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Step inside the new Dalfonso's Italian Imports in the heart of Buffalo's Five Points neighborhood and get swept away in a celebration of food, and family. "I want you to feel comfortable like you are walking into a place that has been here for 50 years," said Jeffrey Dalfonso, the owner and operator, "I guess the inspiration really was my family's...

The Cultural Italian American Organization will host its annual Feast of St. Joseph the Worker at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Nacca Hall at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 303 Clark St., Auburn. The annual event celebrates St. Joseph's (San Giuseppe) the Worker Day on May 1. St. Joseph's Day itself is March 19, honoring the foster father of Jesus and kn...

The press conference for presenting the 400th anniversary of the Feast of Santa Rosalia 1624-2024 took place at the headquarters of the Italian Consulate in New York, attended by the Mayor of the Municipality of Palermo, Roberto Lagalla. This year marks the four-hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the miraculous remains of Santa Rosalia, the...

It’s been on W46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues for almost a century — long before the phrase “Restaurant Row” had ever been invented — and even today, Barbetta stands as a timeless testament to culinary excellence and enduring tradition. The iconic restaurant was established in 1906 on W39th Street by Sebastian Maioglio, who hailed from Fubi...

Bilena Settepani wasn't even born yet when her parents, Nino and Leah, the former Sicilian and the latter Ethiopian-Eritrean, laid the foundation stone for what is now an Italian-American institution: Settepani Bakery in Brooklyn, a place dedicated to promoting the national baking art. "Nomen omen," one might say. And indeed, they never stopped: wh...

On Saturday, April 13th, the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW), the organization that has brought together Italian American professionals for 44 years, celebrated its annual luncheon awards in New York City. In an elegant room at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, two women were honored for their success in their work: Jodi Pul...

The Montauk Library will present a series of concerts and live performances in the coming months as part of “Waterways: Commemorating The 500th Anniversary of Verrazzano’s Voyage in 1524.” Italian navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485-1528), an explorer for France, was the first European to sight New York Harbor and Narragansett Bay. After receivi...

Corporate Art: From Art to Fashion is an exhibition by Arvedo Arvedi presented at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York on April 19 at 6PM. On this occasion, the author, in conversation with the Institute’s Director Fabio Finotti, will also present the e-book Corporate Art. Embracing a New Mentality in Marketing and Sales Strategies. The exhib...

For a decade, Bar Primi has been a reliable go-to for New Yorkers craving a good pasta all'Amatriciana or a four-clove tangle of linguine. And, now, the Bowery staple from NoHo Hospitality—the folks behind fellow downtown favorites Locanda Verde, The Dutch and Lafayette—is getting an uptown sibling, with a new location in Penn District.  Debuting t...

The Board of Directors of the Italian American Leadership Forum (IALF), founded in 2023, have coordinated a wreath laying ceremony at the Giovanni da Verrazzano Statue in New York City’s Battery Park at 11:30 AM to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian navigator and explorer who traveled under the flag...

A new and revealing documentary about the life of the 16th century Italian explorer Giovanni Da Verrazzano will make its debut in New York City on April 17th. The film will be shown on the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Da Verrazzano’s ship, in what is now New York Harbor, on April 17, 1524. The film "Giovanni Da Verrazzano: From the Renaissan...

Over a decade after first opening in the West Village and garnering much-deserved attention for its excellent Italian food, Rosemary's will debut a new location in midtown Manhattan tomorrow, joining the brand's other restaurant at 250 First Avenue by 20th Street. Rosemary's Midtown will open at 825 Third Avenue by 50th Street boasting a 100-seat d...