The Little Italy neighborhood is a staple in Cleveland, and has been for quite some time. But Emily Mayfield had not had a chance to explore it, so she decided to head to the oldest restaurant and one of the newest in Little Italy to see what great things the neighborhood has to offer. First, the oldest restaurant in Little Italy and in Clevelan...

Next time you're in the neighborhood, stroll a block east of St. Leo's Church to Stiles & Lloyd Streets to view this stunning 3D mural painted by internationally acclaimed muralist, CarlosAlberto Garcia-Hernandez. Sponsored by Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival, the artwork was inspired by the Trevi Fountain in Rome and was painted on the wall of...

The Columbus Day Parade is returning to the streets of Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood on Monday, Oct. 11. The parade is coming back after a 2020 hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will feature elaborate floats, marching bands, local artifacts and city leaders. It will be held along Mayfield and Murray Hill roads. After the parade, at...

The Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill is back after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, and it's bigger than before. "This year is the full-blown return, and it's the 29th annual," said Rick Simone, president of the Federal Hill Commerce Association. The festival, which starts Friday evening and concludes Monday night, has added a fourth day thi...

It’s official — Moses Lake is finally getting an Italian restaurant. Orthodontist Dino Cacchiotti broke ground on what will become ENZO Italian Restaurant at 1345 S. Pioneer Way, formerly a vacant lot between Feller Orthodontics and Tacos Mi Rancho and in front of Cacchiotti’s own Moses Lake clinic. “My wife Rhonda and I have been envisioning this...

When you think of an Italian neighborhood in New York City, you probably get an image of Manhattan's Little Italy in your mind. You may even think of Bensonhurst in Brooklyn or Arthur Ave. in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Unfortunately, these communities are no longer predominantly Italian. The Rossville section of Staten Island is the biggest...

Sacramento officially has a “Little Italy.” The new historic district is in an East Sacramento neighborhood, bound by 48th and 59th streets, and J Street and Folsom Boulevard. The area includes several Italian-owned businesses, including Corti Brothers grocery store, Allora Italian restaurant, Talini’s Nursery, Mattone Ristorante, Frank’s Automotiv...

Every September for the past few years Little Italy has hosted the world-famous Madonnari Arts Festival. COVID put the kibosh on that in 2020 and organizers feel it’s still not safe enough to gather. But they’re celebrating art and Italian culture by commissioning a mural–a mural so stunning you have to see it for yourself. “Carlos is an internatio...

Following an historic year, 2020, the Saint Rocco Society was able to again continue its undisturbed tradition of Mass and procession for Saint Rocco in Little Italy, NYC. The Saint Rocco Society of Potenza diligently worked to ensure that their faith and tradition could continue despite a torrential downpour throughout the entire procession. A glo...

Buon 140th anniversario, Saint Leo's ... In the 1880s, the Archdiocese of Baltimore had decided to establish an all-Italian parish as it had earlier for Irish and German immigrants. Generations of Italians have been baptized, confirmed, married and buried from our historic parish of Saint Leo the Great, the first church in Maryland - and among the...