Saturday, August 13 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. DUVBO (Down Under the Veterans Bridge Overpass) | Smallman & 13th St.. The Seventh Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival is almost here!   This all-day outdoor event, organized by Jack Mascaro of Mascaro Construction Company, features live music by Pure Gold, the Nieds Hotel Band, and th...

By Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   Lino Tagliapietra, an internationally renowned glass artist from Italy, arrives at the Pittsburgh Glass Center on Monday for a one-week residency with his Seattle-based team. Examples of Mr. Tagliapietra's designs are on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albe...

By Melissa McCart There's polish but little that's modern about Joseph Tambellini Restaurant in Highland Park. I like the place because it offers the best of Old Pittsburgh without caricature. You won't see framed photos as reminders of the city's former greatness, or its rise from the ashes.   You will not find shtick that's inevitable at...

To accommodate as well as possible the numerous requests of new passports from Italian citizens residing in the Pittsburgh area, this Consulate General will be on a mission Saturday July 12 at the offices of the Pittsburgh Honorary Consul (Prof. Carla Lucente), Fisher Hall, 728, 600 Forbes Avenue.   On this occasion the appointed employee wi...

Ciao Pittsburgh's Personality Profile series on current and former Pittsburghers continues this month as we learn a little about Jerrold Vincent Anthony Rispoli, a local teacher, originally from Long Island, NY, who specializes in special education. Jerrold discussed what being Italian means to him and shares with us his Italian background as well...

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature and Culture at the Assistant Professor rank. Pending budgetary approval, the appointment will be effective fall 2016, with teaching duties beginning on September 1, 2016.   Appl...

Since Il Pizzaiolo opened a second location in Downtown’s Market Square in 2013, it has drawn throngs of diners looking for the same high-quality Italian ingredients and dishes that has made its flagship location in Mt. Lebanon so popular. But you’ll no longer find the restaurant’s founder and chef, Ron Molinaro, at the Downtown spot.   Inst...

by Tom Fontaine   Pittsburgh's 30th annual Columbus Day Parade drew an estimated 10,000 spectators and participants Saturday — a record total since the event moved to the city's Bloomfield neighborhood about 13 years ago.   The parade stretches more than a mile through the city's Little Italy and celebrates Italian heritage and cultur...

by Marylynne Pitz  Pittsburgh's nightly light show of glowing red blast furnaces and smoky white clouds fired the creativity of many artists, including Raymond Simboli. The Italian immigrant painted "Steel Mill" in 1950, long after his father and many others had captured the city's industrial landscape on canvas. But this image has its o...

In this month's Personality Profile, Ciao Pittsburgh chatted with Pittsburgh native Corrado Riccelli. Born and raised in the small town of Sharpsburg, PA, Corrado grew up during a time when that town was primarily populated by Italian immigrants and first generation Italian-Americans. Growing up, Corrado was surrounded by many Italian-Americans—'co...