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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...

Many people think of gelato as just the Italian word for ice cream, when it’s actually Italian­style ice cream. The difference is significant. American­style ice cream is made with heavy cream, a little whole milk, sugar, eggs, and flavorings like vanilla or strawberries. It’s then churned during the freezing process to aerate it and prevent large...

Gualtiero Piccinini says he was “a thoughtful kid.” His parents advised him to think for himself, and he “took that seriously.” He’s been a philosophy professor at UMSL since 2005 and works primarily in philosophy of mind with an eye toward psychology, neuroscience and computer science. Almost an engineer. Piccinini’s father was a research engineer...

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...