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Cossetta Alimentari is much more than a St. Paul landmark and destination for all things from the Italian kitchen. Within its West Seventh headquarters is the equivalent of a block of shops in any Little Italy [mine was on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx]. A fine restaurant; a relaxed dining area, cafeteria style; pizzeria; Pasticceria with pastries and...

It was time for Anthony Gianino to get his own place. Growing up in the restaurant business, toiling away at his family's many properties, he'd seen them named after just about everyone. Bill Gianino's and Billy G's are his dad's namesakes; Frankie Gianino's and Frankie G's are named for his grandfather. Even his longtime friend and business partne...

Lord Midas, the upscale Italian clothing store in downtown Des Moines, is now an outlet store. Owner Massimiliano Stanco will continue to offer men’s clothing, shoes and accessories at the store, but at a 50 to 70 percent discount. The store will be receiving discounted and out-of-season items from Stanco's Palm Beach, Florida, shop and from items...

Listen up, eaters. The second annual Kansas City Foodie Fest is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at iWerx (1520 Clay St., North Kansas City, Missouri). It’s a chance to meet and try bites from more than two dozen local food makers. Borgman’s Dairy Farm will bring cajeta (caramel made from goat’s milk), Common Descent Provisions will have hot sauce a...

With more than thirty years in business, Deli Italia Pizzeria & Market, at 1990 Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood, has been a longtime favorite with neighbors, but since September 4 the place has been under new ownership. Newlyweds Chris and Lindsay Lyons purchased the market and deli from Robert Boffa, who had in turn taken over when original owner ...

Need more pizza in your life? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top pizza sources in Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs. 1. Mama's Pizza Topping the list is Mama's Pizza. Located at 961 Rice St. in North End, the Italian and traditional American spot, which offers p...

Red Rabbit, the new casual Italian restaurant on Grand Avenue, probably isn’t where you would go for your anniversary dinner. And owner Luke Shimp is fine with that. Shimp would rather the restaurant, which serves pizzas, pastas, a few entrees, an approachable but really good wine list and some darn good cocktails, be an everyday place wheregroups...

You’ve iced sugar cookies and built gingerbread houses. You’ve mulled cider and maybe even attempted a homemade fruit cake or Bûche de Noël. But have you ever made a picture-perfect cannoli? Since 2013, Piccione Pastry has been serving up some of St. Louis’ favorite Italian goodies, including its famed cannoli. Baked in small batches using premium...

Tucked away in a neighborhood on the corner of East Delmar Street and South Florence Avenue lies a quaint and authentic slice of Italy known as Bambinos Cafe. While the restaurant is familiar to many, some may not know about the family that created Bambinos. Mary Faucett and her family, including her sons Andy and Chuck Faucett, who are also co-own...

Before Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen took over the city’s bagel scene, and before Famous Original J’s was just a pizza-y glimmer in owner Josh Pollack’s eye, he envisioned Lou’s Italian Specialties. But Rosenberg’s did take over the bagel scene, and — come on — Pollack really wanted a slice of New York-style pizza, so Lou’s just had to wait.  B...

The year was 1998. Two years before Xcel Energy Center opened, an Italian restaurant hung up an awning near the St. Paul Hotel, and hoped it would last a couple years. Now, Pazzaluna is an icon of the downtown St. Paul dining scene. “It was a risk, leaving my job at the hotel to come here,” said Patti Summers, a St. Paul native who started her rest...

Though LoDo has already seen a couple big Italian restaurant openings this year — Chow Morso, Tavernetta — another one will join the neighborhood by the end of the month. Jovanina’s Broken Italian should open late next week at 1520 Blake Street. Formerly Aoba Sushi, the completely redesigned space will serve some expected regional fare, including h...