On September 4, 1910, Anthony J. Celebrezze was born in Anzi, Italy. When he was two years old, he and his family moved to the United States and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. When he was a teenager, Anthony began to work on a railroad. He decided to continue his education and attended John Carroll University and Ohio Northern University, graduating w...

Join your friends and family at the 18th annual Taste of Little Italy featuring the finest Italian food and wine as it returns to historic Little Italy in Cleveland on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Holy Rosary Churchyard, 12009 Mayfield Road, Cleveland OH.   The event offers Italian food and wine, live entertainment, and...

You don't expect to find a pasta dish that includes potatoes. For good reason too, because who needs to add more starch to a plate of starch? But then the dish lands on the table and you see that those potatoes are wispy little matchsticks, flash fried to a sunny golden brown and arranged like a crown of thorns around the fettucine noodles. More th...

Author of Historical Novels on Italian Immigrants to Host Workshop and Book Discussion in Cleveland.  The events are presented by the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Hon. Consulate of Italy in Cleveland in partnership with Western Reserve Historical Society, the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation, The Laura and Alvin Siegal Center fo...

Cerino's Casual Italian restaurant in Lakewood will close Sunday, April 19. In announcing the closure of his restaurant, 14725 Detroit Ave. at the intersection of Warren Road, owner Eddie Cerino cites the overall needs of his other businesses -- current and future locations.    "The time has come for us to say goodbye to Downtown L...

With a ceremonious wave of a conductor's baton by Hard Rock Rocksino President Mark Birtha, two Cleveland Institute of Music students Sara Page and Leah Latorraca played the third movement of Bach's Concerto for Violins in D minor to mark the June 15 opening of the newest eatery at the Rocksino, Concerto.   While the 72-seat restaurant gives...

A legend, a life, a complex man and The Voice of the 20th Century. Frank Sinatra, who would've been 100 this year, was a man of contradiction. Small and slight, he towered over popular culture. He projected strength and confidence, despite suffering from depression throughout his adult life.   "We'll never see anyone like that again" – we of...

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : Angie Spitalieri      Translation by:   In 1995, a group of prominent business leaders in Cleveland held small group meetings to discuss how to best honor their Italian-American heritage, culture and traditions. This group later became the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (NOIA). Now celebr...

By Daniel Ofman   Cleveland, Ohio is only about the 48th biggest city in the United States and its economy has been struggling. But this week, the city has earned worldwide attention in pro sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA championship in franchise history. It was also the city's first pro championship in 52 years. And Cle...

Lately, a trip to Italy might not be as pricey as we imagined it would be. At least, a little taste of what Italy would be like is what you'll find at Cibrèo. This newly opened, Italian-themed restaurant holds happy hour from 3-6 p.m. every Monday-Friday offering guests a wide array of appetizers, beer, wine, and signature cocktails. After enterin...