After the huge success of the last two years, we have been approached again by the Columbus Clippers and asked if we would be interested in hosting the third 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 in the area, and t...

Ohio State coach Thad Matta has announced that sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle is leaving the team to play professional ball in Europe. Della Valle, from Alba, Italy, notified the Buckeyes staff of his decision on Saturday.   Beloved by fans for his scraggly mop of curly hair, Della Valle was expected to be a valuable reserve next season....

by Lori Kurtzman   We'll talk about the sights of the Columbus Italian Festival — the sausage selfies, the BONGRNO license plate, the woman in cherry red heels navigating the brick streets — but, first, can we talk about the smell? It doesn't hit you right away. As you make your way to the festival's 4th Street entrance, there's barely...

  WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : Robert Sergio Simon      Translation by:   Of the many traditions that began in Italy and spread throughout the world, one of the most famous is Carnevale. This pre-Lent festival has endured for nearly ten centuries from before the age when Venice ruled commerce throughout the Mediterranean Sea. Toda...

The Department of French and Italian in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Italian Studies. This is a one-year, non-tenure track appointment with the potential for renewal. Candidates with strong interdisciplinary and mu...

After Friday's rain, the Columbus Italian Festival was in a party mood yesterday with food, as always, one of the star attractions.   The smells of pizza, pasta, sausage sandwiches, soup, gelato and pizzelles wafted in the air around St. John Italian Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet St., the center of the festival and Columbus' Italian community....

by Adam Cairns   The Columbus Italian Club held its annual bocce tournament at its headquarters in Grandview Heights on Aug. 19. The annual tournament has been conducted since the courts were built 26 years ago.   Bocce was an ancient Roman sport that dates back to pre-B.C. era and is still popular within the Italian culture. The summ...

One of Columbus’ newest food trucks, Por’Ketta, is getting ready to launch this weekend. The kickoff event is taking place on Saturday, March 14 at The Ohio Taproom from 11 a.m. to about 9 p.m.   Owner Tony Layne is launching Por’Ketta after years of observing food trucks at spots like Dinin’ Hall. With the youngest of his kids heading to co...

by John Marshall   Giuseppe's Ritrovo has been a fixture in Bexley for 20 years, and the name "ritrovo"—Italian for "hangout"—is fitting here. Most nights of the week, the place is bustling, and most weekends, it's jammed. Guests come because their friends do, because of the way the family who runs the place treats them and because of the wo...

"Cuciniamo con Samanta" now scheduled for first week of March! Get ready to dive right in the Italian language and culture with this journey through the flavors of il Bel Paese! Italian language and cooking classes have never been so good !! Spots are very limited; call or register online Thursday 26 February!!!   COURSE DESCR...