Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation’s Chairman, Umberto Fedeli, and his wife Maryellen recently made a historic gift, the largest gift ever bestowed to pediatric programs at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. The Fedeli Family was honored at the Children’s Hospital “Derby Day Soirée” and it was announced the lobby at Cleveland Clinic Children’s is...

Here in Ohio, we’re lucky to have our fair share of delicious, authentic Italian restaurants. You may not have realized, though, that some have been around for over 100 years. Guarino’s is a prime example. It’s the oldest Italian restaurant in Cleveland, and among the oldest in the entire state of Ohio. When you visit, you can look forward to incre...

After a two-year hiatus, one of Italian Village’s most iconic spots to grab a drink has officially reopened its doors. St. James tavern re-opened for business over the weekend. The popular spot had previously been closed since 2020, following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ohio. The tavern had initially hoped to reopen as early May of 2020, but the mo...

Robert A. Gervasi has been named the interim president for the University of Mount Union. The University of Mount Union Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that Gervasi will serve as the interim president for the upcoming academic year and will succeed Thomas J. Botzman, who announced last month that he plans to retire June 30. Gervasi is expected...

If you’re all in the mood for Italian music, tasty food, and fun festivities, well here’s some good news.  Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is right around the corner, and one of the very first events kicked things off. Wednesday night was the festival’s annual scholarship dinner. Twelve scholarship winners and the Italian America...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church will celebrate its 125th anniversary come June 5. The event is scheduled for the 10 a.m. Mass, followed by a brunch and program in the community center, 1200 E. 21st St. Tickets are $25 per person, children ages 10 and under $12.50. Our Lady of Peace Parish consists of three churches — Our Lady of Mount Carm...

One of the best parts about living in Ohio is access to so many incredible restaurants. Today’s feature destination is an off-the-beaten-path spot that will make you feel like a local, no matter where you may be visiting from. Uncle Primo’s is a neighborhood Italian restaurant with some of the best lasagna in town. The next time you’re craving an u...

How does a biopharmaceutical executive from Verona end up becoming Cincinnati’s sole purveyor of luxury Italian kitchens? Good question. For Agostino Fede, owner and founder of NOLI, it went something like this: After retiring from corporate life, Fede moved to New York City, where he began, as he puts it, a sort of grand “rewiring.” The question,...

Stepping inside the door of DioGuardi’s Italian Market and Deli, a visitor is faced with a wonderful maze of old-world authenticity and seemingly endless products and goodies. Where to start is the question. But when owner Jeff Labowitz is the tour guide, it’s great fun. Food is everywhere you turn. Handmade Italian sub sandwiches. A deli counter f...

A familiar fixture will return to the streets, er, sidewalks of Little Italy on Friday, May 20. For the past two years, Mount Granita Italian Ice has parked its seasonal sidewalk cart near the intersection of Mayfield and Murray Hill (2024 Murray Hill Rd.) to dispense scoops of its scratch-made confection. The warm-weather refresher returns for the...