The 4-month-old Trattoria 'A Vucchella (Italian for "little mouth") is the collaboration of partners in life and in business: Jennifer Galletti, a Fairfield native, and Sorrento-born Pasquale De Martino. The two met five years ago when she was on vacation and he was the chef/leader a culinary tour. Both have a passion for food and drink as well as...

by Kent Pierce   The Italian American Stars on Franklin Avenue is just one of the Italian social clubs you'll find around Hartford. One of many. "Sure, we have about 80 clubs in the greater Hartford area," according to florist John Tornatore.   In any one of those clubs, you will hear the stories of how tough immigrants had it wh...

di Francesco Salvatore Cagnazzo   PERCHE' SE NE PARLA Tutta l'America rende omaggio a Frank Sinatra, The Voice, nato da padre palermitano, esattamente, di Lercara Friddi, e da madre ligure, di Lumarzo. Il 12 dicembre il mito della musica avrebbe dovuto compiere 100 anni, ma le celebrazioni sono già ben avviate.   A New York c'è la mos...

For some, the allure of the Maserati Ghibli is its sleek design and luxurious feel. For others, it's the fine Italian leather interior, Ferrari engine and Brembo brakes. But for many, it's simply the "basso profundo," as Italians like to call the car's rumbling. The resounding tone is present no matter how fast the luxury car is going. &...

By Esteban L. Hernandez   A historic building belonging to the Order of the Sons of Italy was sold at auction Thursday evening at City Hall, putting the future of the service club in question.   The property on 34 Center St. sold for $61,000 to a bidder who asked not to be identified. The Concordia Lodge No. 20 had an opening bid of $...

by Frank Cohen   Are well-established pizzerias from outside New Haven coming to the Elm City to prove themselves or to enjoy even greater "street cred" among kindred souls? We can't be certain.   Some of it might even be push back against the expansion of the Frank Pepe brand. But with the opening of Colony Grill in Milford, Tarry Lo...

By Bill Leukhardt   A local man who helped found the Southington Drive-In Committee and the Southington Italian-American Festival and now leads the park board will be this year's recipient of the top award of the local chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization group in America.   Mike Fasulo, a 1977 graduate...

Evo Falcinelli, 86, of Ridgefield, husband of Irene (Salvestrini) Falcinelli, died on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Danbury Hospital. Born in Danbury, Nov. 19, 1929, son of the late Andrea and Franca (Travaglini) Falcinelli and raised in Ridgefield, Mr. Falcinelli attended Ridgefield schools and graduated from Ridgefield High School with the Class of...

by Kent Pierce   North Haven has plenty of Italian people and businesses, but it doesn't have a Little Italy like Wooster Square in New Haven. Immigrants settled there fresh off the boat. Their children and grandchildren now live in suburbs like this. The one big exception? Some very recent immigrants who are burning up the bocce courts. &n...

by Tim Jensen   The Avon Chapter of UNICO is honored to announce that the 2015 Avon UNICO Citizen of the Year Award recipient is William (Bill) J. Newman, Past Commander of the Gildo T. Consolini VFW Post #3272. UNICO will present its 18th annual award at Avon Day, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., on the grounds between Pine G...