Whether you have a craving for a creamy rissotto, chicken in a savory wine sauce or just a hearty plate of spaghetti and meatballs, you are sure to be able to satisfy your urge at one of Northeast Ohio’s Italian eateries. It’s difficult to grasp these days, but indulging in a large bowl of pasta was once considered “slumming” in this country, assoc...

Addison Trail High School language teacher Judie Vitiritti-Lynch has been appointed a national advocate lead by the AP College Board, having previously served in a similar capacity on the state and regional levels. AP advocates rally support for Advanced Placement programs, lobbying for funding and favorable legislation at all levels of government....

Sixty-five years ago, few, if any pizza shops in Northeast Ohio offered carry-out service. So, when Michael Geraci opened his tiny pizzeria at Cedar and Green Roads with this novel concept, it was an instant success. The original menu included a few Italian dishes – spaghetti, veal cutlets, ravioli and meatballs, and, of course, there was the hand-...

Area veterans stopped by the Sons of Italy on Monday, where they and their families enjoyed a free meal in honor of Veterans Day this Thursday. Sons of Italy President Bill Ault said 300-350 meals are usually served at the annual event. “We’re just honored to have so many veterans in the valley, and I hope the majority of them come in and enjoy a m...

Vinny Minerva may be known as a long-time restaurateur in the Greater Trenton area, but he became a pizzaiola years ago in his native Brooklyn. Minerva, who has owned and operated Marcello’s in Bordentown in 2004, has honored his hometown with his new restaurant, Slice of Brooklyn, which opened in Hamilton on Sept. 9 in the former location of Vito’...

Superstar Italian trio Il Volo announced today they are making a quick stop in Cleveland as part of their world tour 'Il Volo Sings Morricone' The concert to be held in Playhouse Square is a dedication to the beloved Maestro Ennio Morricone and his exciting journey through art and music, making him one of the greatest composers of the 20th century....

Don Angie restaurant opened in the West Village neighborhood of New York City in 2017 and has been absolutely mobbed ever since. The smart, stunning bistro landed on Esquire’s annual list of Best New Restaurants in America, garnered a glowing two-star review from Pete Wells of the New York Times and recently snagged a coveted Michelin star. Thanks...

In case you're unaware, Youngstown State University just dropped one of the most fundamental majors contributing to the education of our culture and heritage: Italian and Italian Education. I cannot begin to fathom that they would cut this when Youngstown was once thriving with 20-30,000 Italian immigrants in Briar Hill. Italians contributed to mak...

Jerry Kramer, the Pro Football Hall of Fame guard, wrote a personal note and diagramed two famous Green Bay Packer plays on a cheese gold helmet, and gave it to him. The late cornerback Herb Adderley, another Packer Pro Football Hall of Famer, penned a note that began “To my friend Coach G” on an oversized photo that showed him at his locker-- stil...

I wish there was a Planet Fitness-like "no judgement zone" for sub and hoagie connoisseurs like me. I'm just a simple, humble plain ol' Italian sub or hoagie kind of guy. The simpler the better. My love of subs and hoagies started in the most unlikely of places and this is where the "no judgement" thing kicks in. My first memory of eating an Italia...