Ciao from Rome, my dear friends readers of We the Italians. This new editorial has a lot of news regarding the activities and family of We the Italians. The first is that after Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Anchor, from this month you will find an account of We the Italians also on Tik Tok. It's an experiment, luckily it won't...

Three years ago, when chef Matt Moschella and his partners were looking for a spot for their new restaurant Corto, they had a simple vision in mind — to make “simple, straightforward food.” The team eventually settled on a former bodega in Jersey City’s Heights neighborhood and transformed the bedraggled interior into a fun, lively dining space tha...

The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents My Big Gay Italian Wedding April 29th through May 8th, 2021. Anthony Pinnunziato, a gay Italian-American from a large chaotic family, wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew Polinski in a traditional Italian ceremony. An...

When it comes to the perfect Spring and Summer treat, we New Jerseyans take our Italian ices very seriously. As time has gone on and New Jersey has evolved, the one thing that hasn’t changed is people’s love for Italian ice. Although there will always be controversy surrounding the name, some calling it “Italian ices,” some swearing that it’s just...

When Stephanie Carey was just a junior, she came up with an idea to help others enjoy the prom without the worry or the expense of purchasing gowns. The Ocean City High School senior, who lives in Upper Township, solicited the help of her parents, Marty and Michele Carey, to come up with an event where prom-goers who couldn’t afford gowns could go...

Guests from the Rahway, New Jersey area return again and again to Luciano's Ristorante for distinctive Italian cuisine. The restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of the city's business and arts district with plenty of parking available. Whether it's for cocktails and small plates or a full satisfying meal, this is a destination that is su...

Hoboken received the news that Artichoke Pizza was expanding to the Mile Square back in 2017, and a Jersey City location was to follow. Hoboken’s Artichoke Pizza opened in 2019, and Artichoke Basille’s was excited to recently announce that it will be opening a new storefront by early June at 246 Bay Street in Jersey City. Read on to learn what we k...

Professor of Italian Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, was recently awarded the Italian national honor of “Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) by the Italian Consulate. The president of the Italian Republic grants the distinction “to Italians abroad or foreigners...

Bianco Nero, an artisanal gelateria, is coming soon to Englewood. According to their social media, Norwood’s Baci Gelato is behind the “boutique gelato store” that will bring “real Italian gelato in Bergen County”. There is another location of the shop currently in Tel Aviv. Baci wholesales Italian Gelato in New Jersey and New York, plus they began...

Local businessman and philanthropist Frank Guaracini Jr. passed away peacefully at his home here Tuesday morning, according to his family. Guaracini was 65. His son, Frank Guaracini III, said funeral plans for his father are incomplete. He would have celebrated his 66th birthday next week and was looking forward to the birth of a grandson in April,...