I'm not sure on my own if I would have stumbled upon Scalessa's Old School Italian Kitchen, a newish Italian eatery deep in the heart of Wilmington's Forty Acres neighborhood. It's parked on a mostly residential area at the corner of Shallcross Avenue and North Lincoln Street in a brick building, painted gray, that dates back to the 1920s. Some may...

Are you Italian, or maybe you just love Italian food? Think you can make the best wine? Maybe you've always wanted to experience Italian culture? Always wanted to go to Sicily but don’t want to break the bank? Then you're in luck: the 38th annual Saint Anthony’s Italian Festival brings the experience of Sicily right to Wilmington. “There are a ton...

OperaDelaware will celebrate the 225th anniversary of Rossini’s birth by performing “Semiramide” and “La Cenerentola” as a part of the company’s 2017 festival. Starting on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. OperaDelaware presents Rossini’s final Italian opera, “Semiramide.” This rarely performed masterpiece will appear again on May 7 at 2:00 p.m. Maes...

The Wil­mington Sons of Italy are hosting their 12th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast on Sunday, April 9. The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Wilmington. The Sons of Italy are asking eight dollars per person as a donation, but children under 3 are free. The breakfast menu includes scrambled eggs, waffles, hash browns, ba­con,...

Barbara Hackett isn't sure she's ready to retire and bid adieu to her longtime customers. But she and her family have made a decision: Leo & Jimmy's Delicatessen, the beloved breakfast and lunch takeout shop in downtown Wilmington that has fed generations of Delawareans everything from Italian subs to liverwurst sandwiches, will close its doors May...

In addition to approving the appointment of 70 election workers for the upcoming town election, the board granted three hawker and peddlers licenses. Wilmington Taxi received a Taxi Cab license and Timothy Flynn a Taxi Operator's license. The board also approved the Police Department's request to hold their fourth National Night Out Aug. 1. The eve...

Do your childhood memories include playing under the dining room table while grandma whipped up something tasty in the kitchen so that the family could feast on the many courses throughout a Sunday afternoon? Then the Italian-style dinner at Cousins Deli in downtown Wilmington is a must. Since he began opening his doors after regular business hours...

DiFonzo Bakery announced Sunday it would be moving back to its original Wilmington location. The popular, iconic bakery, which reopened three years ago in a renovated garage near Elsmere after nearly a 10-year absence, says it's "going home" this spring to its 812 N. Union St. location in the city's Little Italy neighborhood.   After Di...

Every June, the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Delaware, runs a week-long Italian Festival which celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony. Since the 1920s, Saint Anthony's Italian festival has grown from a small carnival into a five-block celebration around the church. Every year the festival favors a region or city of Italy th...

Delaware has a nickname that says everything: it is called the "First State". This is just one of the things we talk about with the guest of this new interview. Our friend Richard A. DiLiberto, Jr. is one of the major personalities of the Italian American community in Delaware.   Let's discover what he does to represent this wonderful community,...