It’s no secret that Joseph Spremulli, the ageless president of the Pannese Society of Rhode Island, has made a habit of helping people in need, especially during the holiday season. “I don’t like seeing people struggle, especially when it comes to food,” Spremulli, who will soon turn 88, said recently while loading up a record number of food basket...

Special pride was on display a number of times inside the Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post 2812/Spirito’s Restaurant during an extraordinary celebration that marked the 110th anniversary of the famed Pannese Society of Rhode Island. Upwards of 250 people celebrated their Italian heritage that dates back to 1909, when Giuseppe Anzevino came from the village...

Pizza is often described by those most passionate about the Italian classic as a work of art. This could be due to the beloved combo of bread, sauce, cheese and toppings, or it could be because they’ve been to D. Palmieri’s Bakery in Rhode Island. At this pizza shop, Eric Palmieri has become a hit thanks to his pizzas turned into art. Eric Palmieri...

Chef Walter Potenza joins us in the Studio today to take us on Tour of the Italian Heritage Center Exhibit. The only photographic collections of early Italian immigration in Rhode Island! Since 1886 Federal Hill in Providence Rhode Island has been one the centers for Italian immigration in the United States. Italian settlers replaced the Irish sett...

We’ve grown up being told not to play with our food but a pizza maker in Rhode Island does just that to create works of art that will make your stomach growl. Eric Palmieri is a fifth-generation Italian baker. But it wasn’t until a devastating fire destroyed his more than 110-year-old family bakery in 2007 that Palmieri found his calling. “I starte...

The A Mano Pizza & Gelato food truck has officially hit the streets of Newport, serving up Neapolitan-style pizzas and calzones by owner Simone Ferrara. Ferrara, who hails from Torino, Italy, first moved to Newport back in 2010. From here, he moved to California where he worked in a pair of Michelin-star restaurants and assisted in opening two othe...

Bryan Rafanelli's career as a designer and party planner extraordinaire has its roots firmly planted in the basement rec room of his family's Coventry home. It was there that the six Rafanelli kids were sent on rainy days to watch the home movies of their parents' wedding in North Providence. "I feel really lucky to have grown up in this quirky sta...

Nicole Romano is a designer, businesswoman and fearless. Stack up the accomplishments. She is everywhere. From fashion week in NYC to appearing on GoLocal LIVE to developing new designs, Romano is a whirlwind of creative energy. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Romano forged ahead by launching her own multidimensional brand with the enc...

A cura di Maria Teresa Cannizzaro, Fiorella Operto e Marco Violi. Galleria dei ritratti del Museo Diocesano di Imola. 7 dicembre 2019 │ 16 febbraio 2020. Oggetto dell'esposizione – in un suggestivo allestimento, che sottolineerà in particolare i cosiddetti bijoux delle feste – circa 300 pezzi (dagli anni '20 ai '70) prodotti dalle più importanti ma...

A new Trattoria Romana is now open and serving lunch, dinner and brunch in Johnston, at 1571 Atwood Ave. If that address sounds familiar, it's because it has been the home of Osteria Toscana since 2015. Chef Luciano Canova's Torre Restaurant Group has rebranded the 100-seat restaurant to capitalize on his Trattoria Romana brand. The Johnson locatio...