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There are certain signs of spring in St. Joseph — warmer weather, longer times for daylight and the Saint Joseph Symphony performing cheery, bright music. Continuing its globetrotting adventure, the symphony will let its audience settle in with some Italian heat as it performs its spring concert, titled “Springtime in Italy.” Teaming up with acc...

The Italian Film Festival in St Louis this year will bring you on a cinematic and culinary tour of Italy. The festival begins April 6th and lasts for four weekends ending on April 28th. This is the fourteenth edition of the festival, and this year, being the "The Year of Italian Food", as announced by the Italian Ministries of Culture and Agricultu...

As your GPS directs you into industrial northeast Denver, you’re going to wonder if there’s really a winery out here. Don’t turn back. Balistreri Vineyards, at 1946 East 66th Avenue, is an exceptional, delightful, delicious place to spend the afternoon. And there’s a reason that the winery is nestled among warehouses, greenhouses and wastewater and...

From the outside, it's a typical warehouse. But on the inside, you'll find some of the best ingredients from Italy to ever hit your tongue. "Kinda a hidden gem. A lot of people don't realize this premier Italian food specialty business is here in the heart of The Grove in St. Louis," said Vince Di Piazza. D'Italia Fine Italian Imports owner has tes...

It's one of the hottest emerging new cuisines in Minnesota, but many already consider a classic. Italian-American food. That's according to Appetites regular, James Norton, the editor of The Heavy Table — the online journal of food and drink. Italian cuisine developed a somewhat deserved bad reputation over the past few decades, Norton said. "On th...

If Colorado has culinary royalty, Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, the guys behind Frasca Food and Wine, are surely wearing crowns. Pick a big award and they’ve either won it or are in the running for it. But previous honors don’t make the act of opening another restaurant any easier, and Tavernetta, which they launched last fall at U...

Cari Amici della Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis, finalmente ci riuniamo a Pan d’Olive per la prima volta quest’anno avendo rimpiazzato la nostra riunione di Febbraio con il riuscitissimo Carnevale Veneziano della, e per la, Comunità degli Italiani - St. Louis, al ristorante Cielo con Chef Gian Nicola Colucci.Questo 4 aprile siamo felici di pre...

On a July day in 1908, 17-year-old Carmine Thomas Simplegio Pitera set sail for America, joining his brothers and a wave of Italian immigrants. His arrival in a new country called for a new name, at least in the eyes of immigration officials at Ellis Island: Carl Pedro. Pedro started a small shoe-repair shop that grew with time, evolving into a dow...

Hundreds of Four-Staters came out to small-town Scammon, Kansas this afternoon to get some authentic Italian food. Saint Bridget's Church held its annual Italian dinner. For $15 folks could get spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, polenta and much more. All the money raised from the dinner will go towards the church's charity programs and general fund...

When Jo Marie Scaglia was growing up in Kansas City, her mom would cook up a veritable feast every Sunday at 3 p.m., setting out dishes of delicious, straightforward food for the taking. “Everyone was invited — family, friends, neighbors, whoever,” Scaglia recalls. “Even after I moved out my friends would still be showing up at the house Sunday aft...

At Cafe Piazza, you must remind yourself to glance at your food. This isn’t a slight on the pizza at this Benton Park restaurant, but the pizza here looks like pizza, while the ceiling is a tourist-board fever dream. A mural of St. Louis history, inspired by both the Sistine Chapel and street art and rendered in vibrant spray paint, stretches acros...

Two of the best places to eat in Denver are the Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar Italian restaurants located in Downtown Denver and Greenwood Village. Greenwood Village is a popular choice for visitors and employees in the DTC, or Denver Tech Center. Drawing on his early experience in some of the finest restaurants in Italy, owner Alessandro Carollo co...