The sub sandwich, probably the most iconic of the Italian-American sandwiches has long spread across the country from the northeast and a sub shop – usually in the form of a Subway – seems to be on or near every busy corner from coast to coast.   The version at the three locations of the local Maine-ly Sandwiches are called Italian Sandwiche...

By Tom Atwell   Armando Polito sailed to the United States in 1920, when he was 10 years old, with his mother and siblings. His father, Giovanni Polito, had been in America for eight years, successfully running the Napoli restaurants in Maine. Shortly after Armando died in 2003, his daughter – Nancy Jo Polito – had trouble sleeping one...

Solo Italiano, a new Italian restaurant at 100 Commercial St., will open Thursday at 4 p.m. The restaurant replaces Ebb & Flow, which closed in March. Angelo Ciocca, president of Nova Seafood, still leases the restaurant space but is replacing Ebb & Flow, which served Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, with Solo Italiano, which will serve...

by Kyle J. Norris Since The Press Hotel opened in May, the boutique spot has made a serious name for itself with the local crowd as well as visitors. That's due in part to the strength of its restaurant, Union, and its bar, The Inkwell, run by veteran Chris Gatchell.   Gatchell believes, "Bars should use quality spirits that can be augmente...

Giovianni Bianchi, owner of the famed prosciutto producer Pio Tosini of Parma, Italy is coming to Portland and will be slicing and serving his Parma ham (Prosciutto di Parma) at three locations this week.   Thursday, March 24 will find Giovanni at Middle Street Italian eatery Piccolo. Piccolo will be serving a five-course tasting menu with w...

The Italian Street Festival "Bazaar" is an annual fundraising and community event for St. Peter's Church the Italian Parish of the Diocese of Portland celebrating the Feasts of the Assumption and St. Rocco.   Come enjoy music, food and children's games! More information hereLocation: St. Peter's Church, Corner of Federal & India Streets...

Il 2 giugno in occasione dei festeggiamenti della festa della Repubblica partirà la terza parte del tour negli Stati Uniti dello spettacolo teatrale ''Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino'' di e con Massimiliano Finazzer Flory. Lo spettacolo, che rappresenta il teatro di prosa per l'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti, sarà in scena con due...