Invitations have been mailed for the annual Italian-American Heritage Celebration. The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 21, at Red Gate Park. Bocce ball, Italian sandwiches and pastries will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. An outdoor mass is planned at 4 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery across from Red Gate. The first Italian-born priest, the Rev. John...

Via Roma is a famous street in Napoli, and, since spring of this year, Via Roma Pizzeria is the name of a new restaurant in Camp Springs, Maryland. Its owner, Biagio Cepollaro, and its chef, Tonino Topolino, are Washington, DC-area Italian restaurant veterans, and natives of Naples, Together, they are now bringing a friendly Italian vibe to a neigh...

"The Italian American Civic Club of Maryland and an 80-year-old resident of Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood have retained the firm Piatt Law PLLC, based in Central Pennsylvania, to conduct an investigation to seek answers and determine possible next steps with regard to several violent attacks and possible hate crimes in Little Italy during 2...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOGGIO - ALCARAZ FAMILY! Their Little Italy home was christened Sunday as a CENTENNIAL HOME (1920-2021) by Baltimore Heritage, Inc., meaning it has been occupied by the same family for 100 years. Mary Ann Boggio Alcaraz, a Saint Leo's parishioner, was born in this Stiles Street house and still resides there with her husband R...

We don’t know yet if Trey Mancini’s remarkable comeback story will include an All-Star appearance, but either way, he will be a part of this year’s Midsummer Classic festivities. Mancini on Tuesday announced he would compete in the Home Run Derby, joining Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani, Mets slugger Pete Alonso and Rockies shortstop Trevor Story...

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winner CuVino Trattoria.Pizza.Enoteca is a casual Italian eatery located about an hour's drive north from Washington D.C., in Timonium, Md. Brothers Ralph and Angelo Di Biasi grew up working in their father’s restaurants in D.C. and Baltimore. In 2015, the two decided to open their own restaurant featuring...

A locally owned restaurant serving pizza and Italian food is planned for Germantown. Brama's Italian Pizzeria is scheduled to open in July, said Carrie Wegner, one of the owners. The restaurant will be at N112 W16700 Mequon Road in a strip mall next to Casa Grande Hair & Nail Studio. It will be in the location formerly occupied by Kurt Schulz Deli,...

Tuscan Prime Italian Chophouse & Dolce Bar is the newest concept by the Monte Restaurant Development Group (Monte RDG) and is slated to open later this fall. Monte RDG is headquartered in Annapolis and is the home of Michele and Gennaro DiMeo, proprietors. Tuscan Prime will be located at Annapolis Town Center in the heart of Annapolis. Led by a res...

Two Italian restaurants owned by the parent company Red Stone will open next year in the mixed-use building at 4747 Bethesda Ave. in Bethesda, the company has confirmed. Aventino will specialize in Roman cuisine, with appetizers, pasta and more, along with cocktails and spritzes, according to a press release. AP Pizza Shop will serve Italian coffee...

Forget the Kentucky Derby and the PGA Championship, some of the most tenacious competitors can be found on the bocce courts at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md. Residents of Oak Crest meet twice weekly to compete, socialize, and relax with friends and neighbors over a friendly game of bocce. "Bocce is a lot of fun. We just g...