Denise Alessandrini has spent more than 20 years in the Prince of Piedmont Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. As president of the women’s auxiliary, she’s usually at the lodge a couple times a week, helping to plan fundraisers that support scholarships and other worthy causes. But until April 13, there was one important thin...

Wine lovers attending the annual Vendemmia Italian Festival this Sunday will be greeted with new dishes, new drinks and a return to a familiar location after a five-year absence. The outdoor party, held rain-or-shine, takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. at Tubman-Garrett Park on the Wilmington Riverfront. The Vendemmia, which celebrates the autumn harvest...

On July 30, Gov. John Carney signed a bill affording historic status to the Bellanca Cruisair, a fast and sightly single-engine taildragger that debuted in the 1930s and was manufactured in a series of models before and after World War II at a factory built by aircraft designer Giuseppe Bellanca in New Castle, Delaware. The factory was built in 192...

The Vendemmia Italian Wine Festival is returning to Wilmington on Sunday, October 13. The festival, which began in 2003, is returning to Wilmington after a four-year hiatus in the suburbs. When the festival re-located to Bellevue State Park outside of Wilmington, the city was under the administration of Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “At the time, the p...

Mayor Mike Purzycki joined property owners Ralph and Rose Pepe for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening of La Pizzeria Metro in Wilmington. The restaurant was built within Miller Road Station, a 11,000-square-foot Spanish colonial-style building that was originally constructed in 1916, located at 3101 Miller Road. Wilmington Brew Works...

Dover Downs officials announced Wednesday that the existing Frankie’s Italian Restaurant will soon become Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis. Longo’s brand originated in the Historic Federal Hill area in Providence, Rhode Island, where owner Jerry Longo, along with his culinary team, created a menu of “Italian Soul Food”. Longo restaurants are know...

If you want brick-oven pizza, homemade gelato and quality prosciutto, look no further than... Long Neck?  Yes, really. On Route 24, at the new shopping center behind Wawa, you will find Italy and New York bursting from a lofty deli called Two Meatballs. It is, most likely, unlike any deli you have ever come across. Because when you enter Two Meatba...

Mrs. Robino's, the landmark Wilmington Italian-American restaurant, is the final Delaware restaurant to be featured on the series, "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." The episode airs Friday at 9 p.m. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri, who hosts the Food Network program, visited six New Castle County area restaurants and food businesses last February. It was his...

Touch of Italy is known throughout Delaware’s Cape Region, Ocean City, Md. and Wilmington for authentic Italian ingredients imported from Arthur Avenue in the Bronx! But this Delaware landmark is a lot more than that: Touch of Italy has expanded to offer the Italian Marketplace featuring hard-to-find imported items and one-stop-shopping where guest...

The Coalition of Italian American Organizations of Delaware County (CIAO Delco) welcomed thousands to the 10th Annual Italian American Heritage Festival at Rose Tree Park last Sunday. The event celebrated Italian American heritage and culture in the Delaware Valley. With the this year’s theme, “A Salute to Fallen Heroes … Never Forget!,” CIAO Delco...