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The annual Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul returns with a four-day, 10-movie cavalcade at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. The lineup, running Thursday through Sunday, showcases the Minnesota debuts of nine films about life, language and culture Italian-style. It also includes a blast from half a century in the past, a crisp new restor...

Vito LaFata III wants to capture Sicily in a box. Though his first restaurant, Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante, has become an institution in its 23 years of existence, the second-generation pizzaiolo just doesn't feel it fully encapsulates what it's like to be on the island off Italy's boot. The hustle and bustle of casual cafes, the banter w...

Independent filmmaker Mark Spano, writer, producer, and director of “Sicily: Land of Love and Strife,” has announced the U.S. premiere of his feature-length documentary. The premiere screening will be held in the filmmaker’s hometown, Kansas City, MO., on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m., at the Screenland Armour theater. The event is co-sponso...

Joy: What began as a fortuitous trip to Italy more than 30 years ago launched a family empire of eateries near the intersection of 50th and Penn Avenue. Jason: Broders’ Cucina is where the empire started in 1982: a small grocery store, Italian deli, and bakery. Molly Broder’s Pasta Bar across the street gets most of the critical love, and her sons...

It's official! We have re-formed the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization. Thanks to the World Trade Center and the St Louis Economic Development Partnership. Special thanks to Stella Sheehan for making this possible. Stella Sheehan, Deputy Director of the World Trade Center, appointed Michael J Cross as President of the St Louis - Bologna...

For the fourth year, the ICC will fund one $3,000 scholarship for an outstanding student who will spend one semester in Italy. Working in partnership with the University of Minnesota, Department of French & Italian, this scholarship continues to fulfill our mission to promote Italian language and culture to all people of Minnesota. The Massimo Bona...

The 10th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul returns with nine films never before seen in Minnesota. From Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25, this year’s festival offers an exciting lineup of documentaries, dramas, and comedies that will take viewers on a spectacular journey through the landscapes and stories of Italy and...

A piazza for the Hill, once only a vision and a dream of a group of civic minded St. Louisans, is now a step closer to becoming reality. Thanks to a major donation by Marge and Ed Imo, of Imo’s Pizza fame, the group formed a committee, applied for a 501c3 and purchased the large lot directly across from St. Ambrose Church. The piazza will be named...

Si rinsalda l'amicizia tra la Toscana e la nazione Lakota, uno dei tre gruppi storici dei Sioux d'America (il ‘continente della tartaruga", come lo chiamano i nativi), nipoti di Nuvola Rossa, Toro Seduto e Cavallo Pazzo. Una delegazione proveniente dal Sud Dakota, lo stato del monte Rushmore con le sculture di quattro presidenti degli Stati Uniti m...

The month of February is a special time for local St. Louis eatery Bartolino’s Osteria, as it marks the tenth year since the family restaurant opened on February 18, 2008. To celebrate the occasion, Bartolino’s is offering a special three-course meal throughout the entire month (excluding Valentine’s Day). The meal will include an appetizer, entree...

Molti sostengono che la più grande città italiana nel mondo sia New York e, infatti, la scelta da parte d’italiani e oriundi per la Grande Mela è risaputa e si estende ad altre città della “East Coast”, mentre è proprio nel talvolta trascurato dai media “Midwest” degli Stati Uniti dove l’italianità continua a manifestarsi in mille modi. Nel sociale...

Napoli's Italian Ristorante owners prepare old-world recipes with a modern twist and were chosen by customers in 2017 as having the best Italian food. When brothers Johnny and Gony Qerimi began their Marion family-owned, fine-dining establishment at 500 Marion Blvd. seven years ago on Valentine's Day, they looked to their deep Sicilian roots when m...