Join us as we welcome NOIAW members new and old at the historic Coast Guard Restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean! Socialize and network with members and encourage friends to come and join NOIAW. New and renewed members names will be entered into a raffle! Pre-registration is required.Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 6:30 pm. Coast Guard House Resta...

While I’m not set to endorse Bella Pasta Ristorante’s motto of “A piece of Italy in Pawtucket,” I’m happy to attest to their solid menu of Italian-American food. I had a long day at the office and then a disappointing visit in search of my next hidden treasure when I remembered Bella Pasta. They had recently left their tiny space and moved into new...

The best restaurant finds are the small, unassuming, wonderful places that make you feel like you know the best secret ever. That’s why Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is on the Food Network roughly 17 hours a day. It comes down to expectation vs. experience. It feels good when you go to a renowned restaurant and have a great meal. But it feels GREAT w...

Perhaps the solid-looking handshake that’s featured on the Young Pannese Social Club logo best describes what the Italian-American organization will present Saturday at its home on 187 Pocasset Avenue on the Johnston-Providence line. While the event is officially named a “Block Party Festival at the Café,” Young Pannese Club President Peter Gonecon...

There’s a reason why people have been returning to Joe Marzilli’s Old Canteen for over 60 years. Open since 1956, it’s the oldest family-owned Italian restaurant in Rhode Island as well as the first restaurant to greet you after the gateway arch into Providence’s “Little Italy.” Their authentic Italian cuisine is as delightful as their one-of-a-kin...

I had almost forgotten what a wonderful meal Mario Micheletti prepares and how warm and inviting Cheryl Micheletti is as a restaurant host. It had been a long time since I’d eaten the perfectly prepared Italian food and Rhode Island specialties served at Nautika, the Micheletti’s seasonal restaurant on Greenwich Cove. As I drove from Providence to...

There are few traditions more sacred in Westerly’s large Italian-American community than the annual celebration honoring Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Next Sunday, on the 89th annual observance of the Mount Carmel procession, families will gather to sip homemade wine and feast upon soupy, stuffed peppers, and homemade fried dough after marching in the...

On Saturday, July 8 at 5 pm, Italy will make its sixth campaign to capture the silver trophy against USA, with its most formidable team to date in the NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW. Playing for Italy will be captain Marco Elser, and Roman teammates Massimo Elser, Peter Elser, Lanfranco di Campello and Marcos Antinori, fr...

When I say “authentic,” I really mean it. Pasquale’s, A Pizza Napulitana, is the real deal. Pasquale’s is located in South County Commons in Wakefield, but its roots are in Italy. Owner Pasquale Illiano was born and raised in Naples. That’s where he leaned to cook and perfected his techniques. A personable and gracious host, Pasquale takes enormous...

One of Rhode Island's most iconic places is inviting everyone to participate in a brand new tradition. The first-ever summer festival on Federal Hill starts Friday and runs through the weekend, ending Sunday at 10 p.m. “The business community (and) the residents all got together and we’re really excited about the opportunity to do this,” said Rick...