In one month we will be celebrating Italian-American Heritage Month throughout the United States. Italian Americans in Northeast Ohio will begin our celebration with an event at Cleveland City Hall. During that event, five notable honorees will be acknowledged for their contributions to our community, personal accomplishments and extraordinary pass...

In a way, Giovanni's Ristorante is a hidden prize, disguised in its non-descript shell amid the businesses and strip malls of its surroundings. Yes, the Italian restaurant has been around since 1976. And yes, it comes to mind often when Clevelanders talk about the region's best Italian restaurants. But it can slip under the radar. First, with a res...

The Italian American community will celebrate National Italian American Heritage Month in October and will be honoring companies and individuals who have made - and continue to make significant contributions to our community. The celebration kicks off on Monday, October 2, 2017 in the rotunda at Cleveland City Hall. It's a FREE event that's open to...

You may have never heard of it. But this weekend, the Wickliffe Italian-American Club is hosting 12,000-15,000 people at the self-proclaimed largest bocce tournament in the Midwest. The tournament - officially called the Pat O'Brien Chevrolet Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce - has been running for 34 years. This year is its biggest year yet, with 1...

Michael Del-Zoppo is doing what generations have before him in the kitchen of his century home off Mayfield Road: He kneads a ball of dough, then carefully rolls it out, slices it and then feeds it through a hand-crank pasta maker. Del-Zoppo will do this all day, as his mother did before him. He's making cavatelli - seven pounds for himself, 25 pou...

Primo Vino, the restaurant and wine bar in Little Italy that has been around 35 years, will close its doors Friday, Aug. 11. Robert Fatica and Carmen Armenti - the only owners the restaurant has known since it opened in 1982 - have sold the property, at East 126th Street and Mayfield Road. New owners are Jim Wymer, Matthew Wymer and Dave Swindell o...

FEAST HOURS: Saturday, August 12: Noon till Midnight. Sunday, August 13: Noon till 11:00 pm. Monday, August 14: 6:00 pm till 11:00 pm. Tuesday, August 15: Noon till 11:00 pm The parish of Holy Rosary Church in Cleveland’s Little Italy is ready to host the 119th Annual Feast of the Assumption starting Saturday, August 12th, through Tuesday, August 1...

Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona and his father, former Tribe player Tito Francona, have developed a new pasta sauce, Tito Francona & Son Pasta Sauce, which launches today. The sauce celebrates Tito and Terry’s love of Italian food and Northeast Ohio; a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the new sauce will go to Cleveland Indians Char...

The Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2017, showcasing award-winning films from Italy, opens Sept. 14 - Oct. 5, 2017 at the Cedar Lee Theater in Cleveland Heights, the Atlas Cinemas Eastgate in Mayfield Hts. and the Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square Arts District. All $10 films are Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Pre-film dinners on Sept. 14, 21, 28 an...

You needn't drive to a special area or visit a white- linen tablecloth restaurant to find good Italian food in Cleveland. The city is rich with Italian restaurants and pizzerias, from fine dining to mom-and-pop corner joints. Take Bucci's Brick Oven in Middleburg Heights. Located in the non-descript Southland Shopping Center, across from the closin...