Notice is hereby given that the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia intends to appoint a new Honorary Consul in Baltimore who will be called upon to carry out primarily functions of assistance in favor of Italian citizens and protection of Italian interests in the territory of competence. Compatriots who may be interested in this position ar...

Altomonte's has expanded its business operations by recently opening its Alto Bakery & Caffè. The new establishment at 560 W. Street Rd. will be a beloved community hub, offering authentic Italian grab-and-go baked goods, espresso, and desserts, its owner said in a press release. The caffè will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 t...

My wife Liz and I were looking for an opportunity to dress up and try a highly rated restaurant that we had not visited before. I was looking for a restaurant in South Philly near the sports complex. After checking things out online, we decided that we would try Popi’s Restaurant on 20th Street. Based on the reviews, I figured that the odds were ve...

Angela Scimeca’s parents emigrated from Sicilia around 1908 and settled in South Philadelphia, where they brought their passion for good food and entrepreneurship. They built a bustling store, Scimeca’s delicatessen, on the corners of Passyunk Avenue near Christian Street along with an even more bustling family of 11 children. When Angela was old e...

The Gargano family has been a part of the Italian Market for generations. Their business brings the flavors to compliment your food with Gargano's Original Italian Spice Market Co. The re-claimed ownership of the shop they originally had for decades. Now, they're moving into the next generation as the owner's grandson spices up their online presenc...

Oh, the mighty meatball. As anyone raised in a large Italian family — or just those who appreciate Italian food — can tell you, meatball is king. Entire meals and menus are built around it, and throughout Philadelphia, there are several new Italian-focused restaurants whose meals are built upon the meatball’s bedrock. SIN PhiladelphiaAt Northern Li...

The cheesesteak is an iconic Philly staple, born here 94 years ago. It's taken almost a century, but our city's signature street food, created by two Italian immigrants, finally made its way back to the homeland. Philly native Michael Paparella is the man behind Philly's Steaks: Italy's first official cheesesteak spot! "I wanted to be the first to...

On Saturday, the doors will open to the Delaware Valley region's first Italian museum. It was a long road to this moment, and the curated collection is a historical celebration of the area's Italian roots. "Our goal is to showcase the greatness and the ingenuity of the Italians and what they've brought to America," says historian Michael DiPilla. T...

Opponents and dates are not official: signatures are still missing on the (rich) contracts with the U.S. agency that is organizing the double commitment. What is certain, however, is the national team's return to the U.S. almost 19 years after the last time (Italy-Ecuador 1-1, in June 2005 at Giants Stadium in New York), with a first experience in...

Bill Ronayne was just 7 when he became a fan of Mario Lanza, the tenor who was born in South Philadelphia in 1921 and made the cover of Time in 1951, when he starred in “The Great Caruso.” That fandom continues – even more so – today, with Ronayne semiretired and devoted to Lanza as president of the Mario Lanza Institute and Museum in Philadelphia,...