The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces that Giotto di Bondone's The "Peruzzi Altarpiece," one of the Museum's most beloved masterpieces, has returned home after five years of traveling to national and international museum exhibitions and receiving conservation treatments.   The work, the only intact Giotto altarpiece outside of It...

by Katie Winkler "Tengo famiglia: I have a family" is the theme of Flat Rock Playhouse's newest production, "Over the River and Through the Woods," which opens Thursday and runs through June 21. The play, by Joe DiPietro, is a heartwarming comedy about the intergenerational conflicts in one Italian-American family.   "There's something...

by Anthony Harrison   Winston-Salem never ceases to surprise me. And while my hometown of Greensboro has its share of fine delis, I may have found a new favorite. A few weeks ago, I helped Triad City Beat intern Joanna Rutter on her distribution route, and we had to stop by Dioli's Italian Market, one of a few locations on Reynolda Ro...

North Carolina Opera is proud to present Mozart's Don Giovanni, in a spectacular fully staged production this April at Raleigh's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.   A Spanish nobleman seduces every woman he meets - aristocrat or peasant, young or old, brash or demure. On this day he seeks to add to his list of his conquests, but is thwarted by th...

by Patrick Sisson   A sparse glass-and-metal home may be complimented for its Miesian proportions, and any tower balancing on a curvaceous leg of concrete might get noticed for its debt to Niemeyer, but as far as the dictionary is concerned, just one architect is significant enough to be the official namesake of an architectural style. &nbs...

by Lynn Trenning December was a busy month for Giordana Andretta. She celebrated a birthday (36), got engaged to be married, and set up the Giordana Cycling Pop-Up Shop in the former Colony Furniture building on Providence Road, which is open through Jan. 9.   Giordana is a brand of Italian-made cycling clothing created by Gita Sporting Goo...

On Saturday, June 8th, the merchants of Lafayette Village will come together to bring the Raleigh area a little taste of Italy. Join us for a day of food, fashion, music, and fun for the whole family! The Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge Chapter 2817 will have a booth and we are selling our membership cookbook that will delight your taste buds and...

By Madison V. Fisler   Now in its second year, the Small Plate Crawl, hosted by Boone Independent Restaurants, will give folks of the High Country an opportunity to taste a little something from all of their favorite restaurants, and maybe a few they haven't discovered yet.   Each day this week, we will be profiling a few of the resta...

It is getting close to that time of year when the bocce enthusiasts start gearing up for the annual Waldensian Festival Bocce Tournament. Every year on the second Saturday in August, the town of Valdese holds the annual Waldensian Festival to honor their Italian heritage. This year the event will be held on Aug. 9, and includes numerous activities...

Italian-American restaurant the Boot has opened at 2501 University Drive, according to the restaurant's social media page.   The menu has items such as a local meatball sub, house-made ravioli, Italian wedding soup, and a variety of appetizers like shrimp with lemon, greens and white beans, calamari and Arancini (fried rice balls).  ...