You don’t have to be a whiz at bocce, the Italian lawn game, to enjoy Bocce USQ, the new pizza-driven, indoor/outdoor cafe that’s taken over the Union Square Pavilion. While a few customers toss balls in a tiny gravel court, many more happily wolf down crowd-pleasing pizza ($16 to $20) and share plates ($12 to $21). The Pavilion has had its ups and...

After 11 months in business and roughly 30,000 meatballs later at DeLuca's in Tottenville, Rob DeLuca announces the Italian restaurant's expansion. "I added about 60 seats with the outdoor dining with room to add more," said Rob. It debuts this weekend with the regular ala carte menu. And DeLuca built a bocce court, a springboard from which he will...

June 16  History on TapWho says drinking can’t be educational? Sip your next vino at the Cleveland History Center’s June 16 installment of History on Tap: Uncorked, which explores the Italian tradition of winemaking in Cleveland. “Italian wine is so closely tied to Italian-American history,” says Pamela Dorazio-Dean, the History Center’s Italian-Am...

For the 28th year, the Delaware County Senior Games are once again underway. Bocce kicked off the events Monday morning at Rose Tree Park. The heavy rains didn’t keep 16 teams from competing on four bocce courts that had been set up by the Italian Abruzzese Asocial of Delco. “We love it,” said Diana Hudson. “We just do it for the fun.” Denise Stewa...

Mike Crisafi leaned in, took the measure of the distance down the 34-by-six foot bocce court,  and then let his red ball roll toward the smaller yellow “bullet” ball, or pallino. If he and his three teammates rolled theirs closer to the pallino than the closest ball of the opposition, they each got a point in the frame. Change sides of the court, r...

Please join us on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Silver Lake Golf Course to support The Italian Cultural Foundation & Citta dei Ragazzi. The annual outing will be a celebration to honor Corrado Joe Manfredi as well as a major fundraiser to support the ongoing restoration and renovation of our historic landmark and home, Casa Belvedere mansion, as well...

The Italian American club of Walpole has promoted the celebration of Italian American culture since its founding in 1921.  The club is located at 109 Stone St. in Walpole, Massachusetts, and operates a banquet hall with a capacity for 98 people. The club also has four professional bocce courts, a member’s lounge, kitchen and outdoor sitting area fo...

Domenica 3 giugno 2018 si celebra la XV Giornata Nazionale dello Sport, una grande festa aperta a tutti che si svolge ogni anno dal 2003, la prima domenica di giugno. Una giornata all’insegna di chi ama e pratica lo sport e della promozione di tutte le discipline sportive coinvolte, con eventi e manifestazioni in molti Comuni italiani e da quest’an...

Each year, the IAA supports the KSO by sponsoring the “Lou Perry Bocce Tournament,” which is named in honor of longtime IAA board member Lou “Mr. Bocce” Perry. The bocce tournament is one of the more popular events at the KSO.  As part of our support, Bob Scorcolini, IAA Board Member and the IAA’s representative to the Kentucky Special Olympics (KS...

The Italian-American Festival plans to install two bocce courts on Market Square by June. The city has OK’d the group’s request to build in the northwest corner, parallel to the parking lot, said City Engineer Dan Moeglin. They are surface courts with a raised border. “It doesn’t need a whole lot of formality,” he said. City crews removed a few pin...