Not all Cleveland area restaurants are willing to reopen on Friday, May 15. Scott Nathanson said he’s felt the pressure lately but, he’s standing firm. “We want to protect our customers, we want to protect our staff and right now is not, in my opinion, a good time to be opening up to the public,” said Scott Nathanson, owner of Scotti’s Italian Eate...

The Salem Italian American Education Fund is now accepting applications for 2020 scholarship awards. The scholarship is open to all area high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary institution. The application deadline has been extended. Students must return a completed application postmarked no later than May 26. Scholarship applicatio...

Fr. Arcangelo Manzi, a priest at Cleveland's Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish, has died from coronavirus, his order confirmed Tuesday afternoon. According to the Mercedian Friars, Manzi passed away "following a great struggle" with the disease. The parish shared the order's post on Facebook.  "We ask your prayers, dear friends, for our dear...

Zappitelli’s in Mentor has been around for 34 years, serving up Old World dishes from recipes handed down from generation to generation. They’ve been through a lot, including during the pandemic, which isn’t stopping them from serving up authentic Italian cuisine to a hunger community. The business initially took a major financial hit when Gov. Mik...

Dear ISDA members, this is your invitation to join our 2020 biennial conventions, for both the Order and Fraternal Association, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12. The Ohio District, under the the leadership of ISDA Vice President Marie Frank, will host the conventions, and the committee has planned an...

The Salem Italian American Education Fund is now accepting applications for 2020 Scholarship Awards. The Scholarship Award is open to all area high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary institution. The application deadline has been extended. Students must return a completed application postmarked no later than May 26, 2020. Scholarshi...

Craving pasta or pizza? Envisioning a nice glass of Chianti with a veal dish and side of linguine marinara? Of course you are. Here are three dozen restaurants that can fill the craving. We have been updating our guide to restaurants offering takeout and delivery throughout Northeast Ohio on a daily basis. But we also have been breaking down offeri...

On Sunday, the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel canceled their annual Italian Festival due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a Facebook post. The festival was supposed to be held the week of July 22-25 and is not planned be rescheduled in 2020. In the post, Scott Schulick wrote, “While we know that July seems a long way off, it is now i...

People who are sheltering at home or looking for help in the kitchen now that Ohio restaurants are closed don’t need to panic when faced with the prospect of suddenly cooking every meal for your family every day. Executive chef Ryan at M Italian restaurant in Chagrin Falls says even restaurant-quality dishes are easy enough for anyone to make. To p...

Mark your calendars now: The popular free concert “Opera in the Italian Garden” will be presented on the lawn of the Renaissance Italian Cultural Garden from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26. This family-friendly concert includes famous music from well-known operas and Broadway musicals, and features The Cleveland Opera and Cleveland Ballet. The even...