by Fritz Hahn   Vendetta, a new Italian restaurant from H Street impresario Joe Englert and the team behind H Street Country Club, will open to the public on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about the new spot, which fills the former Red Palace building at 1212 H St. NE. Vendetta was part of Englert's original plans for H Street bars a...

The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will hold an Italian enrichment summer camp in Marlboro. The camp will be held at the Old Brick Reformed Church, Route 520, from Aug. 3- 14. The camp will run Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will accept children between the ages of 5 and 14.   Cheryl Scuorzo, the p...

Twenty four players formed 5 teams to contend for the Fall Classic tournament championship. Captains Vince Colasante, Michele Buono, Cesidio Pellegrini, Fred Rossi, and Biago D'urso selected teams that competed in a double round robin round. The two best teams from the round robin played in a best of three championship round. The Drama began to bui...

Last year's tournament was held indoors during the festival in February. This year the festival takes it back outside in the month of April at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho. Advance registration is required, and March is sign-up month. That leaves plenty of time to practice, practice, practice and hone your skills.   The tournament runs on Satur...

It's unbelievable...Jose Botto and Navina Bernardi, both representing the USA in the World Bocce Championships, will be playing in the Final Four for their divisions. Tomorrow in Rome, Italy at 2:30pm (8:30AM EST) they will square off against their opponents. Jose will be playing for the Gold and Navina will be playing for the Bronze. Drew Page, t...

Rain did not deter the members of the UNICO Delmarva Chapter, family and friends from enjoying animated conversation, competition and good food at the chapter's bocce tournament held Oct. 11 at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton.   The event celebrated Columbus Day weekend and Gov. Jack Markell's proclamation of October as Italian American...

By Ashley Murray   Sure, Bloomfield's Little Italy Days festival isn't exactly true to its name. There's a wide array of non-Italian items for sale along Liberty Avenue; you can easily eat chicken fried rice or barbecue instead of pizza; and if you're remodeling your home, there are even siding and gutter kiosks. But one event is undeniably...

UNICO, a national Italian-American service organization with local chapters in Delaware, encourages members to have annual fundraisers to provide service and financial help to local and national charities. The Delmarva Chapter based in Millsboro and including surrounding areas met recently at the home of Nick Ruggerio to discuss a bocce tourna...

by Catherine Accardi   This article is part one of two parts. Part one investigates the ancient game of Bocce throughout the ages and part two, which will appear in the next issue of the L'Italo Americano newspaper, will explore the modern-day game, where to play, and how to lean to play the Italian way.   My father played bocce ball...

New York is no doubt the State with the highest number of Italian Americans in the country. Nevertheless, even if almost everybody seems to be interested just in New York City, in Upstate New York there is a huge Italian American population. In Albany, the Capital city of the Empire State, about 150 miles north to Manhattan there is plenty of them...