A large group of men with a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary will be honored next month at the Dante Society of Westerly's annual "Person of the Year" banquet. The 36-member Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Committee was chosen to receive the award, the first time in its history that the Dante Society will present an entire committee with its...

Richard Sardella has been toying with the idea of opening a pizzeria for quite some time now, so when JF3 Salon relocated from the building next to his original restaurant, he knew it was time to take the leap. Earlier this week he opened Imbriglio’s Pizzeria Resto Bar Napoletana, a tribute to his grandfather Ricardo Imbriglio, at 32 Memorial Blvd....

Whether you call it Federal Hill or Providence’s “Little Italy,” there’s no doubt that the neighborhood is changing, but there’s still a lot to love that’s exactly the same. Let’s appreciate what we have while we still have it, and also embrace some of the newer multicultural businesses that are making their home along the city’s famous red, white...

The scene: Great American Bites has tried many of the nation’s regional pizza specialties, from New York to New Haven style, Chicago deep dish to Detroit pan, ultra-thin cracker-crust St. Louis pizza to crispy Neapolitan classics. But perhaps the most unusual – and least known – major style is exclusive to Rhode Island. While it is virtually impos...

Antonio Albanese, owner of Matteo’s Bakery in North Kingstown is known for his legendary cannolis and traditional Italian baked goods. “We are known for our cannolis. We have people coming in who have tried them all over the state and keep coming back to Matteo’s. It’s a secret recipe, but my mother taught me that the most simple recipes are the be...

Forse in pochi conoscono la città americana di Providence, la capitale dello Stato del Rhode Island. Fuori dagli standard delle metropoli americane, Providence è una città a misura d’uomo. Fondata nel 1636 da Roger Williams, in esilio dal Massachusetts (da dove lo avevano espulso i Puritani), fu chiamata così in onore della “Provvidenza misericordi...

Providence Municipal Court Chief Justice Frank Caprio opens the passenger side back door of a metallic blue 2018 Lincoln Navigator parked on the side of the private Aurora Club Civic Association in Providence’s Federal Hill. It’s the place where he is permanent director and has been a member for more than fifty years, and he has lunch there on an a...

Eric and Bethany Marsland have a long history in the restaurant business. The husband-and-wife team who currently operate Champ’s Diner on Front Street have owned several establishments within and outside the city. But the couple says they have one more venture in them before they retire and plan to take their culinary offerings up a level with Faz...

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, known for its award-winning, hand-crafted sandwiches, has signed a franchise agreement set to bring three new restaurants to Rhode Island, with the first location opening in Lincoln in April 2019. The new restaurants will be owned and operated by entrepreneurial couple Kevin and Maria Stoehr. For Kevin, who previously ran...

Ralph R. Papitto — philanthropist, corporate executive and former chairman of the board of trustees of Roger Williams University — died Friday at the age of 92, according to a spokesman for his family's foundation. Papitto was the founder of Nortek, Glass-Tile Industries, AFC Cable Systems and the Read to Succeed Program for South Providence studen...