You don’t have to be Italian to eat like one. Just ask the Gallucci family, proud owners of Gust Gallucci’s Italian Foods & Market, 6610 Euclid Ave., which has been serving Northeast Ohio for more than 110 years. “My great-grandfather Gust came to the United States with his brother around 1908 and originally worked on the railroad,” says Marc R. Ko...

The Belmont County Heritage Museum in St. Clairsville (OH) is boasting its newest exhibit, “A Family’s Journey: From Italy to Belmont County.” The exhibit features the Italian immigrant experience to life in Belmont County, including the importance that the coal mining industry had in the decision to move to the USA for work opportunities post the...

The Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2023 will be showcasing award winning films from Italy Sept. 14 – Sept. 28, 2023 at the Cedar Lee Theater and Atlas Cinemas Eastgate. All films are $12 each and screen on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.  The Cleveland Italian Film Festival, sponsored by Italian Tours & Travel by Diana, is the first independent fil...

The 39th Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce will be held Aug. 25-27 at the Wickliffe Italian-American Club, 29717 Euclid Ave. The tournament features 122 teams, including 104 in the Open Division and 18 in the Women’s Division. They will be competing for over $25,000 in prize money. Teams are expected from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, F...

One of Cleveland's longest-standing traditions is returning once again this weekend. For the 124th year, the annual Feast of the Assumption will take place in Cleveland's historic Little Italy neighborhood. The Feast, which serves as a fundraiser for Holy Rosary Church, will take place from Saturday, Aug. 12, until Tuesday, Aug. 15, the Feast of th...

The average American eats about 20 pounds of pasta per year, and collectively as a country, about 5.95 billion pounds of pasta annually. I’m ashamed to admit how much I probably contribute to these statistics, but I’m blaming it on the fact that Columbus has some incredible Italian restaurants and trattorias.  In fact, an Italian restaurant in Colu...

Summer is still going strong in the Valley as finishing touches are being put on another festival getting ready to launch. The Warren Italian American Festival in Warren’s Courthouse Square is a tradition in the city and kicks off Thursday. The festival first started in 1985, and though it takes more than a year to plan, it still holds onto its tra...

The Summit County Italian-American Festival returns to downtown Akron on Aug. 3-5 with Italian and American cuisine, tribute bands that pay homage to Italian crooners and a fireworks display. The festival offers free admission and runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day at Cascade Plaza and on Bowery Street in downtown Akron. The festival location sh...

A new Italian restaurant called Est! Est!! Est!!! opened its doors in Dayton on Wednesday. The eatery is located at the Dayton Arcade on 45 W Fourth Street. While the owners are from North Carolina, they said they are happy to call Dayton home. They said people can come to the restaurant to get a taste they might not be able to experience anywhere...

The Columbus Historical Society is excited to announce the opening of our new exhibit: The Art of Edoardo Alfieri as Generously Donated by the Alfieri-Maisano Archive, Genoa: Celebrating the Special Connection between Columbus and Genoa, Italy. Opening on April 23, this exhibit will feature fifty-nine pieces by Edoardo Alfieri including nineteen or...