The perfect pick-me-up for the coldest month of the year is almost here. Next week, over 100 Italian restaurants will participate in New York City's annual Restaurant Week. This year's lineup of Italian restaurants represents all five boroughs and an array of cuisines, from Milanese fine dining at Casa Lever to family-style Southern Italian spreads...

Tina Pignataro, at 100 years old, beat the odds and survived COVID-19 following a weeks-long hospital stay, abc7 reports. Pignataro was discharged from the emergency field hospital at Staten Island University Hospital this week. She had shortness of breath, but thanks to comprehensive treatment, she was able to pull through. “So Tina is a remarkabl...

Saturday: January 9, 2021. Where: https://youtu.be/SlMx The Garibaldi-Mecci Museum is proud to announce the premiere of a new video series, A Few Minutes At Meucci's House. Each week we will bring you a short video to discuss an artifact, Italian custom, tradition, or an interesting part of the museum structure. Please visit the YouTube link above...

“Yes, They’re Open” is a web series highlighting local bars and restaurants that are open for takeout, delivery, pickup or dining during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Live streams from the featured restaurants are broadcast on the Advance Facebook page every weekday around 3 p.m. On Tuesday, the Advance/SILive.com visited Bruno’s Italian Bak...

Long-time Staten Island chef Joseph Giudice Jr. succumbed to complications of COVID-19 on Dec. 20 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO. He was 55. “He always had a charming sense of humor. He always spoke his mind. He had a great heart for people,” said his wife of 18 years, former Staten Islander Theresa Giudice (nee Ventimiglia). A Br...

Saturday, January 16th • 10:00am ET Live from Italy!!! Umbria and Valnerina, Cascia, Norcia, Castelluccio and More. With Anne Robichaud. Organized by Casa Belvedere. Register Here. Do you know what a "norcineria" offers? Ever tasted the famous “lost beans” of the Valnerina? Ever heard of Preci and a curiosity that makes it famous? Let’s warm up our...

“He was a legend,” on Staten Island and in the bakery business, said Anthony Campitiello, of his dad, Alfonso Campitiello, who launched Alfonso’s Pastry Shoppe in Castleton Corners in 1969. Alfonso Campitiello died Thursday -- just days short of his 82nd birthday -- after suffering complications with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), sa...

Aviano (Davian in friulano, Pleif nella variante locale) è un comune italiano del Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Qui ha sede l’aeroporto di Aviano (in  inglese  Aviano Air Base o semplicemente Aviano AB) che è un’infrastruttura militare italiana utilizzata dall’USAF, l’aeronautica militare statunitense. Si trova nel comune di Aviano ai piedi delle Prealpi...

It's always game day at the South Beach Bocce Ball courts on Staten island, where some of the players come twice a day, every day of the week. "I'm 82. It keeps me going I love it," explained Anthony Pucciarelli.Mark Defazio says he's retired like everyone else playing. "I'm the youngest guy here. I'm in my 50s," Defazio said. But on this day, Juli...

Friday, December 4th • 7:00-9:00pm. Organized by Casa Belvedere. With Carla Gambescia. Registration is required. Once you register for a virtual event, you will receive an invitation to join the live zoom program the night before the event. Discover the surprising backstories behind some of our most cherished holiday traditions from Saint Nicholas...