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After over two decades of serving patrons in the North End, Boston’s Ristorante Fiore will be closing its doors on Dec. 25. The restaurant made the announcement through Facebook on Tuesday, signed off by owner Fiore Colella. “Today, I am reaching out to share exciting news with you,” the post read. “After much thought, I am hanging up my apron and...

Each jar of Dell’Amore sauce has the flavors of Italy sealed into a 25-ounce jar. But more than that, it’s the smell of Frank Dell’Amore’s childhood.“My mom had six kids and we just were so fascinated with the smells, the aroma, the ambiance in the kitchen. My mom and my grandma both, when they were in the kitchen they were the happiest. Although,...

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary, the North End Athletic Association will bring Santa to visit the residents of the North End. Santa will arrive by helicopter on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, at 12:30 pm, at the Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue, Boston. Miss Massachusetts Scarlet Ramirez, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Wally and Tessie of the Bos...

In a residential area west of downtown Keene, there are still signs of what was once the city’s Italian neighborhood. Drive up Island Street and you’ll pass Carbone’s Window and Awning, founded decades ago by a son of immigrants. A few blocks away, members gather at the William Marconi Italian Club. Now, the Keene Heritage Commission is turning to...

On TikTok, @CarloAndSarah show the hilarious — and often endearing — situations that arise when cultures clash. In real life, they want to bring people together.  Sarah Mollica, 25, and Carlo Bruno Longo, 26, live together outside of Boston. Their cross-cultural comedy has amassed over 4.3 million TikTok followers in less than two years. It’s given...

Friday Dec 2 2022 - 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start. City Winery Boston - 80 Beverly Street - Boston, MA. Buy Tickets here. Scanzonati, the album that takes the name of the band, is the result of years of collaboration between Stefano Marchese and Andrea Pejrolo. It includes ten original compositions that span from swing to samba, from romantic balla...

Casa Me elevates the local restaurant scene with its exceptional Italian vacation-inspired cuisine. For months Westporters and passersby wondered what was to become of the slightly rundown restaurant in Sconset Square in the midst of a massive renovation and remodel that seemed to take forever. Rumors began to circulate… a Mexican restaurant was co...

When Elena Fusco opened Bin 100 Restaurant, she didn't know much about Milford. But after 15 years at 100 Landsalve Ave., Fusco says it's been great owning a restaurant in the city. "I picked Milford to be a little further away from the restaurants owned by my siblings. One in New Haven and another one is in Hamden," she said. "I'm so glad I chose...

A popular Bridgeport Italian restaurant is establishing a second location in Norwalk, CT. Massimo’s Pizza and Restaurant, located at 100 Boston Ave. in Bridgeport, will open a new location on Westport Avenue. The plan to expand to Norwalk was in the works for a while, as restaurant owner and namesake Massimo Colandrea filed to establish Massimo Piz...

In the lobby of the Mystic Seaport Museum, near a clam-shaped hand-blown glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly, a full-sized wooden gondola has been on display. The two objects provide a symbolic introduction to “Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano,” a show about the art, craft and history of Venice and Murano...

There’s nothing better than a good pizza … except for a great pizza. Plantation just got a new pizzeria all the way from Connecticut that diehards say is the best in the entire country. Deco’s Alex Miranda, who likes his topped with Italian sausage, has the story. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is a big deal. In the pizza world, they’re like A-list...

The design for a new statue for Wooster Square in New Haven has been approved to replace the Christopher Columbus statue that was removed in 2020. The new statue that will honor Italian-American heritage was approved at a Board of Alders meeting on Monday night. The statue depicting an Italian family will be just feet away from where the Christophe...