Coffee has been woven into the Italian culture dating back to the 17th century when the first “coffee bar” was established in Venice. Italian coffee culture is special, a culmination of traditions, customs, and history. Though different regions in Italy, coffee bars have their own slight variations on coffee making and bar culture, the fundamentals...

Italian immigrants who sought a better life for themselves and their families on Chicago’s Near West Side were honored on May 22 with the naming of Piazza Italia di Chicago at 1434 W. Taylor St. The Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association (LICNA) spearheaded the renaming of the former Piazza Di Maggio, installing flags that represent each of...

Nearly 1,300 life-changing wishes have been granted by Make-A-Wish thanks to the generous donations of Maggiano's Little Italy guests and starting today, the two are proud to launch a 19th year of partnership through Eat-a-Dish for Make-A-Wish. To-date, the campaign has raised $9.6 million with a goal to surpass $10 million this year, and Guests ca...

The De Cecco Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY, is delighted to announce that a major international artist and PBS television superstar from Venice, Italy, – Italian songstress GIADA VALENTI – will be performing her live show “From Venice with Love” at this year’s Little Italy Festival at 8pm, on Saturday, August 20th at Parcel 5 (285 E. Main...

Come enjoy a movie under the stars at our annual Little Italy Summer Film Festival every Saturday night of the Summer.  The Little Italy Summer Film Festival 2022 is presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy. The movies are screened at the Amici Park Amphitheater. These amazing Italian films, complete with English subtitles,...

For the last 60 years or so, the streets of Wilmington’s Little Italy have looked quite similar in the middle of each June. The Italian Festival brings food, music and carnival rides and games to thousands of visitors, but that was all missing in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It all returned this year, and patrons and volunteer...

As you might have guessed by the name, Little Italy San Diego is a haven for all things authentic Italian. And when San Diego eats, it eats exceedingly well when it comes to incredible Italian edibles. One stroll down the adorable plaza, and you’ll quickly come to find that you’ve momentarily transported to a piazza in the heart of Italy–pizza, pas...

These days, names like Capano, Pettinaro, and Robino are associated with business success, real estate development and acclaim.  But on a recent Thursday afternoon, the men who founded companies that became giants in Delaware gathered with other childhood friends from Wilmington's Little Italy neighborhood to reminisce about days past. Although som...

Bravo, Saint Leo's Church did it! After a two-year hiatus, the parish hosted a very successful Italian festival the first weekend of June - the traditional Feast of Saint Anthony, established 1904. A million thanks are extended to each of you who volunteered or attended, ultimately proving your commitment to the parish, the neighborhood, and our It...

Convivio Society and its San Diego Italian Heritage Commission were proud to host thirty-eight students and five chaperones from La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi (La Scuola), a bilingual Italian school based in New York City. La Scuola D'Italia is one of only two schools in the United States that provides K-12 bilingual education firmly rooted...