Saturday, Aug. 10 | 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA. Parking lot underneath the Veterans Bridge Overpass. Free to the public. Come throw out the pallino and throw down for a worthy cause! Join us for a day of competitive bocce games, delicious Italian food courtesy of C...

Six years ago, as he broke bread at a “Paesano Dinner” with other like-minded Italian American men, Lou Beccaria struck up a conversation with Vince Melograna. Melograna, 74, is an advertising executive for West Chester’s WCHE 1520-AM with a long background in sales and marketing, but it was his turn to be sold something: an idea. There’s too much...

Just like there are some delicious Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh, there are also some amazing places to stock up on your favorite Italian groceries as well! Lots of people in Pittsburgh can claim to come from Italian descent, and this type of food is very popular across the city. Many people want to recreate some of the fantastic meals they get...

Di Bruno Bros. is a pioneering specialty food retailer and importer that began with a modest shop in the now-iconic South Philadelphia Italian Market in 1939. Today, it employs more than 350 team members and has evolved into a community-driven enterprise with three business units, five retail locations, catering, import and e-commerce divisions. To...

Carla Lombardi, 80, of Glen Mills, a Philadelphia-area artist and ceramicist, died Monday, July 22, at her home after a three-year battle with cancer. Carla Lombardi was a professional moniker that she built from Lombardi, her maiden name, and her mother’s name, Carla. Her birth name was Anna, and she became Anna Heald after marrying. Ms. Lombardi...

The New Kensington church basement is filled with the sounds of people talking and laughing and working. There is flour on the floor. There’s more on the hands and aprons of those who have gathered in the heat of a summer July morning. They are here baking homemade cookies for the Mount Saint Peter Parish’s 38th annual Festa Italiana. This three-da...

Filitalia International & Foundation (FI&F) is seeking a museum volunteer / Intern to assist document, maintain, & exhibit for the History of Italian Immigration Museum (HIIM), located on the historical Passyunk Avenue & Mifflin Triangle at 1834 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19148. Interns will lead the project from start to finish, utilizi...

The tour group walked past where Anthony Anastasio’s great-grandfather parked his seafood pushcart more than 100 years ago, and where coffee, chocolate, and gelato businesses now thrive. “We stop here because of that family history,” the tour guide said. “I love that it’s a family business that has evolved with the times.” Of all the shops on the I...

Whether anyone ever told the late Alfonso Cretarola to “go back to where he came from” — that would be the Abruzzo region of Italy, from which he emigrated to the United States in 1909 — is a question we’ll never be able to answer. But his grandson says the Italian immigrant was definitely ordered once to get out of town — in Pennsylvania coal coun...

The Ellwood City Italian-American Heritage Foundation met at the Wolverine Restaurant on June 28. Barb Mastropietro, president, conducted the meeting. Reports were given by Linda Heusing, secretary, and Sandy Douglas, treasurer. Mastropietro introduced three new members: Raymond Venezie, Dom Vicarri and Norma Zingaro. The foundation is now a member...