows that the famous American novelist Michael Connelly, thriller author and creator of the literary detective Harry Bosch, is a regular customer at the historic Musso & Frank restaurant in Hollywood. His only request? Being able to sit and sip a martini in the same booth where writer Raymond Chandler sat in the 1930s. The latter, aut...

These days, names like Capano, Pettinaro, and Robino are associated with business success, real estate development and acclaim.  But on a recent Thursday afternoon, the men who founded companies that became giants in Delaware gathered with other childhood friends from Wilmington's Little Italy neighborhood to reminisce about days past. Although som...

Pasta Beach, an Italian restaurant that opened on Boston’s waterfront (30 Rowes Wharf) in 2010, has been closed since a September 2019 fire that reportedly started in the building’s ductwork and caused approximately $350,000 in damages. Nearly three years later, it finally has a reopening date — June 25 — and an eye-catching tropical redesign, per...

Until recently, Joe Avati never thought of himself as a “real comic.”  This bout of self-deprecation probably comes as something of a surprise to the Italo-Australian’s legion of devoted fans, who many years ago dubbed him the “Italian Seinfeld!” Avati’s signature “clean style” of comedy and his laser-sharp insight into the minds of Italians around...

I love celebrating my Italian heritage, and the pasta fagioli that they serve at the many Italian-American feasts and festivals that are held around Connecticut. Ziti & meatballs, sausage & peppers, soffrito, pizzelles, and oh, the fried dough. The 2022 Italian Feast/Festival season kicked off last weekend, where the Feast of St. Anthony returned f...

Former NFL defensive tackle Tony Siragusa died on Wednesday, according to the Baltimore Ravens. He was 55. "Goose," as his fans would call him, played for the Indianapolis Colts for seven seasons from 1990 to 1996, and then signed with the Ravens in 1997. He was a member of Baltimore's Super Bowl XXXV team, and retired following the 2001 season. "I...

Fifty years – those ranging from 1954 to 2001 – are the time span in which Italy went from an agricultural economy to the first personal computers. A transition in which Olivetti had the role of the protagonist, shaping and leading the technological future of the country with an unprecedented and ambitious vision. In this half-century, during which...