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...

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...

As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to let you know we have big plans for the upcoming new year! But first, we wanted to thank you for all the support and encouragement we have received over these past two weeks since opening our new space at 124 Salem Street! Being back in the North End is such a joy and privilege! Opening the space at 124 Salem S...

Ciao! If you’ve been to Boston, chances are that you’ve been to the North End. After all, it’s the Little Italy of Massachusetts, home to numerous Italian restaurants and bakeries as well as historical sites, shops, and other businesses. Whether you’re a foodie or a history buff, Boston’s North End is a must-visit location in the city. A trip to th...

After months of hard work (and many bumps along the way) we are thrilled to finally announce we are opening in our new space, at 124 Salem Street, in Boston's North End! Since announcing our plans earlier this year, there have been many exciting new initiatives, as well as a number of setbacks that delayed our opening date. But all of that is behin...

Until I got my DNA results a few years ago, I was convinced — due entirely to family pride, the family tree and my nonna’s pronunciation of particular words — that I was at the very least a quarter Italian. After all, we made pizzelles every Christmas alongside sugar cookies and my grandmother pronounced prosciutto “pro-SHOOT” and called the cheese...

Boston’s North End is a top destination for 2022, according to Fodor’s Travel. The travel publication included the North End and three other New England locations in its 2022 Go List, which includes 49 of the best places across the U.S. to visit in 2022. “Older than the United States, Boston’s immigrant gateway fuses past and present through gastro...

For many people, just to hear the voice of a loved one again is worth more than gold itself. When historian and author Anthony V. Riccio set out to record Italian immigrant stories in Boston’s North End nearly 40 years ago, he did not know that these voices would one day prove to be that gold not just for the immigrants’ families, but for all those...

Monday is the first Indigenous Peoples day in Boston, but some members of the city's Italian-American community complain a day usually dedicated to their own heritage has been done away with. 14 states and more than 130 local governments have chosen not to observe Columbus Day, many instead dedicating the second Monday in October to Native groups....

From watching a game at Fenway Park to sailing on the Charles River, summers in Boston are defined by a variety of activities and customs. In Boston's North End neighborhood, summers revolve around one thing: feasts. Join us as we examine the religious feasts of Boston's North End neighborhood as an emblem of the Italian-American identity and exper...