New Orleans actor and former Heisman Trophy nominee Ed Marinaro will be recognized as the National Honoree at the 31st Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Jan. 16 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.   Marinaro began his football career at Cornell University, where he was the first player in col...

by Kezia Kamenetz   There's something special about Italian food—no doubt about it. And there's also something special about Italian restaurants; they just have a way of making you feel at home.   It feels like the right Italian restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic evening or to celebrate a special event. Here are the top It...

Tony Angello, owner of the beloved Lakeview restaurant that bore his name and was famous for home-cooked versions of New Orleans Italian specialties, has died. He was 88. Known to regular customers as "Mr. Tony," Angello's health had been failing recently after a fall, according to family members.   Still, he remained a fixture at the r...

New Orleans fu la prima grande città americana ad accogliere un grande numerodi emigrati italiani, ancora prima che questi partissero da un territorio che si potesse ufficialmente chiamare Italia, ovvero prima dell'unificazione del 1861. Le storie di quegli emigrati non contemplano il passaggio per Ellis Island, non si sviluppano nella Little Italy...

By Chris Waddington, NOLA.com   Toss 1 million fava beans to New Orleans parade lovers, serve a half-ton of Pasta con Sardi, dance the Tarantella and pretend that Louis Prima is judging your Bourbon Street style. That's how the Italian American Marching Club will honor St. Joseph in 2015.   Now in its 45th year of marching, this happy...

La musica è da sempre protagonista importante dello scambio culturale tra Italia e Stati Uniti: ha avuto un ruolo fondamentale nel tenere alta la bandiera degli italiani emigrati all'inizio dello scorso secolo, ed è stata veicolo dell'entusiasmo e dell'ottimismo americano che ha contagiato l'Italia dopo la guerra. Nessuno potrebbe descrivere questa...

By Jennifer Larino The Piazza d'Italia in the Central Business District was designed in the 1970s as the catalyst to broader revitalization of an aging stretch of Tchoupitoulas Street. The revival never happened and the landmark has spent recent years pushed behind parking lots.   Nearly 40 years later, five real estate development teams ha...

By Katherine Sayre   A committee of New Orleans city leaders steering a redevelopment of the Piazza d'Italia is slated to pick which developers move forward in the selection process on Sept. 11, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration said Thursday (Sept. 3).   Five developers from across the country -- including Florida, Tennessee, Geo...

by Chris Waddington   The Italian Saxophone Quartet comes to the University of New Orleans on Tuesday (April 8), capping the concert season for the Musical Excursions series with another show that embraces a rare instrumental combination. (The UNO series hosted the Ethos Percussion Group in February.)   The Italians banded together th...

By Lynne Jensen   The Lenten season has begun, but in no way does it signal a halt to parades in New Orleans. March is the month when the city honors two popular icons: St. Patrick and St. Joseph. Sometimes, such tributes call for a parade and a preparade party.   The 44th annual Italian American Marching Club's St. Joseph's preparade...