Italy's Adelio Lattuada, a leading glassworking machinery manufacturer, will be a gold level sponsor of the GPAD 2014 Glass Processing Automation Days in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20-21, 2014 at the JW Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. GPAD is a two-day event to educate the glass companies on how advanced machinery and software technology...

By Todd A. Price   Marcello's, the Italian restaurant and wine bar, began in Lafayette. In 2014, the family added a New Orleans location on St. Charles Avenue. Last Monday (Jan. 18), a third location on Veterans Memorial Drive. Here are six things to know about the new Metairie dining destination: Marcello's makes refined Italian comfor...

Two Italian favorites are teaming up as Top Chef fan-favorite Fabio Viviani joins Columbus Foods for its "Meat Up" food truck tour, inviting Americans to explore the simple Italian goodness of premium salumi and deli meats.   They're hitting the road this April and May, spending a week each in Scottsdale, Salt Lake, Boston, New York Metro an...

by Jill Arnold   Have dough, will travel. That could well be the motto of Joe and Shelly Forte, who have been steering their mobile wood-fired pizza oven all over South Louisiana for months now. The couple started Dat'z Italian, their traveling pizza business, about a 18 months ago.   They work regular jobs during the week,...

Eni, nell'ambito del Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 tenutosi a New Orleans, si e' aggiudicata con la migliore offerta cinque blocchi esplorativi offshore situati nelle aree di Mississippi Canyon e Desoto Canyon, in profondità d'acqua tra i 400 e i 2.500 metri. La presenza in questi blocchi - si legge in un comunicato del cane a sei zampe - consolide...

By Sue Strachan The Piazza D'Italia in downtown New Orleans was a fitting setting for the Italian-American Marching Club Pre-Parade Celebration on Sunday, March 9. The Piazza was built in 1978 to commemorate Italian immigrant contributions to New Orleans.   The sunny skies and spring-like temperatures, no doubt, added to the joyful atmosphe...

by Judy Bergeron   They're going regional. After a challenge three years ago from Mayor Kip Holden, the Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association is working to expand its annual Italian Heritage Festa beyond the community. "He (Holden) said, 'We would like this to be bigger than Baton Rouge,'" festa co-chairman Frank Arrigo says....

by Daniel Dentico   That little slice of Italy depicted in a downtown New Orleans plaza is getting makeover. The Piazza D'Italia opened in 1978 and was designed to highlight the contributions of the Italian-American community in New Orleans.   Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the city is set to spend $280.000 into the plaza for a major reno...

Businessman Frank Maselli was named Honorary Consul of Italy in New Orleans April 22 by decree of the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. Maselli assumes the position from Arnaldo Partesotti, who served as Honorary Consul of Italy in New Orleans since 1997.   As Honorary Consul, Maselli will represent Italy at official international function...

There was plenty of heart and just as much “soul” Saturday as the Sons of Italy Lodge 2738’s 16th Scholarship Awards and Citizen of the Year Gala drew more than 400 patrons to the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.   The night’s theme was “We Honor Our Italian Ancestors from New Orleans,” a nod to the fact that many Sicilian immigr...