San Marco Ristorante is a restaurant of the rarest breed: a sure thing. If you have ever swooned to the grill-finished sea bass with creamy pesto, toasted pignoli and red peppercorns, you can find that thrill again on Kensington Avenue. Its secret is simple. For three decades, the same three people have welcomed San Marco’s customers, cooked its fo...

Adapting and surviving the unforeseeable trials and tribulations of the Great Depression in the 1930s and early 1940s were painful and disheartening for all that experienced it. Despite these horrible economic times, Buffalo born-and-bred, first-generation Italian America Sam Noto persevered and never gave up on his dream to become a jazz trumpet p...

Buffalo’s Italian Cultural Center at Delaware and Hertel is cooking up a new series on video with a renowned pastry chef. CCI Buffalo just announced a new partnership with chef Camille Le Caër, the new Youtube show will be filmed in the center’s state-of-the-art kitchen. Chef Camille has appeared on other cooking shows, had his own restaurant and w...

After a century of feeding Buffalonians at 370 Seneca St., DiTondo’s Tavern served its last spaghetti parm on Oct. 16, 2018. Three years later, DiTondo opened at the same address, with an Italian-from-Italy chef offering regional Italian cuisine, like Calabrian swordfish rolls Scilla style, focaccia Pugliese with tomatoes and olives, and gnocchi wi...

There are key moments in life you remember vividly. One was a cold day in December 1972 when I was pulled out of a high school assembly with the sad news that my beloved Grandma Nicotera had died. I still ache while recalling this and mourn her loss some 50 years later. A traditional old-fashioned, several days’ wake and funeral Mass followed. They...

For more than a century, a restaurant known as DiTondo’s has sat on Seneca Street in Buffalo, at a literal crossroads between downtown and Larkinville. After changing ownership in 2018, undergoing renovations and making it through a global pandemic, the restaurant is now at a figurative crossroads. New owners Rita DiTondo and her husband Fabio Cons...

A recent visit to the newly opened Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo (CCI) was a real treat, in more ways than one. First off, I must say how nice it is to see this particular corner at Hertel and Delaware salvaged. It would be interesting to know what this entire corner once beheld, before it became a series of strip malls and fast food joints....

Buffalo’s Italian American community is celebrating a big weekend in the Queen City. The Federation of Italian American Societies hosted its annual banquet Sunday night for the first time since the pandemic began. It’s a celebration of Italian culture and the opportunity to recognize the significant contributions of Italian Americans. News 4’s Jacq...

A place for capturing and sharing Italian American culture and history opened Saturday  in Buffalo. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning at the Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo's new home inside the former North Park library, 2351 Delaware Ave. The new location for CCI Buffalo will be the site of genealogy research, lessons in la...

Parts of Western New York have transformed into movie sets as crews filming "Cabrini" take up residence at almost three dozen locations. Tuesday they were at the American Red Cross on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. "37 locations in about 45 days," said Justin Hank, locations manager for the film. "Shooting in and around Buffalo and in and around the c...