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MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza Company says it best on their own table cards: “Pure ingredients. Rare freshness. Classical simplicity. Historical heritage.”  The surprisingly chic pizza joint allows diners the opportunity to experience authentic Italian-style pizza—as well as appetizers, salads and desserts—that rival food from Italy itself. While the foo...

Dear Bocce Players, the Italia-America Bocce Club invites to play in the 11th Annual Aldo Della Croce Open Bocce Tournament, November 10-12, 2017. The tournament will have two divisions. The ADC division which is open to all genders with minimum prize money of $5000.00 will be given out top eight teams. The Fiore division which is open to women onl...

Help us choose a theme for next year's "Italian Film Festival's Building Bridges: Emerging Filmmaker Awards" -- new in 2018! In 2018, the Italian Film Festival (IFF) celebrates its tenth year! To commemorate a decade of contemporary Italian cinema in the Twin Cities, the IFF will offer two award opportunities for the best short films made by emergi...

Natalina “Nona” Maracchini Monti, 99, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at home in Hibbing. Natalina was born in Montelago, a town in the Province of Ancona, Italy, on Dec. 20, 1917, to Nazzareno and Maria (Baldelli) Scipioni. While she didn’t make it quite to her 100th birthday, in her Italian view, she was 100 as she...

Who: Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo What: 37th Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration When: May 7 Where: Pueblo Country Club Highlights/honorees: The Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo held its 37th annual Scholarship Awards Celebration, featuring presentations in Italian by each scholarship winner followed by the Little Italy Buffet and an array...

Fazoli’s is giving new meaning to idea of a clean plate. The casual Italian food chain has committed to eliminating all artificial preservatives and additives from the food they serve.  They’re calling it, “Naturally Italian.” As part of the new campaign, Fazoli’s is giving away a trip to Italy so you can be “Naturally Italian” too. You can registe...

Parma 8200 in Bloomington in closing, after a seven-year run. The upscale Italian restaurant and bar, operated by D’Amico & Partners, opened in 2010 in the Normandale Lake office complex. The restaurant’s final day will be Saturday, July 7. “As Parma 8200 closes its doors, we look forward to new opportunities,” said co-owner Richard D’Amico in a st...

One of the largest solar energy initiatives in Minnesota, the Aurora project, has been completed, its owner said Tuesday. The Aurora project features 16 separate solar power plants in Minnesota that together will provide electricity to Xcel Energy under a long-term contract. Aurora, which cost $290 million, is owned by Enel Green Power North Americ...

San Antonio is a lot of things, but it isn’t a bastion of Italian cuisine. Unlike New York, Boston, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco, the city didn’t experience the huge wave of Italian immigration that many other U.S. cities did during the early 1900s. Consequently, our choices beyond pizza or spaghetti and meatballs have been me...

A long standing landmark restaurant and music venue in the Delmar Loop closed its doors for good this weekend. The owner of Cicero's says it’s with an extremely heavy heart that it was their last day in business. The chairs are now up, and the doors are officially closed at Cicero's.  The restaurant’s owner said it's been a great run and she would...

Kansas State University in Italy celebrated its grand opening May 29 in Orvieto, Italy, as the inaugural session of Kansas State University in Italy summer program commenced. The Orvieto mayor's office hosted a joint news conference with the university to celebrate the partnership, confirming the relationship between Kansas State University, Kansas...

A popular Italian restaurant has reopened after a fire forced it to close just before Christmas last year. Lunardi's held their soft re-opening Wednesday evening. The restaurant had been closed since December of last year. The owner says he was overwhelmed by the community support and is excited to see people back in the restaurant. "I'm so happy t...