Pope Francis is likely to visit more East Coast cities than just Philadelphia when he travels to the U.S. in September, the Vatican's secretary of state said Tuesday.   Pope Francis announced his trip to the United States on Nov. 17 in an address to members of the "Humanum Conference." During his visit, the pontiff will participate in the Se...

It is hard to imagine a need or niche that is left for another new Italian restaurant in South Philadelphia. But that didn't deter Luke Palladino, who picked up one of his prosciutto-wrapped, truffle-buttered bread sticks and waved that magic wand over a forlorn corner of East Passyunk Avenue.   On that sharply angled parcel just east o...

The J. P. Mascaro & Sons family recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship by the National Italian-American Political Action Committee (NIAPAC) at its Annual Carnevale Black Tie Affair in Philadelphia.   Mascaro was selected in part due to its humble beginnings and rise to its current status as one of the premier...

During the years of mass emigration from Italy to the US, one of the peculiarities of the Little Italies all over the US definitively was the street market. Many used to spend several hours on the street: people would work hard, start their small business, socialize with other "paisanos", meet friends and maybe future spouses, get a life away from...

by Emma Jacobs   One of Philadelphia's most distinctive places will see a change behind the scenes on Jan. 1. Control of the Italian Market's iconic fruit and vegetable stands will move from the city to the neighborhood merchant association. "Everybody eats," observed Leo Pracopio, who has worked at Hollywood Meat Market since 1983. &n...

June 7, 2015, Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PMEast Passyunk Avenue - 1601 E Passyunk AvenuePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19148Filitalia International & Foundation Presents La Festa Della Repubblica – Italian National Day, which will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015. 11am-7pm Rain or Shine This wonderful event will be located in South...

The AIS and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia invite you to   A Stradivari in Philadelphia   Matteo Fedeli plays the valuable Antonio Stradivari violin of 1726 "ex Adams Collection"   Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:00pm at The Ethical Society Building in Ritternhouse Sq, Philadelphia   This event is free and...

by Inga Saffron   In the late 19th century, when thousands of Italian immigrants were pouring into South Philadelphia to make their fortunes, Seventh Street was transformed into a bustling bankers row. By 1897, there were 25 rowhouse-size banks between Bainbridge and Washington Avenues, all competing to provide newcomers with loans, money tr...

by Domenica Marchetti Hahri Shin was the first to arrive, at noon, a full hour before the scheduled start of the feast. He came outfitted for the occasion, wearing a bright-red Adidas track suit with white headband, and carrying a bottle of Rolaids.   The occasion was the third annual Panarda, a nine-hour, 40-course banquet at Le Virtu, the...

"Filitalia International's Scholarship – says Rosetta Miriello - programs benefit our young member's futures. All completed scholarship applications must be at 1809-13 Oregon Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19145 by 5pm ET, September 145h, 2014- no exceptions.   The scholarship recipients will be announced September 30th, 2014 and the winners will...