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...

Fellini! Fashion! Vampires! And an exciting international lineup of documentaries, comedies, unconventional love stories, and politically engaged films. This eight day series gives a small taste of the world renowned festival of rare and restored films - Il Cinema Ritrovato - that draws thousands of international cinema fans to Bologna, Italy every...

Nick crocheted while taking the train through Europe. Elena hurt her knee in Brazil. Because of those two events, there’s a new café overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Gusto Italian Café opened just after Christmas, and the weeks since have been a whirlwind for Nick and Elena Gagliardi. Their breakfast-and-lunch restaurant has been more popular than t...

About 50 descendants of immigrants from Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy, gathered in City Hall Wednesday to Skype with their Italian counterparts and toast to a new “Friendship City” agreement endorsed by Mayor Jack Blalock. In the front row on Portsmouth’s side was Ugo Riciputi, who grew up in the North End and moved to Santarcangelo di Romagna in...