Rossana Russo’s rich history in Little Italy dates back to when her parents, both Italian natives, settled on Grand Street and met on Mott St. at a long since gone Five and Dime, and became restaurant owners in the neighborhood in 1984. When they passed away–her mother Gaetana “Lunella” in 2019 and her father Antonio in 2020–she was faced with the...

Even on a hot day in July, everyone wants to see the butcher in Little Italy. In this case, it’s Jennifer Prezioso, the fourth-generation butcher and sole owner and worker of Albanese Meats & Poultry, who’s maintaining the family legacy that over the summer turned 100 years old. Step inside the store, and you’ll find a display case of bone-in rib-e...

Trying something new, organizers hosted their first-ever live Italian American Podcast (IAP) Sunday evening at the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, New York. Braving the unpleasant weather, a large crowd turned out to watch John, Rosella and Pat do their immensely popular show in person. In addition to their usual didactic cacophony, the IAP h...

They left the cannoli. All the competitive eating contests — cannoli, zeppole, meatball and pizza — are being shelved at Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro because organizers don’t think the spectacles are representative of “Italian culture and heritage,” The Post has learned. “Those contests are good for carnivals and Coney Island,” sniffed San G...

The Feast of San Gennaro is back for its 97th year and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend on Mulberry Street to celebrate a slice of Italian-American culture. While most attendees know the street festival for its traditional Neapolitan sausages, zeppoles and the Ferris wheel that takes riders right up to a fourth-floor apartmen...

Bella Vita Fest, produced by the ArtWalk San Diego team, has been at the drawing table since 2018. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend October 21st and 22nd, in San Diego's Little Italy. October is Italian Heritage month, and Bella Vita Fest celebrates the tradition of street painting which originated in 16th century Italy with wayfaring arti...

Saturday September 30 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT. 323 W St John St, San Jose, CA. Please join us for this special grand opening of the Italian Cellar and fundraiser for the Little Italy Cultural Center & Museum. This event will officially kickoff the Little Italy San Jose Festival and mark the grand opening of the Italian Cellar bar that is part o...

The world-renowned Teatro Carlo Felice from Genoa, Italy presents an exclusive one-time performance to close out the San Gennaro festival on Sunday, 09/24 at 3PM. Featuring musicians from Italy performing handpicked pieces written by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart’s close friend and librettist, this is a performance you won’t want to miss. Sunday Septemb...

We are deep into summer and nearly everyone is lining up in the traffic desperate for a few days or even a few hours at the shore. This presents a very special opportunity for Liz and me to indulge in one of our favorite pastimes: Visiting the old family-owned Italian markets in the region. The first of these that comes to mind is Di Bruno Bros. on N...

Corbo’s Bakery in Little Italy has been a beloved staple for decades. They are known for their cassata cake and coconut bars as well as breads, Italian cookies, pizelles, and other delicious baked goods. They would bust out some savory food during the Feast, but you could only have their baked goods year round. That changed a little while ago (I’m...