We’re at a crossroads in which every major city has welcomed with open arms corporate-owned concepts that introduce us to dishes-from-elsewhere, whether it’s Japanese ramen, Hawaiian poke, Nashville hot chicken, Texas barbecue or Mexi-Cali tacos. Aside from what this is doing to the restaurant landscape, it’s worth asking whether any of these dishe...

A video crew from Italy has stopped in Pittsburgh as part of a series on American frozen-dessert artisans and landmarks titled “Some Like It Cold — USA Mission.” The seven-member crew, working for Carpigiani Gelato University near Bologna, Italy, spent a long Tuesday shooting at Mercurio’s Pizza and Gelato’s new second location in Fox Chapel. Mercu...

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Library & Archives at the History Center - 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. $40 for general registration and $30 for members. Register Here. Join genealogist Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy for a workshop on delving into your family history in Italy and the United States. Benefiting beginner...

Pittsburghers with roots in Italy who are interested in piecing together their families’ back story can attend an upcoming workshop at the Sen. John Heinz History Center. The center’s Italian American Program will host the workshop, featuring Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 18. Venezia will teach people how to use...

The Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America was organized in 1930 by a small community of Italian immigrants in Pittsburgh. Members became active in the politics and society of their adopted city and country, but still worked to preserve a cultural link with their Italian heritage. Nowadays, the organization also encourages young Italian Americ...

Few Italian-Americans have made as big an impact on the world of baseball as 33-year-old, Francisco Cervelli. Born in Valencia, Venezuela, Cervelli had an Italian immigrant father, Manuel, who encouraged him to play baseball during his youth in Venezuela. What happened next Cervelli could only have dreamt of when starting out in Venezuela. He was e...

Visitors will notice the crisp chef hat with the blue stripe. It adorned the head of Bloomfield Groceria owner Rich Trocchio as he created a made-to-order hoagie for a customer Thursday. “You remember Isaly’s?” he asked, referring to one of Pittsburgh iconic family-owned dairies and restaurants. “This is an old Italy’s hat. It’s a classic.” Trocchi...

Where can you go to experience Italian food, fashion and local celebrities? The 57th Annual ISDA Celebrity Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon! On April 28 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburg, you can feast your eyes on the latest looks modeled by our models on the glimmering runway. Global women’s fashion brand Joseph Ribcoff will be featured on...

Chef Andrew Garbarino is carrying on a family tradition: serving authentic Italian food and fine wine to the masses. His namesake restaurant opens April 12 in East Liberty as a tribute to the original Garbarino’s, a Long Island institution that his great-aunt ran for 51 years. “When I decided to open an Italian concept, I thought to myself, ‘Why no...

In the days leading up to the launch of Alta Via, big Burrito Restaurant Group’s foray into Italian food, President and Corporate Chef Bill Fuller left the front door unlocked, giving hungry passersby false hope that they could snag a table at the long-awaited eatery. “They’d come in to ask if we were open and I had to break their hearts,” Fuller s...