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...

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...

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...

Thanks to the generosity of the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia, under the direction of Franca Riccardi, PhD, the Cape Henlopen High School Italian classrooms learned in late April that they not only would be given a donation to cover the subscription to an authentic Italian magazine, but would also be able to use some of the funds to award a...

South Philly native Mario Lanza will always be known as one of the best tenors the world has ever seen. And a continuous effort forges forward to make sure he won’t be forgotten. Now in its fifth home in Philadelphia, the Mario Lanza Institute and Museum is open for business at its new location at 1214 Reed St. in Passyunk Square. Photos, movie pos...

The protesters who made their way through Center City on the first day Philadelphia saw mass demonstrations following the murder of George Floyd were looking for places to direct their anger. They came upon the statue of Frank L. Rizzo, the late mayor and police commissioner whose legacy so perfectly captured the style of policing they were fightin...

Musician and composer, farmer, patron, inventor of the copyright and “historical” figure: Francesco Izzo narrates Giuseppe Verdi, whose music is the most performed worldwide and who had to fight censorship throughout his life. We invite you to join us for Giuseppe Verdi Lecture by Francesco Izzo – click the link below to register to the community o...

Roast Pork with Broccoli Rabe and Provolone Hero is a signature dish hailing from the great city of Philadelphia where many Italian immigrants settled.  It was originally created by Domenico Bucci, an Italian immigrant. This sandwich is a sibling to the famous Philly Cheesesteak.  In fact, we like it better.   As for the history of this dish, Bucci...