Thomas Bozzuto and Barbara Mancinelli, born six months apart, grew up in hardworking Italian American families in Waterbury, Connecticut, but it’s not like they were childhood sweethearts. He was a public school kid who became captain of his high school football team. She went to Catholic school, a self-described music nerd who studied piano. They...

We're visiting the “Charm City” of Baltimore, Maryland on our continuing quest to discover what makes America’s Little Italys so special. With Rosella holed up writing her newest cookbook, hosts John and Pat decide to make a quick "guys trip" to Baltimore’s historic Little Italy for a day filled with friends, food, faith, and a lesson in the Italia...

Walk into Via Roma in Camp Springs, Maryland, and you might think you’re in a pizzeria. The ovular pies coming out of the oven certainly look like pizzas. They’re not – they’re pinsas. The difference lies in the crust, which manages to be crispy on the bottom and bubbly soft on top. Though the pizza-adjacent dish is popular in Italy, it’s only star...

It’s an exciting summer at the museum! "Bernini & the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from the Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia" brings to the museum 50 works by more than 40 artists that will, for the duration of your museum visit, magically transport you to the artistic milieu of Italy during the 1600s. The exhibition explores the impact of Gian Lorenzo Bern...

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...