In the last few months of a tumultuous 2021, perhaps it’s ironic that Bonanno Vinicola, which translates to “good year” in medieval Italian, opened its doors. Or it was a sign of the delicious eats and experiences to come.  Emerging Federal Hill foodie icon Armando Bisceglia of neighboring Bacco Vino & Contorni founded Bonanno, with Max Ragosta and...

Word-of-mouth often plays a significant role in a restaurant’s continued success. After all, a happy guest (as well as an unhappy guest) is likely to share their delight with a positive dining experience. If the glowing reviews from countless guests are any indication, you must add this restaurant in Rhode Island to your bucket list. However, don’t...

Bryant University men’s basketball head coach Jared Grasso could see with his own eyes the change he ignited in his first season. “My first game, there were 15 people in the crowd — three were my family, and three were the assistant coach’s family. I remember standing there during the national anthem, half embarrassed,” the 42-year-old says of the...

One of Rhode Island’s longest standing traditions will make its 82nd annual appearance this weekend in Johnston. It’s called the St. Rocco’s Feast and Festival which will officially open Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. on the grounds behind the Roman Catholic church at 927 Atwood Ave. The feast will run through Sunday, Aug. 21 at approximately 10 p.m....

Dining out in Rhode Island quite often means taking our taste buds on deligthful adventures around the world. This enchanting restaurant in Newport, for example, will give us a taste of the Old World in Italy. That, after all, is where the inspiration for Mamma Luisa’s was born. A Newport favorite since 1992, the elegant Italian restaurant pays hom...

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...

Perhaps Johnston resident George Lazzareschi Jr., the popular president of the Italo-American Club of Rhode Island, said it best about the Providence-based group’s annual clambake and cookout. “It’s nice to know countless dignitaries always attend many of our functions,” Lazzareschi offered. “We recognize them as honorary members.” Which explains w...

Saturday, July 23 at 8:30 pm - Wednesday, July 27 at 8:30 pm - Thursday, July 28 at 8:30 pm. LOCATION: Lost Valley Pizza / Revival (50 Sims Ave, Providence, RI 02909). Ticket price:$20. (A) presentation of wonders for the operatic art unshackled from the stifling formality of the opera house and the throngs of old money ticket holders.” Experience...

A Rhode Island pizzeria cracked a “Top 50” list for best pizza in the U.S. The Italian website “50TopPizza” deemed Pasquale’s Pizzeria in Wakefield as 33rd best in the country.  “Pasquale Illiano grew up in a small town near Naples and has worked in catering since he was a boy. He arrived in the USA in 1995 with only one thing in mind: to bring the...

Fresco Italiano — A Night of the Arts returns to the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center on Saturday, June 25. The evening will feature an Italian buffet, art exhibits by local artists including some of the rarely seen sketches by Guido Nincheri, live music, tours, and more. This special event was first presented in November of 2019, a couple of month...