Father’s Day is the day for all dads, and for me it means so much in so many ways. My dad came to America when he was just 15 years old, alone and on a boat from Italy. In 1927, that journey took almost a month. When he arrived to Ellis Island in New York, he was processed along with the thousands of other wide-eyed, scared immigrants. Once he comp...

Fast, fresh Italian is making its way across the Bluegrass State. Fazoli's, America's largest Italian fast casual brand, announced today the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Maysville, marking a total of 34 Fazoli's locations in Kentucky to date. Located at 416 Market Square, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with the Ma...

In a tiny converted house on the edge of Clifton sits a portal to old-world Italy. Operated by chef Gina Stipo, an American who spent 13 years living and traveling in Italy, At the Italian Table is presented more as an experience than a meal. Two tables set for eight to 10 people fill the tiny structure, with antique furnishings, decor and accessor...

Maria Manca was born in Ozieri (Sassari) in 1982 and graduated from the "Università per Stranieri di Perugia" in 2008 with a degree in International Relations. In 2010 she entered the Diplomatic career of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her first assignment was to the office of the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation of the...

Kentucky men’s basketball head coach, John Calipari, has been named the Head Coach of the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team and will lead Team USA at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship in July in Cairo. The decision was officially announced Wednesday after Calipari was selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee...

The Kentucky Opera, in celebration of renowned composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday, will perform the musically stunning yet rarely produced opera SIMON BOCCANEGRA in continuation of their THE BROWN-FORMAN 2013/14 SEASON. This unique operatic event will take place at the Brown Theatre on Friday, November 15th at 8pm and Sunday, November 17th at...

In late 2014, the nation was captivated by Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old Mount St. Joseph University basketball player who bravely battled but ultimately was taken by a rare form of brain cancer.   Newport's Italianfest is inaugurating a new event this year: the Lauren Hill's 5K Spaghetti Run, to raise money for cancer research and care. ...

by Jane Patton   Lexington Pasta, 962 Delaware Avenue, will be opening Pasta Garage Italian Cafe in early June, according to co-owner Lesme Romero.   "You will be able to come in, pick out your shape of pasta, your sauce and eat on the spot, while you watch us make the pasta in the back," he said. The restaurant will be open for lunch...

by Robin Garr   "Ciao!" Pronounce it "chow," or something close to that, which makes it an ironically cheeky name for a friendly eatery. There's ambiguity in this Italian greeting, though: Much like "aloha" or "shalom," or maybe even "good day," you can use it to say hello, and you can also use it to say goodbye.   So let's say "ciao,...

By Malena Ward New owners of an Italian restaurant in Cozad are honored to carry on the restaurant's name and tradition of delicious and fresh authentic Italian food. Mark and Ines Diaz of Lexington, husband and wife, assumed ownership of Bella Italia in November. Although ownership has changed, the menu has not thanks to extensive train...