John Morogiello CiaoDC Chats with President and Artistic Director of Best Medicine Rep Theatre, John Morogiello on his latest production, Comedy of Venice opening on January 30 through February 28 at Best Medicine Rep located in the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, MD.




Mary Ann Esposito on Italia Front CoverCiaoDC recently chatted with Mary Ann Esposito on cooking in Washington, DC this Fall; Culinary Tours in Italy and Recipes for the Holidays!  On November 1, guests enjoyed the delicious recipes of the longest running cooking show, Ciao Italia with TV Host, Mary Ann Esposito at “An Evening with Mary Ann Esposito, ” during the 44th Annual National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) Gala weekend.  Flavors from the celebrated Molise region were served over a three-course dinner, plus guests received a complimentary book of Mary Ann’s latest cookbook, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy!  For more information on NIAF, please visit www.niaf.org.




CiaoDC chats here with Singer/Songwriter Giada Valenti from her hometown Venice, Italy on true love;  her musical journal; her boutique tours of Venice; food; and her beloved fans!




CiaoDC chats with The Italian Place owner, Adriana Pinachio-Sifakis on what’s being served! Listen here!




The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) hosted an Epiphany Celebration Honoring Three Wise Women on January 10, 2019. The three women honored are neuroradiologist Andrea Giacommetti, MD; the Dean of Students at Georgetown Visitation Girls’ Preparatory School Eve Grimaldi; and Program Director and Researcher at the National Cancer Institute Lynn Sorbara, PhD. Alyssa Ciccone of CiaoDC interviewed Dr. Sorbara.




Joe Mantegna was in the Nation’s Capital during the 2018 Memorial Day Weekend playing many upstanding roles that share both his passion as an Italian and his pride for being an American. Thursday, May 24th he hosted the 30th Annual National Education and Leadership Awards Gala for the Sons and Daughters of Italy as Master of Ceremonies at the National Harbor’s Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center.  Sunday, May 30th Joe co-hosted the annual National Memorial Day Concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

In a chat with Alyssa Ciccone of CiaoDC, Joe shared about his anti-defamation work in Hollywood; his most recent project on and off the screen; his dedication to the events he hosts;  and where he prefers to dine when in D.C.  Read more…