You are cordially invited to attend a book signing and live performance by award-winning Italian classical-crossover tenor, Michéal Castaldo at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, November 19th. Castaldo will present his first Christmas Music Folio, entitled Extravergine: A Mediterranean Christmas Folio, (in Italian, Natale nel Mediterraneo)....

By Suzanne Loudermilk Haughey   The tiny storefront on South High Street is back in business—this time as Joe Benny's Focacceria. Owner Joseph Benjamin Gardella, pictured above, is the genial host. Joe, 36, a first-generation Italian American, has long hoped to own a restaurant property.   "I've always loved food," he says, havin...

On May 18, from 10 AM to 6 PM, the 21st Sicilian Festival commenced in Little Italy. Soluntos Bakery owner (and former Portocello, Sicily resident) Mario Cefalu first created the fun, free event in 1993 to recreate some of the artistic, musical, and culinary traditions from his home.   Cefalu's first event was small, comprised of only a smal...

Four Italian eateries will remain in their Little Italy spaces along the neighborhood's famed Mulberry Street through five-year lease renewals in EVO Real Estate Group's retail condominium on the ground floor of the commercial building at 132 Mulberry Street, EVO announced this morning.   The new deals will keep Paesano, La Nonna, Pellegrino...

by Gary Singh   Last week, San Jose's Little Italy project officially dedicated a monumental 31-foot gateway arch at the intersection of N. Almaden and Julian, right in front of Paesano Ristorante Italiano, at the other end of the block from Henry's Hi-Life.   Constructed of marble, steel and other elements, the arch took years to com...

The history of Kansas City's Italian-American community starts as early as 1890, just a few decades after the birth of Kansas City. Italian immigrants first came to Kansas City because of the wealth of jobs in railroad development, according to Giovanni Schiavo. Though Italian-Americans living in Kansas City today are predominantly of Sicilian dec...

At Ciao Pittsburgh, we often share stories of Italians and Italian-Americans beyond the Pittsburgh region. In keeping with our mission of covering all things Italian, from the heritage, culture, people and traditions, we turn our attention this week to New York Italians. New York Italians is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promo...

New Series: Where to Find Italy in America. This is the first article in what we hope will become a series, part of our Italian-American section, devoted to Italian-American communities in the United States: where they live, where they gather, where to find a little bit of Italy in different U.S. cities and states.   Almost 16 million people...

Federal Hill? What's that? Some members of the Federal Hill Commerce Association think tourists who don't live in Rhode Island might be puzzled at signs pointing to the Hill — and an outsider wouldn't know it's the Italian neighborhood. Therefore, at a meeting this week they explored the idea of re-branding it — as a more enticing name people...

If you're a fan of experiencing different countries, but hate the long travel hours, Cleveland has a solution for you. From the wine selections, cozy shops and tantalizing eateries, Little Italy gives you a taste of authentic Italian culture.   Founder of Vietri artwork, Frances Gravely celebrated her 30 years in business by signing her hand...