The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana will be participating this year’s AES 500 Festival Parade! The parade starts promptly at noon on Saturday, May 28, the eve of the Indianapolis 500 race. More than 300,000 spectators are expected to line the streets of Indianapolis, joined by another one million TV viewers around the country, to enjoy one of t...

Many countries throughout history have their own iteration of pizza, but the type of pizza many Americans have come to know and love is uniquely Italian. It gained popularity in the 1940s when Italian immigrants brought their creation to the masses.  Restaurateur Sam Chamsine grew up in Italy and brought classic Neapolitan-style pizza to Fishers. C...

Indianapolis-based artist Kris Fiore Hanahan’s work, ADRI, has been selected for Fusion Art’s fourth annual Women Artists International Online Juried Art Exhibition. The work was inspired and commissioned by best-selling author Adriana Trigiani. “ADRI was a study from which came a vision,” Hanahan said. “I have followed Adriana Trigiani’s career fo...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana Bocce Committee invites you to enter a team for a 6-week bocce schedule. League play begins April 18/19 through May 23/24 with the tournament scheduled for Saturday June 4th. Games are held at Lacy Park, at Greer & McCarty Streets in Indianapolis, IN. The cost is $40 per TEAM of 2.Please provide a second nigh...

IF PASSERSBY last fall wondered what was going on behind that spiffy new Bocca awning at the intersection of 22nd and Talbott streets, the mirrored blackout windows provided no clues. “Are the lights even on yet?” wondered the drive-by Gladys Kravitzes. Even after the business, a restaurant serving “modern Italian cuisine,” officially opened in the...

The twinning between Monza and the capital of Indiana continues under the banner of motors. Seven students from Monza had the opportunity to confront themselves with different American entrepreneurial and educational realities right in Indianapolis, the city of the circuit. The training course was created as part of the twinning projects between th...

Main courses with titles such as Della Casa and Orrecchiette dot the menu at Bocca, the newly opened “modern Italian” restaurant in the former Fall Creek Place home of Shoefly Public House. Bocca is the brainchild of Dan Cage, who operates Ambrosia just south of Broad Ripple. The menu is designed by executive chef Ricky Martinez, formerly of Delici...

Almost 10 years after the opening of their first location, locally-owned bakery Amelia’s expanded to a second location last month in Windsor Park, located at 1637 Nowland Avenue. The Italian-style bakery features fresh-baked bread and pastries, made from scratch daily, according to their website.   Amanda Drozd, the store manager, said this locatio...

You can get a taste of more than 25 different Italian meats, pastas, salads and desserts at the Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival. Lisa Meister, kitchen team lead of the Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival Committee, joined us today to show how some of the festival favorites are made. She says they’re also looking for volunteers. Here’s more from...

The chefs at the Nesso Italian kitchen have a goal of pulling authentic taste out of local ingredients, but now they have some new reasons for people to come and visit the downtown restaurant. Even though the restaurant, like many others, was in need of support, the COVID-19 pandemic gave the restaurant a reason to help support the community. They...