The Scaramuzza's are fourth-generation local legend pasta-makers. They create handmade pasta and pasta dishes for their wholesale and retail business. It all started in West Philadelphia with family recipes that trace back to the region of Abruzzi in Italy. Then, the family moved to Clifton Heights and opened a store. They've upgraded to machinery...

Columbus seems to be making a comeback. A year after the Christopher Columbus statue in Chester was covered by a blue tarp with plans for removal, the golden statue is still there, peeking out from a deteriorating tarp. The statue is located on Route 291 next to the Old Swedes burial ground at Market Square, not far from City Hall. It was covered f...

Despite being the son of two chefs and consistently working in restaurants growing up in Rochester, New York, Michael Vincent Ferreri endeavored as a young man to be a visual artist as an adult. He studied Fine Arts with a concentration in photography and painting at SUNY Potsdam. After graduating, he returned to his home, got a studio and put his...

On next Octpber 14, 2021, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Mid-Atlantic Italian American Medical Awards 1st Annual Dinner will be hosted by Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum (6825 Norwich Drive, Philadelphia PA 19153). This evening gala, chaired by Hon. Amato Berardi, initiate an annual event that recognizes significant accomplishments of Mid-Atlantic Ita...

Danny Digiampietro’s business started in 2013 in New Jersey, then moved to Philadelphia in 2018: on 9th Street, a stone’s throw from the Italian Market. His place is tiny in terms of size, so much so that there’s no seating and the products are takeout only. Danny Digiampietro is the owner of Angelo’s Pizzeria, and employs 20 people to satisfy the...

Pittsburgh United FC, the newly formed United Premier Soccer League club, announced a signing Thursday that it hopes will make a major impact on its roster when it begins play in the fall. It’s not a striker or goalkeeper. It’s a scout. The team announced the addition of Nicola Martini as its director of scouting. Martini has worked as an intermedi...

This month’s installment in our series on readers traveling to Italy in search of their roots and relatives features the story of Mary Louise Tucker, who has been drawn to her family history since she was young, hearing stories from her nonno about life in Abruzzo before he emigrated to Philadelphia as a 14-year-old boy. Mary Louise herself is an e...

The Christopher Columbus monument in the Bethlehem Rose Garden will make the journey to a new location this year after city officials received complaints about the black granite tribute to the Italian explorer. Standing 5-feet-tall and weighting half a ton, the monument dedicated in 1992 by a now-defunct chapter of the UNICO Italian American club...

Emotions ran high over the weekend as customers stopped by Italian Delight at 2600 MacDade Boulevard for a final taste of their favorite pizza or other special menu item. After Sunday, the restaurant, which has served customers for almost half of a century, closed its doors -- at least for now. “We will be back,” vowed Nick Guardavaccaro, who owns...

Most major events in our area were canceled last year due to COVID and there were fears more cancellations would occur this year. But Tuesday, there is word the popular Little Italy Days in Bloomfield will return this summer. Businesses were devastated by COVID-19. Bloomfield got hit especially hard when it had to cancel its little Italy Days, whic...