Eric Papachristos said he remembers playing street hockey outside as a kid in the 1980s and seeing loads of traffic headed to The Venetian, known across the South Shore for decades for its southern Italian fare. "It was always crazy busy. Even as a kid, I knew it had a big draw and I knew it had a lot of history," said Papachristos, whose father ow...

When: Sun, June 26, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT - Where: I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113 - What: CARMEN MARSICO & ZAFARÁN explore music from the Mediterranean with a focus on the region of Basilicata as well as Gypsy migration patterns. Award winning Italian vocalist, songwriter and dancer Carmen Marsico hails from the mountaino...

When: Thu, June 2, 2022 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT - Where: I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113 The Italian Prisoner is an engrossing tale of wartime love, family secrets, and a young woman’s struggle to chart her own course at an inflection point in American history. This debut work of inspired by a true but little-known story involvin...

There’s no lack of pizza styles in Greater Boston — wood-fired, Neapolitan-inspired pies; South Shore-style bar pizza; floppy New York slices; Detroit-style “squares”; New England Greek (think [insert town here] House of Pizza); and even beach pizza. But Si Cara, a restaurant opening early this summer in Cambridge’s Central Square, is giving the re...

Veteran chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette’s new restaurant and bar, Faccia Brutta and Bar Pallino, are all set to open at 278 Newbury St. on May 24.  “We are taking reservations for May 24, so we better be ready,” Bissonnette told Boston.com. “We’re just throwing caution to the wind,” he joked a week before the opening. “No, seriously, we’re...

It seems that the battle of who has the best cannoli in Boston has been going on forever. Some say that the best comes from Mike's Pastry while others claim that Modern Pastry offers better cannoli. While both are located on the same street in Boston, Mike's Pastry also offers multiple locations in Massachusetts. Mike's Pastry can also be found in...

The Italian American Alliance of Massachusetts will host its annual "Festa Italiana" on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Waltham Common, located at 610 Main Street. The Italian style festival will feature fun events aimed at celebrating and promoting Italian culture and heritage. There will be live entertainment, food, crafters, children...

The owner of Adriana’s Restaurant has opened a new “Italian steakhouse” on Long Wharf in the former home of Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale — on the future site of hundreds of planned new waterfront apartments. That new restaurant is called Il Gabbiano, Italian for “The Seagull.” On Monday afternoon, restaurant owner Valentin Stakaj joined dozens of friend...

On Wednesday, the Adelphi University baseball team learned that it had a pair of headliners on the 2022 NE10 All-Conference Team. Matt Alifano followed up last season's Southwest Division Rookie Hitter of the Year honor with an NE10 Southwest Division Player of the Year nod in 2022. Meanwhile, John Rizzo was named the NE10 Southwest Division Rookie...

Gino Cappelletti, a former AFL Most Valuable Player and original member of the Boston Patriots who was part of the franchise for five decades as a player, coach and broadcaster, has died. He was 89. Cappelletti died Thursday at his home in Wellesley, Massachusetts. His death was announced by the New England Patriots on Thursday. No cause of death w...