A veteran Essex bar will soon transform into a restaurant serving Italian-American cuisine. The building that once housed Schiesser's Idle Hour will become Buon Appetito, a sit-down restaurant serving classic dishes like pizza, shrimp scampi and chicken Marsala. Restaurateur Mauro Peralta, who also owns Siesta's Banquet Hall in Dundalk, is working...

As restaurants shutter their doors or are restricted to takeout or delivery due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Joe’s Italian Restaurant continues to operate and offer meals for first responders. Owner Joe Haliti said he began delivery meals to first responders and essential personnel after county restrictions had shut down the restaurant’s di...

Twister Film, an Italian production company, is looking for Italian American families in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit, who still have a love for Italy in their hearts for an upcoming TV program. The program will be broadcast in Italy on Rete 4 and worldwide on Mediaset Italia. The casting is open to families of...

Touch of Italy is known throughout Delaware’s Cape Region, Ocean City, Md. and Wilmington for authentic Italian ingredients imported from Arthur Avenue in the Bronx! But this Delaware landmark is a lot more than that: Touch of Italy’s Italian Marketplace features hard-to-find imported items and one-stop-shopping where guests can purchase TOI-brand...

January 30 - February 28. Best Medicine Rep Theatre at Lakeforest Mall, 701 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MDCelebrating Commedia dell'Arte at its best, Comedy of Venice features Money, Power, Love, and a Grand Canal! Comedy of Venice is the hilarious true story of Venetian authors Carlo Goldoni (The Servant of Two Masters) and Carlo Gozzi (Turandot...

Ferraro Foods, an Italian food distributor based in New Jersey, has grown its distribution facility to nearly 60 employees since becoming fully-operational in Aberdeen, Maryland. The site, located at 1501 Perryman Road, allows Ferraro to easily work with additional Italian restaurants, pizzerias, and other specialty food establishments throughout t...

Sunday, January 5, 2020. 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST. Italian Cultural Center of Maryland, 315 Homeland Southway, Baltimore, MD 21212. Italian Cultural Center of Maryland's Caffè Letterario is an intimate conversation with selected guests about the arts, community and culture over coffee and pastries in the classic Italian style. It facilitates the shari...

The element of scale is crucial to the production of any theatrical work. And while “The Light in the Piazza” is set against the artistic magnificence of Florence and Rome, and its lushly lyrical score by Adam Guettel is infused with elements of grand opera (some of it sung in Italian), the show is, at its core, a profoundly intimate work about lov...

The Embassy of Italy in the United States and the Consulate General in Philadelphia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Education (DoE) of Maryland. The new Memorandum replaces the previous one of 2015, updating and integrating it, to further improve the program of Italian language and culture in the State. The main objectiv...

Remember Cafe Mezzanotte in Severna Park? No, we didn’t either. Too many new Baltimore restaurants have edged out the 25-year-old Italian stalwart in Anne Arundel County lately. But as we found out recently, it’s time for a revisit. The restaurant underwent a $1-million renovation in 2018 that has transformed its appearance, menu, and personality....