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Stellina Pizzeria near Union Market was such a hit out of the gate with its pizza dough paninis and and cacio & pepe pies that the founders are opening a second location in Mount Vernon Triangle next year. Restaurateur Antonio Matarazzo and Chef Matteo Venini, who first met working at Lupo Verde, are planning a Summer 2020 debut at 508 K St. NW.  I...

Italian food is a favorite — and surely not just in Italy! It is on everyone’s menu, and whether it is served at home or in a restaurant it is always welcome. “People love Italian food because it tastes good and is comforting. It’s ‘feel good’ food!” says Alison Iovine, co-owner and front end manager of Beniamino’s Cucina & Pizza. “It is also healt...

Dear All! We at Filitalia International & the History of Italian Immigration Museum would love to showcase the amazing work that Scuolaimpresa filmed, helped release, & performed during their stay. This is a video of YOUR museum in the heart of South Philadelphia; a place where your hertitage can be preserved & visited with your help! Please, if yo...

Officials and members of the local Italian-American community gathered in Glen Elk Friday afternoon for a ceremony declaring the district to be Clarksburg’s “Little Italy.” A sign honoring the legacy of the many Italian-American families who have roots in the area was unveiled in a lot at the corner of 4th and Clark streets. “Today is an important...

Imagine Venice, the city of canals, at Christmastime — twinkling with lights and dressed in garlands. Now translate that into gingerbread and gumdrops. That's exactly what hundreds of architects, designers and engineers came together to do — build the Italian city made up of more than 100 small islands out of Snickers, Mars bars, Jellybeans, cereal...

Freddy Florio is one of many Italian-Americans celebrating generations-old holiday traditions in South Philadelphia, including one he started himself: selling Christmas trees on the sidewalk. "Tree World" is what he calls it, plain and simple. For 25 years, he's been selling holiday cheer with a smile outside in the cold. He orders trees from place...

Jon Bon Jovi may be best known for hits like It's My Life and Livin' on a Prayer, but he does more than kill it on a stage. Through his foundation JBJ Soul Kitchen, he is currently all set to open his third community restaurant, where those in need of a hot meal can access healthy and nutritious food without being worried about judgment. The restau...

Nowadays Verrocchio is not one of the artists that first come to mind when the subject is the Italian Renaissance. However, when one realizes that Leonardo da Vinci — the “Renaissance Man” himself! — was his pupil and assistant for 10 years, curiosity arises and warrants further exploring Verrocchio’s own legacy. Contemporary documents and sources...

Branzino Italian Ristorante in Rittenhouse is hosting a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve, beginning at 5 p.m. The Italian-American tradition gathers friends and family together for a seafood feast.  At Branzino, guests will dine on sea bass crudo with blood orange and watermelon radish; shrimp with burrata and tomato broth; char-gr...

In March 1937, when Esquire published Pietro di Donato’s first short story, “Christ in Concrete,” the magazine included a rare prefatory note. “In the three years since Louis Paul’s prize-winning No More Trouble for Jadwick,” wrote Arnold Gingrich, the editor, “Esquire has received about eighteen thousand short stories from unpublished authors and...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, cordially invites you to the opening of “Icons”, an exhibition by photographer Guido Harari on Monday, December 9, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Guido Harari has met and photographed the greatest music legends: B.B. King, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Patti...

Maserati was awarded the coveted "Best Luxury Vehicle" honor by the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) in the District of Columbia, for the Maserati Quattroporte GTS. The prize was bestowed after careful evaluation of criteria by Washington, D.C. area journalists including on-road test drives of the V8-powered, 523-horsepower executive...