By Giuseppe Esposito In the heart of San Francisco's storied Little Italy is Tony's Pizza Napoletana, home of eleven-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani.   When the restaurant opened five years ago, it brought a sense of renewed vibrancy to the Stockton block of North Beach, which at the time had many empty store fronts.   Read...

On September 26, the Little Italy Bocce League presented pastor Father Sal Furnari and St. Leo's Church with a $1,500 check, money collected from team entry fees during the Saint Gabriel Festival Bocce Tournament in August. The tournament this year was hosted by the Little Italy Bocce League.   The committee requested that the donation speci...

By Rafael Alvarez   How many ravioli do you think Lucy Palmere Pompa has made—by hand—in almost 95 years of life in Baltimore? Her nephew Willie Matricciani, 54, who calls on her every time he has to remember exactly how to season ricotta for the filling, is overwhelmed by the question:   "I don't think a million is an unrealisti...

Joe DiMaggio. Yogi Berra. Phil Rizzuto. Names instantly recognized for being extraordinary baseball players, but not only, also Italian-American. Famous Italian-Americans who were all each inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.   Back in the late 1910s and early 1920s, children born first generation American to Italian immigrants learned t...

For a number of years I've been on the Tom Iacoboni's email listserve on all things Italian. The listserve started when Tom managed the mailing list for two Italian organizations, and has now grown to more than 6,000 subscribers who receive his notifications on events, job opportunities and fundraisers. He chaired Little Italy's Columbus Day parad...

Ralph Papa, the owner of the legendary Papa's Food Market in Wilmington's Little Italy, died Saturday at the age of 70. He died about 11 a.m. at Christiana Hospital, where he had been in intensive care with gall bladder problems and infection, then developed pneumonia, which affected his breathing and heart function, Rosemarie Papa, his wife o...

The final hearing on the proposed incorporation of Little Italy as the state's 502nd town concluded Wednesday with no ruling from County Judge Barry Hyde. Pulaski County's attorney said after the hourlong hearing that Hyde couldn't say when he expects to announce a decision because he's barred from discussing the case under judicial ethics law...

Once home to the likes of astronomer Carl Sagan and Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, Brooklyn, New York's Bensonhurst neighborhood has produced more than celebrities. Its generations-owned pasticcerias, salumerias, homemade bread and mozzarella stores and open-air produce markets have created some of the most authentic Italian specialty foods th...

Bruno Magli, which will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2016, has licensed Marcraft Apparel Group to produce its inaugural men's tailored clothing collection. The line of suits, sport coats, shirts and ties will launch for fall and retail for $895 to $995 with special fabrics selling for up to $1,495, according to Marcraft's Joe Gordon. The...

You are cordially invited to attend a screening of Dr. Philip Singer's award-winning documentary film entitled, "L'Ultima Tonnara-Mattanza (The Last Tuna Massacre)" at the Italian American Museum on Thursday evening, April 28th at 6.30 pm. Dr. Singer will present a 23-minute edited DVD version of the two-hour documentary as well as excerpts from t...