The day before Bon Appetit published the story that changed Joe Beddia’s life, the bespectacled Philly pizzaiolo happened to be in New York. Andrew Knowlton—at the time, the magazine’s restaurant editor—invited him over to the BA offices. “I walked out of the elevator, and he handed me the magazine,” Beddia says. I t was the July 2015 issue; the co...

“Last time I checked, wine goes great with cheese,” says Bill Mignucci Jr. of Di Bruno Bros., the gourmet grocery chain that started out as a cheese shop in Philadelphia’s historic Italian Market. That original cheese shop still stands, and just a couple doors down Mignucci and crew are opening the market’s only bottle shop. Set at the corner of Ni...

Friday, October 4, 2019. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT. Fisher Fine Arts Library at The University of Pennsylvania, 220 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. How cities are built reflects both the cultural values of our society as a whole and the way we humans address practical collective needs. The birth of cities has often been accompanied by the myth...

We’re excited to announce the return of Ciao Philadelphia and the long-beloved event series celebrating Italian culture. This year, our events start in late September and will continue into December. We are confident that it’s also going to be one of the best years yet! The next Ciao Philadelphia event is a rarely seen musical gem and favorite of O...

In a renewal of the venerable tradition of Sicilian faithful from the town of Sciacca, hundreds of Italian-American Catholics gathered in Norristown Sunday, Aug. 18 for the 115th annual feast in honor of la Madonna Santissima del Soccorso di Sciacca (supported by the M.S.S. Society). After Mass celebrated by Msgr. John C. Marine and other clergy at...

Sonny Conto, a genuine and upbeat 23-year-old boxer from S. 9th Street, is setting himself apart in a sport too often defined by flashy promotions and over-the-top personalities. An Italian-American who picked up boxing gloves at age 10, Conto is beloved in his South Philly neighborhood and humbled by the family and fans who roar from beside the ri...

Lunedì scorso, 19 agosto, presso il Gran Caffè L’Aquila di Filadelfia, negli Stati Uniti, si è tenuta una riunione informale cui hanno partecipato Fucsia Nissoli, deputato al Parlamento italiano, Pier Attinio Forlano, console generale d’Italia a Filadelfia, e Luigi Patitucci, presidente del Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero (Comites). I tre espone...

Unless you go there all the time, Philly’s Italian Market is probably not what you’re thinking it is. Sure, you can still pick up some fresh produce here during the day and a plate of spaghetti at Villa de Roma. But the neighborhood has been changing for years (maybe one day its name will change, too). Lately, it is one of Philly’s most eclectic fo...

Charles Santore, an illustrator known for his richly detailed and whimsical interpretations of classic children's books has died, his daughter said Friday. Christina Santore said her father died Sunday after a brief illness in Philadelphia, where he was born, raised and worked. He was 84. He spent over three decades reimagining classic children's t...

Paese che vai, romano (e soprattutto romanista) che trovi e a Philadelphia (Stati Uniti) c'è Massimo Musumeci: fiero esportatore di romanismo e presidente del Roma Club cittadino. Nella centro abitato più grande della Pennsylvania ha trovato la sua America diventando il capo del Dipartimento di Lingue del Communty College e incontrando la moglie Li...