You can hear their passion for teaching the language, a Viva Italia! enthusiasm they hope to make infectious to those who sign up for the courses.For Italian language teachers Catherine D'Ascoli of Wilde Lake High School and Peter DiMarco of Hammond High School, the stream of students interested in the language has been, for the most part, unabated...

An outlet of Maggiano's Little Italy will open in the Westfield Annapolis mall on Oct. 14. This is the first Maryland location, and the 45th overall, for the traditional Italian restaurant concept, whose Italian menu includes pastas, salads, steaks and seafood. Maggiano's restaurants serve lunch and dinner and offer both delivery and carryout servi...

by Larry Martin   "I'm looking for old photos of Italian shoemaker shops in Baltimore between 1910-1940. If anyone has any, please contact me, or email photos to larry_hilde@yahoo.com. As an aside, my grandfather came to the U.S. from Sicily through the port of New Orleans in 1905 and eventually made his way to Baltimore. I was in New Orlea...

By Richard Gorelick   I've never thought Aldo's gets the attention it deserves. Some of that has to do with the firm opinions Baltimoreans form about restaurants they've never been to, especially when those restaurants happen to be in Little Italy. Aldo's is not just a pretty good restaurant, all things considered. It's a great one, everyth...

A fast casual Italian eatery is coming to the vacant restaurant space at 4733 Elm Street near Bethesda Row. Property owner Lenny Greenberg confirmed the new tenant, which recently launched a website announcing the concept. Blogger Robert Dyer first reported the news.   Read more   Source: http://www.bethesdanow.com   &nbs...

Congratulations to NIAF Board Member Dr. John P. Rosa, a renowned chiropractor and community organizer, on being appointed the Consular Correspondent of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia for South-Eastern Maryland.   In this role, Rosa will assist Italian residents in Maryland and Philadelphia in all visa, passport, and citizens...

Ask a restaurateur opening a cozy corner restaurant and he'll tell you his aspirations are to be a neighborhood place. But these are often just buzzwords. To experience a textbook example, visit Sal's Italian Kitchen in Cabin John where keeping things neighborly comes easily.   It's easy for guests to push tables together when neighbors and...

If you serve it, they will come. The St. Anthony Society of St. Leo's hosted the annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless December 16th as once again a swarm of cheerful volunteers served a hall full of clients.   Each guest received a goody bag upon exiting, containing tube socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, and two winter accessories such as a...

Following the Philadelphia visit of RAI Italia CEO, Piero A. Corsini, last 18th of November (see here), we are conducting a survey to ascertain the quality, distribution, reception and enjoyment of RAI Italia TV, radio and multimedia programs.   If you live in the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia (Pennsylva...

6-9 p.m., Kohler Signature Store, 300 Albemarle St., Baltimore (MD)(410) 752-4515, littleitalymadonnari.com, $35.   You may think that Italian food is just pizza and pasta; and, yeah, that is a lot of it. But it's the best pizza and pasta, and other incarnations of bread and tomatoes and olive oil and wine and meat and everything good in thi...