Interested in hosting an foreign exchange high school student for the 2017-2018 school year?  Here is a perfect opportunity! Isotta is a 17 year old girl from Italy. “I’m Isotta, I’m sixteen and I am a student of Scientific Secondary School in Italy. I think it’s a really good opportunity to improve my English, learn new things, new culture and dif...

Our central Ohio Italian family tree has many branches. One active and very inclusive bough is the Columbus Italian Language Meetup. Italia in Ohio and this Meetup have worked and played together for years, and we have two more co-sponsored events this spring. In 2 weeks the Meetup will hold its annual potluck at the Wild Goose Creative at 2491 Sum...

An Italian Musical Genius Performing in Columbus, Sunday 26 October for City Music Columbus at Via Vecchia.   Giuseppe "Peppino" D'Agostino è stato salutato come "un chitarrista chitarrista" dalla rivista chitarra acustica così come "un gigante della chitarra acustica" (San Diego Reader), e la lotta contro numerosi premi chitarra migliori, m...

Columbus, Ohio-based chain Piada will open its third Houston-area store at Vintage Park the first week of June. In the meantime, it is offering Houstonians the chance for a sneak peek and a free lunch (or dinner). Sign up for the chance to be a VIP here. Piada specializes in freshly made Italian street fare such as tascas (sandwiches on thin...

By G.A. Benton   Claudiana Italian Restaurant is one of those eateries — they are abundant in Columbus — with a generic strip mall storefront that leads to a bustling scene of insiders dining on bold, scratch-made food. If you're new to the establishment, as I was to this Polaris-area place, it's like walking into a secret world.   At...

Sbarro emerged from bankruptcy protection Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, the pizza chain's $148 million re-organization plan went into effect Monday following a judge's approval May 19.   The company will now relocate headquarters to Columbus, Ohio to cut expenses and work closely with its new entity, Pizza Cucinova.   R...

After the huge success of the last three years, the CIC have been approached again by the Columbus Clippers and asked if we would be interested in hosting the fourth annual Italian Heritage Night at Huntington Park this summer.   With our desire to raise the profile of Italians in the Columbus community, foster camaraderie between Italians i...

This month the Wexner Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Luce Cinecittà Roma, is presenting a nine-film retrospective of Anna Magnani performances. The 35mm prints span 1941 through 1950 and include some of her most notable classics like "Roma città aperta". Many of the great Italian directors are represented: Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Vi...

Renowned art collector Ron Pizzuti is behind a new luxury-boutique art hotel opening in Columbus, Ohio. The hotel features art from Pizzuti's private collection along with local and world-class contemporary art from emerging artists.   Partnering with upscale, design-focused international hotel brand Le Méridien, The Joseph features artwork...

Sbarro LLC's namesake dining chain isn't its only venture in the midst of change.The Columbus-based pizza chain launched Pizza Cucinova with two restaurants in Central Ohio last year, but don't get too attached to the name and look. When the company added its third eatery in Cincinnati last month, it not only tweaked its operations and recipes, it...