Mulberry Street, the heart of Manhattan’s Little Italy, is the epicenter of Italian American culinary imagination. Its iconic logo awnings, natty white tablecloths and seen-it-all servers set the scene. Pasta and red sauce, workingman’s dishes elevated through skill, love and respect for the old ways, made it the neighborhood that launched a 1,000...

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 W 43rd St #17, New York, NY 10036.In Vita: A Memoir, Joanne Mattera recounts her childhood in an Italian American family—the oldest of five and the only girl—as the repression of the 1950s gave way to the free expression of the 1960s. A collage of memories at her gran...

An ancient Roman marble wellhead (puteal) of the second century A.D. is the focus of an exhibition—along with some two dozen works, primarily from The Met collection—that will explore a wide range of topics, including virtuoso Roman sculpture; the Roman adaptation of Greek art and mythology; Greek and Latin literature; early excavations of Rome and...

Auguri to NIAF Member Joanne Mosconi for publishing her new cookbook The Chef of Greenwich Village, which tells father’s story and recipes. When her father Chef Pietro, owner of Monte’s and Villa Mosconi restaurants in Lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, had a heart attack in April 2015, Mosconi promised God that if he survived that s...

It’s might be last week of New York City Restaurant Week, but the Bronx is launching today its first ever “Little Italy in the Bronx” Restaurant Week that will run form February 3 to 13th! Centered around Arthur Avenue, a hotspot for Italian cuisine with a long history, the prices are even lower than regular restaurant week at $20 for a three-cours...

If this relationship were a cake, what would it look like? How would it taste? I have never much dreamed of being a bride, for reasons both personal and anatomical, but have long been fascinated by the odd, uniquely impossible questions asked of them. The ones above, for instance. Is it not ludicrous to think that the special and sometimes eternal...

You learn something new everyday…like, for instance when you find out about the  Italian origins  of Buffalo wings and pretzels. I honestly didn’t expect it. One of my best friends is a proud Buffalonian: she loves her city, is a faithful Bills’ supporter and there’s nothing about Buffalo she doesn’t miss dearly now that she lives in Europe. She wa...

One of the greatest concerns of the leaders of the Italian American community scattered throughout the United States is to try to involve the younger generations. American kids of Italian origin grow up with the teachings of their families, but time passing from the era of mass migration inevitably makes it more difficult to celebrate the Italian h...

“Oh what a night!” The big Italian party continues to live on — bigger than ever — at Villa Paradiso in Great Kills. The dining spot is nestled behind the former Pathmark Plaza of Great Kills — where there’s a celebration going on week after week. And last night was no exception. Situated off Greaves Avenue and Amboy Road, the casual, 150-seat Ital...

On January 14, IACC President Alberto Milani, IACC Executive Director Federico Tozzi and members Giuseppe Brusa (Giuseppe Brusa CPA LLC) and Giuliano Iannaccone (Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP) traveled to Treviso to present the IACC’s new USA-Italy Food Incubator project. The IACC’s innovative incubator program provides support and assistance to star...