An Italian bakery that in late 2022 was forced to close because it was drawing too many customers has a new home. And customers have been returning in droves. Forno Tony, formerly and very briefly located in a small plaza at East Avenue and Winton Road, reopened Dec. 30 at 1350 University Ave. Despite the year-long absence, demand remains high for...

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport today announced that the Italian Air Force Frecce Tricolori will headline the 2024 A.P. Property Services Rochester International Airshow on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2024. Joining Frecce Tricolori in the program will be the United S...

The long-anticipated Evviva Trattoria restaurant is scheduled for a soft opening Wednesday at 4 p.m. "Evviva means cheers, and Trattoria translates loosely to medium-size restaurant, and that's what we are," said Charles Belanger, district manager. "We are a family here and we are ready to serve your family." The restaurant, located at 155 Market P...

The Italian bakery Forno Tony, which was a viral sensation for just a few weeks last fall, has finally found a new home. The bakery known especially for its authentic Roman pizzas will open at 1344 University Ave. ― the same building that houses the new Black Button Distilling tasting room. Brothers Billy and Ryan Gushue opened Forno Tony at the co...

Rochester's Little Italy Historic District (an official city neighborhood and nationally-recognized historic Italian American enclave) will celebrate its 4th Anniversary this Friday, June 2nd, 2023, at noon at Rocky's Italian Restaurant on Jay Street (one of our neighborhood's most iconic and historic Italian American owned businesses.) The Little...

NYC's very popular Italian American comedian and TikTok/Instagram sensation "Lil Mo Mozzarella" will emcee and perform at this year's Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY, on September 2nd, 2023, from 5-8pm. LiL Mo has been interviewed by national television programs, performs across the country, and boasts millions of followers on his Tik Tok an...

When: March 16, 2023 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Where: Eastman School of Music, Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court, 500 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14604-2599 “Violini a due: An Italian Journey” — A dazzling tour of Italy, exploring sublime and dramatic works spanning the 17th century, illuminating numerous regions and styles, from the birthplac...

A very special presentation will be held on January 26th from 6-7 PM, by the NY State Troopers in the Little Italy Neighborhood (at the Rochester Community Sports Complex - 448 Smith St.) to present Neighborhood Crime Prevention information to the community. The information applies to all neighborhoods, both city and suburban. The event will featur...

Last summer, in anticipation of a fall trip to France and northern Italy, I Googled each city I’d be visiting and “Rochester” to see if I might find local connections. “Paris” and “Avignon” produced no hits, but Googling “Genoa, Italy” turned up this Wikipedia entry: “Marco Bucci (politician).” Who, I wondered, is Marco Bucci and what is his connec...

The city celebrated both Columbus and Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The holidays brought events all over the Rochester area. The Italian-American community held its annual Columbus Day luncheon in Gates on Monday afternoon. Community members, leaders, and officials were there to unite and celebrate their heritage all while sharing an Italian meal. Quint...