Authentic Neapolitan pizza and award-winning gelato has landed in O’Hara. Mercurio’s, a family owned and operated Italian eatery in Shadyside since 2012, opened a second location in June at 1335 Freeport Road. Three sibling co-owners, Anna Crucitt and Michael and Joe Mercurio, were raised around the original family gelato business that opened in 19...

One of the largest Italian festivals on the east coast is ready to take over the Steel City! Little Italy Days kicks off in the "little Italy" neighborhood of Bloomfield, Thursday, Aug. 15, and runs through Aug. 1. The four-day festival started in 2002 as a celebration of Italian heritage in Bloomfield and continues to grow each year. The 10 footba...

Vince Putignano watched his father Andrew’s face during the performance of the Italian national anthem at a festival in Pittsburgh’s Strip District many years ago. “The pride my dad saw that day when he looked at my grandfather during that song inspired my father to start an Italian festival in Vandergrift,” said Vince Putignano’s son, Brian, who i...

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...

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...

We’re at a crossroads in which every major city has welcomed with open arms corporate-owned concepts that introduce us to dishes-from-elsewhere, whether it’s Japanese ramen, Hawaiian poke, Nashville hot chicken, Texas barbecue or Mexi-Cali tacos. Aside from what this is doing to the restaurant landscape, it’s worth asking whether any of these dishe...

A video crew from Italy has stopped in Pittsburgh as part of a series on American frozen-dessert artisans and landmarks titled “Some Like It Cold — USA Mission.” The seven-member crew, working for Carpigiani Gelato University near Bologna, Italy, spent a long Tuesday shooting at Mercurio’s Pizza and Gelato’s new second location in Fox Chapel. Mercu...

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Library & Archives at the History Center - 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. $40 for general registration and $30 for members. Register Here. Join genealogist Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy for a workshop on delving into your family history in Italy and the United States. Benefiting beginner...

Pittsburghers with roots in Italy who are interested in piecing together their families’ back story can attend an upcoming workshop at the Sen. John Heinz History Center. The center’s Italian American Program will host the workshop, featuring Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 18. Venezia will teach people how to use...

The Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America was organized in 1930 by a small community of Italian immigrants in Pittsburgh. Members became active in the politics and society of their adopted city and country, but still worked to preserve a cultural link with their Italian heritage. Nowadays, the organization also encourages young Italian Americ...