Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Easton will hold their annual Festa Italiana celebration starting May 31. The three-day festival is a major fundraiser for the Easton parish. It will be held on May 31, June 1 and June 2 at Holy Cross Park in Williams Township. The festival features food and entertainment each night, plus a ba...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike. 1. Melograno Topping the list is Melograno. Located at 2012 Sansom St. in Ritten...

Annual Italian street festival La Festa will take place all day next Sunday, June 2. The free all-ages festival got its start in 2010 with the aim of honouring Festa della Repubblica (Italian National Day), and replicating the festivities that take place in Italy on the holiday each year. This year, La Festa will take place on East Passyunk Avenue...

New York is where young chefs go to prove themselves. Philly? This is where many come to find a home. It’s a familiar story line now, and it’s unfolding once again, deliciously, in the airy space of Fiore in Queen Village, where live fires perfume the room and the dreams of another talented chef couple are playing out in the flaky spirals of mornin...

Smack in the middle of the annual Italian Market Festival in South Philadelphia Saturday, some 30 men gathered to play half-ball — a game with a local history spanning about 70 years that calls for a broomstick, a three-story building, and half of a squishy ball. Split into teams of five people, these men comprised the 10th annual John Marzano Half...

Words such as buongiorno and grazie may be as likely to be heard on the streets of Fredericktown as they are on the streets of Rome. Students at Bethlehem-Center High School are learning a Romance language spoken by millions throughout the world but taught in few high schools in the region. The Deemston school bolstered its foreign language program...

Port Richmond, Thompson & Cambria Sts., Philadelphia. Start Date and Time: Thursday, May 30 – 5 pm to 10 pm. End Date and Time: Saturday, June 1 – 5 pm to 6 pm. Mother of Divine Grace, located in Port Richmond, will hold its annual Italian Festival on May 30, May 31, June 1 and June 6, 7, and 8 starting at 6 pm. Homemade spaghetti suppers will be s...

You might think of South Philly as our Little Italy. I’ll make a case for a different neighborhood. Also this week, I find interesting Lebanese cooking in a Malvern shopping center and tasty sandwiches from a hole in the wall in Fishtown. And Craig LaBan is here, all choked up about a spring vegetable. If you need food news, click here and fo...

Ciao Chester County! Longtime Philadelphia restaurateur Sandro Frusone has opened Ciao Ristorante at the Commons at Thornbury on East Street Road. Frusone, an Italian native, has owned numerous Italian restaurants in the region including San Carlo’s, Gnocchi and LaNonna in the city before turning his sights to his newest adventure. Frusone said he...