By Kayleen Cubbal  When Oreste Piroli left his Naples, Italy, home in 1910, his mother, Maria, made a prediction. "I know I'll never see you again," Maria told her 16-year-old son. She was right. Oreste left to follow his father, Felice, an Italian farmer, to the land of opportunity, putting down stakes in Beaver County, where he we...

By Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth   Barrels of ink have been spilled on the gentrification of Lawrenceville, but the neighborhood's identity as a haven for the young, the alternative, and the artisanal seems as strong as ever.   This made the opening of Senti Restaurant and Wine Bar, an unabashedly upscale Italian restaurant in the...

March 26 - April 18, 2015, University of Pittsburgh The Italian American Program is proud to be the Opening/Closing Night Sponsor of this year's Italian Film Festival USA in Pittsburgh. Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's French and Italian Department, the 2015 festival brings you the best line up of recent Italian cinema with films from...

The Italian Program at the University of Pittsburgh (part of the Department of French & Italian) invites applications to their Master's Program in Italian. Founded in 1968, the MA in Italian at Pitt offers a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to graduate study in the field of italianistica and a cutting-edge preparation in the post-seconda...

Ciao Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we now have our own Italian seasoning blend called, Aroma. Special ThanksI would like to first say thank you to my Ciao Pittsburgh team—Daniel Casciato, Nicky D Cooks, Jeff Fanala, and my brother Jay—for pushing me to do something that I have always wanted to do. A wonderful opportunity arose and I took ad...

by Dave Desimone   When it comes to Italy's famed extra-virgin olive oils,terroir plays a critical role just as in wine. The authentic, top-quality oil comes exclusively from handpicked, freshly cold-pressed olives grown naturally only in Italy. Carlo Dozzi, a Pittsburgh-based importer and owner of Buon Sapore at One Oxford Centre, Down...

Italian born singer and songwriter Giada Valenti will be performing in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 7 at the Cabaret at Theatre Square. She is returning to our city with her new show called, "From Venice With Love." In this show, Giada will be taking her audience on a romantic musical journey by performing quintessential love songs from the 60′s, 7...

In Pittsburgh on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, from 1 - 4 p.m. learn the art of memoir writing "Where You Live: Writing about Yourself and Your Family," a workshop hosted by Italian American Collection Scholar-in-Residence Joseph Bathanti at the Heinz History Center.   Participants will come away with a story - a memoir - about where they and the...

Movies are a wonderful way to tell stories, and in the US many millions of people – either of Italian heritage or not – love to be told stories about and from Italy. That is why cinema is one of the most important tool of the promotion of our culture in America. Every year, hundreds of events involve the showing of an Italian movie somewhere in th...

By Melissa McCart   Lidia's Pittsburgh in the Strip District has gotten a facelift. It's not just a nip and tuck but a gutting that exceeds the construction costs of many new restaurants opening around town. Opened 15 years ago, Lidia's has retained its backlit wine wall in the renovation, but has made many other updates: A once open ki...