For more than seven years, Anzio's Brick Oven Pizza has brought a little slice of Italy to North Grafton. Now, the popular restaurant is moving to a new spot at Northborough Crossing. Todd Harrington, owner and operator, wants to open in the new location by fall. The restaurant has outgrown its original location on Rte. 30, he said. "We would have...

Where the Salesians Boys & Girls Club parking lot is today on Bennington Street once stood Sammy Carlo’s corner store. It was there, in the 1950s that a family business started that would, after seven decades and two locations, become a staple of many diets in East Boston. Now, one block away from its original location, Sammy Carlo’s Catering has b...

Summer is the festival season. In the United States there are more than 200 that celebrate Italianity, according to the list published each year by OSIA. Some of these were born many years ago, from the desire of Italian emigrants to celebrate their country of origin, sometimes their region, sometimes their city: and almost always their religion an...

By the early 1920s my grandfather, Nicola, had saved enough money to buy a small tavern at the corner of Lewis and Commercial Streets which he named Nick’s Tavern. Nonno Nick came to America as a stowaway and there is no record of him entering the country at Ellis Island or any other port of entry. He had to leave Italy in a hurry, one step ahead o...

Logan Airport, in its recent quest to add lots of local favorites to its food options, is adding another to the list: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse will open in Terminal C this September, serving steak, seafood, and pasta, MarketPlace Logan announced last week. Fast-casual Mediterranean build-a-bowl chain Cava — which is D.C.-based but has a...

The North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee is returning to the North End for the 2019 parade on October 13, and will be hosting an evening of celebration and commemoration the preceding Friday, October 11, at Ristorante Filippo. The reception will feature music, prizes, raffle items, refreshments and cocktails.Tickets are limited. They are $5...

New York – Frette is channeling its Italian roots in Boston. With the help of Milan-based architecture and design firm Archibrando, the luxury linens brand restyled its Boston boutique to reflect its modern flagship boutique on Milan’s Via Manzoni, which has been in operation since 1878. The first floor store, situated at the Mandarin Oriental hote...

Robert Kalish’s love of cooking, and a childhood spent in the North End, led him to bring a taste of Italy to the East Bridgewater area. Earlier this year, the 55-year-old East Bridgewater resident started “Bella Nonna,” an Italian food truck that he describes as “Hanover Street on wheels,” in reference to the popular street in the North End where...

Societa San Giuseppe di Riesi held their annual procession to honor the popular Saint Joseph on Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019. Carrying the St. Joseph statue through the streets of Boston’s North End, the group was accompanied by the the North End Marching Band and the Northeast Italian-American Band.  On November 1, 2019, the society is planning...

The Padre Pio Prayer Group of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette at 947 Park St. announces the 2nd annual Italian Cultural Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shrine. The day will be packed with cultural and religious events kicking off the day at noon with a 2-hour dance party featuring classic Italian songs an...