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THE EXPANSION of an Italian pastry shop from Staten Island to Cranford was never intended, but when Christina Campitiello visited the location, she just couldn't resist. It was like a scene from a movie. "The town was so perfect," she says. "We were there for one minute — it felt like home."   Campitiello knows from movie scenes. The or...

by Congregation of Maria S.S. Addolorata   The Congregation of Maria S.S. Addolorata would like to announce that this years' procession in honor of our Patron Saint of Mola di Bari will take place on Sunday, September 11th.   The procession will depart from Sacred Heart–St. Stephens Church (Summitt and Hicks Street) Carroll Garde...

On August 4, 2016, the San Francisco Bay Area welcomed Dr. Roberto Masnata, son of Pino Masnata, at the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute. Dr. Masnata's presentation was on Futurist art and took place on the 115th anniversary of Pino's birth, August 4, 1901, in Stradella, Lombardy, Italy. Roberto spoke about his father's dual career as a sur...

Walk a few blocks around the intersection of Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street in the Belmont section of New York's Bronx and you are likely to hear Italian spoken, smell the tantalizing aromas of freshly cooked Italian food, and see people going about their grocery shopping at the many specialty stores: the bakery, the cheese and salumi shop, th...

The sixth annual San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons will take place this weekend in Hampton Bays. The annual celebration of Saint Januarius will kick off with a Community Light Parade through the hamlet on Friday, September 30, starting at 7:30 p.m. The parade begins on Ponquogue Avenue, and marchers will continue to Main Street, go west on Mai...

By Danielle Wong Moores When my husband, Sean, and I celebrated our anniversary, we'd narrowed the choice down to two restaurants, The Bradley or Alloro in Aiken. The Bradley won (see my review from September), but a month later, we were back in Aiken to celebrate Sean's birthday at Alloro, at 227 The Alley. Alloro translates into "laurel," and t...

My first book, Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, came out in 2011, and whether it was a case of prescience or serendipity, its publication coincided with a bitters boom that was taking hold in bars across America. As with any popular resurgence, there's bound to be a backlash.   Whether they were housemade blends or new releases...

Northern Italian native Massimo Fedozzi always had a knack for translating languages but one thing was missing: passion. After he began working at his parents' salumi shops in Genova, he discovered a piece of himself that had been lost in the shuffle.   "I don't really have heroes in my life but my parents," said owner and chef Massimo Fedoz...

By Rebecca Scott Italian restaurants are all about atmosphere. Deep, rich paint on the walls, wood-grain tables, the sound of wine glasses clinking and intimate chatter. The world falls away while you share a meal with family or friends.   That warm, engaging mood is alive and well at Cicily's Pastaria & Grill in Medford. My mom an...

SCARCI Italian Resort Wear is introducing to the market the first Italian clothing line to feature a modern U.S. Fit. "Most distinguished American men want to wear designer European clothing but can't because of the unique fit. When I talk to Americans about our Italian clothing, the first response is usually 'I can't wear that.' With SCARCI's...

By Megan Turchi Nancy Caruso said she never leaves her home without bumping into someone she knows. "The best part of the North End is you see the same people day in and day out," Caruso said, regarding Boston's traditionally Italian neighborhood. Her family immigrated to the North End from Italy in the late 1930s, settling on Endicott Street...

"5.000 Miles From Home": è il titolo del documentario che sarà proiettato l'8 novembre prossimo all'Italian American Museum di New York. "5.000 Miles From Home" racconta la storia di un gruppo di ragazzini italiani cresciuti nelle strade di Chicago che orgogliosamente rispondono alla chiamata alle armi per servire il Paese durante la Seconda Guerr...