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One of the many Italian restaurants in Boston’s North End may soon have a new sibling nearby. The owners of Pellino’s Ristorante (2 Prince St., Boston) have purchased the property that previously housed a Pinkberry frozen yogurt shop (283 Hanover St., Boston) and are seeking permission to change the use of the space to allow for seating and a beer,...

L’inizio dei festeggiamenti per il 15° anniversario della fondazione dell’Augusta Boston Club è stato dato dagli inni nazionali Italiano e Americano cantati da Enzo Amara, presidente dell’Augusta Boston Club e corrispondente del Progetto Sicilia nel Mondo, dopo gli applausi e seguito il caloroso saluto di benvenuto fatto dal presidente del comitato...

When: Saturday February 17 from 6pm to 8pm - Where: 189 North Street Boston, MA Featuring:  Lo Galluccio, poet, memoirist and vocal artist, served as Cambridge’s Poet Populist from 2013 to 2015.  Her published works are: Hot Rain (Ibbetson St. Press), Terrible Baubles (Propaganda Press) and a prose-poem memoir, Sarasota VII (Cervena Barva Press).  ...

IN THE KITCHEN Paul Katsarikas has been cooking Italian dishes and making his own pasta for 40 years, the last 29 at Bella Costa Ristorante in Framingham. The restaurant is known as a cozy place for date nights, get-togethers, and rustic Italian meals. Katsarikas brought in a rotating series of pianists a few years ago, because he wanted to hear mu...

I am looking forward to one exhibition above all in 2018: ‘Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth’, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (22 February–28 May). It will focus on Angelico as a narrative painter. All four of the artist’s reliquaries, painted by him between 1424 and 1434 for the Florentine church of Santa Maria Novella, will be reuni...

Regina DeCicco, who has been seen on FOX TV’s “Laughs,” brings her stand-up act to the Treehouse Comedy Club in the Westport Inn on Saturday, Jan. 20. Spoiler alert — yes, she’s Italian. And yes, that aspect of her background inspires some of her comedy, like when she talks about how her mom wanted her to marry Tony Danza. She was only 5 at the tim...

WHO IS IN CHARGE “We’re making real, Italian food,” John Goldberg said of Mangia Sano in Milford, N.H., which he owns and operates with his wife, Kristin DeRosa. Goldberg is a former executive in the financial industry. He and his wife embarked on extensive research before opening the restaurant about six months ago. 

When: Sat, January 27, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 Pazzi Lazzi's Chiara Durazzini and Dan Meyers join forces for a unique Carnevale-inspired presentation featuring Commedia dell'Arte masks and Renaissance-period music. The event is family-friendly.

In the "Italian American Baseball Family" filmmaker Roberto Angotti shares the captivating story about how Italian Americans "assimilated into popular culture through America's favorite pastime in his new hour-long Italian American Baseball Family documentary." The documentary details stories of those Italians who left home between 1880 and 1920 an...

Unless you’ve been to Italy, you may very well have never experienced anything quite like the Damariscotta restaurant Osteria Bucci. The little gem is tucked away off a small alleyway, and the sign hanging beside the door is as small and unpretentious as the interior is. In fact, unless you happen to get a whiff of whatever is cooking inside on any...

Il sindaco di Foggia Franco Landella ha accolto, questa mattina, a Palazzo di Città, Monsignor Carlo Montecalvo, già Pastore presso la chiesa di Our Lady of Grace a Johnston (Rhode Island, U.S.A.) e attualmente Pastore alla chiesa di St. Sebastian di Providence (Rhode Island, U.S.A.), uno dei promotori dei rapporti di gemellaggio che si sono strett...

We’d tried to visit Lucca’s once before but could not find parking space in the lot or street. The restaurant has been very busy since its recent opening, so the story wasn’t much different on our second try, although we arrived before 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. Let this be a warning: no reservations and it’s crowded. Lucca’s opened at the beginning o...