By Nikki Delamotte   "I can remember as a child watching both grandmothers and my mom rolling the meatballs," says Bo Santosuosso, co-owner of Johnny's on Fulton (3164 Fulton Rd., 216-281-0055, johnnyscleveland.com). Squeezing through the narrow restaurant's sea of suits and ties, Santosuosso makes his way behind the bar.   He wo...

If you're thinking of renting a place in Tuscany, don't bother – there's really nothing available. Every "Seinfeld" fan knows that, right? But you could always go to Canton.   If you think that's not the same, well, you're right – it hit 60 degrees in the Tuscany region of Italy this winter, while temperatures in Canton on some day...

By Brooke Meenachan   The 17th Annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival runs through Sunday in Youngstown. The food and music are what keep people coming back year after year. The festival will include a variety of different bands and singers. Some local performers include, Rex Taneri, John Gabriele, Jim Frank Band and Dominic Tocc...

Fri, Nov 6, 2015 - Hanna Theatre - 2067 East 14th Street - Cleveland, OH 44115. Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito, makes his debut in Cleveland at the Hanna Theater with his touring production based on his 1st PBS Special: "Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso." Born in Naples, Italy, Pasquale Esposito immigrated to the United States...

The Brier Hill Italian Fest will return this week with four straight days of music, food, dancing, bocce and morra tournaments, a wine contest and a hot pepper contest. The event, which begins Thursday, sprawls over a few blocks at the intersection of Calvin and Victoria streets in the Brier Hill neighborhood of the North Side. The hillsi...

A gala celebration of the 75th anniversary of Viva La Panza drew 650 men to Todaro's Party Center in Akron Wednesday evening. Presented by the Italian-American Professional and Businessmen's Club and the House of LaRose, the event is the premier fundraising and networking event of the Italian community. Ralph Trecaso, who chaired the event along w...

Youngstown, Ohio, never developed a centralized little Italy. Instead, the city's mostly southern Italian settlers chose to live near the foundries, rail yards, and steel mills where Germans, Spaniards, Welsh, Slavs, Irish, African American, and others also called home.   Of these the two most iconic neighborhoods that boasted large Italian...

by Larry Davis   Since it first opened its doors in 2011, crowds have packed the Holy Grail. It was the first establishment in at the Banks and it has a key location right across the street from Great American Ball Park. Co-owner Paul Goebel says The Banks has been good for the "Grail."   "We were, actually about half the streets were...

Geoff Kies recently unveiled the second 5th Street Pub on Monroe Street in Sylvania. Taking the methods from his successful Perrysburg location, 5th Street Pub serves burgers hot off the grill, pasta, fire roasted sandwiches and most importantly, Neapolitan Pizza: cooked in 90 seconds in their wood-burning oven.   Developed 300 years ago in...

The men and women, clad in caps and suits adorned with medals, who filled the Italian American Veterans Home on Saturday evening may not all have known each other well, but they were all family, in a way."We care about each other.   We take care of one another," guest speaker Sgt. Maj. Bruce Cole told the room of veterans at the 69th annual...