By John Benson   Oh, the Tums. The need for antacid is so rarely worth the indulgence – Thanksgiving and the neighborhood potluck dinners come to mind. There's also the annual Italian American Summer Festival, which takes place June 26 through 28 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea.   Festival Chairman Donato Cristillo sa...

by Pamela Silvestri   Vincent D'Antuono Sr. threw a party Saturday to celebrate a series of milestones: Pastosa Ravioli just hit 50 years in business. It's also Vincent's 75th birthday. And, oh yes, the shopkeeper is quite thrilled over his store's 2015 Staten Island Readers' Choice Award wins in three categories: "Best Specialty Store,...

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning is offering 'The Art of Cooking Italian Food' on Thursday, November 14, as part of its popular Culinary Series. Teresa Galli, raised in Rome, Italy and now a resident of Tuscany, will share her passion for cooking, an endeavor which she looks upon as an art. Teresa regularly holds classes in Italy and he...

by Marianne A. Trussell   On Saturday, at 5:30 p.m., the Capital Italian American Organization (CIAO!) will be hosting its annual gelato contest and potluck social at Staybridge Suites located in the Summit East Complex at 1600 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, just east of Interstate 10 on U.S. 90 (Mahan Drive).   This is CIAO's versio...

di Matilde Cannavò   Casa Basso, a Westhampton, non è semplicemente un ristorante, ma un pezzo di storia con una ripetitività quasi ciclica. Aperto nel 1928 da una coppia di genovesi, Luigi e Angelina Basso, nel 1957 il ristorante viene venduto dagli stessi proprietari, ormai in età di pensionamento, a Valerio Mondini di Villanova, provincia...

Andréa Di Meglio believes that the ambience of his restaurant should be as enticing as its food. Which is why, no matter where I sat at Luca's Ristorante in Somerset, I got an eyeful.   One time, I was fascinated by the gigantic pots and vases that line the entrance and split the dining area in two. On another visit, tile murals of famous Ne...

by Kelly Bastone   It's not that Winter Park hasn't offered tasty grub before. But its resort and downtown dining options have always skewed toward the casual end of the spectrum, forcing those hankering for fancy cheffery to drive 12 miles north to the upscale Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa in Tabernash.   So last summer, the Dev...

It is hard to imagine a need or niche that is left for another new Italian restaurant in South Philadelphia. But that didn't deter Luke Palladino, who picked up one of his prosciutto-wrapped, truffle-buttered bread sticks and waved that magic wand over a forlorn corner of East Passyunk Avenue.   On that sharply angled parcel just east o...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   If you ask any average American what is the one product that characterizes the Italians more than any other, the first answer will inevitably be "Pasta" in addition to underline that we, the Italians, eat only pastasciutta in any meals during the day. The commen...

by Liz Biro   How do you say no to meatballs and cannoli for breakfast? You don't. Why would you? My summons for this morning meal came from the Holy Rosary kitchen. Each year, the church hosts the huge Italian Street Festival. Hit the event 5 to 11 p.m. June 12 and 13 at the church on 520 Stevens St.   Yes, there will be an...