From 1982 through 1994, the Sistine Chapel ceiling was being restored and a Japanese team received permission from the Vatican to photograph the works. Those detailed, high-resolution photos have been transferred to special fabric webs and are now the traveling art exhibition, Michelangelo: A Different View, stopping in Providence for the next mont...

Coming from a big Italian family, Michelle Politano used to feast on meat-and-cheese-loaded dishes at gatherings. But when some family members began to see negative outcomes from eating that type of diet, Politano decided to switch to a plant-based lifestyle. Now she’s feeding those same family members a vegan version of alfredo made with cauliflow...

Months after taking on the role of executive chef at Maria’s Cucina on Broadway, Guy Charles still marvels over the beauty of his new workplace – the two-level restaurant in the 1880s-era  Italo-American Club, adorned with historic murals, stained glass, and other intricate architectural details.   “I’m sitting here looking at the chandeliers and a...

Sarto means ‘tailor” in Italian, and the reopening of the Providence G building’s flagship restaurant at 86 Dorrance St. is tailoring its menu to regional Italian, adopting local ingredients for classic dishes. Before evolving into a restaurant, the space formerly served as a tailor shop called Philip Wolfe Haberdasher, as well as an apothecary and...

He might refer to himself as “The Donkey of Comedy” or “The Working Class Zero”, but the fact is that Vic Dibitetto is one of the funniest people on the internet. The Brooklyn native has an incredible digital audience of over a million followers on social media along with over 400,000 subscribers to his Youtube channel. After logging on, you can ch...

The Newport Festa Italiana Committee today announced some initial dates for their annual celebration of Italian Heritage month in Newport and the need for a paid event planner and volunteers. Newport Festa Italiana originated as a way to bring together its Italian community to celebrate the accomplishments of Italian-American immigrants and to shar...

Westerly native Salvatore J. Augeri Sr., a former coach and Westerly Public Schools superintendent, has been honored and celebrated many times during his storied career for his notable achievements and contributions to the people and town of Westerly. Yet he was totally taken aback by his latest recognition. No stranger to recognition, Augeri is ch...

I came to Neapolis for the zeppole. I stayed for everything else. That includes the company of chef/proprietor Pasquale Illiano, whose roots in Naples, Italy, show in all he does. They are also evident on all the shelves and display cases. At this Italian food emporium, most of the packaged products are imported, organic or artisan. He relishes tel...

Rhode Island might be the smallest state in the US, but it still manages to pack in a ton of attractions and must-visit destinations. If you’re looking for a cultural and culinary adventure that will transport you to a different place entirely, you might want to move Rhode Island’s Little Italy a few places up on your bucket list. This authentic It...

If you’re hunting for the perfect meal in Rhode Island, there are many options to choose from because we really are a mecca for foodies and it’s hard to make a bad choice! That said, sometimes you find yourself hankering for something very specific. If your cravings are for a well crafted meal from one of the more rustic restaurants in Rhode Island...