The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, tucked in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, held their St. Padre Pio Festival on September 24. Partnering with the Saint Padre Pio Foundation and the Knights of St. Francis, the National Shrine hosted the relics of St. Padre Pio, which brought hundreds of people to the Shrine throughout the day....

Cellar master and Tuscan wine ambassador Beppe d’Andrea will be in Chicago this October to host a pair of events at Tuscany on Taylor Street and Stefani Prime. Beppe will be meeting guests, detailing the history of Ruffino Wines, and providing additional insight into some of the night’s featured wine selections. The Ruffino Wine Experience will tak...

The 6th Annual Little Italy San Jose Festival kicks off this Saturday, September 30th from 6-10pm and continues on Sunday, October 1st from 11am-7pm. It'll feature authentic Italian cuisine, entertainment, Cal-Italia wine tasting, Italian supercars, arts & crafts, and will of course highlight both the existing and new Little Italy San Jose business...

Community Board 2 on Sept. 21 unanimously approved a street co-naming sign at the southwest corner of Mulberry and Grand Streets for “Vinny Peanuts”. The board’s resolution supports co-naming the spot “Vincent ‘Vinny Peanuts’ Cirelli Sabatino Corner.” It’s a lot to fit on one street sign — but “Vinny Peanuts” meant a lot to the community. Sabatino,...

Every September for the past ninety-seven years, thousands upon thousands descend on Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s venerable Little Italy for “a festa ‘e tutte ‘e feste”—“The Feast of All Feasts”… the eleven-day celebration that is the Feast of San Gennaro! This year, the Italian American Podcast is celebrating the Patron Saint of Napoli- and one...

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...