La Trentunesima Cena Annuale di Gala di Filitalia International (FI) si è svolta al Celebrations Banquet Hall, in Bensalem, PA dalle 16.30 fino alle 22.30 di domenica 11 novembre 2018. Il Maestro di Cerimonia della serata di gala è stato Marco Circelli, Direttivo Esecutivo di FI, il quale ha ricordato ai presenti che l’organizzazione celebra il tre...

An Italian cafe/restaurant called Fiore is on the way to the former Kanella South space in Queen Village. Ed Crochet and Justine MacNeil, two pedigreed chefs last in New York, have signed a lease for 757 S. Front St., which last was Kanella South after a brief spell as Village Belle, which followed a decades-long run as Frederick's. (Kanella's Kons...

Parliamo di te del tuo arrivo negli Usa a 25 anni e la formazione artistica all’Accademia di Arte di Philadelphia?“Sono nata a Roma ed ho sempre disegnato e dipinto poi intorno ai 25 anni ho deciso di andare negli Stati Uniti per conoscere me stessa. Ho vissuto in diverse città della costa orientale ed occidentale, e mi sono trasferita a Philadelph...

This column is a partial thank-you to the creepy cowards who vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue at Broad and Oregon and the History of Italian Immigration Museum on East Passyunk Avenue. Because of your vandalism, I met Michael Bonasera, a listener and one of the people who founded and runs the museum. On our recent tour, Bonasera said: "Th...

If you’re looking for a super-authentic South Philly Italian meal in the city these days—a classic chicken parm or meatballs in red gravy—you better know someone who’s willing to invite you over for dinner, or hope that Mr. Joe’s is open. (The little restaurant run by Vincent Termini, Sr. known for its authentic dishes is also known for being prett...

A new Italian spot, offering pizza and salads, has made its debut in the neighborhood. Called Pat's Pizza & Pasta, the new addition is located at 1410 South St. in Graduate Hospital. Expect to see a diverse selection of traditional Italian and American eats, including pizza, burgers, pasta and sandwiches. Look for the new lobster ravioli stuffed wi...

La storia di Mario Gendrachi è di quelle che racchiudono quasi interamente l’esperienza della nostra emigrazione. Nacque a Campobasso nel 1908 da Ernesto e Giuseppina. A solo due anni giunse, con i suoi genitori, negli Stati Uniti. La famiglia Gendrachi si stabilì a Philadelphia. Qui il piccolo Mario conobbe la difficoltà dell’emigrazione e la dure...

When I found out National Pasta Day was a real thing, I started thinking about all the delicious carb-filled meals I've had in Philly. There's no shortage of Italian restaurants in this city serving phenomenal pasta. The first time I went to A Mano in Fairmount, I was left in awe of the restaurant's cavatelli dish, made with escargot, mushrooms, bo...

Gritty is on his way to becoming a Philly icon so much so that there's a movement to give Gritty his own mural.  "I’d vote for Gritty a hundred times.” Mark Macyk is like the hundreds of thousands who love them some Gritty but could the brand new Philadelphia Flyers mascot replace another Philly icon in the Italian market—former Mayor Frank Rizzo?...

To hear Mark Spena rattle off the surnames of those who sat around the tables of his childhood in South Philadelphia – and ultimately, to hear the first chapters of what became a life spent in the love and preparation of food -- is to be invited into a scene from a movie about a large and very extended Italian family, and kindly asked to pass the n...