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The ICCC is proud to bring the latest films from Italy to Houston for our Italian Contemporary Film Series. Wednesday, March 20 · 7 - 10pm CDT. Wednesday, April 17 · 7 - 10pm CDT. Wednesday, May 15 · 7 - 10pm CDT. ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford St Houston, TX. Tickets to each film are sold individually and cost $10 for ICCC Members, $15 for General Adm...

You may remember this command. It is considered to be one of the best movie lines of all time: “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” Those words from “The Godfather” are spoken in a tragic scene that nevertheless generates laughter for its irony. Pauli, Don Vito Carleone’s bodyguard, had mysteriously called in sick on the day of a botched assassinatio...

The city of Dickinson on Saturday celebrated its Italian heritage with the annual Dickinson Little Italy Festival of Galveston County. The festival began with a blessing of the festival at the St. Joseph’s table, honoring the Catholic Feast of St. Joseph, which is March 19. The event honors the immigrants from Sicily and Italy who settled in Gal...

Join co-host John M. Viola, as he broadcasts directly from the vibrant heart of New Orleans, where the Italian American St. Joseph’s Society’s parade and feast ignite the city with cultural pride. Listen in as he sits down with dear friends and prominent figures in the Italian American community—Brendan Young, Tony Mangia, and Chef David Greco of M...

If you’re in search of the best homemade pasta in Texas, look no further than Piattello Italian Kitchen in Fort Worth. From ravioli to spaghetti and everything in between, all of the pasta here is made from scratch, and you can definitely taste the difference. It's rare to find restaurants that make everything from scratch, which is what makes Piat...

Tana will offer fresh pasta finished tableside in a giant Parmesan cheese wheel. You just can’t get it yet. “We had a special walnut cart made for the dish, but I’m not going to serve it until I have a designated staff member to handle it,” says chef Michael Gulotta. “I can’t be the one doing that. The first Instagram or TikTok video that posts, it...

Let’s go back to the 1900s. It was a new era of innovation and immigration. New Orleans’ Italian population was at such an all-time high, pockets of the city were called “Little Italy.” Around this time, Salvatore Lupo and his Sicilian family ran Central Grocery, serving hundreds of Italian immigrants food from their home country. Their most popula...

The Italian Irish parade rolled through the streets of Gretna (LA) on Sunday, March 10 and attendees were eager to catch some good throws. “We are going to have a nice time throwing, we got tons of stuff to throw to the kids today,” said parade rider William. Hundreds crowded the streets not only for beads but for some groceries to stock up their p...

An authentic Italian bakery in Tulsa is getting ready to celebrate its two-year anniversary. Samantha Short opened Nana Rose's Italian Bakery and Market in March of 2022. The bakery is named after Samantha's own Nana Rose. It's a family-run business. Samantha and her husband work at the bakery side-by-side. Their son, Patrick, even runs the cash re...

Bellini's arrived on the Dallas dining scene in 2002 on Oak Lawn Avenue, where it thrived for 18 years. The space closed in 2020 after the landlord sold the property. For almost two years, owner Lorenzo di Lorenzo pondered his next move, which almost involved moving back to New York City during the pandemic. Fortunately for everyone in Dallas who f...

Italian creativity in the arts meets and stimulates technological innovation at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Organized by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), the Italian pavilion at the SXSW Creative Industries Expo will feature twelve innovative startups, demonstrating the country's commitment to pushing the boundaries of creativity and...

Irene Stamm encouraged her husband, Jason, to wander off to look at the nuclear stuff for a while so she could play with the da Vinci toys. She had a lot to choose from: The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History has about 30 of the Italian Renaissance artist's machines on display as part of a traveling interactive exhibition that runs thro...