For the 28th year, the Delaware County Senior Games are once again underway. Bocce kicked off the events Monday morning at Rose Tree Park. The heavy rains didn’t keep 16 teams from competing on four bocce courts that had been set up by the Italian Abruzzese Asocial of Delco. “We love it,” said Diana Hudson. “We just do it for the fun.” Denise Stewa...

Rain came here and there during the cloudy day, but not enough to dampen the spirits and fun at the Ninth Annual Italian American Heritage Festival in Rose Tree Park on Sunday. Originally set for June 3, the event, hosted by The Coalition of Italian American Organizations of Delaware County (CIAO Delco) was postponed to June 10 because of the park’...

The 44th St. Anthony of Padua Italian Festival celebrates all things Italian, and it starts Sunday, June 10, and lasts through June 17. Here’s our annual guide to Wilmington’s biggest festival. Friends, Romans, countrymen: The festival draws 75,000 people, so you’re likely to run into friends, neighbors and family members. The classic Italian greet...

When La Casa Pasta opened four decades ago, owners Giuseppe and Anna Martuscelli weren't sure if the Italian restaurant in Glasgow would last a year. Customers were so sparse, after three months, the Martuscellis' two business partners were ready call it quits. The couple pooled their life savings, $20,000, and bought out their partners. But they w...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to Market Street in downtown Wilmington. Restaurateurs Scott Stein and Antimo DiMeo on Thursday announced their plan to open Bardea Food & Drink at 620 North Market Street in June. The owners promise a mix of traditional recipes and new twists. The 4,000-square-feet restaurant will hold 120 seats and feature a des...

Have you bought your tickets for the third annual Carnevale? At 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, the Rehoboth Touch of Italy becomes an Italian Street Fair with unlimited food, wine, masks, valet parking, auctions - you name it. And it's all to raise money for the Touch of Italy/RehobothFoodie.com Culinary Scholarship Fund.  So why a scholarship fund? Th...

St. Anthony of Padua Parish released a statement following the firing of Cindy Mann, Padua Academy's former principal. Mann's ouster was made public Friday. The statement is as follows: "St. Anthony of Padua Parish is responding to misunderstandings and/or false statements made in social media and quoted in some press reports relating to the change...

Gallucio's Italian Restaurant, which has been named Delaware's Best Italian Eatery & "Irish-Style" Pub, has teamed up with the Salvation Army for Souper Bowl. The event takes place on Saturday, February 3, at Gallucio's, 1709 Lovering Ave., Wilmington, DE. "The Salvation Army began this event here four years ago with the notion that having finished...

He's funny, oozes suave, flirty, Italian charm and he can cook. And he's opening a 140- to 160-seat restaurant later this year in Pike Creek. Fabio Viviani, one of the most memorable contestants to appear on the Bravo TV series "Top Chef," now in its 15th season, is an owner of the coming-soon Chuck Lager's Tavern. The rustic-style restaurant is sc...

The owner of a popular Brandywine Hundred eatery has opened a new Italian restaurant in Pike Creek. Café Pomodoro Cucina Italiana at 5337 Limestone Road has taken over the space in the Shops at Limestone Hills that had previously been the home of BellaVista Trattoria & Pizzeria and, more recently, Pike Creek Pizza. The new chef/owner is longtime De...