After 35 years in the Milford Plaza Shopping Center, the owners of Mama Maria’s, Salvatore, Franco and Giuseppe Laragione, decided it was time for a change. In 2013, the company built a new shopping center near Burger King with plans to lease the storefronts to other businesses with no plans to move their popular restaurant to the new building. “It...

Fiat SpA may have to wait until 2015 before a judge will decide the price the Italian automaker would have to pay to buy out a minority shareholder of its Chrysler business, according to court filings. Delaware judge Donald Parsons should allow a "reasonable time" to prepare for a trial to decide what Fiat must pay to buy part of the 41.5 percent...

Italian-style food for the gods is on the menu at a new Wilmington Avenue restaurant.   Ambrosia Restaurant and Wine Bar is owned by Christos and Susan Sfetsas, and partner Mike Meibaum. "We're a homemade, family environment," Christos said. "We're not a chain, we do everything from scratch."    Read more   Source: h...

by Gina Mastrangelo   Miss Delaware didn't win the Miss USA pageant but she made us proud with her tattoo.   Rachel Baiocco was the only Italian-American in the contest and has an Italian expression tattooed on one side of her body "La vita e bella" which translates as, "Life is beautiful."   More photos   Fonte: The Ita...

DiFonzo Bakery announced Sunday it would be moving back to its original Wilmington location. The popular, iconic bakery, which reopened three years ago in a renovated garage near Elsmere after nearly a 10-year absence, says it's "going home" this spring to its 812 N. Union St. location in the city's Little Italy neighborhood.   After Di...

The local Touch of Italy restaurant chain has gained a loyal following in Delaware with locations in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. The newest location, which opened in Ocean City in 2014, is wowing those who enjoy happy hours — especially foodies.   Located on northbound Coastal Highway at 67th Street, the OC version of Touch of Italy is open da...

Delaware recently lost a notable artist with the passing of Wilmington painter Charles A. Colombo Sr., whose work spanned more than a half-century. Colombo, a popular artist and featured artist at the prestigious Hardcastle Galleries, died Feb. 16 at the age of 87.   At the time of his death, Colombo was offering six of his original watercol...

Members of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture were invited to Greve-in-Chianti, Italy, by Mayor Paolo Sottani to celebrate Verrazzano Day on April 17, and to re-dedicate the Delaware "Garden of the Navigators" located in that Sister City.   This "American-style" garden was first constructed in 2012. It is dedicated to th...

The Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco honored community leaders Rose Vaccone and Al Greto at its 23rd annual dinner dance at the Heritage Ballrooms with the Persons of the Year awards.   Vaccone was recognized for her work as executive director of the Italian American Festival, held annually at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence Townshi...

Every June, the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Delaware, runs a week-long Italian Festival which celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony. Since the 1920s, Saint Anthony's Italian festival has grown from a small carnival into a five-block celebration around the church. Every year the festival favors a region or city of Italy th...