This event is a cultural arts and community engagement project centered around a one-toothed puppet from ancient Italian folklore, who is on a mission to spread love and inspire unity one neighborhood (and cookie) at a time.  Since the beginning of the pandemic, La Befana, in partnership with NYC Relief, has been engaging the public in a legendary...

The Palace Theater is kicking off the 21-22 Webster Broadway series in a big way with the legendary Chazz Palminteri presenting his one-man tour de force, the semi autobiographical, A BRONX TALE for two performances October 1 and 2 at 8:00pm. This is the story that led to the eponymous movie of the same title and the Broadway musical, that played t...

The grand opening of a third Macelleria Italian Steakhouse brings prime dining to Byram, Conn. Hospitality veteran and proprietor Tony LaLa has completed a beautiful renovation to the 200-seat multilevel premises, highlighted by polished wooden floors, stone fireplaces and contemporary artworks. The first Macelleria (butcher shop, when translated)...

New Haven’s newest Italian offering opened last week in downtown.  Villa Lulu, the product of seasoned restaurateur Moe Gad, opened on Wednesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside of the restaurant’s location at 230 College St. The modern Italian eatery, which boasts a diverse menu of pastas, salads and classic Italian entrees, is Gad’s second re...

When you walk up to Dolce Italy, you know it’s going to be good. The storefront isn’t immediately obvious  — the shop sits in the corner of a small, old-looking shopping strip across from the East Ave Wegmans. When you come up to the door, you see a sign for a tailor’s shop, and enter a small hall with one door leading to the tailor, one door leadi...

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University continues to offer enlightening conversations and seminars designed to engage community members and avid lifelong learners. Their new virtual series, FESTA ITALIANA, was created in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and I...

Restaurateur Danny Gabriele knows a thing or two about the art of fine dining and is bringing this lost art to Westport, CT in the form of Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse. Fairfield County dining enthusiasts will recognize the Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse brand from their restaurant in Greenwich (2011-2019), which was a popular haunt for high-profil...

Dante Carrafa Sr., of Southington, passed away peacefully at UConn John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington on Sept. 11, 2021, with his devoted family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Monica (Raudis) Carrafa and a much-loved son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, cousin, and uncle in a close-knit Italian-American family. Never w...

Some might say Nina Pane Sanseverino sang like an angel — in Italian and English — for decades before she become one. Pane Sanseverino, one of Greater New Haven’s cultural gifts to the world, was both one of a kind and one of the last of a kind — an Italian-American cultural icon who for generations helped keep alive a style of Italian music known...

Barbara Battaglino Zichichi è la nuova Console Onoraria d’Italia a Hartford, dove potrà servire la comunità Italiana del Connecticut insieme al Consolato Generale d'Italia a New York. Il suo ufficio sarà aperto il lunedì dalle 10:00 am alle 1:00 pm. Per contatti, telefonare al 860-361-7929 o 203-918-5281