One of the biggest food-related events of the year, the Charitable Italian American Organization's annual Italian Dinner has become a huge event for pasta lovers throughout Lima and the surrounding area. Entering its 27th year, the event brings thousands of people to Veterans Memorial Civic Center.   "Last year was a record event," CIAO vice...

In 2014, Pope Francis designated Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church a minor basilica. Founded in 1908, this Roman Catholic parish originally served the Italian community of Central Youngstown, OH. In the following interview, La Gazzetta and Pastor Monsignor Michael J. Cariglio discuss the church's new status.   La Gazzetta (LG): Thank you for w...

Vice President Joe Biden followed his well-known sweet tooth to Little Italy on Wednesday after speaking at the RTA's rail shop on the need for investment in infrastructure.   He said he planned to talk with business and community leaders about the impact of the renovation of the Cedar-University and Little Italy-University Circle rapid tran...

If strength is in numbers, then bocce ball is alive and well in Dayton, Ohio. You may remember we did a story on the Sons of Italy, Bella Villa Hall's men's bocce league. Well move over fellas, it is the ladies' turn! Thursday's in the summer, the bocce courts are ruled by the women. Now, let's get rollin'....   HERE'S THE SKINNY O...

Italy's Fiam Utensili Pneumatici SpA recently announced a strategic partnership with Cleveland Ohio-based ASG, naming ASG as the exclusive master distributor for Fiam in North America integrating its brand-name line of industrial air tools into the ASG product offering.   Read more   Source: http://machinesitalia.org/

By John Petkovic   It's one thing to roll out discounted plates. Yes, Luca does that during Happy Hour. But there's much more to this place than what your bill is going to look like when you walk out the door.   Located on Superior Viaduct -- the site of the Cleveland's first high-level bridge, built in 1878 –Luca Italian Cuisine offe...

By Nikki Delamotte   "I can remember as a child watching both grandmothers and my mom rolling the meatballs," says Bo Santosuosso, co-owner of Johnny's on Fulton (3164 Fulton Rd., 216-281-0055, johnnyscleveland.com). Squeezing through the narrow restaurant's sea of suits and ties, Santosuosso makes his way behind the bar.   He wo...

If you're thinking of renting a place in Tuscany, don't bother – there's really nothing available. Every "Seinfeld" fan knows that, right? But you could always go to Canton.   If you think that's not the same, well, you're right – it hit 60 degrees in the Tuscany region of Italy this winter, while temperatures in Canton on some day...

By Brooke Meenachan   The 17th Annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival runs through Sunday in Youngstown. The food and music are what keep people coming back year after year. The festival will include a variety of different bands and singers. Some local performers include, Rex Taneri, John Gabriele, Jim Frank Band and Dominic Tocc...

Fri, Nov 6, 2015 - Hanna Theatre - 2067 East 14th Street - Cleveland, OH 44115. Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito, makes his debut in Cleveland at the Hanna Theater with his touring production based on his 1st PBS Special: "Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso." Born in Naples, Italy, Pasquale Esposito immigrated to the United States...