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Before Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen took over the city’s bagel scene, and before Famous Original J’s was just a pizza-y glimmer in owner Josh Pollack’s eye, he envisioned Lou’s Italian Specialties. But Rosenberg’s did take over the bagel scene, and — come on — Pollack really wanted a slice of New York-style pizza, so Lou’s just had to wait.  B...

The year was 1998. Two years before Xcel Energy Center opened, an Italian restaurant hung up an awning near the St. Paul Hotel, and hoped it would last a couple years. Now, Pazzaluna is an icon of the downtown St. Paul dining scene. “It was a risk, leaving my job at the hotel to come here,” said Patti Summers, a St. Paul native who started her rest...

When; 29 Nov 2018 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM - Where: Walker Art Center, main lobby on Vineland - Join us at the Walker Art Center for another “Made for ICC” tour! This tour will focus on works currently on view at the Walker that reference events of Italian history, first and foremost early 20thcentury Italian anarchists and the terrorist left-wing m...

Though LoDo has already seen a couple big Italian restaurant openings this year — Chow Morso, Tavernetta — another one will join the neighborhood by the end of the month. Jovanina’s Broken Italian should open late next week at 1520 Blake Street. Formerly Aoba Sushi, the completely redesigned space will serve some expected regional fare, including h...

Gianna Hadjis loved getting Italian beef sandwiches with her dad. It’s a memory her father Adam Hadjis cherishes. Gianna was just 4-years-old when she died in Chicago after an accident with a falling television in 2012. “It was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through in my life,” Hadjis said. “After she died, there was this big void in me...

St. Louis is known for their Italian restaurants as a result of its rich Italian heritage from Italian settlers.  Additionally, the Italian restaurants were popularized by The Hill district that is home to many high rated Italian restaurants and businesses. Adriana’s – #1 of 193 results with 193 reviewsGioia’s Deli – #2 of 193 results with 140 revi...

The first time I walked into Liliana’s Italian Kitchen, Frank Sinatra was playing on the sound system. OK. As I waddle into middle age, I’m willing to grant one on-the-nose detail to a new restaurant. Then I noted Liliana’s sandwiches: the Tony, the Anthony Jr., the Paulie. OK. I also love “The Sopranos,” and softened by parenthood as well as middl...

Taste and journey through Central Italy’s regions of Abruzzo, Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche and Emilia Romagna. Seminar style wine tasting expertly lead by Nikki Erpelding, sampling the wines of the esteemed Leonardo LoCascio Italian wine portfolio. The tasting will be on Thursday, November 8th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, at North Loop Wine and Spirits' beaut...

One of the Twin Cities’ popular Italian restaurants has hit the refresh button. Campiello Ristorante and Bar in Eden Prairie (6411 City West Parkway, Eden Prairie; 952-941-6868; campielloedenprairie.com) recently went through a major renovation. The 20-year-old restaurant has been given an update from the furniture to the fixtures in the dining roo...

This is the best time of year for classical music. It’s that post-summer, pre-Christmas period when orchestras, chamber groups and vocal companies bring out their most serious work. They know people are paying attention and they try to deliver the high-level goods that keep audiences interested. This year’s mid-fall season comes in a multitude of s...

Saturday, November 10 2018, from 17:00 to 22:00 CST. 10199 Woodfield Ln, St Louis, MO 63132-2922. Ciao a tutti! Questo Novembre, vorremmo invitarvi a un evento speciale. Facciamo un "Friendsgiving" all'Italiana. Il nostro consigliere, Franco Sicuro, ha generosamente offerto il suo spazio che si chiama "The Millenium Center" per avere questa festa d...

University of Nebraska-Lincoln history professors will continue their History Harvest project by collecting stories from Italian-Americans about their culture and experience during a “harvest” at Omaha’s Santa Lucia Hall on Sunday, Oct. 28. The project, which is part of the class titled “History 396: Special Problems: The History Harvest,” allows s...