Mrs. Robino's, the landmark Wilmington Italian-American restaurant, is the final Delaware restaurant to be featured on the series, "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." The episode airs Friday at 9 p.m. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri, who hosts the Food Network program, visited six New Castle County area restaurants and food businesses last February. It was his...

Forty-five years later, and St. Anthony’s Italian Festival is still very much so a Wilmington tradition. Thousands of people gather every year at the St. Anthony Roman Catholic church on North Dupont Street to celebrate the rich culture of Italy. Nestled in between five surrounding city blocks, the festival sits directly in the middle of a thriving...

Hot on the heels of the newly expanded Holy Trinity Greek Festival, which wraps up Saturday, the St. Anthony of Padua Italian Festival is ready to start serving panzarottis Sunday. The 45th annual eight-day Wilmington festival will kick off at 3 p.m. and run until Sunday, June 16, taking over five city blocks between Howland and 11th streets and Li...

Eric Huntley is a sandwich connoisseur. He doesn't believe in slapping a few low quality ingredients between two slices of bread and calling it a day. Each layer has to complement and please. Huntley appreciates the subtleties of homemade condiments such as the red pepper-rosemary aioli he slathers on a roll for his porketta sandwich ($10) with gar...

On Friday, October 26, Gallucio's Italian Restaurant, which has been named Delaware's Best Italian Eatery & "Irish-Style" Pub, will be hosting an all-day customer appreciation event. "This will be the first of many to come," said Greg Dorak, General Manager of Gallucio's. The customer appreciation day will include drink specials all day -- $3 for e...

Scott Stein thinks it's probably better that he and Antimo DiMeo didn't get the space they initially wanted for Bardea Food & Drink, the Italian restaurant the partners are opening in downtown Wilmington. Stein says five years ago they had settled on a site near Fourth and Market streets. But, for a variety of reasons, the space didn't work out. It...

Catholic Forum, the radio program/podcast produced by the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington, will present a two-part interview with Rev. Roberto Balducelli, the Oblate of Saint Francis de Sales priest, on its Aug. 5 and Aug. 12, 2018 programs. The programs are scheduled to coincide with the five-year anniversary of the legendary...

The 44th St. Anthony of Padua Italian Festival celebrates all things Italian, and it starts Sunday, June 10, and lasts through June 17. Here’s our annual guide to Wilmington’s biggest festival. Friends, Romans, countrymen: The festival draws 75,000 people, so you’re likely to run into friends, neighbors and family members. The classic Italian greet...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to Market Street in downtown Wilmington. Restaurateurs Scott Stein and Antimo DiMeo on Thursday announced their plan to open Bardea Food & Drink at 620 North Market Street in June. The owners promise a mix of traditional recipes and new twists. The 4,000-square-feet restaurant will hold 120 seats and feature a des...

I want pasta for Easter supper instead of ham and pimento cheese. This Easter, I want to ditch the usual Sunday brunch menu I put together: Pineapple casserole, drop biscuits, honey-glazed ham, green beans, deviled eggs, pimento cheese, more ham and pound cake. Instead I want a heavy, can’t-eat-one-more-bite Italian feast, because, pasta. I’ll fly...