By Kathy Baruffi for USA TODAY
There’ll be amore and more in Italian neighborhoods across the USA this Columbus Day weekend. MarioBatali, award-winning chef, TV personality and restaurateur (Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca in New York), shares his favorite Little Italys.
“Corbo’s Bakery has the best cassata (cake) I have tried in the USA,” Batali says. “Every August, the Feast of the Assumption is celebrated in Little Italy with a four-day party.” Don’t overlook the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden, theater at Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland Orchestra and enough ethnic restaurants to eat your way around the globe without leaving town. littleitalycleveland.com