Cleveland and Ohio have a great history of Italian emigration, perhaps not celebrated as much as it should be, as is often the case with Italian American communities that do not reside on one coast or the other. In Cleveland there is a beautiful Little Italy, still vibrant and buzzing, and our today's guest has her office right there. Angela Spital...

The charming Italian streetscape known as “Little Italy” is a striking feature of Lara Stone’s custom-designed home. The “street” transforms the home’s basement light well into a cozy Italian retreat with a decorative fountain, intimate café tables and realistic storefronts. “I wanted to do something unique with the space,” Stone said. “I didn’t wa...

Prepare you tastebuds and Taste Passport for a day full of fresh, authentic Italian cuisine at the annual Taste of Little Italy on June 20th and 21st. Foodies will eat, sip and stroll their way through the neighborhood sampling culinary delights from more than 30 of San Diego’s top chefs and restaurants.  “Taste of Little Italy has drawn hundreds o...

Rochester's Little Italy Historic District (an official city neighborhood and nationally-recognized historic Italian American enclave) will celebrate its 4th Anniversary this Friday, June 2nd, 2023, at noon at Rocky's Italian Restaurant on Jay Street (one of our neighborhood's most iconic and historic Italian American owned businesses.) The Little...

If you’re going up against the mob, you’d better have a gang. The New York Police Department put one together back in 1904. New immigrants, and new kinds of crime, were flooding the city and the old Irish cops on the beat didn’t understand either. It was time to launch a special force. They called it “The Italian Squad.” Paul Moses’ latest book pay...

In May, Random Road was closed down in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood for the unveiling of a historical marker that pays tribute to the Italian immigrant stonemasons who carved some of the city’s most iconic stone works. The marker was placed at the site of the former Ohio Cut Stone Co., where Cleveland’s “Guardians of Traffic” were hand-car...

Cities as diverse and far-flung as San Francisco, London and Melbourne have a neighborhood they call Little Italy. Now, Sacramento has one, too. In late 2021, the city council adopted a resolution designating a portion of East Sacrament —the area bounded by Folsom Boulevard and 48th, 59th and J streets—as Little Italy, in recognition of the role It...

In 1932, 98 percent of the heads of households in the area of New York City now variously known as Little Italy, Soho, or the Lower East Side were Italian emigrants, The New York Times reported. This wave of immigrants, who largely arrived in the U.S. from the 1880s through the 1920s, were preceded by the Italianate, a mid-19th-century tripartite s...

With 91 neighborhoods and over 130 languages spoken, the borough of Queens in New York City is considered the most diverse county in America. Among the many neighborhoods and nationalities are a lot of Italians. This is particularly true in Astoria, where the main streets and boulevards are speckled with authentic Italian restaurants, delis, gelate...

Unofficially known as Boston’s “Little Italy,” the North End is one of the Hub’s smallest neighborhoods—a one-square-mile area jutting into Boston Harbor. But it has played an outsized role in the city’s cultural, historical, and culinary history. Within convenient walking distance of Government Center, it’s Boston’s oldest residential area, with a...