Artist Silvia López Chavez recently completely a mural on the brick exterior of Ducali’s on the corner of Prince and Commercial Streets in Boston’s North End. The painting is a map of the North End, the winding, narrow streets emerging from a steaming cup of coffee. A heart and arrow in the colors of the Italian flag point visitors down Prince Stre...

When South End stalwart Stella Restaurant ended its 15-year-run in May, regulars expressed their thanks and reminisced about their favorite dishes in an outpouring of support on social media. But for those who lamented the loss of chef Evan Deluty’s coveted bolognese, there’s good news: He’s bringing it back. Deluty told Boston.com on Monday that S...

Anthony Martignetti, known for his iconic appearance in a 1969 commercial for Prince Spaghetti, passed away in his sleep overnight, his family announced Monday. “It is with a heavy and hurting heart that we announce to our family and friends that our brother Anthony J. Martignetti passed away suddenly in his sleep last night,” Andy Martignetti wrot...

Ciao from Rome in this strange August during coronavirus times to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends... once again: how are you? Are you taking care of yourselves and your families? Are you safe, and healthy? I hope you all are ok. We at We the Italians are fine, working and enjoying the Italian summer and the beautiful places our gor...

    Dear friends, I am writing to let you know that Jim and I have made the very difficult decision of closing our physical location at 189 North St. in Boston’s North End. The past several months have taken a huge toll on our small business, and the uncertainty of the next several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible for us t...

It will be a different celebration this year for Boston’s largest and most famous Italian street festival as they continue to honor Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy during COVID-19. This year, you can celebrate over a century of faith, family, community and tradition during our online celebration of Saint Anthony’s Feast on August 27 – 30, 2020. The Sa...

The Fisherman’s Feast would have taken place this weekend, August 13-16, 2020, in the streets of the North End. As with all of the feasts, the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled the 110th annual street festival. La Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca Society has arranged for commemoration in Boston’s North End, including several virtual events. Follow this...

Summer in Boston’s North End is normally bookended by five iconic Italian feasts, where locals and tourists crowd into the neighborhood’s narrow streets for a celebratory experience. Going back to the North End for a particular feast, for many Italian families, is a way to show respect and their devotion to a particular Saint; to many, it’s an Ital...

A new Italian coffee bar with a familiar name is on its way to the North End of Boston. According to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Ducali Caffe is planning to open and is now looking for a head barista. The post mentions that the new spot will offer cookies, pastries, and tea along with coffee, though little other information h...

An unlikely friendship between Nick Varano and Alain Allegretti is ushering in changes for Strega North End. The local restaurateur and the New York chef, whose resume ranges from his early Manhattan days at Le Cirque to his own NYC ventures like La Promenade Des Anglais, are making their relationship menu-official, bringing new food to the Hanover...