Despite the oppressive heat and thunderstorm, devotees to the popular Saint Anthony paid their respects on the traditional June 13th Feast Day. An outdoor Mass was held at the Saint Leonard’s Peace Garden on Hanover Street followed by a candlelit procession through Boston’s North End.  The outdoor Mass and procession included the Franciscan Friars,...

June 4, 2017 – Santa Maria Di Anzano Procession 1:00 pm Procession only – Starts at St. Leonard Church, Hanover & Prince Streets (First Sunday of June) AnzanoBoston.com June 13, 2017 (Tuesday) – Saint Anthony of Padua Procession 5:00 pm Outdoor Mass at the St. Leonard Peace Garden 6:00 pm Candelit Procession – Starts at St. Leonard Church, Hanover...

One of Winthrop’s residents has recently had a touch of celebrity. East Boston’s Milano’s Deli owner and operator, Vinny Caraglia, was scouted by the hit show Phantom Gourmet. The show focuses on highlighting local restaurants that stand out for their exquisite food and cozy atmosphere. Caraglia and his father, Giuseppe, have owned Milano’s jointly...

Laughter and the tantalizing aroma of Italian cuisine filled the air inside the Steriti Memorial Rink in the North End Friday night. The occasion was the annual Taste of the North End event, where 35 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants gathered together for a worthy cause. Classic Italian staples like risotto, meatballs, and cannoli’s were serve...

Even more Italian food arrives in Boston’s North End next week, courtesy of a redesigned and reconcepted member of a neighborhood restaurant group. Aqua Pazza opens at 135 Richmond St. on Thursday, May 4 in the former Sfizi space, bringing traditional Italian seafood dishes to the area and joining the family of DePasquale Ventures restaurants. Exec...

Summer 2017 is approaching quickly and that means time for the North End Processions & Feasts! A new addition this year is a Mass and candle lit procession with the statue of Saint Anthony of Padua that will be held on the traditional date of June 13th. The procession will include the Franciscan Friars, First Communion children, devotees and Italia...

A popular Italian restaurant in Boston’s North End will open up a second location nearby. Limoncello owner Maurizio Badolato has garnered the support of the neighborhood for his proposed “Limoncello 2,” and this week the City of Boston’s licensing board will hear a petition on plans for the new restaurant, which is slated for 76 Salem St., just two...

The Parziales have been baking bread in Boston since 1907, when Giuseppe “Joe” Parziale came from Italy with his wife Anna and opened a small bakery on Charter Street. Many things in the neighborhood have changed since then, including the bakery’s address — which is now 80 Prince Street — but the Parziale family still churns out crunchy loaves of B...

Thursday, April 6 | 6:00pm- 8:30pm | Boston University Castle | 225 Baty State Road, Boston: Boston's North End: An Italian-American Story. Produced by the North End Historical Society, Boston's North End: An Italian-American Story chronicles the vibrant community that has called the North End of Boston home for over 100 years.  Join us on Thursday...

A North End restaurant that closed for renovations back in January will reopen this spring, but with a new name and a new concept. Sfizi specialized in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and was a member of the DePasquale Ventures family, along with Mare, Trattoria Il Panino, Quattro, and Bricco. The group is overseen by Frank DePasquale, who will s...