February 2017 UNICO Dine Around to be held at Banyan  in Delray

UNICO was founded on October 10, 1922 in Waterbury, Connecticut. A group of 15 men, led by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola, came together to create what has become a very special and very proud organization. It was Dr. Vastola's dream to create an Italian American service organization to engage in charitable works, support higher education, and perform patriotic deeds. In World War I, the Italian American community represented only four percent of the entire United States population. Although 12 percent of all Americans casualties during this conflict were ItalianAmerican, the loyalty of Italian Americans was questioned. The Sacco-Venzetti trial was fueled by prevailing sentiment that Italian Americans remained loyal to their former homeland. Our founders wanted to insure that everyone understood that Italian Americans loved their adopted country and held no allegiance to their native land save traditions and culture. The name UNICO was selected as best representing the nature and the character of this fledgling organization. The name is the Italian word for unique, one of a kind. The founders believed that UNICO would be the only one of its kind because it placed service to the community before and above fraternity.

UNICO at Banyan Delray Beach, Florida Feb 21st 2017

"ITALIAN MASTERS DO IT BETTER"  Wynwood Arts District November 29-Dec 4th

We selected ITALIAN MASTERS DO IT BETTER as the title of the exhibition on the great contemporary Italian artists that founded and influenced important internationally celebrated art movements in the 1950's, 60's, 70's, until the year 2000 and onwards, because we wish to point out the excellent unique creativity of these masters, officially introducing their artworks in the United States during this millennium. The American public is familiar to the excellence of Italian creativity in contemporary design, fashion, food, automotive industry, music, literature, as well as in Italian Classic Art masters like Leonardo, Michelangelo or Rafael, but only the in deep contemporary art connoisseurs know that Alberto Biasi was widely celebrated at the Venice Biennial and at New York MoMA around the middle of the last century as one of the founders of the international kinetic movement.  [...]

Business Partner & Executive of Mondo Italiano Brian Frauly Passes Away
The man who helped build Mondo Italiano has passed away on Saturday September 17th 2016.  He was instrumental and pivotal in growing Mondo Italiano into the newspaper that it become for the short while it was in print.  Brian was a local in the Nordeast neighborhood of Minneapolis and started selling advertising for Mondo after Mondo put an ad in its own classified advertising section.  Brian called up the publisher and the two met at Legends Sports Bar in NE Mpls which was then owned by Tommy Ranallo and Larry Ranallo.  The two met and immediately got along started selling advertising and popularizing the rag in the Italian-American neighborhoods of MN including NordEast, West Seventh Street and others.....

Italian Seasoning as a Health Supplement?


  When most people think of Italian seasoning they think of a simple blend of six or seven herbs commonly used to put in your gravy and or on macaroni, noodles and to season up certain dishes.  What you may never thought of is the fact that these herbs have synergistic health benefits.  For example Thyme is beneficial in lowing blood pressure slightly, to help stop coughing, an immunity booster and for mood improvement.  Its not only the flavors of the miracle herb that put a smile on your face its the biologically active oils contained within the DNA of the plant itself.  

Oregano: antibacterial, digestive aid, omega 3 for heart health, and its loaded with calcium for your bones.

Marjorum: lowers blood pressure, a sleep aid, an anaphrodisiac.  Be careful as in large quantities it can reduce sexual desire.

Basil: anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and rich in antioxidants.

Rosemary: anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, digestion, improved memory & cancer protection.

Sage: anti-inflammatory, better brain activity, helps menopause symptoms & reduce sweating.

Pompano Beach now Sister Cities with Termoli Italy

On July 22, 2016, the Greater Pompano Beach Sister Cities International held a reception at Caffe Roma on E. Atlantic Blvd. to welcome the Italian Town of Termoli, Molise, Italy into Pompano Beach Sister City program. Approximately 55 people attended the reception that included: pizza, soup, eggplant and wine from the area of Termoli, Italy. Please click here to read more details --->>

UNICO Awards Dinner at Arturo's in Boca Raton, FL

Ferrari's Paolo Pininfarina Celebrates 3 Billion Dollar Deal with FL Developers

March 23rd 2016 - Magic Development CEOs Rodrigo Cunha and Luis Claudio Sinelli, the Brazilian developers reimagining Central Florida’s residential landscape, and Paolo Pininfarina, the legend behind the most iconic designs in automotive history, unveiled their plans for Magic Place, the new $3 billion collaboration in Central Florida.

The massive mixed-use development will be the largest Pininfarina-designed residential project in the world and serves as the first step in Orlando’s transformation into one of the nation’s great global cities.


The intimate and celebratory dinner brought together Brazilian creativity, Italian design and Miami’s influence on a new era of development in Central Florida.

Notable Guests: Magic Development CEOs Rodrigo Cunha and Luis Claudio Sinelli; Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman, Pininfarina; Gaston Isoldi, America’s Director, Maison & Objet; Bernardo Fort-Brescia, founding principal of Arquitectonica; Matteo De Lise, Managing Director Pininfarina of America; Paolo Trevisan, Design Director Pininfarina; Alex Da Rosa, Senior Architect Pininfarina.

Luis Sinelli, Paolo Pininfarina and Rodrigo Cunha 

Ci Mancherai!!! Sicilian-American Legendary Judge Antonin Scalia Passes to a Higher Place! 

3/2/2016 - Italians worked hard and dug their way out of socialist trenches only to go an and prosper in America.  There exists no finer example of such success than Republican Judge Anthony Scalia. Born in New Jersey on March 11th as Antonin Gregory Scalia he was the first Sicilian-American to sit on the bench of the Supreme Court. Scalia was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 which ironically enough was also when the Acura Legend was launched.  Scalia was a "Legend"!!!  Scalia graduated from Harvard and spent time teaching in Chicago.  Scalia was a true conservative and believed in states-rights! His most controversial move was his push to strike down Roe vs. Wade which was the most fought over supreme court decision of all time.  Antonin was a fair player and voted against discrimination.  Florida businessman and real-estate mogul touted Judge Scalia as a hero and a judge who did not believe in legislating from the bench!!

Italian American Judge Antonin Anthony Scalia

  Randazzo's Little Italy Hosts Cocktail Reception for the New Consul General of Italy

 October 1st 2015 - One of the finest Italian restaurants in South Florida hosted an open bar cocktail reception for the new Consul-Generale di Italia of Miami Mrs. Gloria Marina Bellelli.  The event was held on Monday September 28th 2015.  It was a private reception by invite only. A great time was had by all.  People who showed up to pay respect to the Consul included close to 100 notables who could have been hand picked for a movie featuring influential Italian & Italian-American citizens of respect. Some notables included: Emanuele Viscuso, Al Lamberti, Marc Randazzo, some officials at other Consulates including Malta, a Miami-Dade County Judge, some famous actors from Italy, Society Columnist/News Anchor - Daisy Olivera and prominent immigration attorney Mr. Valerio Spinaci of Finizio Law! The Rigatoni was the best ever and the Chicago style calamari was cooked to perfection!!

Italian Consul - Gloria Bellelli, Daisy Olivera & Marc Randazzo 

 Olive Oil Store with Italian & Mediterranean Nightclub coming to South Florida Soon...

  South Florida has gone without a true Mediterranean Nightclub for many years now.  This should be changing soon.  Olive Oil Importer J. Iaco Shapiro is planning to launch an Olive Oil & Mediterranean Wine Importing Company which will serve as a Tapas Bar & Nightclub by Night.  The concept will include an olive oil store & distributing company which will keep its space busy during the day and by night it will transform into a full blown Mediterranean Nightclub offering theme nights, music & dance from Italy and every Mediterranean country plus Olive Oil & Wine Tasting Events!  OliVino Mediterraneo will offer: Hookahs & Cigars in the outdoor patio area, tarantella dancing, free pasta on Sundays (Italian Day) belly dancing, an Olive Oil Tasting Bar and much more...  

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