Vince’s Pizzeria, pretty much an institution on Grant Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, has not one but two offshoots in the works for Bucks County, each to be operated by members of the extended family. Vince Rota, a grandson of the founders, is behind a location due to open in late spring at 2500 State Rd. in Bensalem, part of an enormous mixed-u...

Saturday April 13, 2019. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM. World Cafe Live Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Buy Tickets here. Back for it’s third time at our downstairs venue and presented every two years receiving a standing ovation every time, La Giara (The Water Jug) merges Italian Folk and Opera with Brazilian Choro and Jazz, t...

Chef Andrew Garbarino is carrying on a family tradition: serving authentic Italian food and fine wine to the masses. His namesake restaurant opens April 12 in East Liberty as a tribute to the original Garbarino’s, a Long Island institution that his great-aunt ran for 51 years. “When I decided to open an Italian concept, I thought to myself, ‘Why no...

In the days leading up to the launch of Alta Via, big Burrito Restaurant Group’s foray into Italian food, President and Corporate Chef Bill Fuller left the front door unlocked, giving hungry passersby false hope that they could snag a table at the long-awaited eatery. “They’d come in to ask if we were open and I had to break their hearts,” Fuller s...

Mario De Lorenzo, along with many other members of Drexel’s Italian Pride Student Organization and fellow Drexel students, attended “A Taste of Roma” at Gran Caffe L’Aquila in Rittenhouse Square March 8. Marketed as a way to “Come discover Rome through history and cuisine,” students were to there not only to eat, but also to learn. The sophomore is...

Now this is a delicious development. After reading my column about a South Philadelphia restaurant selling bread pudding in support of an immigrant family seeking sanctuary at a local church, Di Bruno Bros. will also start selling the family dessert in their Rittenhouse Square location starting this weekend through April. The co-owners of East Pa...

The work of current and former Penn State architecture students who have taken part in the study abroad program at the Pantheon Institute in Rome went on display March 28 at the Italian embassy in Washington, D.C. The exhibit features the designs, models and projects of U.S. architecture students who are (or were) enrolled in programs that are memb...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Pittsburgh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges. Topping the list is Alla Famiglia. Located at 804 E. Warrington Ave. in Allentown, the Italian spot i...

March 29 - April 13, 2019 | University of Pittsburgh - 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. The Italian Film Festival USA takes place in 13 American cities - from the Atlantic to the Pacific - and is the largest festival dedicated exclusively to Italian film in the USA. The 2019 edition brings you the best line-up of recent Italian cinema with fil...

There is such a retro aura to everything about Scannicchio’s that it’s hard to imagine it hasn’t been at the corner of South Broad and Porter Streets for eons. From the vintage Sinatra portrait in back presiding over a room trimmed with white linen, Eagles banners, and year-round Christmas lights to the fra diavolo spice that gives the scungilli it...