As part of our local repertory theaters’ conspiracy to keep me from spending any time outdoors this summer, over the next three months the Harvard Film Archive will be screening “The Complete Federico Fellini,” a comprehensive retrospective of the Italian cinema legend’s entire filmography, which contains more masterpieces than I can count on one h...

There’s no lack of pizza styles in Greater Boston — wood-fired, Neapolitan-inspired pies; South Shore-style bar pizza; floppy New York slices; Detroit-style “squares”; New England Greek (think [insert town here] House of Pizza); and even beach pizza. But Si Cara, a restaurant opening early this summer in Cambridge’s Central Square, is giving the re...

Sunday, May 1 2022. 18:30 – 23:00 EDT. Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Doors open at 6.30 PM, Dinner start at 7.15 PM. Register. Pasta competition among Italian Student Societies from the Boston area. Vaccination required to attend. It's that time of the year you were all waiting for...Pasta Chall...

Often described as the “Thinking Man’s Sex Symbol,” actress Monica Vitti passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 90. Before retiring 20 years ago, she’d spent the latter decades of her career largely focused on comedies, for which she was beloved at home in Italy. But to international audiences, Vitti forever remained what one critic called “the muse o...

Saturday, February 12 | 2:30 & 8:00 PM | First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge MA. Click here for more information. Blue Heron is a professional early music and Renaissance vocal ensemble now in its 23rd season. Acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and hailed by Alex...

In Central Square’s Lafayette Square, ice cream icon Toscanini’s has made its triumphant return to its original space at 899 Main St. after four years, following the redevelopment of the building into the boutique hotel 907 Main. “Same beloved space, same small-batch ice cream,” says the popular shop, “but this time with a selfie wall!” It’s curren...

Michelin-starred chef Mark Ladner is having a full circle moment. Back in the 80s, the Belmont native got his initial taste of the restaurant industry working at Café Fiorella in Harvard Square. After pursuing a culinary degree at Johnson & Wales, he worked at Olives in Charlestown alongside Todd English before deciding to move to New York. Spendin...

In Italian, “enza” means giant. It is no surprise, then, that Michelin-starred chef Mark Ladner put a “meatball gigante” on the menu of Bar Enza, his neo-trattoria about to open inside Harvard Square’s Charles Hotel. What’s more, he’s pretty sure the oversized bar snack is going to become one of his biggest hits. “I think this is going to be our ne...

More than two years after it was first announced, chef Will Gilson’s multi-concept venue The Lexington will finally open its third and final puzzle piece: Geppetto is set to debut in early October, preceded by sister restaurants Café Beatrice and The Lexington. The modern Italian restaurant will open with dinner service, focusing on handmade pastas...

The 96th annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will be a celebration of tradition, cultural pride and fun for the whole family Sept. 11-12 on Warren and Porter streets in East Cambridge. The entertainment lineup includes national recording artists that have become legends in the music industry. This year’s Feast headliners are music icon...