When cooking school founder Loretta Paganini’s three daughters grew up, married and started families, they negotiated holiday sharing. Thanksgiving would be with their husband’s families and Christmas with their parents. That left the uber-social chef and native Italian facing a lonely November holiday. So, she and her husband Emil took Thanksgivin...

Cleveland’s Little Italy is rich in culture, cuisine, and good times. There are so many great things to do in Cleveland’s Little Italy, and this neighborhood crawl is the best way to see its top attractions. Grab a group of your friends, take a selfie (be sure to follow Only In Cleveland on Instagram, where you can tag us in your pics), and start p...

The Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee along with Honorary Co-Chairs Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Council President Blaine A. Griffin, and Councilman Michael D. Polensek are pleased to present the 2022 Honorees for Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month.  The City of Cleveland has been honoring outstanding individuals, businesses, and organi...

For over a year, I’ve been participating in the National Museums and Cultural Institutions Committee formed by the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations. This committee grew out of a plan activated by COPOMIAO and ISDA National President Basil M. Russo to unite Italian Americans across the United States through initiative...

The Columbus Day Parade is marching back to Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood on Monday, Oct. 10 along Mayfield and Murray Hill roads. Elaborate floats, marching bands, local artifacts, and city leaders will comprise the parade, which steps off at noon to celebrate Northeast Ohio’s deeply rooted Italian American culture. Apart from enjoying the...

The San Leone Society, a mutual aid group charted in 1920 in Cleveland held their Centennial Celebration (postponed from 2020 due to Covid concerns) on August 21, 2022 in the Grand Ballroom of the Independence Holiday Inn. Over 200 members, family and friends of the Society attended.  The keynote speaker was the Honorable Basil Russo; San Leone Soc...

Has the show The Bear been making you crave an Italian beef sandwich? If the answer is yes, you should check out these places in Greater Cleveland, which all serve tasty Italian beef sandwiches. Gunselman's Tavern If you're on the westside, you should check out the Chicagoland Italian beef sandwich at this tavern. The sandwich contains a lot of thi...

When: Sun, September 25, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT - Where: Little Italy, 12510 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106 The Taste in Little Italy presents Meatball Crawl and Wine Tasting 2022. Together with Little Italy Small Businesses, Cleveland Montessori presents The Taste in Little Italy presents: The Meatball Crawl - a community event with...

Below is a list of the top and leading Italian Restaurants in Cleveland, OH. To help you find the best Italian Restaurants located near you in Cleveland, OH, we put together our own list based on this rating points list. - Luca Italian Cuisine – is an award-winning high-end restaurant with Cleveland’s most spectacular restaurant view.- Osteria Ital...

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) will host the 2022 Chalk Festival, an annual event started in 1990, this year expanded to two days, Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The festival features sidewalk artistry by professional chalk artists and local community groups, families, and individuals, all using t...