All'Antico Vinaio was opened by the Mazzanti family in the city center of Florence, Italy, in 1989. It started as a wine bar with a small sandwich counter, but over time it occupied four storefronts in the vicinity and one in Milan, most with sandwiches as the main focus, becoming a tourist attraction unto itself almost as much as the nearby Uffizi...

Before considering the appeal of the two-year-old trattoria L’Artista, it is pleasant to consider its location on the west side of Harlem in what is known as Sugar Hill, which gets its unofficial name from its offering of the “sweet life” to affluent Black residents who were part of what was called in the 1920s the Harlem Renaissance. These include...

Zegna, Italian luxury fashion house and world leader in luxury menswear, has announced the opening of the first Zegna Lab in Soho, New York City in the United States. The arrival of the Lab is expected to reinforce the company’s continual development in new and interactive retail spaces, meeting the renewed demand of the luxury leisurewear clientel...

Cavalliere Emmanuele Pietro Paolo Maria Luigi Palma di Cesnola would never be mistaken for the “Modern Major General,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s satirical take on the overly educated officers of 19th-century England. While Cesnola didn’t know everything “vegetable, animal and mineral,” he knew enough about the martial, pedagogical and archeological to...

The customs agent stationed on the wharf wasn’t quite sure what he was seeing. An imposing, dark-haired woman with large brown eyes was preparing to board a ship for a voyage to the United States. Wrapped around her shoulder was what appeared to be a fur stole, embellished with an animal’s head (a rather gruesome accoutrement popular in the early 1...

Ciao fratelli e sorelle! Please check out our updated list of Italian and English/Italian Masses! Spread the information to your friends and family. And please let us know of any other parishes to add. Grazie! Click here for for the latest google docs spreadsheet The Italian Mass Project can also be found on Facebook For more information email ital...

The sixth annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World begins Monday, November 15th through Saturday November 21st. The weeklong celebration promoting Italian cuisine is an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with other agencies such as the Italian Trade Agency (as well as Italian Cultural Institutes). The Italian Em...

Join us on November 30 at 6pm for an enlightening evening with Gaetano Cipolla, an authority on Sicilian culture and language. RSVP Here. He is Professor Emeritus at St. John’s University and President and Editor of Arba Sicula, an international organization that promotes Sicilian culture. Dr. Cipolla launched two series of books on Sicilian cultur...

There are hundreds of thousands of Italian-Americans living in Upstate New York. Huge percentages of the populations of Utica, Syracuse, Buffalo, Binghamton, and the Hudson Valley can trace their heritage back to "the old country.' The Italian bakeries and pastry shops of Upstate have served this population well over the last century or so. And for...

A new specialty coffee roastery and coffee bar called Dell’Aria has opened in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood, offering a mix of modern American and classic Italian coffee concoctions. The new shop spreads out over 4,000 square feet of space on East 111th St. between Second and Third Avenues, squarely within the area designated in 2019 as...