It’s the only place in New York where you can take the gun and the cannoli. Secreted away behind the brick façades of three brownstones in Greenwich Village is the oldest Italian heritage club in the country, Tiro a Segno — a storied, members-only venue that has lavished cultural luminaries and political bigwigs with fine cuisine between rounds in...

Walking into One Art Space on Warren Street, Massimo Vignelli’s 1964 Pirelli advertisement greeted me — you know the one, the red and pink duotone image of a joyful bike ride. It was a bright spot of color against a black-and-white gallery display featuring the names of influential Italian designers. I was delighted to attend the launch event for “...

After 30 years of being a gourmet chef at 5-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy, Sicilian chef Salvo Lo Castro came to New York City in late 2022 to launch Casa Salvo, a service providing private chefs in people’s homes, businesses, embassies with catering. And that business led to his launching Casa Salvo, an espresso bar in May...

Today it's hard to imagine the United States without pizza. It's the ultimate comfort food, the first takeaway choice, the party starter, and overall a delicious treat. Along with hot dogs and hamburgers, pizza is among the most beloved eats in America. We have Italian immigrants from sunny Naples to thank for bringing this dish to the US. One of t...

Sempre Oggi – “always today” – opened in mid-March on the Upper West Side, at 164 W. 75th Street, near Amsterdam Avenue. The Italian restaurant amps up simple dishes like Castelfranco served with pasta filata sliced from the teardrop-shaped caciocavallo; or a fava puree with Swiss chard, accented by sofrito. The restaurant comes from Robert Guarino...

He is forgotten no more. An NYPD detective who was killed during a cigar store hold-up a century ago will finally receive the recognition he deserves Monday – when a headstone inscribed with his name and acknowledging his service is placed on the unmarked grave where he was buried. The honor is thanks to a retired NYPD lieutenant who learned of the...

May 31, 2024–6 PM, IIC New York. In collaboration with the Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT), Com.It.Es, and DisterraUS (Sardinian Community in the US), the panel features scholars, architects, journalists, and tourism industry officials, who will gather to discuss the resources of Sardinia, focusing also on its villages, like Rebeccu and Bonor...

It’s going to be a Verdi extravaganza at the Italian Institute of Culture in New York. The FESTIVAL VERDI DAY on Wednesday, May 29, will kick off at 5pm with a lecture-recital by renowned scholar Francesco Izzo, Director of the Accademia Verdiana. At 6 pm, the Festival Verdi and Verdi Off 2024 presentation will start, followed by a 7:30 pm Cocktail...

New York City Opera kicks off Celebrating 100 Years of Giacomo Puccini, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passing of Giacomo Puccini, one of the greatest opera composers in history, and kicks off with Puccini Celebration as part of the Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America on May 31 & June 1, 2024 at 7pm at Bryant Park...

In the Italian folk tradition, le nonne kept garlic in their kitchen to ward off bad luck. And, of course, to add it to practically every Italian dish. This essential ingredient is the protagonist of the second chapter of the series “Ingredients. The secrets of Italian cuisine,” hosted by the Italian Institute of Culture-New York on May 28 at 6 PM....