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In the south of Kansas City on a corner of 43rd Avenue there is an Italian restaurant called Cupini’s. Eddie Cupini and his father, Franco, have dedicated nearly 15 years to serving the best pasta in town – “Just like my mom used to make,” says Franco – and earning a few awards along the way. But soon they will be leaving behind the restaurant and...

PIZZA SHOP introduces us to Charlie and Fred Osso, immigrant brothers from Calabria, Italy, who have run a wildly successful pizzeria and restaurant in a strip mall in northern New Jersey for nearly forty years. Retirement is a dirty word to these workhorses: Charlie is serious and detail-oriented, with a short fuse and a soft center, while Fred is...

Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) is coming to St. Paul, and will be performed at the MN Opera from November 11-19! The ICC will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to become familiar with this beloved opera, whether you plan to see it in November or just want to learn more. Treat yourself to a relaxed and enjoyable presentation, incl...

Coming soon, an authentic taste of Brooklyn that moves beyond its food truck origins and into a prime corner location at 20th and Lincoln streets. Gumba’s Italian Restaurant & Bar plans to open next month. Chris Auriemma, the operator of the Gumba’s Italian Kitchen food trucks, takes over the 4,200-square-foot restaurant space that stood vacant sin...

Pagliacci’s. Patsy’s. Louiseville’s Blue Parrot. Over the past few years, the Front Range has lost many treasured old-school Italian joints. Jon Robbins, the chef-owner behind fine-dining Bistro Barbès, Denver Central Market’s Temper Chocolates, and the now-shuttered Souk Shawarma, wants to reverse that trend with Red Sauce, which will open in Park...

When Frances Grego Krull thinks of Sioux City's Turin Inn -- a popular supper club owned by her grandparents Charlie and Mary Chide Prochelo from the 1920s to 1960s -- she remembers the stand-up comics who would headline every evening and the beautiful showgirls who would bring down the curtains by dancing to "Lullaby of Broadway." Mostly, she reme...

Marcella’s, an Ohio-based restaurant, marks another addition from the Cameron Mitchell Restaurant (CMR) group into Denver’s revolving dining scene. The Italian café made its Lower Highlands, Denver debut earlier this month on the ground floor of 1801 Central Street. Though initially planned as a Denver outpost for the more casual CMR restaurant Rus...

An Italian fast food chain is looking to hire 500 new employees nationwide, and several of those positions are available in the Denver area. Fazoli’s will host what it calls a “National Signing Day” hiring event Tuesday at its five Denver-area locations from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Those locations include: - 1012 S. Alibene St. Aurora- 5480 Wadsworth...

Musicologist Alan Lomax stated that “the first function of music, especially of folk music, is to produce a feeling of security for the listener by voicing the particular quality of a land and the life of its people.” Apropos that the Italian Sons and Daughters of America’s folk music and dance troupe would call themselves I Campagnoli, which trans...

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa will be continuing their annual fundraising dinner with An Evening in Sicily to be held at the Embassy Club downtown Des Moines on November 9, 2017. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is divided into nine provinces. The region of Sicily, which has even earned the nickname “God’s Ki...

When: Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm - Where: Lee Auditorium | Free Ciao St Louis in cooperation with the Missouri History Museum presents a panel discussion on Italians in St Louis. Frank Cusumano will moderate this panel representing various sectors—business, faith, education, government, and sports—to explore the ways in which the contemporary Ita...

On Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 am until 10:30 a.m., Elisabetta Re, Italian native, will lead a small group in a casual conversation format. Participants will enjoy traditional Italian coffee, Italian breakfast staples – pane, burro e marmellata – along with some dolcetti. This is intended to be a very informal class aimed at Italian students of...