A number of Italian immigrants arrived in the uptown section of Pittsburgh in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They were mostly Sicilians and Abruzzi. Work became available on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Hundreds of Italian families moved into Manchester, and other Northside neighborhoods. Ethnic churches sprang up all around Pittsburgh. A need for...

Bocce appeals to cultures throughout the world, from Europe to South America. But Italy lays the biggest claim to the pastime that combines elements shared with other leisurely games like bowling and croquet. In the U.S., bocce became most associated with Italian immigrants and has since grown to include fans and enthusiasts across the country.The...

The annual Little Italy Days festival will soon be back in Bloomfield. Liberty Avenue from Ella to Gross Streets will transform into the city's largest heritage festival from Aug. 18-21. "Little Italy Days is coming back for the 20th year, and it's going to be a fantastic day of entertainment and Italian pride," said recent KDKA retiree Paul Martin...

This year will mark 50 years since Steelers fans witnessed the play that changed the franchise forever: The Immaculate Reception! With training camp underway for the Steelers, Pittsburgh's Action News 4 anchor Andrew Stockey caught up with the man who made the immaculate reception happen, Franco Harris. Half a century after making one of the most u...

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Acrisure Stadium, South Endzone Gate A (100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA). Come throw out the pallino and throw down for a worthy cause! The 11th Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival invites up to 46 sponsors to play in teams of four in a double-elimination tournament. The event will feature delicio...

As proud Italian Americans, it is important to buy products from Italian American-owned businesses. Equally as important, it is enjoyable to pay visits to neighborhoods that are historically Italian, specifically communities that still have a significant amount of Italian American residents. The Empire State has Little Italy in Manhattan, Bensonhur...

Sammy Nestico is one of the greatest contributors to the field of music of the last century, working in classical, jazz and big band. Born in Pittsburgh, he worked as a composer, orchestrator, writer, arranger, and last but not least, as an educator. Maestro Sammy Nestico fulfilled his lifetime dream. For the first time, check out this new document...

Jim Restauri is an Altoona native, a former State College resident, a former walk-on for Penn State football and a past national boxing champion. Now, the fourth generation Italian American is set to be inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Pittsburgh Chapter, on Aug. 4 at the LeMont Restaurant in Pittsburgh. “It means a...

Little Italy Days is an annual heritage festival running in the heart of Bloomfield, known as Pittsburgh's Little Italy. Experience this colorful celebration on Liberty Ave between Ella St and Gross St over a long weekend in August. The avenue offers three stages of live music, dozens of vendors selling delicious Italian foods, games, a kid's zone,...

After 90 years, Donatelli's Italian Food Center will be closing its doors in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood once the shelves are empty. Donatelli's grandfather opened the store on Liberty Avenue in 1932. Russell Donatelli had been running the business along with his father and brother, until they died recently. "The store itself was designed...