The De Cecco Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY, is delighted to announce that a major international artist and PBS television superstar from Venice, Italy, – Italian songstress GIADA VALENTI – will be performing her live show “From Venice with Love” at this year’s Little Italy Festival at 8pm, on Saturday, August 20th at Parcel 5 (285 E. Main...

A new development coming to The Ridge Marketplace shopping plaza will include an Italian restaurant and added retail spaces. Evviva Trattoria is a Massachusetts-based sister restaurant chain to 110 Grill, a restaurant already located at The Ridge. The new restaurant describes itself as offering modern Italian food in a casual atmosphere. Wayne Morr...

The founder of Rochester's Little Italy Neighborhood in the Lyell Avenue corridor was recently contacted by an Italian American design engineer named Gabrio Marchetti. Mr. Marchetti is currently working on a project in Russia for a Dubai entrepreneur, and requested permission to reproduce Rochester Little Italy's famous wall mural of Italian Americ...

In just three hours on Saturday April 2nd, the Little Italy Neighborhood, located in the city's NW Quadrant, collected nearly $12,000 worth of food, toys, diapers, clothes, personal hygiene products and other needed items at its "Food & Toys for Ukraine" event held at Marina Auto Soccer Stadium. The goods and items will be donated to a community pa...

While St. Patrick's Day, with its soda bread, green beer and corned beef and cabbage, seems to garner much of the attention in mid-March, another saint has a feast day with its own food traditions. St. Joseph's Day, on March 19, honors the man most Christians consider the foster father or earthly father of Jesus Christ. In Italy, where St. Joseph i...

The Martusciello family, which has been baking Italian breads in the Rochester area since the late 1950s, is calling it quits — at least for now. Casa Saratoga, until recently known as Martusciello Bakery, has closed its doors at 2280 Lyell Ave. in Gates. "We're all taking a break," said Frank Martusciello, 68, who has been working in the family bu...

The World Languages and Cultures Department is seeking applications for a visiting Assistant Professor in Italian/Casa Italiana Director beginning Mid-August 2022, MA required, PhD preferred. The department seeks candidates committed to teaching and inclusive excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and pr...

Super Mario is a household name to most gamers, and the enormously popular game series centered around the character has been a heavily protected property of Nintendo. But if things had gone differently, you may have been able to hop for coins and battle Bowser on your PC. A cataloguer at The Strong National Museum of Play recently found a PC demo...

When one door closes, another one opens. Med City social media is abuzz this week with the recent closing of Fazoli's Italian Restaurant on the east frontage road of U.S. 52 North. Signs on the 26-year-old fast food building state, "We regret to announce that Fazoli's in Rochester is permanently closed." While it looks like Fazoli's "unlimited brea...

Rochester's Historic Little Italy Neighborhood, located in the Lyell Avenue and Jay Street corridors of the city's NW and SW quadrants, has gained national recognition, from the Italian Enclaves Historical Society ("IEHS"). The IEHS was founded in 1979 and is a national organization responsible for recognizing historically Italian neighborhoods and...