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Diving into the Wine World of Campania with Filippo de Magistris

Filippo de Magistris with Jennifer Martin

It’s always a pleasure to speak with folks of Italian heritage, but when they come from the same region as your own family — Campania — and even the same province and town, Candida, then it gets very exciting. I recently had the pleasure to meet Filippo de Magistris, one of the restaurant owners of Il Casale in Lexington. The restaurant is located in downtown Lexington on Mass. Ave and it focuses on the cuisine from the region of Campania where de Magistris and his brothers, Dante and Damien, originate from. De Magistris’s father Leon came over from Candida with ...

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Local Band Halston Records “Avellino” for Friends at Radio Cometa Rossa


Local band Halston recently recorded the song and video “Avellino,” for their friends Claudia and Alessandro of Radio Cometa Rossa, based in Avellino, Italy. The two are heavily involved in the Avellino arts community and have been supporters and champions of our music for over 5 years. We had a chance to interview the band. What is your connection to Avellino, and have you ever been there? Halston’s had a longstanding internet friendship with Claudia and Alessandro of Radio Cometa Rossa, an Italian music website and radio station, going back almost a decade. Carlos has been to Naples but was ...

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A & L Bakery: Keeping the “Italian” in East Boston’s Bread


A&L Italian Bakery in East Boston has been running since 1978, when Amedeo and Rita Gnerri bought the building on 330 Sumner Street. Now their son Tony runs the bakery, maintaining the family tradition.

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Bell’Italia – Part 1


I recently took a trip to Italy and toured Campania, a region that I have never been to. In a few series I will write about my experience in Italy and will start with one of my favorites, a tour of a winery in Taurasi, Avellino called “Cantine Antonio Caggiano”, lunch at Villa Assunta and a rustic bakery. On a crisp September afternoon a group of us from Boston and locals from Mirabella Eclano had lunch at Villa Assunta, courtesy of Mayor Vincenzo Sirignano. This particular celebration was a prelude to a much more anticipated event, my sister in law ...

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