Community members in Springfield are coming together to give a popular bakery a much needed facelift. Italian Bread Shop in Springfield has been around for years, owned by Jose Santos. But when Santos’ daughter Jenny noticed the beloved bakery needed some improvements, she took to Facebook to ask for some help. “He’s been there forever and it’s bee...

Thursday February 3, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). I AM Books in partnership with NIAF presents “Our Voyage: Italian American Stories” — a 10-event series focusing on Italian American authors and literary themes. These one-hour conversations are free and open to the public, but registration for the Zoom event is required. After r...

From simple cured meat sandwiches at salumerie to seafood platters at upscale restaurants and literally everything in between, the North End’s Italian eateries serve some of the city’s finest foods. There’s dessert to be had, too—in fact, both locals and tourists alike queue outside of the neighborhood’s most popular Italian pastry shops for sweet...

The Italian American community deeply mourns the loss of one of its great pillars on Sunday, Jan. 16. Anthony Vincent Riccio’s great passion was chronicling the lives of the Italian immigrants who settled in Boston’s North End, as well as those who settled in New Haven. I met Anthony for the first time in 2018 at a joint signing at I Am Books in Bo...

Mark your calendars: Chef Lidia Bastianich is coming to Eataly Boston! Join us in our marketplace from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 3rd, where Chef Lidia will be available for a meet & greet with pre-signed copies of her newest book: Lidia’s A Pot, A Pan, And a Bowl.  What better Valentine's Day gift to give to the chef in your life tha...

Father Amelio James Bertelli died at Regina Cleri Residence, Boston, on Jan. 5. Known by priests and parishioners as Jim, his adopted first name was in no way a slight to his Italian ancestry of which he was quite proud. He was born in Somerville on Aug. 14, 1928, the son of the late Amelio and Stella (Guazzaloca) Bertelli. After his education in l...

In Central Square’s Lafayette Square, ice cream icon Toscanini’s has made its triumphant return to its original space at 899 Main St. after four years, following the redevelopment of the building into the boutique hotel 907 Main. “Same beloved space, same small-batch ice cream,” says the popular shop, “but this time with a selfie wall!” It’s curren...

Ciao! It’s no secret that Boston’s North End is the place to be for excellent Italian food. It is the Little Italy of Massachusetts after all! Dating all the way back to 1931, Cantina Italiana is the oldest restaurant in the area. If you’re in the mood for some incredible food at a historic Italian restaurant in Massachusetts, you have to come here...

Students and staff at Assumption University lived and studied at Villino Dufault, the university’s Rome campus, for an entire semester during which they were immersed in cuisine, art and culture Italian. The small group of students and staff, which returned to the United States last week, were the first group to spend a semester abroad in more than...

In a region of thick-crusted Greek pizzas, the patience of five friends who have long been hungry for a slice of traditional Italian-style pizza had worn thin.  To satisfy their cravings, they opened their own restaurant. “You can’t get a good Italian pizza anywhere,” said Mike Deloia, one of Hopedale Pizza Market's five co-owners.   Most places in...