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At Loveland's Slate Italian Eatery, comfort seems to be the name of the game, as evidenced by its cozy yet still elegant interior as well as friendly and attentive service. Innovative takes on venerable favorites and an accompanying emphasis on scratch cooking with local ingredients wherever possible, make for a successful melding of the new and ol...

Family, friends and longtime customers are remembering a legendary Dubuque business owner. Mario Bertolini, 73, owned Mario's Italian Restaurant in downtown Dubuque. He died Wednesday evening. With recipes straight from Italy, Mario's Italian restaurant has been a mainstay in Dubuque for almost 40 years. "Word of mouth I think. A lot of people know...

Katie's Pizza & Pasta in Rock Hill is an award-winning artisan Italian restaurant where there's passion behind every plate. Katie Collier said, "I got to grow up going to Italy. My mother ran the study abroad program in Florence. We'd go live with her and that's when I fell in love with regional ingredients, passing recipes along, cooking in your h...

Ciao’s Italian Restaurant opened its doors to customers Thursday just months after its new owner took over the building’s lease. The restaurant at 217 S. Duff Ave., is Italian-themed with standard Italian chicken, seafood and pasta dishes and seats about 100 customers. Owner Tony Avdiu said all the items are made from scratch and bread is baked ear...

Cav. Vitale will speak about the founding of Ciao St. Louis and will give us an inside look at its current activities. This new endeavor is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the sharing and preservation of Italian heritage through the sponsoring and/or support of Italian-American events in our community.   Ciao St. Louis also serves a media outl...

Si è svolto giovedì scorso sera il gala della Ciao St. Louis sulla terrazza al 24.mo piano del lussuoso Clayton on the Park. Presenti quasi centocinquanta esponenti della borghesia italo-americana a St. Louis e dintorni. A dare il benvenuto sono stati il presidente dell’associazione Rio Vitale, coadiuvato dalla sua abile consorte Marianna e dai vic...

As Pat Venditte looked on from the shade, his bocce team, the Venditte Girls, gave the team from Sons of Italy a run for their money. A flick of the wrist, a gentle toss and then the slow roll of a ball down a carpeted court on Omaha’s riverfront. First a Venditte Girl, then a Son of Italy and back and forth, in the game that is a mix of croquet...

"Dear Vic," I had typed in a letter dated January 15, 2016. "It was nice to visit with you on the phone today, on this frigid, bone-chilling day ... I can't believe the postal service couldn't deliver the card to you because of 'insufficient address'! Buffetta is a Mountain Iron name if I ever heard one... And I still love the story about you tell...

Italian Organist Renato Negri will play in the United States for the first time during the opening concert of the 2017 Iowa Falls Summer Organ Recital Series on Sunday. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. at St. Matthew’s By-the Bridge Episcopal Church, located on the corner of Oak and Railroad Streets.  Negri is organist at Church of San Francesco da...

Leprino Foods is a company you've almost certainly never heard of, but whose product you've almost certainly consumed. It makes a billion pounds of cheese each year and controls as much as 85 percent of the pizza cheese market as a supplier to Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa John’s. Chloe Sorvino of Forbes magazine’s billionaires team visited the Lepr...

The smell of homemade pizza, cannolis and cheesecake will waft through the southeast side of downtown Friday and Saturday. Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St., is hosting its annual Italian Street Festival. It’s billed as Indianapolis’ most-attended church festival. This year’s event runs from 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and including mu...

Some of Louisville’s favorite restaurants have their roots in other cities. Consider Selena’s, for instance, which came up from Tampa almost a decade ago. Or Jeff Ruby’s, which added Louisville to its Cincinnati eateries. Or even Vincenzo’s, with its roots in St. Louis. Now, let’s put our hands together for ROC, an elegant eatery that owners Rocco...