The Galbani Italian Heritage Festival is returning to Hertel Avenue this year. It's back for the first time in two years due to the pandemic. The three-day festival starts July 15 and will stretch from Delaware to Virgil avenues. This year, the festival will feature the fan-favorite grape stomping contest. And new this year, there will be genealogy...

Buffalo’s Italian Heritage Festival is coming back this year after the COVID-19 pandemic kept it from happening in 2021. “Bringing it back, bringing it back a little bit different, I think is going to be really exciting,” said Lindsey Lauren Visser, who’s the Deputy Director of the Italian Cultural Center. “I think it’s just been something that peo...

Dozens of Western New Yorkers joined together to help the people of Ukraine. Representatives from the Italian Center of Buffalo presented a check for more than $16,000 to the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center. A few weeks ago the italian center hosted a “stand together for ukraine” event. The fundraiser brought together 42 businesses and organizatio...

Restaurateur Russell J. Salvatore has become synonymous with everything for a greater and progressive Buffalo. He is one of Buffalo’s greatest community benefactors, generously gifting millions to Buffalo and western NY projects. Born in 1933 to Italian immigrants and the youngest of three children, Salvatore lived to build a great restaurant and t...

The Buffalo Italian Cultural Center is holding a special event to show its support for the people of Ukraine. The center, located at the corner of Hertel and Delaware Avenues, is putting on a fundraiser Sunday afternoon featuring Ukrainian borscht made by Chef Camille Le Caer, Flying Bison's Polonia Pilsner, basket raffles, crafts and face painting...

Astonishing photo-realistic paintings of Buffalo, 42 of them, are on display in north Buffalo. A former library on the corner of Delaware Ave. and Hertel Ave. is now the Italian Cultural Center. The president Mario Giacobbi says, "While this is primarily a function of Italian Americans, the real basis of the building was to give something back to B...

The Lake Erie Italian Club celebrated St. Joseph's Day on Sunday. For the special occasion, the club presented a special St. Joseph's Day table at the popular destination. It was filled with all kinds of Italian food made by Anything's Pastable, The Grotto Restaurant, and Ilio di Paolo's. The Lake Erie Italian Club is also accepting donations to ra...

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...