After more than six months of renovations and hard work, Fazzini’s, a new Italian restaurant in the former Brick House space on Diamond Hill Road, is now officially open to customers. Owners Bethany and Eric Marsland, who also own Champ’s Diner on Front Street, welcomed friends and family during a ribbon cutting celebration on Tuesday night that al...

There was something for everyone at the annual Saint Rocco’s Church Feast and Festival, a timeless tradition that completed its seven-day stay Sunday in Johnston. For Anna DeRobbio, 88, of Cranston, it was an opportunity to break bread with her friend Etta Branca, 90, and enjoy a sandwich featuring a freshly made roll from The Original Italian Bake...

Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joins us with more on the newest exhibit at the State Archives in 337 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903. It’s called Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island. “Rhode Island has the highest population of Italian Americans per capita in the entire country! We just beat out Connecticut and New Jersey, accor...

Nicholas Cardi Jr., a Rhode Island businessman whose family furniture store is a fixture in parts of New England, has died. He was 71. Cardi’s Furniture on Friday posted on Twitter that Nicholas Cardi Jr. died following a four-year battle with cancer. Cardi co-owned the business with his two younger brothers, Ron and Pete Cardi. They’ve become loca...

The sport of bocce is alive and well at the Santa Maria Di Prata Club on Walnut Grove Avenue in Cranston. On a recent summer night, Team Giovanotti – which is made up of Johnston residents – tested its mettle again Team Azzuri Di Prata on the clay courts located behind the Italian-American Society in what players like David Slinko called “a friendl...

All families have different dynamics, come from different backgrounds and have different traditions. But one thing nearly all of them have in common is asking each other the daily question: “What’s for dinner?” Marco Minieri is answering that question and educating customers along the way at Bottega Bocconi, an Italian market he recently opened wit...

Against the backdrop of games, rides, music, food, faith and fireworks at this year’s St. Mary’s Feast, a well-known family in Knightsville will be remembering and celebrating the life of Kathleen Manzi. Kathleen, who passed away earlier this year, was a founding member and past president of the St. Mary’s Feast Society Ladies Auxiliary, serving wi...

There's a new pizza restaurant in town where Archetype Pizza Co. was, and before that, Via Via. Il Forno Italiano opened around two weeks ago at 372 Thames St. “In addition to the wood-fired pizza, we have an Italian menu as well. Pasta, lasagnas, etc. From what I’ve been told so far, it’s superior,” owner David Drake told The Daily News. He said h...

All families have different dynamics, come from different backgrounds and have different traditions. But one thing nearly all of them have in common is asking each other the daily question: “What’s for dinner?” Marco Minieri is answering that question and educating customers along the way at Bottega Boccini, a new Italian market he recently opened...

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the Italian American story in Rhode Island at the new State Archives exhibition, “Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island.” Rhode Island has the highest population of Italian Americans per capita in the United States, according to the most recent American Community Sur...