If you’ve visited Casa Belvedere recently, you already know who Beatrice is. She’s the one who welcomes you with a hearty “Buonasera!”, inviting you to come in, get comfortable, and get ready to enjoy a culinary experience in one of our cooking classes, or a cultural presentation during our Tuesday evening cultural progam. If you’ve dropped off you...

Invigorating sounds of spirited conversations, the hissing of the milk steamer, the thumping of filters being emptied, the clatter of the cups and saucers uniting, the clinking of tiny spoons, the shaking and stirring of sugar packets, and the heavenly aroma of fresh ground coffee beans…..You must be at an Italian “Bar” right now? In Italy, the It...

Nothing keeps Joe Laino away from Italian pastries on St. Joseph's Day, not even COVID-19. Observing social distancing edicts in the wake of the coranavirus pandemic, the Annadale resident and his wife, Tricia, were forced to cancel their annual St. Joseph Italian Pastry Taste-Off on Thursday, March 19, instead settling for an intimate party of two...

The health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff are our top priority. For that reason, we have decided to cancel all cooking and language classes, cultural events and fundraisers until the end of March.We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the guidelines issued by CDC, the New York State Department of Health, as wel...

Several years have passed since we put the Advance spotlight on Campania's Coal Fired Pizza  — the Eltingville dining spot named for the region in Southern Italy where mouth-watering pizza isn't the only really big draw.  And while pizza at Campania is a much sought-after attraction — with its thin crust, enticing fresh mozzarella and San Marzano t...

Basilio Inn has reopened for its 99th season in South Beach. After a two-month respite, the Asperti family and staff are now serving lunch and dinner daily. On Wednesday, a worker freshened up the facade with a coat of white paint, before moving onto a scrubbing of the historic restaurant’s sign. The former carriage house -- built in the 1850s -- s...

Tuesday March 17th • 7pm - Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation, 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301. The anniversary of the Unification of Italy / Anniversario dell'Unità d'Italia is a national day that falls annually on March 17. It celebrates the birth of the Italian state, which took place following the proclamation of the Kingdo...

Notre Dame Academy alumna Analise Scarpaci is no stranger to the bright lights of Broadway. The 20-year-old made her Broadway debut in “A Christmas Story: The Musical" in 2009 and followed it with a Broadway and national tour performance in “Matilda The Musical." Now, the Bulls Head native is preparing to hit the stage of the Stephen Sondheim Theat...

Tuesday March 10th • 7:00 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Today!! Presented by: Lou Barrella. DONATION: $15 Member • $20 Non-Member. Although St. Joseph’s Day is celebrated as a sacred and secular holiday (“Father’s Day”) throughout Italy, it has special significance in Sic...

Charlie Romo, the award winning contemporary crooner who was recently named “Best Musician on Staten Island” by the Staten Island Advance/SiLive.com, will perform live in concert Thursday, March 5 at Lorenzo’s Cabaret at the Hilton Garden Inn — during a gala event to benefit the Seamen’s Society for Children and Families. Romo said he’s thankful fo...