It’s Sunday morning, and I’m standing on a corner in Bay Ridge, a not-trendy section of Brooklyn, eating panelle from a brown paper bag with the chef Jordan Frosolone. We greedily tear off pieces of the fried chickpea fritters, a street food specialty from Sicily—4,000 miles away yet somehow so close. We squeeze lemon over them. We savor them. And...

Gregory Califano, who opened the award-winning Volturno Worcester on Shrewsbury Street in 2013, celebrated Volturno Framingham's second anniversary last September. Califano paints a picture of a successful Framingham restaurant with loyal following. Whether you’re craving handmade pasta, Neapolitan-style pizza or anything in between, both restauran...

When I returned to New York after being away for winter break, I was looking forward to one thing in particular: food. The restaurants in the city are arguably some of the best in the world, and if I’m being honest, were a major reason why I chose to go to college here. A week before flying back I made a reservation at what I thought was one of the...

Sold by the slice, pizza is emblematic of New York City. It’s an inexpensive antidote to hunger pangs that can be ordered quickly, and eaten quickly, even on the go. Think of Tony Manero, the John Travolta character in Saturday Night Fever, double-decking a pair of slices while strutting through Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. At a less bouncy pace, we recent...

On Sunday afternoon Pastavino’s dining room sprang to life. Its light-filled space and open kitchen at 44 Navy Pier Way has been quiet for about two weeks when its former iteration, a seafood-centric, two-year old Barca, suddenly closed its doors. Yet rather than shut permanently, the operation’s owners, Vic Rallo and Dave Pasternack, decided to re...

It’s a red sauce renaissance! A waterfront seafood brasserie has added a retro family-style Italian meal to its menu for this month. Sunday Suppers at Estuary, a restaurant at the base of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Five, feature a giant plate of pasta, just like Mama used to make, according to the chef. “I wanted it to feel like a kind of 1940s di...

Monday, 03/02/2020 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. On the occasion of the publication of the paperback edition of "Personal Effects Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo" (2019, Fordham University Press). Celebrating one of the most important Italian American female authors...

In occasione di un incontro tenutosi nell’ufficio del Generale dei Carabinieri Gino Micale, Addetto alla Difesa presso le Nazioni Unite, Alfonso Panico, ex Vice Console On. d’Italia e Consigliere dell’ Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri Sezione di New York, ha ricevuto dal Gen. Micale il nuovo calendario storico dell’Arma dei Carabinieri 2020. Il c...

Dine on fabulous Italian cuisine and be treated like family at La Vigna Italian Restaurant where Chef Giuseppe Vitale works his magic in the kitchen making everything from scratch, including pasta, bread desserts, and his famous mozzarella. His son Anthony welcomes his loyal guests and manages the front of the house with an expert team of well-dres...

The New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators, formed by state lawmakers who celebrate the state’s Italian American community, is now accepting applications for the group’s 2020 academic and athletic scholarships, state Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo announced Thursday. Current high school seniors and college students w...