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The Italian Community of St Louis' is proud to announce its second annual CARNEVALE VENEZIANO. Together with the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization, our clubs Italiano Per Piacere and Giovani Italiani Saint Louis, as well as support from the Vice-Consolate of Italy in St Louis, the World Trade Center - St Louis, the World Affairs Council...

Judging by the wealth of Italian-inspired restaurants in the Mile High City—some old, many new—Denverites can’t get enough Italian food. But who’s serving the best of the best? We ate our way across metro Denver (sorry, Boulder) to determine which spots have the most al dente pasta, the creamiest risotto, the punchiest saltimbocca, and much more. (...

My co-worker Mylan Schroder and I ventured to Ireton Tuesday, Feb. 5, to check out the lunch menu at Ireton’s newest Main Street business — Trattoria Buon Gusto, an Italian restaurant. Let me tell you, it was absolutely wonderful. We were immediately welcomed and seated in a booth. Mind you, it is 11:45 a.m. and Mylan and I are not a couple, but th...

The offseason is officially here. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Broncos and Ravens have a deal in place to send veteran quarterback Joe Flacco from Baltimore to Denver. The trade will become official on March 13, the first day of the 2019 league year.  The Ravens were expected to trade Flacco this offseason, but the Broncos weren’t widely...

The Montana House of Representatives gave initial approval to remove Columbus Day from the list of state legal holidays and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. The House voted 62-38 to approve the creation of Indigenous Peoples Day, on the second Monday in October. Missoula Democrat Shane Morigeau is carrying House Bill 219. He says Christopher...

The brochure that my mother, Nives Rovedo Cappelli, had sent me from Poughkeepsie, New York only titled it The Hill, but on a background of red, white and green it was called “The Italian Hill.” My mother, native-born Italian daycare teacher, is also the author of a memoir titled Manhattan Immigrant Girl.  Along with the brochure I found some artic...

As sailed a fellow countryman so long ago, new Minnesota United goalkeeper Vito Mannone, too, crossed the ocean blue seeking adventure in a new world. Italian born and raised, Mannone has left behind a professional career built in England’s Premier League and second division for MLS and a new country in which he has vacationed, including his honeym...

Roberta Gambarini at Dakota, Minneapolis, MN - Sunday, February 17 at 7:00pm. Enter to win two tickets to see Roberta Gambarini at Dakota on February 17th! "Gambarini is a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae."  – Boston Globe A native Italian, Roberta Gambarini has been turning heads since her 1998 move to Boston, Mass...

Two years ago, fire raced through a South Omaha landmark. As rebuilding started, hope grew for reopening the Sons of Italy hall. Then, as 6 On Your Side first reported, the project abruptly stopped. For decades, Sons of Italy attracted pasta lovers and politicians hungry for votes. "The place is near and dear to a lot of peoples’ hearts," said dan...

When Luca Papini started selling Italian leather products in Sioux Falls, his operations were limited to the trunk of his car. Fast-forward five years and the entrepreneur and business owner is relocating Luca's Italian Leather Boutique to one of the most heavily-trafficked commerce centers in the state of South Dakota — 11th Street and Phillips Av...

Wednesday February 6 2019, from 18:30 to 21:30 CST. Pan D'olive, 1603 McCausland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63117. Cari Amici di Italiano per piacere, Per la prima riunione del 2019, avremo un programma speciale riguardante una regione d’Italia molto cara a tanti dei nostri soci e simpatizzanti, programma che sarà presentato dal dottor Franco Sicuro, un...

Writer Rosanna Staffa was a 20-something Italian immigrant staying in a friend's New York City apartment when, early one morning, she heard a knock at the door. "Who's it?" she remembers asking. "This male voice said, 'The exterminator.' I thought, 'Oh, God.' " Staffa panicked. She told him to go away. After the man finally left, she grabbed a few...