by Graylin Hughes   When you walk into Vinny's La Roma, chances are that the man himself will greet you. "We're like 'Cheers'," said Vinny Bellia, the owner of Vinny's La Roma. "Everyone knows everyone." Vinny's offers a special vibe that is people are hard pressed to find in today's world.   Bellia will come to every table...

BALTIMORE — Italian soccer stars are coming to Baltimore to promote a cancer awareness program. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center says Alessandro "Billy" Costacurta and Paulo Taveggia will be at the center on Tuesday to announce the Red Card Cancer partnership.

Se immaginiamo, come abbiamo fatto, questa serie di interviste come un viaggio tra le due sponde dell'Atlantico, una delle mete che accolse un gran numero di nostri connazionali è la Pennsylvania, e in particolare la città di Philadelphia, quinta città degli Stati Uniti per popolazione oggi ma la più grande tra il XVIII e il XIX secolo, fondata nel...

by Nelson Coffin   With immigration at the forefront of current national and international political debates, supporters of the idea might point to how well Italians — among other nationalities — have assimilated into American culture. It wasn't always easy, however, for them to make the transition from the Old World to the United State...

By Bianca Sienra   Simplicity has its charms, and sometimes the weary restaurant reviewer, having gorged for months on fine and fancy foods, wants nothing more than to succumb to simple pleasures.   At such times, I crave a place where there are no wildly inventive dishes or highly touted exotica on the menu, no hipster digs lined wit...

According to a news release, the New Jersey-based restaurant will open its second location in the area set to serve its customized Italian Roll-Ups, pasta bowls and salad bowls made with locally-grown and sustainable ingredients. The Downtown Silver Spring restaurant will feature the chain's signature "large tavola" (communal seating), stained conc...

Think of an Italian market, and what's the first image that comes to mind? A bustling, aromatic shop with huge wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese on the counter and small wedges of pecorino Romano in baskets. Shelves stocked with jars of imported capers, olive oils and plump white beans. And above it all, ropes of sausage and prosciutto hams, dan...

Born in Naples in 1971, Aniello Desiderio at the age of eight, he performed in public for the first time, displaying such outstanding gifts that music critics started to speak of him as an "enfant prodige"... Wunderkind...a genius,....the Orpheus of the Guitar....a guitarist of the Century...il Fenomeno.... etc.   He won 18 first Internation...

The La Famiglia Scholarship Committee of the Little Italy Lodge is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2015 competition. This program is a benefit for children and grandchildren of Lodge members in good standing. $5,000 Guy Matricciani Senior Scholarship awarded to Elizabeth Giudice, a junior at Stevenson University. (Lodge member spons...

Daniela Useli joined the ranks of Baltimore's family-owned Italian restaurants in 2011 when she opened tiny Daniela Pasta & Pastries in the heart of Hampden. She brought a Sardinian twist to town, adding her own touches to pasta dishes such as ravioli and lasagna, and to sweet treats like tiramisu and sugar-sprinkled palmier cookies — reci...