Good news for lovers of Italian food in the Buffalo area! Bravo Italian Kitchen will reopen at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga later this spring. The favorite Italian chain will be the latest restaurant to return to the mall’s “Restaurants Row” after Dave and Buster’s reopening in March. “BRAVO! will continue to serve classic favorite entré...

Cristiana Dell’Anna, star of the HBO Max crime series Gomorrah, has landed the lead role of U.S. Catholic nun Frances Xavier Cabrini in Alejandro Monteverde’s true story feature retelling Cabrini. Production starts June 28 in Buffalo, NY and NYC. Mother Cabrini was an Italian-American Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sac...

The extraordinary life of Mother Cabrini is going to become a major motion picture and you could be in it! The casting director is looking for native Italian speakers who also speak English, ages 6 to 70 years old—no acting experience necessary. Filming will take place in NYC and Buffalo from June to August 2021.Email CabriniTheMovie@gmail.com if y...

For 60 years, Carmen Iacono had a particular routine for Valentine’s Day. He would bring an early morning card to his wife, Maria, as she rose from sleep, then return 12 hours later, after a long day of cutting hair, to hand her flowers and a heart-shaped box of candy. If the day fell on a rare evening off from work, the couple might go for dinner...

Ted DiNoto not only officially declares his candidacy for Erie County sheriff on Thursday, he also injects an entirely new dimension into the contest by running on an independent line. A 30-year Amherst Police Department veteran and detective lieutenant commanding the Narcotics Squad, DiNoto told The Buffalo News on Wednesday that he will no longer...

When I was  a teenager dreaming to travel to the US,  I admit Buffalo wasn’t on my list: admittedly, my knowledge of America was limited to what I saw on TV — Texas, California, New York City — and to the Pacific North-West, as you would expect from any Gen-X  kid who grew up on a diet of bread-and-grunge. Things changed once I left Italy, moved to...

Rick “Rico” Cassata was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 for his quarterback play with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League (CFL), winning the MVP award in the Grey Cup Championship in 1973 and highlighting a nine-year CFL career. However, in 1964 after graduating from Tonawanda High School, Cassata h...

Whether you’re in the mood for handcrafted homemade pasta, authentic Italian pasta dishes, or a twist on the classics, Buffalo and Western New York has quite the list of options. We asked our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers where to find the best pasta in Buffalo and WNY, and they answered with their top picks. Below we’ve included the f...

The Buffalo Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday to rename Columbus Park, which is located along Porter Avenue and Niagara Street, to Prospect Park. The Christopher Columbus statue was removed from the park in July on orders from Mayor Byron Brown and agreement of the common council. The Federation of Italian-American Societies of Western New Y...

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown joined with members of the Federation of Italian-American Societies on Sunday to declare October as Italian Heritage Month, while also unveiling a rendering of the planned new immigrants monument to replace the Christopher Columbus statue that was voluntarily removed in July. Gathering after Mass one day before Columbu...