Another treasured link to Santarcangelo, Italy, the city with which Portsmouth established a Friendship City relationship in December 2019, is gone, but not forgotten. The oldest member of the Fracassi Family Educational Trust Board of Trustees, Angelina Fracassi Smith, a member since its inception in 1999, died this summer at age 91. Renato Fracas...

The third time’s the charm, they say, and in the case of the Rosa Restaurant, the third time will be a return to the beginning. Set for a grand reopening this weekend, the historic Italian restaurant on State Street – once thought to be the longest, continuously run restaurant under a family name in New England – will see its third rebirth, at its...

Friday, Sep 25, 2020 at 8:30 PM. Roundabout Diner and Lounge, 580 Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, NH, 03801. Get tickets here. Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of “Georgie the Bartender” in The Sopranos. Frank is also well known for his star role in The Godfathers of Comedy. Frank has starred in n...

Fabrizia Limoncello, an Italian-American spirits company, from Salem, NH started in 2007 after founders and brothers Nick and Phil took a trip to visit family inCalabria, Italy. They experienced the magic of Italy and were inspired to create something special when they came home. Many nights and weekends of hard work led to the creation of Fabrizia...

Sofia on Lafayette may be new to Hampton, but the owner – and head chef – is no stranger to Hampton or even to the address to one of the newest businesses on Route 1. Sofia on Lafayette, located in the former Rico Figg’s location, opened on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. However, Ron Cipullo has twice occupied the same building for two of his pr...

A patron of a restaurant destroyed by fire Sunday is hoping to raise money for the family owners via a GoFundMe.com effort. Ciao Pasta, an Italian eatery in Northfield, was damaged beyond repair during a two-alarm Sunday which drew firefighters from across the Lakes Region and central New Hampshire. Hayley DeSousa, a patron of the restaurant and fr...

Amid regular announcements of permanent restaurant closures forced by COVID-19, a historic favorite will return to the city’s downtown this fall. Announced over the weekend, the Rosa Restaurant will see its third incarnation at its original 70 State St. location. Armando’s, the restaurant which took over the space in late 2018, is now marked as “pe...

Marc Flore said he inherited his love of ice cream from his father Angelo, who he described as a “full-blooded Italian,” who kept his freezer stocked with cherry vanilla ice cream year-round. Flore said he thought of his late father when he opened Angelo’s Amore in its mill location downtown at the former Bloom’n Cow space May 29. “Amore,” Italian...

Beloved children’s book author Tomie dePaola died, his publisher announced on Monday. He was 85 years old. He was best known for writing the Strega Nona series and 26 Fairmount Avenue. “We mourn the loss of a master storyteller. Tomie dePaola has passed away. We extend our sympathy to his legions of readers, friends, and colleagues,” Winding Oak Ch...

What better way to celebrate an anniversary than with a love story? That’s exactly what The Edge Ensemble Theater Company will do this month to honor three decades of professional local theater. The ensemble will be offering seven performances of John Patrick Shanley’s “Italian American Reconciliation” at Heberton Hall. The Keene-based Edge Ensembl...