Philly has a lot of pizzerias. It’s not something the city is known for — tomato pie is a whole different beast — but anyone who lives here can speak to the idea. “I literally have a pizza shop on my block, and there’s many others.” said Carolyn Wyman, a nationally-recognized food historian with seven books to her name. “I live in South Philly and...

If you arrive at the modernized row home on Rosewood Street in South Philly on a Wednesday night, you’ll notice a bright citrusy perfume in the air before you get to the front door. Inside, the family is gathered around the kitchen table, using hand-held peelers to shave the yellow zest from a crate of lemons. The natural zest is the crucial ingred...

In Nick and Kayla Amoroso’s La Padella, Media has yet another casual, welcoming neighborhood restaurant and bar. In the kitchen, this husband-and-wife duo excels at Italian-American classics modernized and retooled for today’s sensibilities. Nowhere are the twists more evident than in chef Jim Stigale’s escarole soup, its one giant meatball (rather...

Lawrenceville’s newest restaurant is (nearly) ready. Located at 4325 Butler Street, Bar Botanico will officially open its doors on December 1. After working in an Italian restaurant in San Francisco, Kelsie Sinagra returned home to Pittsburgh with her husband, Jeff. Together, they spent about two years preparing to launch Bar Botanico – which is It...

Dickinson College’s Italian department hosted their annual Italian film festival and invited two Italian filmmakers to partake in the activities. The department welcomed Angelo Pasquini, who wrote the screenplay for the film, The Stolen Caravaggio, and Antonio Falduto, an Italian-based film director.  The festival took place over a two-day period....

My mother was pregnant with me on November 23, 1980. By this time, my Nonno Joe had been dead for seven, going on eight, years. She remembers hearing the news that an earthquake hit Italy, but did not put two and two together that the quake had hit her father’s home region. The 1980 Irpinia Earthquake happened at 7:34 PM local time in Italy. The qu...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019. 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. The Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia PA 19103. Free entrance. Il repertorio include brani tipici della tradizione jazz, brasiliana e anche qualche brano italiano rivisitato in chiave jazz. Cafiso, con la sua voce calda e lirica, disarticola la melodia dei brani, co...

Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined with members and families of St. Anthony’s Lodge to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Italian-American fraternal organization that has touched the lives of so many Chester County residents. In recognition of the milestone event, Dinniman presented Anthony Mascherino, Secretary of the Board of Trustees and co-ch...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 • Starts at 7:00 pm. Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Join the History Center’s Italian American Program as we celebrate the holidays in style with a concert featuring Italian standards in the true (Italian) holiday tradition performed by Vito DiSalvo, Marco Fiorante, Daniela Pasquini, along w...

Ben 22 Istituti Scolastici Superiori di Basilicata e Molise hanno risposto al Bando su "Sicurezza sul lavoro e migrazione: ieri e Oggi” predisposto con il Patrocinio del Comune di MATERA e della Fondazione MATERA Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019, dalle Direzioni INAIL di BASILICATA e MOLISE, dagli Uffici Scolastici delle due Regioni, dall’Associ...