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Every day is a great day to celebrate the mother figures in your life! We've got you covered this May with curated wine and caviar pairings, hand-crafted bouquets, housemade pastries, and more. Check out our Mother's Day gift guide below for the best Mother's Day gift ideas for every mamma you know. For the sophisticated women in your life, we've p...

The New York Times, in 2001, devoted an article to aspects of society in Connecticut, a state on the east coast of the United States, where the influence of Italian Americans has been very strong, according to the prestigious newspaper. Political, economic, religious, sports, professional, etc. For the 2000 census, Connecticut was actually the seco...

Little League opening day ceremonies can often be perfunctory. Not this year at Southington Western Baseball Little League. Players, coaches, fans and their families joined together Saturday with two of the men instrumental in getting the league off the ground to celebrate Southington West’s 50th anniversary at its complex off Spring Street. Techni...

The familiar taste of Italian food from Typical Sicilian in Springfield has moved to East Longmeadow at the reimagined Typical Sicilian Takeout. The new location, at 192 North Main St., offers many of the same appetizers, panini, pasta and salad – just, to–go. The restaurant has been open for just over two weeks, said Enzo Amore, who co-owns the re...

Just in time for the warm weather, Pazza On Porter is reopening their Amalfi Coast-inspired patio covering 600 square feet for everyone to safely socially distance while enjoying some delicious Italian-American Cuisine. In the Amalfi Coast, patios embrace the wild vines growing around the restaurant; Pazza on Porter has brought in these elements of...

Michael D’Orlando took the greatest risk of his life in October. He walked away from a lucrative job as a banker in Manhattan to open a restaurant at a time when the pandemic was beginning a resurgence and the economy was stagnating. Not to mention a skyrocketing unemployment rate that was shrinking wallets up and down the Shoreline. “It could have...

It’s the aromas of the Mediterranean, the taste of homemade pasta, and the love of her Italian heritage, that has led Martha Napoli to share her passion with a circle of people in her community. Circolo Italiano, a new Italian conversation group, meets on the last Saturday of each month, via Zoom, at 11 a.m., and is hosted by the Bigelow Free Publi...

Could South Medford receive a historic district designation focusing on its Italian-American heritage? It's something two Medford officials are proposing. City Council President Richard Caraviello and Vice President Adam Knight on April 13 introduced a proposal for the Historic District Commission to study the idea. “South Medford was a very vibran...

Veronica Sandolo says a few days in Ponza, the picturesque Italian island where her extended family lives, is “like therapy.” For the newest iteration of her family’s Norwalk restaurant, she is highlighting the best of the island, including its traditional food, culture and warm, family-friendly service. Sandolo is a second-generation restaurateur,...

Named after Italy's most beautiful Island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the western coast of Italy, Ponza Italian Kitchen & Pizza is deeply rooted in hospitality and bringing people together around the table over great food and drink. A family owned and operated restaurant since 1980, locals have been enjoying comforting Italian cuisine and the...

Italian lovers in Fairfield County have a new restaurant to try with the opening of Cibo -- a bistro that says it specializes in fresh farm-to-table Italian street food. Located on Federal Road in Brookfield in a shopping plaza with several other eateries, the new restaurant, pronounced "Chee-Bo," says it will have a rotating menu that will offer t...

An Italian restaurant in the heart of the North End has opened back up with a slightly different name, though the dining spot itself remains mostly as is. According to a press release, Ciao Bella has reopened as Ciao Roma, with its Italian-American comfort food offerings still being available, though new dishes such as artichokes alla romana antipa...